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Here is a golden opportunity to seal a contract with just a clause; you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement as a freelancer or formulate one. From all indications, you know the deal is wide open until a binding agreement is signed to enhance the free disclosure of information between you and your client.

What do you do at that point as a freelancer when you have no idea of what is contained in NDA?  Run to Google? That may help. We would explain what is included in an NDA, and if you need to formulate one, we can get you a customizable non-disclosure agreement template Word.

If you care about how it is going to look like after being completed, read through this piece to learn relevant information in a non-disclosure agreement.

Features of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (Word Template)

Explore below some of the important features that could be present on a non-disclosure agreement.

1. Receiving and disclosing parties

Both parties must append their signatures for the document to be legally binding.

2. Transaction and representatives

Transactions refer to the business relationship being explored. And representatives are other people involved asides the receiving and disclosing parties. Representatives are officers, directors, agents, employees, and advisors who may receive, share, or protect information during the transaction processes.

3. Confidential information

This defines what is protected in the NDA and the purpose of disclosing information. It could be private, sensitive, secret or valuable data like proprietary information, tangible and intangible information, business practices and strategies, classified government information, documents, drawings and designs, hardware configuration, marketing materials, financial information, customer lists, trade secrets, unpublished patent applications, vendor lists, written, verbal communications and representations, prototypes or samples

4. Exclusions

These are information that cannot be protected by nature in an NDA but can be shared by permission from the disclosing party. They include information already in the public domain, or that the other party already accessed before the NDA.

5. Timeframe or termination

NDAs are bound by time. The document needs to state the time frame for which the agreement keeps binding on you as a consultant.  Sometimes, you can have perpetual confidentiality with no termination date. An example is a recipe for specific brands.

6. Jurisdiction

This refers to the state where the NDA applies. Sometimes, state laws disfavor NDAs and may go against some of your protected information.

7. Severability

If a lawsuit happens over the agreement and the court ruled that a part of the Non-disclosure agreement template Word is invalid. That part can be excluded for the remaining part to be valid. If there is no severability clause and some part of the NDA is seen as invalid, it can render the who agreement null.  

8. Notice of immunity (optional)

For Employee NDA, such notice will allow them to share trade secrets only when necessary or when the business is under investigation. This will; make the employee harmless when they divulge such information.

9. Other common NDA terms, clauses, and provisions

This involves Disclaimer, No license, Non-disclosure, No obligation, Obligations, Remedies, Non-solicitation, non-circumvention clause, notice, delivery, and so on.

Non-disclosure agreement template Word exists in the following forms:

  • Basic/Standard NDA
  • Business Sale NDA
  • Business Plan NDA
  • Commercial Real Estate NDA (Confidentiality)
  • Cease Letter (NDA Violation)
  • Customer List NDAFilm (Movie) NDA
  • Employee NDA
  • Financial information NDA
  • Intern (Internship) NDA
  • HIPAA Employee NDA
  • Independent Contractor NDA
  • Landlord-Tenant NDA
  • Job interview NDA
  • Mutual NDA
  • Patent (Invention) NDA
  • Real Estate Buyer NDA
  • Product Development NDA
  • Software Beta Tester NDA
  • Student NDA
  • Software Development NDA
  • Trade Secret (specific) NDA
  • Visitor NDA
  • Volunteer NDA
  • Unilateral NDA
  • Website Design NDA

Each of these types of non-disclosure agreement template Word has all the details as mentioned above included in it, even when got online for free. All you have to do is define your specifics as concerning the type of non-disclosure agreement template Word that you need. 

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