Confidentiality Agreement

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General Information .........................................................................................................................3
Checklist ..........................................................................................................................................5
Step-by-Step Instructions .................................................................................................................6
[Confidentiality Agreement] ............................................................................................................7




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                                      General Information



       Confidentiality Agreements (also called Non-Disclosure Agreements) are used to protect
entity’s (person or company) valuable information from being disclosed to other parties. These
documents are used in many different industries, whereever there is valuable business
information to protect. By using this agreement, you can keep your valuable information safe.
This particular form is a Confidentiality Agreement between a company and an independent
contractor.


       Using a Confidentiality Agreement is a great way for the company to keep their valuable
and proprietary company information confidential. The information could be anything owned by
the company; business plans, formulas, manufacturing secrets, ideas, innovations, customer lists
and more.


       Before entering into a Confidentiality Agreement, it is important to check that the
information you are protecting is not considered to be in the public domain already. The concept
of public domain is quite broad, if you have told someone about your idea or written about it, it
may be considered public domain already.


       It is a good idea to make some effort in ensuring that your information is protected in
other ways as well. If the matter ever went to court for instance, the court would look not only to
the fact that an agreement was in place, but how the information was protected in other ways.
For instance, limiting the amount of people that actually know about y
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: An agreement between an independent contractor and a company engaging the independent contractor services to keep confidential information provided to the independent contractor.
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