There are many situations in which a confidentiality or a non-disclosure agreement is essential in order to protect your interests. This particularly so in commercial transactions, but can also apply on other personal areas of law. If you are bringing a consultant into your organisation and they will be viewing sensitive information which you do not want to disclosed to competitors in the industry, it is essential that you create a non-disclosure agreement to protect your commercial interests. This can also apply even when you are hiring staff who are involved in a particular industry and who may conceivably work for your competitors in the future and take the knowledge and skills which they gain when working for you and use it for a competitor’s advantage if they ever leave your organisation.
There are many different types of confidentiality agreements. Some are a simple letter which you keep a copy of and can then rely on later as proof of an agreement to keep a certain fact confidential. There are some confidentiality agreements which may apply when you are settling litigation or when you are assigning a piece of intellectual property whether it is copyright, trademark or patent. Often confidentiality agreements are used in conjunction with non-compete and non-solicitation agreements which can also be very important tools for protecting you commercial interests.
We understand that such matters can be extremely complex and sensitive and that you would wish to have someone sign a confidentiality agreement without alerting them to the damage that may be done to your organisation if the confidentiality agreement is not adhered to. If you need any advice about the legal aspects of confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), we would be more than happy to assist you. We can be contacted using any of the contact methods available on this website and would be more than happy to assist you in whatever was is necessary to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
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