General non-disclosure agreement between discloser and receiver of trade secrets. Specifies areas of disclosure and time-frame for liability.
Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray, and Highpoint Staff, agree:
Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray may from time to time disclose to Highpoint Staff certain confidential information or trade secrets generally regarding Highpoint Veterinary Clinic.
Highpoint Staff agrees that it shall not disclose the information so conveyed, unless in conformity with this agreement. Highpoint Staff shall limit disclosure to the officers and employees of Highpoint Staff with a reasonable "need to know" the information, and shall protect the same from disclosure with reasonable diligence.
As to all information which Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray claims is confidential, Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray shall reduce the same to writing prior to disclosure and shall conspicuously mark the same as "confidential," "not to be disclosed" or with other clear indication of its status. If the information which Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray is disclosing is not in written form, for example, a machine or device, Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray shall be required prior to or at the same time that the disclosure is made to provide written notice of the secrecy claimed by Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray. Highpoint Staff agrees upon reasonable notice to return the confidential tangible material provided by it by Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray upon reasonable request.
The obligation of non-disclosure shall terminate when if any of the following occurs:
(a) The confidential information becomes known to the public without the fault of Highpoint Staff, or;
(b) The information is disclosed publicly by Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray, or ;
(c) a period of sixty months passes from the disclosure, or;
(d) the information loses its status as confidential through no fault of Highpoint Staff.
In any event, the obligation of non-disclosure shall not apply to information which was known to Highpoint Staff prior to the execution of this agreement.
Mazee Nicole Taylor & James Lex Wray