Consulting Agreement

Consulting Agreement

CleanGoal Energy, Corp.

 

CONSULTING AGREEMENT

 

This Consulting Agreement, dated effective June 1, 2016 (this “Agreement”), is made and entered into by and between CleanGoal Energy, Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and Ric May (the “Consultant”).

 

Article 1 – Scope of Work

 

1.1Services – The Company has engaged Consultant to provide assistance with marketing matters, such as public relations, and to consult with management concerning various Company activities and to provide additional services in connection with the Company’s business activities as the Company desires. Consultant will provide and counsel, the Company on the aforementioned matters (collectively, the “consulting services”).

 

1.2Time and Availability – Consultant will devote all time necessary per month in performing the services for the Company as stated herein. Consultant shall have discretion in selecting the dates and times it performs such consulting services throughout the month giving due regard to the needs of the Company’s business. This agreement is in effect for a period not to exceed one year from the effective date.

 

1.3Confidentiality – In order for Consultant to perform the consulting services, it may be necessary for the Company to provide Consultant with Confidential Information regarding the Company’s business and products. The Company will rely heavily upon Consultant’s integrity and prudent judgment to use this information only in the best interests of the Company.

 

1.4Standard of Conduct – In rendering consulting services under this Agreement, Consultant shall conform to high professional standards of work and business ethics. Consultant shall not use time, materials, or equipment of the Company without the prior written consent of the Company.

 

1.5Outside Services – Consultant shall have the right to use the service of any other person, entity or organization in the performance of Consultant’s duties. Those persons, entities or organizations are expected to observe all manners of conduct and confidentiality as the Consultant as explained by the consulting contract executed by the Company and the Consultant.

 

1.6Reports – Consultant shall periodically provide the Company with updates of his observations and conclusions regarding the consulting services. Upon the termination of this Agreement, Consultant shall, upon the request of the Company, prepare a final update of Consultant’s activities.

 

Article 2 – Independent Contractor

 

2.1Independent Contractor – Consultant is an independent contractor and is not an employee, partner, or co-venturer of, or in any other service relationship with, the Company. The manner in which Consultant’s services are rendered shall be within the Consultant’s sole control and discretion. Consultant is not authorized to speak for, represent, or obligate the Company in any manner without the prior express written authorization from an officer of the Company.

 

2.2Taxes – Consultant shall be responsible for all taxes arising from compensation and other amounts paid under this Agreement, and shall be responsible for all payroll taxes and fringe benefits of Consultant’s employees. Neither federal, state, nor local income tax, nor payroll tax of any kind, shall be withheld or paid by the Company on behalf of Consultant or its employees. Consultant understands that it is responsible to pay, according to law, Consultant’s taxes and Consultant shall, when requested by the Company, properly document to the Company that any and all federal and state taxes have been paid.

 

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2.3Benefits – Consultant and Consultant’s employees will not be eligible for, and shall not participate in, any employee pension, health, welfare, or other fringe benefit plan, or the Company. No workers’ compensation insurance shall be obtained by Company covering Consultant or Consultant’s employees.

 

Article 3 – Compensation for Consulting Services

 

3.1Compensation – One Million Shares (1,000,000) of CleanGoal Energy, Corp., restricted stock for services rendered to the Company under this Agreement, to be issued as soon as practicable. Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Shares are fully earned on signing of this Agreement. The remaining balance of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Shares (250,000) will be earned at the rate of Forty-One Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty-Six restricted common shares per month.

 

3.2Reimbursement – The Company has not agreed to or discussed any reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.

 

Article 4 – Term and Termination

 

4.1Term – This Agreement shall be effective as of June 1, 2016, and shall continue in full force and effect until November 1, 2016. The Company and Consultant may negotiate to extend the term of this Agreement and the terms and conditions under which the relationship shall continue.

 

4.2Termination – the Company may terminate this Agreement for “Cause,” after giving Consultant written notice of the reason. Cause means: (1) Consultant has breached the provisions of Article 5 or 7 of this Agreement in any respect, or materially breached any other provision of this Agreement and the breach continues for 30 days following receipt of a notice from the Company; (2) Consultant has committed fraud, misappropriation or embezzlement in connection with the Company’s business; (3) Consultant has been convicted of a felony.

 

4.3Responsibility upon Termination – Any equipment provided by the Company to the Consultant in connection with or furtherance of Consultant’s services under this Agreement, including, but not limited to, computers, laptops, and personal management tools, shall immediately upon the termination of this Agreement, be returned to the Company.

 

4.4Survival – The provisions of Articles 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement and remain in full force and effect thereafter.

 

Article 5 – Confidential Information

 

5.1Obligation of Confidentiality – In performing consulting services under this Agreement, Consultant may be exposed to and will be required to use certain “Confidential Information” (as hereinafter defined) of the Company. Consultant agrees that Consultant will not and Consultant’s employees, agents or representatives will not, use, directly or indirectly, such Confidential Information for the benefit of any person, entity or organization other than the Company, or disclose such Confidential Information without the written authorization of the President of the Company, either during or after the term of this Agreement, for as long as such information retains the characteristics of Confidential Information.

