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					Confidentiality Agreement



   This contract allows an employer to provide
   employees with important confidential information
   without fear of having the information leaked.


   Who should use this document?
         Lawyers
         Companies/Businesses




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                 CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT



This AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

_____________________, hereinafter the (“Company”);


-AND-


_____________________, hereinafter the (“Employee”), and together with Company,
the (“Parties”).


In consideration of employment with Company, all associated compensation, and other
good and valuable consideration, Employee does hereby agree to the following terms and
conditions:


       The services and obligations Employee has agreed to perform on behalf of
Company require Employee have access to and knowledge of certain confidential
information. This confidential information may include, but is not limited to customer
information, pricing data, supply sources, techniques, computerized data, maps, methods,
product design information, market information, technical information, company
standards and other confidential and/or proprietary information belonging to or licensed
to, Company or its clients or customers, including but is not limited to, trade secrets,
inventions, patents, and copyrighted materials hereafter “Confidential Information”.
Some of this information may be made confidential by law or Company’s policies.

        Confidential information may be in any form, including but not limited to,
observation, data, written material, record, documents, drawings, photographs, computer
programs, software, invention, discovery, improvement, development, tools, machine,
apparatus, appliance, design, work of authorship, logo, system, promotional idea,
customer list, customer need, practice, pricing information, process, test, concept,
formula, method, market information, technique, trade secret, product and/or research
related to the actual or anticipated research development, products, organization,
marketing, advertising, business or finances of the Company, its affiliates or related
entities. Employee also understands that access to all confidential information is granted
on a need-to-know basis. A need-to-know basis is defined as information access that is
required in order to perform my work.


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        By signing this agreement Employee affirms that he/she will refrain from
disclosing confidential information to any third party including but not limited to friends,
relatives, co-workers except as permitted by Company pursuant to policies and applicable
law or as necessary in the performance of my services and obligations as a consultant,
contractor or vendor for Company.

By signing this agreement Employee affirms that he/she will protect all confidential
information, while engaged by the Company and after Employee has completed all
services and obligations for the Company. Employee affirms all confidential information
remains the property of the Company and may not be removed or retained when
Employee has completed services and obligations except as permitted by Company’s
policies or specific agreements or arrangements applicable to my services and obligations
as a consultant, contractor or vendor for the Company.

If Employee violates this agreement, Employee will be subject to adverse action
including termination of ability to provide services to the Company. In addition, under
applicable law, Employee may be subject to criminal or civil penalties.



IN WITNESS HEREOF,



By signing this agreement I affirm I have read and understand the above agreement and
agree to be bound by the terms as set forth.

______________________________
Authorized Signature (Employee)

____________________________
Date




_____________________________
Authorized Signature (Agent for Company)

___________________________
Title of Agent

___________________________
Date




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Description: Keep your company secrets safe and avoid costly lawsuits with this Confidentiality Agreement. This attorney-drafted contract allows an amployer to provide employees with trade secrets, business practices, formulas, client lists, or other important, confidential information without fear of having the information leaked.
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