18. DCD reserves the right to amend this Agreement, Policies and Procedures, the Career Plan, its prices, product and service availability and type at any time without prior notice
as it deems appropriate. Amendments will be communicated to Chocolatiers through official Company publications or voice and email. Amendments are effective and binding
on all Chocolatiers as of the date of issuance. In the event of any conflict between the original documents and policies and any such amendment, the amendment will control.
19. No failure of DCD to exercise any power under this Agreement or to insist upon strict compliance by a Chocolatier with any obligation or provision herein, and no custom or
practice of the parties at variance with this Agreement, shall constitute a waiver of the Company's right to demand exact compliance with this Agreement. Waiver by the
Company can only be in writing signed by an authorized officer of the Company.
20. The Company's waiver of any particular default by a Chocolatier shall not affect or impair the Company's rights with respect to any subsequent default, nor shall it affect in any
way the rights or obligations of any other Chocolatier. Nor shall any delay or omission by the Company to exercise any right arising from default affect or impair the Company's
rights as to that or any subsequent default.
21. To the extent permitted by law, DCD and its affiliates, officers, directors, associates, and other representatives shall not be liable for, and the Chocolatier hereby releases
the foregoing from and waives any claim for loss of profit, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages which may arise out of any claim whatsoever relating to
DCD's performance, non-performance, act, or omission with respect to the business relationship or other matters between the Chocolatier and DCD whether sounding in
contract, tort, or strict liability. Furthermore, it is agreed that any damage to the Chocolatier shall not exceed, and is hereby expressly limited to, the amount of unsold DCD
products and services owned or held by the Chocolatier and commissions owed