The custom word (/bass)spoʊk/) has gone from a verb that means „to speak for something“ to its contemporary use as an adjective, which has gone from the description first of tailor-made suits and shoes, then from anything that is ordered according to a given specification (modified or adapted to customs, tasted or the use of a single buyer), and, more recently, has evolved into a general concept of marketing and branding that involves exclusivity and limited constraints.    A tailor-made agreement, based as far as possible on one of our models, is being designed and negotiated, so that the research contract is adapted to a particular project. It is agreed that there is no insurance, guarantee, ancillary agreement or condition influencing this agreement, except as expressly provided in this agreement. A crisis recovery agreement was designed to enable and protect a company`s critical operations, including software and digital systems, when a company experiences a devastating event. The paradox is that this is often the same type of event for which a force majeure clause would allow the seller to terminate the contract. A broad force majeure clause would neban the purpose of the disaster recovery provisions. . . .