A letter of confidentiality is a basic and straightforward letter that acts as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The party disclosing confidential information imposes restrictions as to the use of... ... Read more
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How to Make a Letter of Confidentiality
A letter of confidentiality is a basic and straightforward letter that acts as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The party disclosing confidential information imposes restrictions as to the use of this confidential information to the party receiving it.
Protect yourself and your business when sharing confidential information with another business or individual. Use this confidentiality letter template to impose restrictions on how your confidential information is used and shared. This basic letter of confidentiality contains everything needed when you need to quickly agree to an NDA and import the value of your confidential information on the other party.
Use this letter of confidentiality:
This letter of confidentiality covers:
When disclosing confidential information to a business or an individual, it's vital to protect your business by using either a letter of confidentiality or an NDA agreement. Having a letter of confidentiality signed by the party receiving the confidential information ensures the information you share will be protected and not disclosed.
This letter of confidentiality is a short and simple agreement, and as such does not incorporate the full range of provisions that are generally included in a longer form NDA agreement.
Almost any type of information can be confidential information and can come in various forms, including written documents and electronic data. You can protect both commercial information and personal information.
Some examples of confidential information include:
patents and product designs
plans and lists
recipes and drawings
The letter of confidentiality prevents the party receiving confidential information from disclosing it and using it for anything outside the scope of the permitted purpose.
The obligations of confidentiality should not apply if:
The information being shared will probably only need to remain confidential for a limited period and it is preferable to set out this period in the letter. How long depends on the sort of information being shared and why it's being shared. 6 months, 1 year or 2 years are reasonable periods of time.
Last reviewed or updated 19/09/2021
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