Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are one of the most common kinds of commercial contract. They are used by businesses in a wide variety of different circumstances, whenever a business wants to protection the confidentiality of information disclosed to another person. For example, NDAs may be used when two companies are negotiating a joint venture, in connection with the sale or acquisition of a company or business, or in relation to the disclosure of an invention, artistic work, software program or business idea.
This pack of templates includes:
- Non-disclosure agreement (unilateral, standard-form)
- Non-disclosure agreement (unilateral, long-form)
- Non-disclosure agreement (mutual, standard-form)
- Non-disclosure agreement (mutual, long-form)
A unilateral NDA should be used where one person or company is disclosing confidential information to another; whilst a mutual NDA should be used where there are two persons or companies, and each is disclosing confidential information to the other.
The key provisions in these non disclosure agreements are:
- The definitions of confidential information.
- Confidentiality obligations: what is a party receiving confidential information permitted to do with it? What exceptions are there to those permissions?
- Termination: how can the parties exit the NDA, and what are the consequences of doing so?
The NDA templates are between 6 and 9 pages long. The individual documents come in Word (.docx) format, although they are supplied as a compressed (.zip) file. The file will be downloadable from our website immediately following your purchase.
A range of resources relating to non-disclosure agreements and the laws of confidence are available here: non-disclosure resources.