When negotiating agreements with other parties or companies, there may be times when sensitive company information will be shared. In fact, it is often impossible to seal a deal with another party without divulging some proprietary information.
One way to protect yourself and your company from the improper release of this important information is to enter into a nondisclosure agreement before beginning the negotiations. You can make such an agreement a requirement, if you wish.
The attached file contains a sample nondisclosure agreement that provides an example of the general language that you would expect to find in such agreements. However, the content of a nondisclosure agreement should be individually tailored to fit each company's particular circumstances.
The file is in rich text format (RTF) that is suitable for use with most word processing programs used in the Windows environment.
Sample Nondisclosure agreement