Monthly Archives: November 2020

Confidentiality Agreements in Plain English

Simply stated, a Confidentiality Agreement is a legal contract where at least one party agrees not to share or inappropriately use certain information. These agreements are often called nondisclosure agreements, but other than the name, there is no difference.  Both agreements prohibit the disclosure of information. When to use a Confidentiality Agreement? Confidentiality agreements are...

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Boilerplate in Your Contract

The term “boilerplate” is one of those terms in the English language that everyone seems to use without pondering what it actually means.  Say “boilerplate” and most people think of the tiny print of dense legalese that no one reads. Without going into the history of the word, boilerplate (in the context of business contracts)...

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