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This is an agreement that sets out a company’s confidentiality policy regarding the privacy and confidentiality of proprietary information. Employees routinely have access to proprietary information in the normal course of the work day. This policy prohibits the employee’s unauthorized use and dissemination of such proprietary information, which includes customer lists, financial information, business plans and models, and information related to a company’s business operations. This agreement is ideal for small businesses or other entities that wish to keep proprietary information employees learn confidential.
This is an agreement that sets out a company’s confidentiality policy regarding the privacy and confidentiality of proprietary information. Employees routinely have access to proprietary information in the normal course of the work day. This policy prohibits the employee’s unauthorized use and dissemination of such proprietary information, which includes customer lists, financial information, business plans and models, and information related to a company’s business operations. This agreement is ideal for small businesses or other entities that wish to keep proprietary information employees learn confidential. CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT This AGREEMENT BETWEEN: ______________ [Instruction: insert the name of the Employer] hereinafter the “Company”; -AND- ______________ [Instruction: insert the name of the Employee] hereinafter the “Employee”, and together with The Company, the (“Parties”). In consideration of employment with the Company, all associated compensation, and other good and valuable consideration, the Employee does hereby agree to the following terms and conditions: The services and obligations the Employee has agreed to perform on behalf of the Company require the Employee have access to and knowledge of certain confidential information. This confidential information may include, but is not limited to customer information, pricing data, supply sources, techniques, computerized data, maps, methods, product design information, market information, technical information, Company standards and other confidential and/or proprietary information belonging to or licensed to, the Company or its clients or customers, including but is not limited to, trade secrets, inventions, patents, and copyrighted materials hereafter “Confidential Information”. Some of this information may be made confidential by law or by the Company’s policies. Confidential information may be in any form, including, but not limited to, observation, data, written material, record, documents, drawings, photographs, computer programs, software, invention, discovery, improvement, development, tools, machine, apparatus, appliance, design, work of authorship, logo, system, promotional idea, customer list, customer need, practice, pricing information, process, test, concept, formula, method, market information, technique, trade secret, product and/or research related to the actual or anticipated research development, products, organization, marketing, advertising, business or finances of the Company, its affiliates or related entities. The Employee also understands that access to all confidential information is granted on a need-to-know basis. A need-to-know basis is defined as information access that is required in order to perform my work. By signing this agreement, the Employee affirms that he/she will refrain from disclosing confidential information to any third party including, but not limited to, friends, relatives, co-workers, except as permitted by the Company pursuant to policies and applicable law or as necessary in the performance of my services and obligations as a consultant, contractor or vendor for the Company. © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 2 By signing this agreement the Employee affirms that he/she will protect all confidential information, while engaged by the Company and after the Employee has completed all services and obligations for the Company. The Employee affirms that all confidential information remains the property of the Company and may not be removed or retained when the Employee has completed services and obligations except as permitted by the Company’s policies or specific agreements or arrangements applicable to my services and obligations as a consultant, contractor or vendor for the Company. If the Employee violates this agreement, the Employee will be subject to adverse action including termination of ability to provide services to the Company. In addition, under applicable law, the Employee may be subject to criminal or civil penalties. IN WITNESS HEREOF, By signing this agreement I affirm I have read and understand the above agreement and agree to be bound by the terms as set forth. _________________________________ Authorized Signature (Employee) Dated: ___________________________ ________________ [Instruction: Insert Business Name of the Company] _____________________________________________ ________________ (Agent for the Company) [Instruction: Insert Printed Name of Authorized Signatory and Title] _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ ________________ [Instruction: Insert Street address, city, state and Zip code] Dated: ___________________________ © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3 INFORMATION AND FORMS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOCSTOC, INC., OR ITS AGENTS, OFFICERS, ATTORNEYS, ETC., BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF DOCSTOC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. They are for guidance and should be modified by you or your attorney to meet your specific needs and the laws of your state or jurisdiction. Use at your own risk. Docstoc® is NOT providing legal or any other kind of advice and is not creating or entering into an Attorney-Client relationship. The information, reports, and forms are not a substitute for the advice of your own attorney. The law is a personal matter and no general information or fo
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