(e) Taxes. The Contractor is solely responsible for the payment of all income, social security,
employment-related, or other taxes incurred as a result of the performance of the Services by
the Contractor under this agreement, and for all obligations, reports, and timely notifications
relating to those taxes. The Company has no obligation to pay or withhold any sums for
(f) Other Benefits. The Contractor has no claim against the Company under this agreement or
otherwise for vacation pay, sick leave, retirement benefits, social security, worker’s
compensation, health or disability benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, or employee
benefits of any kind.
4.NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP.
(a) Independent Contractor Status.
(i) The relationship of the parties under this agreement is one of independent contractors,
and no joint venture, partnership, agency, employer-employee, or similar relationship is
created in or by this agreement. Neither party may assume or create obligations on the
other party’s behalf, and neither party may take any action that creates the appearance of
(ii) The Contractor has the sole right to control and direct the means, details, manner, and
method by which the Services will be performed. The Contractor or the Contractor’s
staff shall perform the Services, and the Company is not required to hire, supervise, or
pay any assistants to help the Contractor perform those Services. The Contractor shall
provide insurance coverage for himself and his staff.
(a) Confidentiality. During the Term, the Contractor may have access to or receive certain
information of or about the Company that the Company designates as confidential or that,
under the circumstances surrounding disclosure, ought to be treated as confidential by the
Contractor (“Confidential Information”). Confidential Information includes information
relating to the Company or its current or proposed business, financial statements, budgets
and projections, customer identifying information, potential and intended customers,
employers, products, computer programs, specifications, manuals, software, analyses,
strategies, marketing plans, business plans, and other confidential information, provided
orally, in writing, by drawings, or by any other media. The Contractor will treat the
Confidential Information as confidential and will not disclose it to any third party or use it
for any purpose but to fulfill his obligations in this agreement. In addition, the Contractor
shall use due care and diligence to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of such