This Confidential Information Agreement sample form is a standard for all matters confidential between employer and employees.
If you're thinking you won't need a form like this, you are sadly mistaken. An agreement forms such as this, is a vital form to have along with your employee records.
Some businesses have trade secrets or covetable recipes that they want to make sure don't leave your doors when your employees need to move on to greener pastures (or even those still in your service).
If you have information, any information or trade that you wish your employees to know, but keep out of the hands of your competition, you will need a form like this.
In consideration of being employed by_ [Company], the undersigned hereby agrees and acknowledges:
1. That during the course of my employ there may be disclosed to me certain trade secrets of the Company; said trade secrets consisting of:
a] Technical information: Methods, processes, formulae, compositions, inventions, machines, computer programs and research projects.
b] Business information: Customer lists; pricing data; sources of supply; and marketing, production, or merchandising systems or plans.
2. I shall not during, or at any time after the termination of my employment with the Company, use for myself or others, or disclose or divulge to others any trade secrets, confidential information, or any other data of the Company in violation of this agreement.
3. That upon the termination of my employ from the Company:
a] I shall return to the Company all documents relating to the company, including but not necessarily limited to: drawings, blueprints, reports, manuals, correspondence, customer lists, computer programs, and all other materials and all copies thereof relating in any way to the Company's business, or in any way obtained by me during the course of my employ. I further agree that I shall not retain any copies of the foregoing.
b] The Company may notify any future or prospective employer of the existence of this agreement.
c] This agreement shall be binding upon me and my personal representatives and successors in interest, and shall inure to the benefit of the Company, its successors and assigns.
d] The unenforceability of any provision to this agreement shall not impair or affect any other provision.
e] In the event of any breach of this agreement, the Company shall have full rights to injunctive relief, in addition to any other existing rights, without requirement of posting bond.