Afaxys GPO Services negotiates and enters into supplier contracts on behalf of the Member, which allow it to acquire on a non-exclusive basis (i) products and services available for use by the member under these supplier contracts and/or (ii) to participate in other CMOs or agreements under which the member may have access to services or the purchase of products and services from suppliers with which Afaxys GPO Services does not have a contract. The member authorizes Afaxys GPO Services, the member`s authorized representative and on its behalf, (i) to negotiate and conclude the terms of supplier contracts and to terminate, modify or modify supplier contracts, as far as necessary, timely or appropriate; (ii) to obtain information on the purchase of products and services in connection with supplier-by-member contracts by suppliers, third-party organizations, including other GINA CEDCS, distributors and e-commerce companies, and (iii) to participate in all administrative and other costs arising from purchases made by members under a supplier contract. With the exception of a contractual relationship that the Member has with a supplier and communicated in writing to Afaxys GPO Services prior to the entry into force of this Agreement, Member does not enter into direct contractual agreements or other relationships with suppliers, with the exception of a local supplement or other ancillary supplier support agreement in which Afaxys GPO Services has a supplier contract without prior written authorization from Afaxys GPO Services. (a) confidentiality. Each Party retains confidential and applicable provisions of supplier contracts all confidential and proprietary information, including, but not limited to the terms of this Agreement and the proposed and actual prices and conditions of the supplier`s contract, and may not disclose this information to any individual or legal person without the prior written consent of the other party; however, if this does not apply to information that (i) is publicly available or that was already known at the time of the information; (ii) a source other than the other party, whose source itself was not bound by a confidentiality agreement, or a state or regulatory authority, must be disclosed by law, on a non-confidential basis, by a source other than that whose source was not bound by a confidentiality agreement, or by a state or regulatory authority, provided that the public party provides an appropriate written notification and does everything in its power to minimize that disclosure.