This excerpt taken from the VRSN 8-K filed Nov 23, 2005.
9.3 Merchant Contracts and Merchant and Consumer Data.
(a) Promptly following the Closing, Seller will offer to each of the merchant customers whose contracts with Seller are being assumed by Purchaser in accordance with Section 1.5(b) (collectively. the Transferred Customers) a written opportunity to Opt Out. The content of such offer will be drafted by Purchaser and consented to by Seller, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Such offer shall include notice to each Transferred Customer that electing to Opt Out and to not otherwise provide their contact information to Purchaser will result in termination of such Transferred Customers merchant services agreement and related payment processing services (the Opt-Out Notice). Purchaser will not (a) during the 30-day period following the date the Opt-Out Notice is delivered to the Transferred Customers (the Opt-Out Period), contact any Transferred Customer if Seller is the source of such Transferred Customers name or other contact information or (b) following the Opt-Out Period, contact any Transferred Customer that has Opted Out if Seller is the source of such Transferred Customers name or other contact information. Following the end of the Opt-Out Period, Seller shall, upon request by Purchaser, deliver a second notice to all Transferred Customers that have Opted Out, the content of which shall be drafted by Purchaser and consented to by Seller (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed), for purposes of retaining such Transferred Customers.
(b) Seller and Purchaser acknowledge that if a Transferred Customer Opts Out, Purchaser would not have the necessary information to enable Purchaser to continue to perform the merchant services agreement with such Transferred Customer, unless Purchaser obtains such information directly from such Transferred Customer.
(d) Following the Closing, Seller shall treat the personal information of Purples customers and Purples customers customers confidentially and shall use such information for the sole purpose of providing services to such parties on Purchasers behalf.
(e) Seller will maintain payment processing data related to all consumer transactions for one year following each such transaction that Seller handled, whether while in direct contract with merchant customers before the merchant agreements were assigned to Purchaser, or while acting as a service provider for Purchaser during the term of the Transition Services Agreement. For transactions that took place before the merchant agreements were assigned, Purchaser will not have access to such data (other than Cleansed Data) but Seller will assist Purchaser with follow-up actions related to such transactions as set forth in the Transition Services Agreement.
9.4 Australian Arrangements. If the Seller Contract identified in item #1 on Schedule 4.10 has not been amended as set forth on Schedule 4.10 prior to the Closing, then as promptly as practicable following the Closing, Seller shall cause VeriSign Australia Limited to enter into a reseller arrangement with Purchaser on substantially the same economic terms as the terms with the top reseller partners of the Business.