Free Confidentiality Agreement

A confidentiality agreement is a legally enforceable contract that prevents one party from divulging the confidential information of another party to unaffiliated people and entities. The confidential information it protects includes, but is not limited to, trade secrets, financial information, customer information, details of intellectual properties, and procedure manuals.

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Suppose your company has sensitive proprietary information that needs to be shared with another party for business purposes - on the one hand, that secretive information is necessary to complete whatever project you are working on. On the other hand, if that confidential information was leaked to your competitors, you would be ruined. You may find the use of a Confidentiality Agreement beneficial for protection.

 

A Confidentiality Agreement prevents the recipient of information from discussing or using that information beyond the boundaries defined by the agreement. This document provides more than peace of mind -  it gives recourse in case it’s terms are violated.

Frequently Asked Questions

A confidentiality agreement is a legally binding document that prohibits the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information provided by one party to another. 

If confidential information will be disclosed to another party in the course of business or to evaluate a proposed business transaction, using the confidentiality agreement may be beneficial.

The confidentiality agreement will serve as a security measure to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information. At the very least, it will give your company recourse in case the other party does make an unauthorized disclosure. 

To create your agreement, provide:

  • Effective Date: Select the date the agreement will be signed.

  • Governing State: Select which state’s law applies to this agreement.

  • Party Details: Give the name and contact information for both parties entering into the agreement.

  • Reason: Specify why the confidentiality agreement is being created.

  • Example of Confidential Information: You can choose to provide specific examples of what is considered confidential information.

  • Non-Circumvention Covenant: A non-circumvention covenant is a promise by the recipient that they will not use the disclosed confidential information to interfere with the existing third-party business relationships of the other party. You may include this covenant in your agreement.

  • Non-Competition Clause: In addition to the covenants not to circumvent and disclose, you can also include a non-competition clause in the agreement. The non-competition clause is a covenant guaranteeing that the recipient of the information will not use the confidential information to directly or indirectly compete against the Owner.

  • Term: You can either choose to keep the disclosed information confidential perpetually or for a specific period of time. Either way, the agreement may be terminated through the actions of the confidential information’s owner. 

    • Post Termination Period - Even after the agreement’s termination, you can specify a “Post Termination Period” during which the Recipient will still be unable to use the confidential information.

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Generally, a confidentiality agreement does not need to be notarized – you only need to sign the document to make it legally enforceable. 

 

Please Note: The use of a notary ensures that no one challenges any signatures later and is a secure way to firmly establish the effectiveness of your document.