Doubt in Non Disclosure Agreement provided to me..
Sir, recently I received NDA from my employer and I feel that there is some kind of interpretations in that, which is going to harm me(actually the situation is a bit tense between me and my employer).It's a 3page lengthy file.Kindly pls help me...
1. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
1.1 Company Information. I agree at all times during the term of my employment and even after termination from job thereafter, to hold in strictest confidence, and not to use, except for the benefit of the Company, or to disclose to any person, firm or corporation without written authorization of the Company, any Confidential Information of the Company. I understand that “Confidential Information” means any Company proprietary information, technical data, trade secrets or know-how, including, but not limited to, research, product plans, products, services, customer lists, markets, software, developments, inventions, processes, formulas, technology, designs, drawings, engineering, hardware configuration information, marketing, finances or other business information disclosed to me by the Company either directly or indirectly.
1.2 Former Employment Information. I agree during my employment with the Company, not to improperly use or disclose any proprietary information or trade secrets of any former or concurrent employer or other person or entity and not bring onto the premises of the Company any unpublished document or proprietary information belonging to any such employer, person or entity unless consented to in writing by such employer, person or entity.
1.3 Third Party Information. I recognize that the Company has received and in the future will receive from third parties their confidential or proprietary information subject to a duty on the Company’s part to maintain the confidentiality of such information and to use it only for certain limited purposes. I agree to hold all such confidential or proprietary information in the strictest confidence and not to disclose it to any person, firm or corporation or to use it except as necessary in carrying out my work for the Company consistent with the Company’s agreement with such third party.
1.4 “Invention(s)” means discoveries, developments, designs, improvements, inventions and/or works of authorship, whether or not patentable, copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable. This includes, but is not limited to, any new machine, article of manufacture, biological material, method, process, technique, use, equipment, device, apparatus, system, compound, formulation, composition of matter, design or configuration of any kind, or any improvement thereon.
1.5 “Proprietary Information” means information or physical material not generally known or available outside the Company or information or physical material entrusted to the Company by third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, Inventions, confidential knowledge, trade secrets, copyrights, product ideas, techniques, processes, formulas, software (including source and object code), mask works and/or any other information of any type relating to documentation, data, schematics, algorithms, flow charts, mechanisms, research, manufacture, improvements, assembly, installation, marketing, forecasts, pricing, customers, the salaries, duties, qualifications, performance levels and terms of compensation of other employees, and/or cost or other financial data concerning any of the foregoing or the Company and its operations. Proprietary Information may be contained in material such as drawings, samples, procedures, specifications, reports, studies, customer or supplier lists, budgets, cost or price lists, compilations or computer programs, or may be in the nature of unwritten knowledge or know-how.
1.6 “Company Documents” means documents or other media that contain Proprietary Information or any other information concerning the business, operations or plans of the Company, whether such documents have been prepared by me or by others. “Company Documents” include, but are not limited to, blueprints, drawings, photographs, charts, graphs, notebooks, customer lists, computer disks, tapes or printouts, sound recordings and other printed, typewritten or handwritten documents.
2. RETURN OF PROPERTY
Upon termination of my employment, I will return to the Company, retaining no copies or notes, all documents relating to the Company’s business including, but not limited to, reports, abstracts, lists, correspondence, information, computer files, computer disks, and all other materials and all copies of such material, obtained by me during my employment with the Company. During the term of employment the employee is entitled to submit and provide complete details and documentation of their work. Upon any incomplete or excluded documentation the employee will be entitled to provide promptly all the requests by the company related to their work without any additional costs levied on the employer.
3. NOTIFICATION OF FUTURE EMPLOYER
I hereby grants consent to notification by the Company to any future or prospective employer about any rights and obligations under this Agreement.
4. LEGAL AND EQUITABLE REMEDIES
I recognize that the Company may be irreparably damaged by any breach of this Agreement and that the Company shall be entitled to seek an injunction, specific performance or other equitable remedy to prevent such competition or disclosure, and may entitle the Company to other legal remedies, including attorney’s fees and costs.
5. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
This Agreement will be binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and other legal representatives and will be for the benefit of the Company, its successors, and its assigns. I may not assign any of my rights, or delegate any of my obligations, under this Agreement.
6. CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS
The obligations and rights described in this Agreement shall survive even after the termination of my employment with the Company.
Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this agreement will be reformed, construed and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein.
I acknowledge that any violation of this Agreement by me will cause irreparable injury to the Company and I agree that the Company will be entitled to extraordinary relief in court, including, but not limited to, temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions without the necessity of posting a bond or other security and without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that the Company may have for a breach of this Agreement.
8. I agree that any dispute in the meaning, effect or validity of this Agreement shall be resolved in accordance with the laws and jurisdictions of the country (“India”), states (“All the states of India ”) and international laws without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. I further agree that if one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision(s) shall be excluded from this Agreement and the balance of the Agreement shall be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance
8. COUNTERPARTS / ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. For purposes of this Agreement, use of a facsimile, e-mail or other electronic medium shall have the same force and effect as an original signature.
9. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the states of India and International laws without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
Asked in Labour from CALICUT, Kerala