Australia Confidentiality Agreement for Supplier

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					                    CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT (AUSTRALIA)
THIS AGREEMENT made effective as of the _____ day of ______________, _______.

BETWEEN:

                                            [CUSTOMER]
                                          (the “Customer”)

                                                - and -

                                             [SUPPLIER]
                                           (the “Supplier”)

WHEREAS:

A.      The Customer is in the business of [describe nature of the Customer’s business] (the
        “Business”);

B.      The Supplier is a supplier of [describe nature of supplies provided to the Customer by the
        Supplier] to the Customer.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the Customer agreeing to discuss the Business with the
Supplier, and otherwise disclosing particulars of the Business to the Supplier, and placing orders with
the Supplier, the parties hereby undertake and agrees as follows:

1.       Scope of This Agreement: The parties agree that this Agreement is only for the purposes of
protecting the Customer’s confidential information and the Customer’s proprietary interest in the
Business. Any agreement between the parties as to joint business activities will be set out in specific
subsequent written agreements. In particular, nothing herein shall constitute one party to be the
agent, partner or co-venturer of the other with respect to any project or activity. However, this
Agreement shall apply to all past, present and future interaction between the parties unless
specifically modified or superseded by subsequent written agreements.

2.       Confidential Information: The term Confidential Information shall include but shall not be
limited to all confidential business information or trade secrets furnished by the Customer to the
Supplier with respect to the Business, whether in oral, written, graphic or machine-readable form,
and all copies or reproductions thereof, including but not limited to business plans, marketing plans,
and product or service outlines. Information made available to the general public and information
generally known in the Customer’s industry shall not be considered to be Confidential Information.
Confidential Information shall at all times remain the Customer’s exclusive property.

3.      Non-Disclosure: The Supplier agrees to hold the Confidential Information in confidence and
not to show or disclose it to any third parties. The Supplier agrees to use reasonable means, not less
than the means it uses to protect its own proprietary information, to safeguard the Confidential
Information. The Supplier shall not at any time copy, duplicate, record or otherwise reproduce or
transcribe the Confidential Information nor any part thereof without the Customer’s prior written
consent. The Supplier shall be responsible for any use or disclosure of the Customer’s Confidential
Information by any of its employees or agents. The Supplier will not show or otherwise disclose
Confidential Information to independent contractors or consultants without the prior written consent
of the Customer.

4.       Interference with the Customer’s Business Relationships: For a period of ______ months
from the date of this Agreement, and for as long as the Customer and the Supplie
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Australian business owners, if your business requires you to disclose sensitive or proprietary information to a supplier, make sure to have them sign this Confidentiality Agreement before providing the information. Under the Agreement, the supplier agrees not to disclose any confidential information provided to the supplier by your company, and to use all reasonable means to protect and safeguard such information. The supplier also agrees not to interfere with the company's business or solicit employees, customers or other suppliers of the company. This Australia Confidentiality Agreement for Supplier template is available as a downloadable and fully editable MS Word document.
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