This document was written to encourage the flow of ideas between a company and a contract/possible new hire/new volunteer.
This Agreement is made and entered into as of TODAY (“Effective Date”), by and between COMPANY (the "Company”) and FIRST NAME LAST NAME ( "LAST NAME ")( collectively “the Parties”).
The Purpose of this Agreement is to facilitate a meeting of the minds between the Parties to evaluate possible future business arrangements between the Parties. In furtherance of and in support for Purpose:
Company will disclose confidential information to LAST NAME during these discussions. The confidential information will include specific business processes and practices, information about proprietary software developed and designed for innovative solutions to modern American issues. LAST NAME promises to use this confidential information only to evaluate possible future business with Company, and will keep the confidential information to self, and understand that using this information for financial gain to any detriment of Company will be a breach of this agreement. Not all information will be confidential, but the portions that are will be identified.
LAST NAME, as an independent contractor or as applicant for full-time or part-time employment, or seeking apprenticeship at Company, has learned skill-sets in one or more of the modern Applied Computer Sciences, System Development, Graphic Arts, and/or has a demonstrated skill as Artisan or other skills for which the Company is currently meeting with to discuss and evaluate possible future business arrangements. It is understood that LAST NAME may disclose creative suggestions and guidance during these meetings that that may or may not result in contractual work, but Company agrees not to use without just compensation any unique or novel solution or idea not previously contemplated by Company that is proposed or suggested during these discussions.
The Parties agree that in the event either party breaches this agreement by disclosing the confidential information exchanged during discussions to a third-party or uses the confidential information for individual financial gain, without additional signed agreement, the non-breaching party shall have a cause of action for monetary damages. The breaching party shall be liable for damages incurred by non-breaching party as allowed by the laws of the State of California, in a court of competent jurisdiction for the action.
The Parties agree that the Effective Date of the agreement is TODAY or as time stamped on www.docracy.com