Non-disclosure agreements and clauses have been added to all By Lawyers guides. These precedents augment the existing Confidentiality Deed and clauses in the Folder of Blank Deeds, Agreements and Statutory Declarations in Folder A. Getting the matter underway on every By Lawyers matter plan.
In general, non-disclosure is passive and unilateral, whereas confidentiality is active and bipartite. The former generally requires a party simply not to reveal or release confidential information, whereas the latter requires a party to take positive steps to keep information secret and safe.
There are also other distinctions to be drawn when dealing with confidential information. Sometimes only one party is to provide confidential information to the other. In other cases, two or more parties propose to exchange it. Sometimes the parties wish only to protect the contents of their agreement, whereas sometimes they wish to protect other specific information relevant to their decision to enter into the agreement, or relevant to the subject matter of the agreement.
The various By Lawyers deeds and agreements and precedent clauses have been revised and enhanced to encompass these distinctions.
The commentary on Deeds and agreements in the Folder of Blank Deeds, Agreements and Statutory Declarations has also been enhanced to cover these points.
Apart from the precedents available in the Folder of Blank Deeds, Agreements and Statutory Declarations, relevant precedents relating to non-disclosure and confidentiality are also located in various guides as required.
Adding these non-disclosure agreements and clauses, and revising the existing confidentiality deeds and clauses, is part of By Lawyers continual commitment to the expansion and enhancement of our content.
Deed for general use
Agreement for general use
Confidentiality clause for defined information – All parties
Confidentiality clause for defined information – One party
Non-disclosure agreements – Informal
Non-disclosure agreement – Formal
Confidentiality clause for terms of agreement – All parties
Confidentiality clause for terms of agreement – One party