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Non-disclosure (NDA)

A non-disclosure (NDA) agreement is a legally binding contract to keep certain information confidential.

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Who can sign a non-disclosure?

A non-disclosure agreement can be signed between two or more parties.

The agreement where only one party is disclosing confidential information is called a unilateral or one-way non-disclosure agreement, while the agreement where both parties will disclose confidential information is called a mutual non-disclosure agreement.

What other names are there for a non-disclosure?

A non-disclosure agreement is also known under the following names:

  • NDA agreement
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Non-use agreement
  • Trade secret agreement

Can I use a non-disclosure to protect my idea?

According to Intellectual Property ("IP") law, an idea can be protected if it's published in tangible form.

A non-disclosure agreement cannot protect your idea if your idea hasn't been expressed in some tangible form.

Can I sign a non-disclosure online?

Yes, non-disclosure agreements signed with a electronic signatures are considered valid and legally binding.

You can use any of the following apps to sign your agreements online: DocuSign, RightSignature, HelloSign, DigiSigner.