Whatever you do, I would strongly advise you not to use a confidentiality agreement you find on the internet. I have to agree with Brady on this one–a confidentiality agreement is a legally binding contract and for that reason, you really need a lawyer to draft one for you. The agreements found on the internet typically contain boilerplate language that has nothing to do with your specific circumstances and they would likely not protect you and/or your business if challenged in a court of law. You need a confidentiality agreement that is tailored to your specific needs and is compliant with any applicable laws or regulations. Only a lawyer can advise you about the terms that should be included in your agreement, the consequences of any breach of the agreement, and any remedies that might be available should a breach occur.
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