Mississippi Non-Disclosure Agreement
The Mississippi Non-Disclosure Agreement is used when two (2) or more parties will be discussing confidential information, and one (1) or more of the parties need to ensure the other party doesn’t disclose the sensitive information to third parties, such as the general public or competitors. Confidential information commonly protected include business plans, patient test results (in a medical setting), recipes, or methods. Below you will find an overview of Mississippi’s law regarding Trade Secrets as well as a how-to for our PDF and Word versions.
Trade Secret Law
Mississippi’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Title 75 Chapter 26, contains ten (10) sections that go over how misappropriation (aka ‘Embezzlement’) is handled in the state, and how victims of the crime can go about getting compensation and having the courts forcibly stop entities from profiting from misappropriation via an injunction.
- § 75-26-1 Short title – The citeable title of Chapter 26
- § 75-26-3 Definitions – Definitions of commonly used terms throughout the following sections
- § 75-26-5 Injunctive relief – What is required for the court to issue an injunction
- § 75-26-7 Damages – When damages caused by misappropriation will be rewarded
- § 75-26-9 Attorney’s fees – Three (3) scenarios in which the winning party’s attorney’s fees will be paid for
- § 75-26-11 Trade Secret Protection – The steps the court will take to prevent trade secrets from being [further] exposed
- § 75-26-13 Statute of limitations – How long after discovering misappropriation an individual has to bring a case (3 years)
- § 75-26-15 Effect on other laws – What laws the chapter does and does not affect
- § 75-26-17 Construction of provisions – Essentially says this act is an adoption of the general Uniform Trade Secrets Act
- § 75-26-19 Severability provisions – If a certain provision does not apply/is invalid, it doesn’t affect the other sections
How to Write
Step 1 – Download the contract in PDF or Word. It is essential that all parties agree on the terms and conditions in the contract. If there need to be additions, removals, or edits to the conditions listed in the NDA we offer, make these before heading to the next step.
Step 2 – Enter the Current Date in the field at the top of the page (Day, Month, and Year). Then, have the parties write their Names and Addresses into the respective fields. The “Disclosing Party” is the entity releasing information to the other party, called the “Receiving Party.”
Step 3 – At the bottom of the second (2nd) page, have both parties write their Printed Names, their Company Titles (if not signing as a company, leave blank), and the Dates they will be signing the contract. At this point, all fields (except the signatures) should be complete. Now, the parties can sign their full legal names into the areas provided – officially binding the entities to the conditions outlined in the agreement.