Confidentiality Agreement Template

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With our DIY downloadable Confidentiality Agreement, you can get your contract in black & white and it generally only takes 7 minutes.

Avoid legal overwhelm and lawyer's fees and protect your valuable information instantly with our simple Confidentiality Agreement (supplied in Word and PDF formats).

Easy to use

Easy to Use

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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Because the Template helps you write a legally binding Agreement yourself, unless the arrangements are highly complex, in most cases you won't need to see a lawyer.

Unlimited Edits

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Want to change something in the Confidentiality Agreement? No problem. You can make as many changes as you need. The Microsoft Word version is fully editable so you can amend the document as you wish and even insert your own logo.

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The Confidentiality Agreement template is up to date and effective throughout Australia.

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Who is this Confidentiality Agreement template for?

Simple 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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Developing a new product with a manufacturer, use our NDA

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. So we need a confidentiality agreement

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Pitching a new business idea or concept, protect your IP with this NDA

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. So, we just need a simple One Way Non Disclosure Agreement for a start-up that's fair for both parties.

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Checklist - What's in the Confidentiality Agreement Template

Legal Zebra's Australian Confidentiality Agreement Template includes these important provisions...

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.

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.

Protection for the information of the disclosing party
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This is a one-way (one party disclosing) confidentiality agreement so it only protects the disclosing parties information, and not the information of the receiving party.

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.

Add your own additional terms to the Agreement
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You can customise this Agreement with your own additional terms. So, for example if you want to add your own unique and curly clauses, you can!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Confidentiality Agreement why do you need one?
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A Confidentiality Agreement is often referred to as a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA), a Confidentiality Deed or a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

The term "NDA" is popular in the USA, while in Australia and the UK the document is more commonly called a Confidentiality Agreement.

Whatever you might call it, the document is essentially a promise to keep information secret. This can be used to ensure your information is used for your benefit only, and to stop other's using it the confidential information for their benefit.

If you disclose confidential information to another business, you should put a Confidentiality Contract in black & white. It will help you protect your information so it is only used for a specific purpose and only shared on a need-to-know basis.

You can use this Agreement to stop people stealing your business and protect your intellectual property.

Likewise, if you’re asking another party to give you their confidential information, you can offer to sign a Confidentiality Agreement so they feel more comfortable talking to you.

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

You can use Legal Zebra's downloadable Template to put a basic legally binding Confidentiality 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 easy to use.

This document is suitable for the scenario where only one party is disclosing confidential information. Be sure to use a Mutual Confidentiality Agreement template where both parties are sharing their confidential data. [See link to our template below.]

When to get a lawyer to help with your confidentiality agreement
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This Confidentiality Agreement (also called an NDA or Non Disclosure Agreement) can be used for most businesses who are sharing confidential information with each other.

You can use Legal Zebra's downloadable Template to put a basic legally binding Confidentiality 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 easy to use.

This document is suitable for the scenario where only one party is disclosing confidential information. Be sure to use a Mutual Confidentiality Agreement template where both parties are sharing their confidential data. [See link to our template below.]

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Confidentiality agreements can be deceptively simple but there's a lot that the average business person could miss if they don't have the support of a lawyer. As an experienced commercial lawyer, I’ve seen many confidentiality agreements and I will give you a few tips.

  • It's important to make sure that you have the correct parties signing the document. That's because you can only enforce it against individuals or companies who sign up to it. So, if you are dealing with a company and they give you the name and ACN of their affiliate entity that has no assets, you'll be left chasing that company if things go wrong. Better you make sure the individuals behind the business sign the agreement as well as the company itself.
  • It is also important to clearly identify the specific information that is regarded as confidential. If this is not clearly identified, the other party may argue that it was not covered within the scope of the agreement. I can help you write a clear definition that is legally effective.
  • By contrast, there might be some information that you want to carve out from the confidentiality agreement. That is, so it is not included with in the secrecy provisions. For example, if your company has already developed a product that the other party is also working on, you do not want to be inadvertently restricted from continuing with your product. You will want to make sure the other party can't assert you are breaching their confidentiality rights. Again, I can help you write the necessary carve-out.
  • Finally, it's critical to get the confidentiality period right. Some deals only require a short time frame for the parties to exchange information, such as in the case of a potential sale of business. In other instances, it might be appropriate to have confidentiality provisions that continue to apply for ever and a day. This would be the case in an instance where you are dealing with individuals personal health data. Of course, their personal health information should never be disclosed.
  • As you can see, confidentiality agreements can be a little bit trickier than they appear at first glance. To make sure your agreements are drafted correctly, you can engage my legal services on a cost-effective basis. Reach out for a cost estimate.

I am based in Brighton, Melbourne and service clients throughout Australia by phone and email.

Mr Shanti Rubens B.Com LLB

Lawyer, Legal Zebra
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