(a) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles.
(b) Entire Agreement. This Agreement, contains the entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements, representations and warranties between them respecting the subject matter hereof.
(c) Amendment. This Agreement may be amended only by a writing signed by Author and by a duly authorized representative of the Company.
(d) Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person, place or circumstance, shall be held to be invalid, unenforceable or void, the remainder of this Agreement and such term, provision, covenant or condition as applied to other persons, places and circumstances shall remain in full force and effect.
(e) Construction. The headings and captions of this Agreement are provided for convenience only and are intended to have no effect in construing or interpreting this Agreement. The language in all parts of this Agreement shall be in all cases construed according to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party. Any rule of construction to the effect that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not apply to interpreting this Agreement.
(f) Rights Cumulative. The rights and remedies provided by this Agreement are cumulative, and the exercise of any right or remedy by either party hereto (or by its successor), whether pursuant to this Agreement, to any other agreement, or to law, shall not preclude or waive its right to exercise any or all other rights and remedies.
(g) Nonwaiver. No failure or neglect of either party hereto in any instance to exercise any right, power or privilege hereunder or under law shall constitute a waiver of any other right, power or privilege or of the same right, power or privilege in any other instance. All waivers by either party hereto must be contained in a written instrument signed by the party to be charged and, in the case of the Company, by an officer of the Company or other person duly authorized by the Company.
(h) Remedy for Breach. The parties hereto agree that, in the event of breach or threatened breach of any covenants of Author, the damage or imminent damage to the value and the goodwill of the Company's business shall be inestimable, and that therefore any remedy at law or in damages shall be inadequate. Accordingly, the parties hereto agree that the Company shall be entitled to injunctive relief against Author in the event of any breach or threatened breach of any of such provisions by Author, in addition to any other relief (including damages) available to the Company under this Agreement or under law.
(i) Notices. Any notice, request, consent or approval required or permitted to be given under this Agreement or pursuant to law shall be sufficient if in writing, and if and when sent by certified or registered mail, with postage prepaid or by email, to Author's residence, or business address or email address, or to the Company's principal office, as the case may be.
(j) Disputes. Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the relationship of the parties, either during the existence of the relationship or afterwards, between the parties hereto, their permitted assignees, their affiliates, their attorneys, or agents, shall be resolved solely and exclusively by confidential binding arbitration in New York under the commercial arbitration rules of JAMS in effect at the time of the commencement of the arbitration, before one arbitrator. Each party shall bear its own attorney fees and costs and 50% of the arbitrator's fees and costs. Any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the relationship of the parties may only be brought on an individual basis and not by a class action or multiple party action.
(k) Assignment. The engagement of Author is personal and Author may not assign or subcontract any of his rights or obligations hereunder. The rights of the Company hereunder are freely assignable, transferable, and licensable.
14. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES. Each party agrees that this Agreement and any other documents to be delivered in connection herewith may be electronically signed, and that any electronic signatures appearing on this Agreement or such other documents are the same as handwritten signatures for the purposes of validity, enforceability, and admissibility.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION PROVISION, WHICH MAY BE ENFORCED BY THE PARTIES.