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Sample Confidentiality Agreements UPDATED: July 29, 2019
Here are a couple sample confidentiality agreements for you to use. You may need to modify them to fit your unique circumstance, but these are good templates to follow.
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Simple Confidentiality Agreement – This agreement is very straight forward and simple. It was drafted primarily for use by an individual wishing to disclose information that needs to be kept secret to another individual.
Another Simple Confidentiality Agreement – This agreement is also very straight forward and simple. It was drafted primarily for use by an individual wishing to disclose information that needs to be kept secret to a business entity or group.
Standard Confidentiality Agreement – This agreement is a more traditional agreement that includes what companies normally would expect to see in a Confidentiality Agreement, and is more complete than either of the above Simple Agreements. It would be appropriate for use in the situation where the receiver of the confidential information is a savvy individual or established business entity or group.
Mutual Confidentiality Agreement – This agreement is a traditional agreement, including the most common provisions that most savvy individuals and established business would expect to see. It would be appropriate for use when both parties wish to exchange confidential information.