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Confidentialty agreement form template

Reviewed 4 April 2021

This is a standalone confidentiality agreement made between 2 parties prior to discussion of a role / project / consultancy in detail.

Confidentialty agreement


The parties have agreed to provide each other with information which they consider to be confidential in nature (the Confidential Information) to [insert brief details of reason for disclosure, e.g. to enable the Recipient to provide services as a consultant to the company] (the Purpose).


  1. In consideration of each of the parties disclosing to the other Confidential Information for the Purpose the parties hereby undertake that they shall:
    1. not communicate, disclose or make available all or any part of the Confidential Information to any third party;
    2. not directly or indirectly use, or permit others to use, the Confidential Information other than for the Purpose;
    3. not make any announcement or disclosure in connection with the Confidential Information or the Purpose without the prior written consent of the other party.
  2. The obligations of confidentiality and non-use will not apply with respect to any of the following:
    1. information which is generally available to the public at the date of this agreement;
    2. information already known to the party at the time of disclosure;
    3. information which is subsequently disclosed by third parties having no obligations of confidentiality;
    4. information which is or becomes generally available to the public in printed publications in general circulation in the United Kingdom through no act or default on the part of the parties or their agents, employees or professional advisers.
  3. Without prejudice to the generality of clause 2 information shall not be deemed to be generally available to the public by reason only that it is known to only a few of those people to whom it may be of commercial interest and a combination of two or more parts of the Confidential Information shall not be deemed to be generally available to the public by reason only of each separate part being so available.
  4. The parties shall each ensu

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