The Recipient of information commits to keep all sensitive, public or non-public, information, given to him/her in oral, written, digital, or other form in relation to the Purpose strictly confidential.
Furthermore, the Recipient commits to take all necessary and reasonable measures in order to prevent the information from being passed on or otherwise made accessible to third parties. In any case, no further disclosure may be made without the knowledge of the Discloser and his written consent.
Upon completion or termination of the Purpose or Service or upon termination of the collaboration or agreement, all documents, information, address books, company and client details, account details, pictures, videos, sounds or any kind of files or tangible items produced by the Recipient or supplied by the Discloser for use during the life of the Purpose, belong to the Discloser and should be returned without delay, in a well organised and orderly way. The Recipient does not have the right to keep any of the above described files, does not hold the right to use, distribute, publish, share or sell them. The Recipient also commit his/her self to delete any copies and information saved and to confirm in writing after deletion.
Whilst the independence of the Recipient is acknowledged, the Discloser also has an obligation to protect its business activities and the Recipient therefore agrees that will not, either during the duration of the project or for a period of eighteen (18) months after termination of the contract or agreement or service, either directly or indirectly solicit, approach or endeavour to entice away from the Discloser any contact, person, firm or company that at any time in the period of the project was an employee, agent, sales person, consultant, subcontractor, officer, director, supplier or customer of the Discloser.
Without limitation to the generality of this restriction the Recipient should be aware that information as to pricing, customers including names, addresses and contact persons, accounting information and industry specific techniques, together with all information about the Discloser and his clients and suppliers received are in all circumstances confidential. If the Recipient is in any doubt as to whether particular information is confidential or not he/she should enquire of the Discloser and until he/she receives a positive clearance must not disclose that information to any person.
The Recipient and the Discloser are not subject to the confidentiality agreement regarding only information that is publicly known and/or was known to him/her beforehand and/or was given to him/her from third parties, or by effect of a court order, without a breach of confidentiality. If the Recipient or the Discloser pleads such an exceptional case, he/she has to provide evidence to this effect.
Any breach hereof will give rise to Recipient’s liability, for any loss that the informant may suffer.
This confidentiality agreement is governed by the UK law, will come into force when signed by the Recipient and the Discloser and is valid for an indefinite period of time.