A confidentiality agreement is a legal agreement that binds one or more parties to non-disclosure of confidential or proprietary information. It’s often used in situations where sensitive corporate information is not to be made available to the public or competitors. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a particular type of confidentiality agreement.
The non-disclosure agreement is a legally binding contract that establishes a confidential relationship. The party or parties signing the agreement, agree that sensitive information they may obtain will not be made available to any others.
Non-disclosure agreements are common for businesses entering into negotiations with other businesses. They allow the parties to share sensitive information without fear that it will end up in the hands of competitors. In this case, it may be called a mutual non-disclosure agreement.
A range of commercial transactions and relationships involve either the disclosure of confidential information by one party to the other or a reciprocal exchange of information. In both cases, the parties should have a confidentiality agreement in place.
Typically, we help companies of all shapes and sizes to produce either one-way or two- way confidentiality agreements for:
Confidential Information Protection:
Protection of confidential information is a vital business priority. Confidential information is any information that is not publicly available and has value for the company or its competitors. To protect confidential information, we use confidentiality agreements, passwords, encryption, data rooms, and other security measures. We can enforce your rights in the case of NDA breach, unlawful disclosure, or theft of confidential information.
Occasionally fast and decisive action is required to ensure your business and its competitive edge is maintained. We can help you prevent and track cases of theft, additionally we can help you successfully secure effective remedies.
Our confidentiality agreements lawyers have years of experience in acting for businesses to prevent the theft of sensitive and valuable information and data by competitors and employees alike.
What are the limitations of a confidentiality agreement?
Confidentiality agreements are helpful to prevent unauthorized disclosures of information, however they have inherent limitations and risks, particularly when recipients have little intention of complying with them. These limitations include the following:
Why are NDAs important?
*NDAs are regularly drafted between businesses and clients, between business and contractors, between businesses and employees, or between businesses and other businesses.
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Written by Senior Associate Tom Synott and Work Experience Student Zahir Ladha
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