Missouri Non-Disclosure Agreement
Download our Missouri Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which is a contract used when an individual or company is planning on disclosing confidential company information to another party and wants to ensure the information does not get released to a competitor or third party. The contracts, also called “Confidentiality Agreements” or “NDAs,” are commonly used in almost all industries, although can be mostly found within the business and medical fields. Below you will find an overview of the law regarding confidential information (formerly called “Trade Secrets”) and a how-to for completing the contract in either PDF or Word.
Trade Secret Law
Missouri’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act (§§ 417.450 through § 417.467) is composed of nine (9) sections, which covers how misappropriation (embezzlement) of trade secrets are handled with respect to the law. If you will be conducting business in Missouri while bound by an NDA, it is highly recommended that you understand the sections outlined below.
- § 417.450 How to cite
- § 417.453 Definitions
- § 417.455 Injunctions
- § 417.457 Damages
- § 417.459 Preservation of Trade Secrets
- § 417.461 Time Limitation
- § 417.463 Effect on other laws
- § 417.465 Purpose
- § 417.467 Effect on prior Misappropriation
How to Write
Step 1 – Download the NDA in either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word. Before signing, have both parties read through the agreement, making any changes as necessary. It is important to outline both what cannot be said, and what can be said after the contract goes into effect. Once both parties agree to the contract, head to the next step.
Step 2 – At the top of the agreement, enter the Day, Month, and Year that the contract is going into effect. Then, have the Disclosing Party (entity disclosing the confidential information) write their Name and Address. Repeat this step for the Receiving Party, which is the company or individual that is learning the secret info.
Step 3 – Head to the last page of the agreement. Here, both parties will need to write their Names in print, their Titles within their companies (if applicable), and the Dates in which they are signing the contract. The Date at the top of the agreement should be equivalent to, or later than the dates written by the parties. Finally, have the Disclosing and Receiving Parties write their Signatures.