This excerpt taken from the BP 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
10. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Secondee shall not make use of or divulge to any person, and shall use his best endeavours to prevent the use, publication or disclosure of, any information of a confidential or
the business of the Company or any Group Company and which comes to his knowledge during the course of or in connection with his employment or his holding any office within
the Group from any source within the Company or any Group Company: or
the business of any person having dealings with the Company or any Group Company and which is obtained directly or indirectly in circumstances in which the Company or any
Group Company is subject to a duty of confidentiality in relation to that information.
clause shall not apply to information which is:
or disclosed in the proper performance of the Secondee's duties or with the prior written consent of the Company; or
to be disclosed by a court of competent jurisdiction or otherwise required to be disclosed by law.
clause shall continue to apply after the termination of the Secondment without limit of time.
of the restrictions in each paragraph or subclause above shall be enforceable independently of each of the others and its validity shall not be affected if any of the others is
invalid. If any of those restrictions is void but would be valid if some part of the restriction were deleted, the restriction in question shall apply with such modification as may be necessary to
make it valid.