Non disclosure agreement

This free non disclosure agreement (NDA) is simplicity itself.

It is a unilateral or one-way agreement, in which one party undertakes to keep the other’s information confidential. In addition to the basic confidentiality obligation, the recipient of the information must use reasonable security measures to safeguard the information and must at all times act in good faith in relation to the information.

If you are looking for a mutual agreement, one that protects the confidential information of both parties, then you should try this NDA template over on website-contracts.co.uk instead.

*On website-contracts.co.uk we publish various consultancy agreements, including a version of this document which omits the text attributing authorship to Docular.
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Types of non disclosure agreement

NDAs are one of the most common types of commercial contract. They are also one of the most straightforward. That said, there are a few distinctions to be borne in mind. First, as well as short-form documents (like the free NDA available here), there are more detailed documents that cover collateral matters, such as IPR, publicity restrictions and personal data processing. Second, we need to distinguish unilateral from mutual NDAs. The latter protect the confidential information of both parties. Third, we can distinguish general NDAs from those designed for very particular circumstances. Some examples of the latter are:

  • information relating to a business venture;
  • an invention;
  • a media concept; and
  • a design/idea for a website.

Alternative NDA templates

Links to our full range of NDA templates are set out in the table below. On website-contracts.co.uk you can download Word document templates for editing on your computer. With Docular, you can edit the templates online, which saves time and and makes editing fun (almost).

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