Non-disclosure agreement - Skills Fund

A plain English NDA.

This agreement is between us (Skills Fund Inc., located at 1314 Newning Ave, Unit A, Austin, TX 78704) and you (Epicodus, Inc., located at 208 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204).


We are doing research on students of short-term programming training schools, in order to determine the credit-worthiness of these students. You wish to participate in this research. For you to participate, you will need to share confidential information with us. We agree not to share that information with anybody else, except as agreed here.

What’s covered?

Confidential information includes only the name of students and all information you provide about each individual student.

We’ll keep confidential information to ourselves and our research partners, MeasureOne and TransUnion, who are also bound by non-disclosure agreements with similar protections as this agreement. Neither we nor our research partners will use the confidential information except for the research specified in the summary of this agreement. We’ll take at least the same amount of precaution with your confidential information as we take with our own, such as keeping files, access to online systems and any user names and passwords in such a way that they don't fall into the wrong hands.

If we think that there’s even a possibility that any confidential information might have been compromised, we agree to tell you right away so you can take all necessary steps to protect it from becoming public. We also agree to help you resolve any problems that might arise if confidential information is compromised.

What's not covered?

Anything not listed in this agreement is not confidential information. If something is already in the public domain or becomes public, it's not confidential information, even if it's listed in this agreement. Although we hope that it will never happen, this agreement also does not cover a situation where we’re required by law to disclose something. If this happens, we'll let you know and try to help you keep it confidential.

How long does this agreement last?

We'll keep this agreement in effect until the confidential information has become public.

Legal stuff

We can’t transfer this agreement to anyone else without your permission.

If it turns out part of this agreement isn’t enforceable, you and we will remove that part, and it won't affect the rest of the agreement.

If you and we have a dispute, the State of Oregon's laws will apply, except for the conflict of laws rules, and you and we will go to court in Multnomah County, Oregon.

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