Have you ever heard of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and wondered what this is all about? If your answer is yes then we are here to help you out.
In this article I will give you a complete overview of a Non-Disclosure Agreement, so you can understand about it in a detailed way.
So let’s just head into the topic without wasting much of the time:
What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
First of all, let’s just know what a Non-Disclosure Agreement stands for. Well, a non-disclosure agreement or NDA is a legal contract which keeps one party from revealing other party’s secrets. It is some kind of confidential relationship between two parties.
And the main goal of NDA is to protect proprietary or some kind of secret information. We mainly get to see the use of NDA in business relationships. Also, NDAs can be quite complicated depending on the types of information both of the parties needs to cover. Plus, NDAs, are quite popular in tech fields.
For example, if a company is getting some kind of custom software development services, then they can use a NDA to make the project secret. A Non-Disclosure Agreement also is known as the Nondisclosure, Confidentiality Agreement, Non-Disclosure Form and with other names.
Types of NDAs
There are two types of NDAs are exists. These NDAs are the:
In this NDA, a party cannot leak information about the other party at any cost. Even most of the NDAs are belongs to this NDA category only.
The other type of NDA is that Mutual NDA. In this NDA, both of the parties need to agree that they won’t leak information about each other. Most of the business uses mutual NDAs.
What Does a Non-Disclosure Agreement Include?
Well, every Non-Disclosure Agreement is unique in its way. But there are some of the key features that every NDA has. These key features are the:
- Time frame.
- Type of confidential information.
- Type of information which is not confidential.
- A piece of detailed information about everyone involved.
- Ownership information.
- Information about signing the NDA.
Why Are NDAs Important?
- NDAs helps in preventing people from sharing trade secrets, proprietary knowledge, product information, client details and so on.
- NDA prevents people from making a profit from any secret company information.
- NDAs mainly states that a company owns the right or owns things that is getting developed under someone’s employment.
- Also, NDAs states which are the things the company owns when the product is getting written, developed or invented during someone’s contract.
- NDAs allows the company to give permission to use some sort of permissions. So the previous company employees can use the information for their own good.
- NDAs are more strong than oral statements. And that is the only reason why most of the companies signs an NDA to prevent information leaks and to stay on the stated lines.
So that was all about the Non-Disclosure Agreements. If you have any more questions to ask, then do comment below and I will help you out.