As promised on my twitter feed a few weeks back, I had a Confidentiality NDA Agreement put together for some projects I have in the works… and had a version created that I can make available to anyone who wants it.
For those of us who outsource a tonne of work to developers, content creators, virtual assistants or designers, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) [Confidentiality Agreement, Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA), Secrecy Agreement] is an essential contract between you and the providers, that protects your intellectual property.
Put simply, a non-disclosure agreement protects you by ensuring the other party (provider) will not disclose any of the information about your idea or project, except under terms as described in the contract, and will not market the idea or compete with you.
Even with an non-disclosure agreement, still only talk about your idea with people whose integrity you can trust. Even with a person you trust, it’s best to always sign an non-disclosure agreement before discussing your idea or project; and always draft agreements like you hate the other person. With that mindset, you will be sure to cover every little detail.
This ‘NDA Blueprint’ covers quite a few things, including;
- Definition of Confidential Information Clauses
- Ownership of Confidential Information Clauses
- Use of Information and Disclosure Clauses
- Ownership Rights to Work Product Clauses
- Non-Competition Clauses
- Acknowledgments And Disclaimers. Clauses
- No Publicity Clauses
- Severability Clauses