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Confidentiality Agreements

A confidentiality agreement (CDA), also called a nondisclosure agreement (NDA), is a legally-binding contract in which a person or business promises to treat specific information as confidential, much like a trade secret, and not to disclose the information without proper authorization.

Confidentiality agreements perform several functions. First of all, they protect sensitive technical or commercial information from disclosure to others who do not have authorization to receive the information. Second, the use of a CDA can prevent the forfeiture of valuable patent rights. Third, the CDA defines exactly what information can and cannot be disclosed.

For further information regarding CDAs at Fox Chase Cancer Center, please contact John McNeill.

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