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					This is an agreement between two companies to protect the disclosure of confidential
information. The agreement prohibits either company from the unauthorized use and
dissemination of proprietary information, which includes, but is not limited to, customer
lists, financial information, business plans and models, and information related to a
company’s business operations. This document is ideal for small businesses or other
entities that wish to keep information or knowledge other businesses learn confidential.
              GENERAL NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
This mutual nondisclosure agreement (the “Agreement”) is made between ____________
(“Company A”) and _______________ (“Company B”), and will be effective as of
_________________ (the “Effective Date”). In connection with discussions regarding potential
business transactions between the parties each may each disclose confidential information to the
other. In order to protect the confidential nature of such information, the parties agree as
follows:

1. Definition of Confidential Information
   As used in this Agreement, “Confidential Information” means any nonpublic information of
   a party, in oral, written, graphic or machine-readable form, including without limitation that
   which relates to patents, patent applications, research, product plans, products, inventions,
   processes, designs, algorithms, source code, programs, business plans, agreements with third
   parties, services, customers, marketing, finances or information gained by a party as a result
   of its discussions with the other party’s personnel or business relationships, which is
   designated as confidential or proprietary by the disclosing party at the time of disclosure, or
   which considering all the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought reasonably to be
   understood by the receiving party to be confidential.

2. Acknowledgment of Confidentiality
   Company B acknowledges that they may be exposed to confidential and proprietary
   information of Company A.

           a. Confidential Information does not include (i) information already known by
              Company B, (ii) information in the public domain through no wrongful act of
              Company B, or (iii) information received by Company B from a third party who
              was free to disclose it.

3. Covenant Not to Disclose
   Company B agrees not to use, commercialize, or disclose any Confidential Information to
   any person or entity except as Company A approves in writing. Company B agrees to use at
   least the same degree of care in safeguarding the Confidential Information as it uses in
   safeguarding their own confidential information.

4. Term of Obligations
   This Agreement will continue for a period terminating on the date which is _____________
   years from the date of the last disclosure of Confidential Information pursuant to this
   Agreement.



Company A:




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Authorized Signature: _________________________

Title: _____________________

Date: _____________________




Company B:



Authorized Signature: _________________________

Title: _____________________

Date: _____________________




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Description: This is an agreement between two companies to protect the disclosure of confidential information. The agreement prohibits either company from the unauthorized use and dissemination of proprietary information, which includes, but is not limited to, customer lists, financial information, business plans and models, and information related to a company’s business operations. This document is ideal for small businesses or other entities that wish to keep information or knowledge other businesses learn confidential.
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