To mediate the dispute, Webpower Publishing Mediation shall provide the mediator (the “Mediator”) chosen by the parties (“the Mediator”).
Only to the extent that any settlement agreement provides, any settlement agreement shall remain secret at all times:
It is further agreed that any information submitted by a Party in a private session (a session in which not all of the Parties are present) will be kept secret by the Mediator and Webpower Publishing Mediation. However, nothing in this Agreement shall preclude disclosure:
While the parties have the right to bring their legal counsel to the Mediation, no one other than the parties involved in the dispute may participate in the mediation without first signing and returning a copy of a Confidentiality Agreement provided by Webpower Publishing Mediation and indicating their consent to participate in mediation. In addition, the Parties agree to utilize their best efforts to ensure that the person or people named in the Confidentiality Agreement adhere to the conditions of the agreement.
The Parties agree that the mediator will utilize his or her own personal experience, skill, judgment, and intuition in an effort to reach a solution of the Dispute. They also agree to keep in mind, however, that because of the Mediator’s obligation under clause 13 of these terms to keep confidential and not disclose to any other Party any information supplied by each Party to the Mediator in private session during mediation, neither party will know the full circumstances in which he/she exercises his/her skill or judgment or intuition, and the Mediator will be prevented from disclosing the same by clause 13. Webpower Publishing Mediation and/or the Mediator will not be responsible to the Parties unless the Mediator or Webpower Publishing Mediation acted or omitted in bad faith while providing services to the Parties under these conditions.
In the event of a national emergency such as an epidemic, pandemic, or other national crisis, Parties shall comply with the reasonable conditions set out in any relevant Webpower Publishing Mediation Protocol.
We agree that the laws of England and Wales shall apply in all respects, and to that end, that country’s courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over this contract.