New Version of the Confidentiality-Agreement Template Uploaded

I’ve uploaded a new version of the confidentiality-agreement template. It reflects the following not-earth-shattering changes:

@bradleybclark pointed out that in one bit of questionnaire guidance I had repeated a few words a few words.

Thanks to another user, I learned that in one integrated definition the defined-term parenthetical was missing the closing quotation marks and closing parenthesis. (When you’re dealing with a complex template, it’s easy to miss something that looks glaringly obvious in the output document.)

And @timhadley thought the following overly broad (the brackets indicate language that’s specific to Tim’s output document):

Nondisclosure of Restricted Information. [The Company] shall not disclose to [the Consultant] or any of [its] Representatives any information if [the Company] has a duty to any other Person to keep that information confidential or is required by law to keep that information confidential.

So I came up with the following:

Nondisclosure of Restricted Information. [The Company] shall not disclose to [the Consultant] or any of [its] Representatives any information if doing so would cause [the Company] to breach a duty to any other Person to keep that information confidential or would cause [the Company] to violate any law or any order of a Government Body.

Although I can’t promise perfection, I can promise vigilance, as well as tweaks that aim for perfection. Users, keep that feedback coming.

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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.