 

5.2Definition – “Confidential Information” means information, not generally known, and proprietary to the Company or to a third party for whom the Company is performing work, including, without limitation, information concerning any patents or trade secrets, confidential or secret designs, processes, formulae, source codes, plans, devices or material, research and development, proprietary software, analysis, techniques, materials or designs (whether or not patented or patentable), directly or indirectly useful in any aspect of the business of the Company, any vendor names, customer and supplier lists, databases, management systems, geographic or research reports, and sales and marketing plans of the Company, any confidential secret development or research work of the Company, or any other confidential information or proprietary aspects of the business of the Company. All information which Consultant acquires or becomes acquainted with during the period of this Agreement, whether developed by Consultant or by others, which

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Consultant has reasonable basis to believe to be Confidential Information, or which is treated by the Company as being Confidential Information, shall be presumed to be Confidential Information.

 

5.3Products of the Company – Consultant agrees that all plans, manuals and specific materials developed by the Consultant on behalf of the Company in connection with services rendered under this Agreement, are and shall remain the exclusive property of the Company. Promptly upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, or upon the request of the Company, Consultant shall return to the Company all documents and tangible items, including samples, provided to Consultant or created by Consultant for use in connection with services to be rendered hereunder, including without limitation all Confidential Information, together with all copies and abstracts thereof.

 

Article 6 – Rights and Data

 

6.1Data – All drawings, models, designs, formulas, methods, documents and tangible items prepared for and submitted to the Company by Consultant in connection with the services rendered under this Agreement shall belong exclusively to the Company and shall be deemed to be works made for hire (the “Deliverable Items”). To the extent that any of the Deliverable Items may not, by operation of law, be works made for hire, Consultant hereby assigns to the Company the ownership of copyright or mask work in the Deliverable Items, and the Company shall have the right to obtain and hold in its own name any trademark, copyright, or mask work registration, and any other registrations and similar protection which may be available in the Deliverable Items. Consultant agrees to give the Company or its designees all assistance reasonably required to perfect such rights.

 

Article 7 – Conflict of Interest and Non-Solicitation

 

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7.1Conflict of Interest Consultant covenants and agrees to provide the Company with all the necessary time and effort to be reasonably successful.

 

7.2Non-Solicitation – Consultant covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement, Consultant will not, directly or indirectly, through an existing corporation, unincorporated business, affiliated party, successor employer, or otherwise, solicit, hire for employment or work with, on a part-time, consulting, advising or any other basis, other than on behalf of the Company any employee or independent contractor employed by the Company while Consultant is performing services for the Company, unless a relationship previously existed between the Consultant and that employee or independent contract of the Company.

 

Article 8 – Right to Injunctive Relief

 

Consultant acknowledges that the terms of Articles 5, 6, and 7 of this Agreement are reasonably necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the Company, are reasonable in scope and duration, and are not unduly restrictive. Consultant further acknowledges that a breach of any of the terms of Articles 5, 6, or 7 of this Agreement will render irreparable harm to the Company, and that a remedy at law for breach of the Agreement is inadequate, and that the Company shall therefore be entitled to seek any and all equitable relief, including, but not limited to, injunctive relief, and to any other remedy that may be available under any applicable law or agreement between the parties. Consultant acknowledges that an award of damages to the Company does not preclude a court from ordering injunctive relief. Both damages and injunctive relief shall be proper modes of relief and are not to be considered as alternative remedies.

 

Article 9 – General Provisions

 

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9.1Construction of Terms – If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be severed and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

 

9.2Governing Law – This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware.

 

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9.3Complete Agreement – This Agreement constitutes the complete agreement and sets forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties as to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior discussions and understandings in respect to the subject of this Agreement, whether written or oral.

 

9.4Dispute Resolution – If there is any dispute or controversy between the parties arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the parties agree that such dispute or controversy will be arbitrated in accordance with proceedings under American Arbitration Association rules, and the Arbitration Laws of the State of Delaware. Such arbitration will be the exclusive dispute resolution method under this Agreement. The decision and award determined by such arbitration will be final and binding upon both parties. All costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expert’s fees, of all parties incurred in any dispute which is determined and/or settled by arbitration pursuant to this Agreement will be borne by the party determined to be liable in respect of such dispute; provided, however, that if complete liability is not assessed against only one party, the parties will share the total costs in proportion to their respective amounts of liability so determined. Except where clearly prevented by the area in dispute, both parties agree to continue performing their respective obligations under this Agreement until the dispute is resolved.

 

9.5Modification – No modification, termination or attempted waiver of this Agreement, or any provision thereof, shall be valid unless in writing signed by the party against whom the same is sought to be enforced.

 

9.6Waiver of Breach – The waiver by a party of a breach of any provision of this Agreement by the other party shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach by the party in breach.

 

9.7Successors and Assigns – This Agreement may not be assigned by either party without the prior written consent of the other party; provided, however, that the Agreement shall be assignable by the Company without Consultant’s consent in the event the Company is acquired by or merged into another corporation or business entity. The benefits and obligations of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the parties hereto, their successors and assigns.

 

9.8No Conflict – Consultant warrants that Consultant has not previously assumed any obligations inconsistent with those undertaken by Consultant under this Agreement.

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement is executed as of the date set forth above.

 

CleanGoal Energy, Corp     Consultant
       
By: /s/ Kenneth Lelek     By: /s/ Ric May
       Kenneth Lelek            Ric May
Its: President and CEO            Its: _____________________

 

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