7.1Confidentiality. During the term of this License Agreement and for a period of ten (10) years following the expiration or earlier termination hereof, each Party shall maintain in confidence the Confidential Information of the other Party, shall not use or grant the use of the Confidential Information of the other Party except as expressly permitted hereby, and shall not disclose the Confidential Information of the other Party. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, the receiving Party may disclose the Confidential Information of the disclosing Party solely on a “need to know basis”, to Affiliates, and their and each of the Parties’ respective directors, employees, contractors and agents, each of whom prior to disclosure must be bound by obligations of nondisclosure and non-use no less restrictive than the obligations set forth in this Section 7; provided, however, that, in each of the above situations, the receiving Party shall remain responsible for any failure by any person or entity that receives Confidential Information pursuant to this Section 7.1 to treat such Confidential Information as required under this Section 7. To the extent that disclosure to any person is authorized by this License Agreement, prior to disclosure, a Party shall obtain written agreement of such person to hold in confidence and not disclose, use or grant the use of the Confidential Information of the other Party except as expressly permitted under this License Agreement. Each Party shall notify the other Party promptly upon discovery of any unauthorized use or disclosure of the other party’s Confidential Information.