Definition of non-disclosure agreement in English:

non-disclosure agreement


  • A contract by which one or more parties agree not to disclose confidential information that they have shared with each other as a necessary part of doing business together.

    ‘all staff sign non-disclosure agreements, thus ensuring the confidentiality of any proprietary information’
    • ‘The proprietary coating that makes them so unique is covered by a strict non-disclosure agreement with the inventor.’
    • ‘Lamo has voluntarily helped some targets fix the vulnerabilities he exploited - sometimes visiting their offices or signing non-disclosure agreements in the process.’
    • ‘They were serious about secrecy; we had to sign non-disclosure agreements.’
    • ‘The scientists hired as consultants are bound by non-disclosure agreements to remain silent.’
    • ‘The three companies have, after all, signed a non-disclosure agreement forswearing them against open talk about interconnection.’
    • ‘For our mutual protection, we usually bind our understandings about sharing intellectual property or market strategy in non-disclosure agreements.’
    • ‘It's available for review and comment only to those having an "operational need to know" and a non-disclosure agreement is required.’
    • ‘Pharma companies also require their researchers to sign non-disclosure agreements that can last up to a decade.’
    • ‘The project details were not revealed citing non-disclosure agreements with the customers.’
    • ‘The company will be forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement and will have to provide security for the codes.’
    • ‘I wonder if I'm breaking some sort of non-disclosure agreement by even mentioning this out here.’
    • ‘Some 40 copies of "the book" (pertinent proprietary financial information about the company) have been distributed to interested parties who signed non-disclosure agreements.’
    • ‘In many cases, clients have to sign a nondisclosure agreement before the accountants will even pitch them the scheme.’
    • ‘Non-disclosure agreements prevented him from saying precisely which companies these are and talks are still at an early stage.’
    • ‘You agree to abide by all parts of your Non-Disclosure Agreement, both in letter and spirit.’
    • ‘Developers likely can receive much more information under non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).’
    • ‘Not one of the nearly 5,000 graduates was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement.’
    • ‘Celebrities, CEOs, and politicians now routinely require staff to sign nondisclosure agreements - our new loyalty oaths.’
    • ‘If you want to share a trade secret with another party, make sure they sign a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA.’
    • ‘Both bodies say they are bound by a non-disclosure agreement while negotiations continue.’