A non-disclosure agreement, or “NDA”, requires an individual or entity to withhold from releasing sensitive information. The party receiving the confidential information will be prohibited from sharing verbally, in print, or taking action to benefit themselves. Non-disclosure agreements are primarily used to protect trade secrets which, if made public, could bring legal and/or financial damages to the releasing party. This is common for companies, especially in technology, who do not want their advancements being known by their competitors.

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What is a Trade Secret?

A trade secret is

Trade Secret Laws

  • AL – Title 8, Chapter 27
  • AK – AS 45.50.910 – 45.50.945
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Trade Secret – State Definitions

  • AL – § 8-27-2(1)
  • AK – AS 45.50.940(3)
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What is Misappropriation?

Misappropriation is

Misappropriation Laws

  • AL – § 8-27-3
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How to Write

Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.docx).

1 – Download The Non-Disclosure Template Displayed Here

Determine whether you wish to work with a PDF or word processing file. The three buttons included with the image (“PDF,” “Word,” and “ODT”) will each deliver access to the labeled file type. If you do not have any editing programs to prepare this document with, you can open this file as a pdf using your browser then print it directly from the screen.

2 – Supplement The Initial Declaration Statement With Information

The articles in this document contain the wording both parties require to safeguard the Disclosing Party’s confidential information. We will need to prepare the introduction with some information before this paperwork can be presented for its signing. Locate the introduction statement (beginning with “This Nondisclosure Agreement”) then fill in the official name of the Disclosing Party on the first blank space. If this is an entity with a suffix (corp., corporation., LLC, etc.) make sure to include it in the Disclosing Party’s name. Naturally, we will want to solidify the Disclosing Party’s identity for this paperwork to function properly. This can be done by documenting the official address of the Disclosing Party’s principal office using the second blank space. Now, record the full name of the Receiving Party on the third blank space. This is the individual or entity that will be privy to sensitive information belonging to the Disclosing Party. The last blank space in this paragraph will require the Receiving Party’s official address.

3 – Both Parties Must Review Each Article Presented

The remainder of this document will be composed of a wealth of information defining the behavior each party expects. Make sure that each signature party reads through the definitions presented to his or her comprehension. 

4 – The Disclosing Party And Receiving Party Must Sing Their Names

The closing paragraph beginning with the words “This Agreement And Each Party’s Obligations…” will lead to the signature area that both parties must use to present their signatures. This area will contain a distinct area for the Disclosing Party and another for the Receiving Party. If either of these parties is a business entity, then a representative elected by that entity must be elected to sign this document on its behalf.

The “Disclosing Party” will have to provide a signature to the “Signature” line of the first signature area.  Then, this signature party must present his or her printed name on the line below and the signature date on the “Date” line.

Next, the “Receiving Party” must sign his or her name on the “Signature” line in the next area. Underneath this signature, the Receiving Party must also print his or her name and provide the signature date on the last line of this area.