I once signed an NDA that said I couldn’t even say that a meeting had taken place to sign the NDA. And it didn’t. There was no meeting. Why do you ask? Did you hear something? Who were you talking to?
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or confidentiality agreement is standard and reasonable business practice, but not all agreements are created equal. Learn what parts to negotiate today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.Here’s a Globe & Mail article about non-compete clauses (a different but related contract issue) and why they (usually) don’t hold up in court (in Canada). For a guide to other contract terms, check out the book The Paper It’s Written On, by Cather and Margulis.