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THIS IS A SAMPLE FORM AND NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A LOCAL ATTORNEY REVIEW LEGAL DOCUMENTS.
MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
It is understood and agreed to that the parties to this Agreement would each like to provide the
other with certain information that may be considered confidential. To ensure the protection of such
information and in consideration of the agreement to exchange said information, the parties agree as
follows:
1. The confidential information to be disclosed under this Agreement (”Confidential
Information”) can be described as and includes: Technical and business information relating to
proprietary ideas, patentable ideas and/or trade secrets, existing and/or contemplated products and
services, research and development, production, costs, profit and margin information, finances and
financial projections, customers, clients, marketing, and current or future business plans and models,
regardless of whether such information is designated as “Confidential Information” at the time of its
disclosure.
In addition to the above, Confidential Information shall also include, and the parties shall have a
duty to protect, other confidential and/or sensitive information which is (a) disclosed as such in
writing and marked as confidential (or with other similar designation) at the time of disclosure;
and/or (b) disclosed in any other manner and identified as confidential at the time of disclosure
and is also summarized and designated as confidential in a written memorandum delivered within
thirty (30) days of the disclosure.
2. The parties shall use the Confidential Information only for the purpose of evaluating potential
business relationships.
3. The parties shall limit disclosure of Confidential Information within its own organization to its
directors, officers, partners, members and/or employees having a need to know and shall not
disclose Confidential Information to any third party (whether an individual, corporation, or other
entity) without prior written consent. The parties shall satisfy its obligations under this paragraph if
it takes affirmative measures to ensure compliance with these confidentiality obligations by its
employees, agents, consultants and others who are permitted access to or use of the Confidential
Information.
4. This Agreement imposes no obligation upon the parties with respect to any Confidential
Information (a) that was possessed before receipt; (b) is or becomes a matter of public knowledge
through no fault of receiving party; (c) is rightfully received from a third party not owing a duty of
confidentiality; (d) is disclosed without a duty of confidentiality to a third party by, or with the
authorization of the disclosing party; or (e) is independently developed.
5. The parties warrant that they have the right to make the disclosures under this Agreement.
6. This Agreement shall not be construed as creating, conveying, transferring, granting or
conferring upon either party any rights, license or authority in or to the information exchanged, except
the limited right to use Confidential Information specified in paragraph 2. Furthermore and specifically,
no license or conveyance of any intellectual property rights is granted or implied by this Agreement.
THIS IS A SAMPLE FORM AND NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A LOCAL ATTORNEY REVIEW LEGAL DOCUMENTS.
MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
It is understood and agreed to that the parties to this Agreement would each like to provide the
other with certain information that may be considered confidential. To ensure the protection of such
information and in consideration of the agreement to exchange said information, the parties agree as
follows:
1. The confidential information to be disclosed under this Agreement (”Confidential
Information”) can be described as and includes: Technical and business information relating to
proprietary ideas, patentable ideas and/or trade secrets, existing and/or contemplated products and
services, research and development, production, costs, profit and margin information, finances and
financial projections, customers, clients, marketing, and current or future business plans and models,
regardless of whether such information is designated as “Confidential Information” at the time of its
disclosure.
In addition to the above, Confidential Information shall also include, and the parties shall have a
duty to protect, other confidential and/or sensitive information which is (a) disclosed as such in
writing and marked as confidential (or with other similar designation) at the time of disclosure;
and/or (b) disclosed in any other manner and identified as confidential at the time of disclosure
and is also summarized and designated as confidential in a written memorandum delivered within
thirty (30) days of the disclosure.
2. The parties shall use the Confidential Information only for the purpose of evaluating potential
business relationships.
3. The parties shall limit disclosure of Confidential Information within its own organization to its
directors, officers, partners, members and/or employees having a need to know and shall not
disclose Confidential Information to any third party (whether an individual, corporation, or other
entity) without prior written consent. The parties shall satisfy its obligations under this paragraph if
it takes affirmative measures to ensure compliance with these confidentiality obligations by its
employees, agents, consultants and others who are permitted access to or use of the Confidential
Information.
4. This Agreement imposes no obligation upon the parties with respect to any Confidential
Information (a) that was possessed before receipt; (b) is or becomes a matter of public knowledge
through no fault of receiving party; (c) is rightfully received from a third party not owing a duty of
confidentiality; (d) is disclosed without a duty of confidentiality to a third party by, or with the
authorization of the disclosing party; or (e) is independently developed.
5. The parties warrant that they have the right to make the disclosures under this Agreement.
6. This Agreement shall not be construed as creating, conveying, transferring, granting or
conferring upon either party any rights, license or authority in or to the information exchanged, except
the limited right to use Confidential Information specified in paragraph 2. Furthermore and specifically,
no license or conveyance of any intellectual property rights is granted or implied by this Agreement.
7. Neither party has an obligation under this Agreement to purchase any service, goods, or
intangibles from the other party. Furthermore, both parties acknowledge and agree that the exchange
of information under this Agreement shall not commit or bind either party to any present or future
contractual relationship (except as specifically stated herein), nor shall the exchange of information be
construed as an inducement to act or not to act in any given manner.
8. Neither party shall be liable to the other in any manner whatsoever for any decisions,
obligations, costs or expenses incurred, changes in business practices, plans, organization, products,
services, or otherwise, based on either party’s decision to use or rely on any information exchanged
under this Agreement.
9. If there is a breach or threatened breach of any provision of this Agreement, it is agreed and
understood that the non-breaching party shall have no adequate remedy in money or other damages
and accordingly shall be entitled to injunctive relief; provided however, no specification in this
Agreement of any particular remedy shall be construed as a waiver or prohibition of any other
remedies in the event of a breach or threatened breach of this Agreement.
10. This Agreement states the entire agreement between the parties concerning the disclosure
of Confidential Information and supersedes any prior agreements, understandings, or representations
with respect thereto. Any addition or modification to this Agreement must be made in writing and
signed by authorized representatives of both parties. This Agreement is made under and shall be
construed according to the laws of the _______________________. In the event that this agreement, is
breached, any and all disputes must be settled in a court of competent jurisdiction in the
__________________________.
11. If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found to be unenforceable, the remainder
shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to
the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Agreement as a whole.
WHEREFORE, the parties acknowledge that they have read and understand this Agreement and
voluntarily accept the duties and obligations set forth herein.
Name: _____________________________
Name: ______________________________
Signature:___________________________
Signature:____________________________
Title: ______________________________
Title: _______________________________
Date:______________________________
Date:_______________________________
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