New Version of Koncision’s Confidentiality-Agreement Template Uploaded

I just uploaded a new version of Koncision’s confidentiality-agreement template. It reflects the following changes:

  • I added “no reliance” language of the sort discussed in this blog post. It uses different wording, or is omitted, depending on how you complete the questionnaire.
  • I further revised in the manner discussed in this blog post the provision stating how long information has to be kept confidential.

Because these changes constitute improvements, that necessarily means that the previous version … wasn’t perfect. And it’s likely that future refinements will show that the new version isn’t perfect, either.

Although I can’t promise perfection, Koncision’s template is far superior to anything else out there. (If you want to be reminded how bad the alternatives are, see this May 2011 blog post.) I’ll continue to improve it, and I’ll let you know what I’m changing, and why.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.