Hello! What legal responsibility are you afraid of having with this contract? Are you the person asking for the non-disclosure or the person agreeing to not disclose?
Also what state are you in?
Which party are you the non-disclosing or the one who wants the secret kept?
Here is a sample non-disclosure agreement that is used in trade secrets. You could type of something similar to this. Make sure that the opposing party signs it under penalty of perjury AND by a notary for the signature to hold up.
MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
This Agreement is made and entered into as of the last date signed below (the “Effective Date”) by and between ___________________, a ___________ corporation having its principal place of business at _______________ ("MyCompany") and __________________________, a ___________ corporation whose principal mailing address is _______________________ (the "Second Party").
WHEREAS MyCompany and the Second Party (the “Parties”) have an interest in participating in discussions wherein either Party might share information with the other that the disclosing Party considers to be proprietary and confidential to itself (“Confidential Information”); and
WHEREAS the Parties agree that Confidential Information of a Party might include, but not be limited to that Party’s: (1) business plans, methods, and practices; (2) personnel, customers, and suppliers; (3) inventions, processes, methods, products, patent applications, and other proprietary rights; or (4) specifications, drawings, sketches, models, samples, tools, computer programs, technical information, or other related information;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties agree as follows:
(a) Is already known to the Recipient, having been disclosed to the Recipient by a third party without such third party having an obligation of confidentiality to the disclosing Party; or
(b) Is or becomes publicly known through no wrongful act of the Recipient, its employees, officers, directors, or agents; or
(c) Is independently developed by the Recipient without reference to any Confidential Information disclosed hereunder; or
(d) Is approved for release (and only to the extent so approved) by the disclosing Party; or
(e) Is disclosed pursuant to the lawful requirement of a court or governmental agency or where required by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF:
Signature Date Signature Date
Printed Name Printed Name
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