Mutual Confidentiality Agreement Template

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The Legal Zebra Template guides you through the process, so you can confidently secure your confidential information with a formal, yet easy to follow, Agreement.

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Avoid legal overwhelm and lawyer's fees and protect your valuable information instantly. Our template is the tool you need to create a legally binding Mutual NDA, without a lawyer.

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We supply the Mutual Confidentiality Agreement template in both Word and PDF formats so you can be sure it works on all devices, including Mac and PC, and make all the edits you need. You can even insert your company logo in the Word version.

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Who uses this Mutual NDA template?

Confidentiality Agreement for pitching a new business idea or concept

Our startup is regularly pitching to potential investors, employees and strategic partners. Sometimes we even pitch to competitors. We want to make sure they don't steal our ideas. Sometimes they give us confidential information too. So, we just need a simple Two Way Non Disclosure Agreement that's fair for both parties.

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Confidentiality Agreement for Sale of Business

We are giving price lists, supplier and customer information to a party who is interested in buying our business. We want to make sure that they don't use this information if they don't go ahead with the purchase. We need some protection in case they are just "tyre kickers" snooping around for our company secrets.

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Confidentiality contract with a product manufacturer

As a developer of cosmetic products, I need a simple agreement with my manufacturers. We work together to develop the products. I need to protect my recipes. The manufacturer wants me to keep their pricing secret. So we need a mutual confidentiality agreement.

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Mutual NDA for software development

We are talking to a software development house who have their own proprietary process for writing code for apps and websites. We want to protect our company data and personal information of our clients. Similarly, they developer wants to protect their coding system. Bingo, Legal Zebra's template will cover this scenario and fairly protect the interests of both parties.

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Checklist: What's included in the Mutual NDA Template?

Here's what you'll find in the Legal Zebra template. It's comprehensive, yet concise:

General legal tips
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Plus, you'll get easy to follow tips and examples to help you confidently turn your template into a legal document, customised for your requirements.

Easily add your own terms
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You can add to or vary the standard Agreement Terms with your own special conditions or changes to the agreement.

Governing law for resolving Agreement disputes
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You choose the applicable law if there is a dispute. For example, choose "the laws of NSW" if you live there so you won't have to travel to another state if there is a dispute about the agreement.

A description of your secret, confidential information
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You can include a description of your specific confidential information (customer lists, pricing, business plans, etc) so there's no dispute about what should be kept secret.

A right to retrieve your confidential information
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You can require the other party to return your information (drawings, plans, pictures, etc) when you finish dealing with the other party.

Ongoing protection, while your information is confidential
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This Confidentiality Agreement will continue until neither party holds any more confidential information.

General clauses to protect both parties' information
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This is a two-way (mutual) confidentiality agreement so it protects the confidential information of both parties. Bear in mind that if you are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, then it is reasonable to expect that other party also to protect your information. So, it's generally desirable for the protection to work both ways.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How a Mutual Confidentiality Agreement can protect information for two parties?
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In Australia and other common law countries like the UK, we use the term Confidentiality Agreement or Confidential Disclosure Agreement. Whereas, in the US the same document is more commonly known as an NDA, or mutual NDA. There is no real difference other than the customary title for the document. To put it poetically, as they say, "a rose is a rose, by any other name".

What makes a Confidentiality Agreement "mutual", I hear you ask?

In most cases, a confidentiality agreement is used when only one of the parties (the disclosing party) intends to share its secrets with the other party (the recipient).

By contrast, a mutual confidentiality agreement is used in a different context. That is, where both parties intend to share confidential information. In this case, the mutual agreement requires both to keep information secret. In other words, it applies equally (or mutually) to both parties.

Let's look at an example, that distinguishes the usual (one way) confidentiality agreement form a mutual (two way) confidentiality agreement.

Let's say you are selling your business. You will likely have confidential information about your customers but it's less likely that the buyer will have anything confidential to hide. Therefore, a one way confidential agreement is reasonable. That is, to protect you but not the buyer.

Now, let's assume the circumstances are different and you plan to merge your business with a business owned by the other party. In this case, both you and the other party will exchange confidential information about your respective customers. Therefore, a two way (mutual) confidentiality agreement is appropriate. It will allow both parties to protect their confidential business information.

If you plan to exchange confidential information (with information flowing both ways), you should put a Mutual Confidentiality Contract in black & white, to protect both parties.

You can use this Agreement to stop people stealing your business information and protect your intellectual property, and at the same time, provide equivalent protection to the other party. This should make them more comfortable dealing with you, knowing that their confidential information is also protected.

When to use Legal Zebra's Mutual Confidentiality Agreement Template
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This Mutual Confidentiality Agreement (also called an NDA or Non Disclosure Agreement) can be used for most businesses who are sharing confidential information with each other.

Legal Zebra's downloadable Template will let you put a basic legally binding Agreement in place, instantly.

The Legal Zebra Template is up to date and suitable for use in all States and Territories of Australia including NSW, VIC, ACT, WA, SA, NT, Tasmania and Queensland.

Many people outside Australia also use this document because it's so clear, simple and easy to use.

Can you write an NDA without a lawyer?
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This Mutual Confidentiality Agreement (also called an NDA or Non Disclosure Agreement) can be used for most businesses who are sharing confidential information with each other.

Legal Zebra's downloadable Template will let you put a basic legally binding Agreement in place, instantly.

The Legal Zebra Template is up to date and suitable for use in all States and Territories of Australia including NSW, VIC, ACT, WA, SA, NT, Tasmania and Queensland.

Many people outside Australia also use this document because it's so clear, simple and easy to use.

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