Absent any duty to communicate the agent's knowledge to the principal, the principal is not bound by any notice given to, or any knowledge acquired by, the agent, if at the time when the agent received such notice or acquired such knowledge he was not acting as agent on the principal's behalf1, or was not so acting in respect of the transaction in which the notice or knowledge is material2.
Where the agent, though acting on his principal's behalf in some transaction in which his knowledge
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