With many business agreements, before the primary contracts can even begin to be drafted, you need to sign an NDA. The NDA allows you to properly and securely share information between entities, with the understanding that this information will be legally protected from disclosure to third parties without your consent. If your information or intellectual property is valuable, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered with a good NDA to start off your next business negotiation. You’ll need to do all of the proper research and homework first, but this template will give you a head-start and a good framework.
Start off your business negotiations right with proper protection for your information. A Non-Disclosure Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, or NDA will make proper definitions for the people whom you wish to share your information with, so they know what information is ok to share with third parties, and what information is considered secret, confidential, or proprietary.
Having all of this information in-writing right from the get-go of any business arrangement, even before any partnerships, letters of intent, MOU, or implications of employment, joint venture, or other contract, will help ensure that your information is protected. The secrecy of your company’s information is protected by many legal jurisdictions, but only if an agreement of confidentiality or NDA exists beforehand. Use this NDA to cover all of your bases, with an easy to fill-out format.