Preston Argus shall be obligated to protect confidential information disclosed during this project that is: (a) disclosed in tangible form clearly labeled as confidential at the time of disclosure, or (b) disclosed initially in nontangible form identified as confidential at the time of disclosure and, within 30 days following the initial disclosure, summarized and designated as confidential in a written memorandum delivered to Preston Argus.

This imposes no obligation upon Preston Argus with respect to any confidential information disclosed by the client in connection with the project which: (a) was in Preston Argus’ possession before receipt from the client; or (b) is or becomes a matter of public knowledge through no fault of Preston Argus; or (c) is rightfully received by Preston Argus from a third party without a duty of confidentiality; or (d) is disclosed by the client to a third party without a duty of confidentiality on the third party; or (e) is disclosed under operation of law; or (f) is disclosed by Preston Argus with the client’s prior written approval.