Free non-disclosure agreement
This is a straightforward non-disclosure agreement (NDA). This document is easy to adapt, although it does not include the more detailed provisions in some of our other NDAs. The document is unilateral, in that it protects the information of only one of the parties.
A key issue to be addressed when adapting this NDA is the definition of confidential information. A narrow definition of confidential information may be easier to agree, but a broader definition can offer greater protection - for example, in relation to confidential information the disclosure of which was not foreseen by the parties when the document was agreed.
As with all of our free documents, this NDA contains a credit for SEQ Legal which you should (under our licensing rules) retain in your finished document.Ask about this document
Free non-disclosure agreement contents
- Definitions: definitions.
- Credit: docular credit; free documents licensing warning.
- Term: commencement of term; end of term.
- Consideration: consideration benefiting second party.
- Recipient's confidentiality obligations: second party confidentiality undertaking; disclosure of confidential information by second party to certain persons; exceptions to second party's confidentiality obligations; disclosures of first party confidential information mandated by law etc; second party to stop using confidential information upon termination; second party to return or destroy confidential information following termination; second party confidentiality obligations after termination.
- Warranties: first party warranty of authority; second party warranty of authority; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
- Termination: termination by either party at will.
- Effects of termination: surviving provisions upon termination; termination does not affect accrued rights.
- General: no waiver; severability; variation written and signed; no assignment without written consent; no third party rights; caveats to limits of liability; entire agreement; governing law; exclusive jurisdiction.