Online Catalogue | Non Disclosure Agreements | Non Disclosure Letter (unilateral, standard)
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This is a unilateral non disclosure letter. This template is in substance the same as our standard unilateral non disclosure agreement, but is in the form of a letter.The non disclosure letter may be suitable for use in situations where a less formal and legalistic approach is appropriate. For example, where you are dealing with an individual who is unfamiliar with commercial contracts. Of course, it still needs to be signed or otherwise agreed by both parties to be enforceable. You cannot create contractual confidentiality obligations by simply sending the letter to another person.
The description of this non disclosure letter says that it is less formal and legalistic than a normal non disclosure agreement. Does that mean that it is less valid or in some way less binding?No. The form of the document - letter or agreement - will not make any difference to its validity, providing the usual criteria for entering into a contract are fulfilled (offer and acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations, etc).For how long do confidentiality obligations continue after termination?Under the suggested wording, the confidentiality obligations continue indefinitely after termination of the letter agreement. A time limit on such obligations may be appropriate in some cases and can easily be added to the letter agreement.Does the agreement cover disclosures made before the letter is signed?Yes, it incorporates optional wording to do this.Ask a question
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