These sample contracts accompany the seminar on How To Write Contracts in The School Of Management.
THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED TO BE
AN EXAMPLE OF ONE FORM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE HIRING BY ONE COMPANY OF ANOTHER
COMPANY TO RENDER SERVICES TO IT OR ITS CUSTOMERS. IT'S NOT CONSIDERED LEGAL
"ADVICE" NOR SHOULD IT TAKE THE PLACE OF CONSULTATION WITH AN
THIRD-PARTY NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
( For use in outsourcing with other developers, integrators)
THIS THIRD-PARTY NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT (heretofore, this "Agreement"),
is entered into on _______________ [date] , between The the Company Corporation,
a(n) _______________ [state of incorporation] corporation, with offices
located at _______________ (henceforth, "the Company"),
and _______________ [name of your partner] , a(n) _______________ [state
of incorporation] corporation, with offices located at _______________ (henceforth,
WHEREAS, the Company has developed certain computer products, programs,
software applications, other goods and services of a unique and novel nature,
and has confidential financial information, all of which are referred to
collectively as "Data."
THE PARTIES AGREE:
1. Disclosure. At times convenient to the Company, the Company
shall disclose the Data to those employees and agents of the Subcontractor
who shall be designated in writing by the Subcontractor as its representatives.
The Company shall explain the Data and shall answer to the best of its ability
those questions asked by the Subcontractor's representatives which may advance
their understanding of the Data. The Company may submit to the Subcontractor's
representatives certain writings relating to the Data and shall permit them
to copy those writings. The Company shall furnish such information and assistance
reasonably necessary to enable the Subcontractor's representatives to understand
and evaluate the Data. The contents of such disclosure, explanation, and
writings are trade secrets belonging to the Company and are proprietary
information of the Company. Such disclosure and explanation are given solely
to enable the Subcontractor to evaluate the Data. All reasonable expenses
incurred by the Company in furnishing the assistance and information required
under this paragraph shall be paid for by the Company.
2. Coverage. This Agreement covers all trade secrets and proprietary
information of the Company disclosed to the Subcontractor, and of the Subcontractor
disclosed to the Company, after the date hereof, including, but not limited
to, the following Data and Information: system documentation, codes, manuals
and other related materials, marketing plans, pricing, customers, discounts,
financial statements and detailed financial information.
3. Representations. The Company represents and covenants that
the Data, and the writings relating thereto are secret; they have not been
revealed to anyone except employees of the Company and others who are bound
by written non-disclosure agreements.
4. Duties of the Subcontractor. the Subcontractor shall:
(a) receive and hold in confidence all information received pursuant
to this Agreement, and take all reasonable measures to prevent disclosures
to others, treating the trade secrets of the Company as if they were trade
secrets of the Subcontractor;
(b) return promptly all writings submitted by the Company to
the Subcontractor's representatives, and not retain copies of any such
(c) instruct its representatives to hold in confidence all information
received from the Company until such information is available to the public
generally or to the Company's competitors;
(d) not use the trade secrets and other proprietary information
given to the Subcontractor's designated representatives, as provided for
in paragraph 1, or embody such trade secrets and other proprietary information
in any of its products or exploit them in any way. "Trade Secrets'
and "Proprietary Information" mean information,
whether written or oral, identified as proprietary and not generally available
to the public. It shall not include:
(1) information, which at the time of disclosure, had been previously
(2) information which is published after disclosure unless such
++publication is a breach of this Agreement;
(3) information which, prior to disclosure to the Subcontractor,
++was already in its possession as evidenced by written records kept in the
++ordinary course of business by the Subcontractor or by proof of actual
++use by the Subcontractor;
(4) information which, subsequent to disclosure, is obtained
++by the Subcontractor from a third person who is lawfully in possession
++of such information, and not in violation of any contractual, legal, or
++fiduciary obligation to the Company with respect to such information and
++who does not require the Subcontractor to refrain from disclosing such
++information to others.;
(5) information which is disclosed pursuant to the lawful requirement
++or request of a governmental agency or court of law, provided that the
++Subcontractor has given prior written notice to the Company and has reasonably
++assisted the Company to obtain a protective order limiting disclosure and
++use of any information so disclosed; and;
(6) information which is explicitly approved for release by written
++authorization of the Company.
5. Indemnification. The the Subcontractor will indemnify and hold
the Company harmless from and against any and all loss, liability, claim
and expense, including all court costs and expenses and attorneys' fees
and expenses, which the Company suffers as a result of a violation of this
Agreement by the Subcontractor.
6. Injunctive Relief. the Subcontractor acknowledges that the
disclosure of the Data under this Agreement would give rise to irreparable
injury to the Company, inadequately compensable in damages. Therefore, the
Company may seek and obtain injunctive relief against the breach or threatened
breach of the Subcontractor's obligations and undertakings hereunder, in
addition to any other legal remedies which may be available.
7. Governing Law. This contract will be governed by and construed
in accordance with the law of _______________ [state of location of the
8. Notices. All notices and demands of any kind or nature which
any party to this Agreement may be required or may desire to serve upon
any other in connection with this Agreement shall be in writing and may
be served personally or (as an alternative to personal service) by prepaid
registered or certified United States mail or by private mail service (e.g.,
Federal Express or DHL), in either case to the address set forth on page
1 of this Agreement. Service of such notice or demand so made shall be deemed
complete on the day of actual delivery as shown by the addressee's registry
or by carrier or other certification receipt or at the expiration of three
(3) days after the date of mailing, whichever is earlier in time. Any party
hereto may from time to time, by notice in writing served upon the other
parties as aforesaid, designate a different mailing address or a different
person to which following such service all further notices or demands are
thereafter to be addressed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed this Non-Disclosure
Agreement the day and year first above written.
[Your Company's Name]%A0
THIS DOCUMENT IS A SAMPLE ONLY. NEITHER CMP MEDIA INC. NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR PROMISE WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT. CMP MEDIA INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT IN ANY CASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS DOCUMENT.
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