Arizona Non-Disclosure Agreement

The Arizona Non-Disclosure Agreement (“Confidentiality Agreement”) is a legal document that ties two parties together, restricting one or both individuals from sharing learned confidential information. Confidential information, more frequently called “Trade Secrets,” includes the following according to the Arizona State Legislature: a “formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process.” NDA’s are commonplace in many institutions, such as libraries, hospitals, companies large and small, and laboratories.

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Trade Secret Law

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, published in 1979, was a law designed to make Trade Secret Laws more uniform between the states. Arizona’s take on the law (called the “Arizona Uniform Trade Secrets Act,” located in at Chapter 4 here) differs slightly and is outlined below:

  • § 44-401 Defines “Improper Means,” “Misappropriation,” “Person,” and “Trade Secret”
  • § 44-402 States when Injunctive Relief may be enforced
  • § 44-403 Explains how damages from misappropriation are interpreted
  • § 44-404 The situations that garner having the court pay for the winning party’s attorney’s fees
  • § 44-405 What the court will do to preserve the secrecy of the trade secret(s)
  • § 44-406 The Statue of Limitations (how long the complainant has to bring up a case of misappropriation)
  • § 44-407 How the law affects other laws within Arizona’s Legislature

How to Write in PDF & Word

Step 1 – Download the agreement in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word.

Step 2 – After both parties have read through the document, write the Date the contract will be in effect and the Names and Addresses of both the Disclosing Party (the company or individual sharing the secret) and the Receiving Party (those learning of the trade secret).

 

Step 3 – At the bottom of the NDA, have both parties print their NamesTitles within the companies (if applicable), the Dates in which they write their signatures, and finally, their Signatures on the top line. Once signed, the confidentiality agreement will go into effect, binding both parties together.