Non-Disclosure Agreement

Definition

  • A legally binding contract which stipulates that one or more parties may not disclose confidential materials, knowledge, or information as outlined by the contract to another third party. Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) are often used by companies to keep proprietary information and trade secrets confidential. Also known as a "confidentiality agreement (CA)," "confidential disclosure agreement (CDA)," "proprietary information agreement (PIA)," or "secrecy agreement."

Synonyms
confidentiality agreement, confidential disclosure agreement, secrecy agreement, proprietary information agreement

Acronyms
NDA

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Anticipatory Breach Definition,
    • A notification that one party to a contract plans to renege, releasing the other party from having to fulfill its end of the agreement.
  • Bona Fide Definition,
    • In good faith. In real estate, a bona fide purchaser or seller has the legal right to give or receive title.
  • Contract Definition,
    • An agreement between two or more parties that can be enforced by law.
  • Covenant Definition,
    • A promise made in a contract or property deed.
  • Injunction Definition,
    • A court order that prohibits a party from taking a specific course of action.
  • Lawsuit Definition,
    • A suit brought before a court in order to remedy an alleged injustice.
  • Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (MNDA)Acronym,
    • Non-Circumvention Non-Disclosure Agreement (NC/ND, NCNDA)Acronym,
      • Rescission Definition,
        • Cancellation of a contract by agreement of the parties.
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