Law of confidence
1. Non-disclosure agreements
Non-disclosure agreements come in two basic flavours. First, there are unilateral or one-way agreements which protect the information of only one of the parties. Second, there are mutual or two-way agreements which protect the information of both parties. All of our non-disclosure agreements share the same core clauses, but with some extra optional provisions in the premium documents. Use these non-disclosure agreements to protection your confidential information and to facilitate open communications with business partners.
2. Non-disclosure letters
These letters are, in substance, identical to our unilateral non-disclosure agreements. The differences are purely of form. The letter templates provide that the letter recipient must protect the confidential information of the letter sender, and are flexible enough to be used in a wide range of circumstances.
3. Online non-disclosure agreement (unilateral)
This online non-disclosure agreement is intended to be published on a website. It is a unilateral agreement, protecting the confidential information disclosed by publishing organisation - but not the confidential information of other party. The other party can accept the agreement by completing and submitting an acceptance form published on the website, or you can define some alternative acceptance method. In editing this non-disclosure ...
4. Specialised non-disclosure agreements
These templates have been created from our general non-disclosure agreements, with adaptations designed for the particular purposes of the documents - namely, the protection of information disclosed in the context of: (a) discussions regarding an invention; (b) a proposed business venture; (c) pitching of a media concept discussion; and (d) the appointment of a web designer.
5. Confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement (unilateral)
A business's confidential information may include information enabling others to solicit the business's customers, suppliers, contractor or employees, and thereby cause damage to the business. For this reason, you should consider including specific non-solicitation provisions in your non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement. This is a unilateral (or one-way) template, and so it will only serve to protect the information and business ...
6. Confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement (mutual)
This agreement template has been designed for the situation where two parties wish to impose both confidentiality and non-solicitation obligations upon each other. In other words, the confidentiality and non-solicitation obligations will be mutual. The confidentiality provisions may restrict not just the disclosure of confidential information, but also the manner of its use. Flexible definitions of "confidential information" are included, allowing for both ...
7. Commission agreements
Under each of these commission agreement templates, one party will pay the other party commission in relation to a particular event or type of event. For example, commission may be paid in relation to the introduction of a customer by one party to the other. The longer versions of the template also include clauses covering the confidentiality of information and/or the non-solicitation of connected persons.
8. Supply chain cyber security policies
These cyber security policies should be used by a customer purchasing services and wanting to impose contractual obligations upon the supplier in relation to cyber security. The policies can be adapted to focus on specific risks or to apply general standards. These policies were created and are maintained by Emma Osborn of OCSRC.
9. Data retention policy
This management-level data retention policy should be used to codify the policies and procedures of an organisation in relation to the archiving and deletion of data. The driving force behind the adoption of many retention policies is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the suggested drafting in this document covers non-personal as well as personal data. To make effective use of this ...