Confidential Information" means private, confidential, trade secret or other proprietary information relating to any actual or anticipated business of CLIENT or AGSI, as applicable, and their respective affiliates, or any information which, if kept secret, will provide the party disclosing such Confidential Information (in each case a "Discloser") an actual or potential economic advantage over others in the relevant trade or industry. As defined herein, Confidential Information includes, without limitation, formulae, compilations, computer programs and files, devices, methods, techniques, know-how, inventions, research and development, business data, strategies, methods, prospects, plans and opportunities, customer lists, marketing plans, specifications, financial information, invention disclosures, patent applications (whether abandoned or not), techniques, products and services of the Discloser and identified orally or in writing by the Discloser as confidential, proprietary or trade secret information. Confidential Information further includes any information or material received in confidence by the Discloser from a third party, and/or information held in confidence by a third party and made available to the party receiving Confidential Information (in each case a "Recipient").
Except as required in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement or with the prior written authorization of the Discloser, the Recipient shall not directly or Indirectly use, disclose, disseminate or otherwise reveal any Confidential Information and shall maintain Confidential Information in confidence for a period of one (1) year from the date of termination or expiration of this Agreement, for whatever reason. Recipient shall use the same care and discretion to protect Confidential Information of the Discloser as Recipient uses to protect its own confidential information, but not less than a reasonable standard of care. Recipient shall restrict use of the Discloser's Confidential Information to its employees, and to those consultants who have been pre-approved in writing by Discloser, who have a need to know the Confidential Information and who have a written agreement with Recipient sufficient to comply with this Agreement.