Confidentiality Agreement

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Confidentiality Agreement

An agreement that provides, among other things, for confidentiality, and usually whereby one party agrees to treat as confidential, and not to disclose to others, all non-public, proprietary, or sensitive documents and information received from the other party or its agents or representatives.

Employees and contractors often execute confidentiality agreements in favor of the business that engages the employee or contractor.  Sometimes also called an NDA or non-disclosure agreement.