7. NON-COMPETITION7.1 Restrictions. You acknowledge and agree that pursuant to this Agreement, you and your principals and employees will receive valuable specialized training, trade secrets and confidential information, including, without limitation, information regarding the operational, sales, promotional and marketing methods and techniques of us and the System, over and above the ordinary skills and experience possessed by you or your principals and employees prior to execution of this Agreement. In consideration for such training, trade secrets and confidential information, you and your principals agree that during the term of this Agreement, and for a continuous uninterrupted period commencing upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, regardless of the cause for termination, and continuing for a period of three (3) years thereafter, neither you nor your principals shall, directly or indirectly, for themselves, or through, on behalf of, or in conjunction with any person, persons, partnership, limited liability company or corporation:7.1.1 Divert or attempt to divert any business or customer of the Franchised Business or any Unit Franchisee anywhere, by direct or indirect inducement or otherwise, or do or perform, directly or indirectly, any other act injurious or prejudicial to the goodwill associated with our Proprietary Marks or the System.7.1.2 Employ or seek to employ any person who is at that time employed by us or by any other master franchisee or unit franchisee in the System, or otherwise directly or indirectly induce such person to leave his or her employment without our written consent. 7.1.3 Own, maintain, operate, engage in, or have any interest in any business which is the same as or similar to the Franchised Business, or any other business which performs any type of child tutoring services, anywhere.7.2 Independent CovenantsEach of the foregoing covenants shall be construed as independent of any other covenant or provision of this Agreement. If all or any portion of any covenant in this Section 7 is held unreasonable or unenforceable by a court having valid jurisdiction in any unappealed final decision to which we are a party, you and your principals shall be bound by any lesser covenant subsumed within the terms of such covenant that imposes the maximum duty permitted by law, as if the resulting covenant were separately stated in and made a part of this Section 7.