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I'm working on starting a small business, and have had

I'm working on starting a...
I'm working on starting a small business, and have had mentoring sessions with a non-for-profit organization. The mentors there took notes for my business about markets, customers etc. for those sessions.Wondered if it is reasonable for me to request copies of those notes, and if I have any legal basis to have copies of those notes. Thank you.
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It's certainly reasonable to request these notes, but unless the contract (assuming that you had a contract in the first place) said that you had a right to these notes, you don't. They're actually the work product of the mentors. While they were developed for you with information that you gave them, they were produced by them and legally belong to them. So while you could request them, you don't have any legal basis to them unless there's a contract that is signed by them that says that you have such a right.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for the answer. Wondered if you have any advice about how to request copies of those notes?

As you don't have any legal right, I would simply state the request in writing. There's no demand that you can make, so it's best to be nice about it rather than combative.

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