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Non-disclosure agreement

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between two parties which outlines confidential materials the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict from generalized use.

NDAs are commonly signed when two companies or individuals are considering doing business together and need to understand the technology or processes used in one another's businesses solely for the purpose of evaluating the potential business relationship. NDAs can be 'mutual', meaning both parties are restricted in their use of the materials provided, or they can only resrict a single party.

Some common issues relating to the drafting of NDAs include: