The principle behind a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) is pretty simple: Protect your intellectual property. If you’re a consultant or an organization that works with contractors, you’ve probably signed one.

Recently, we asked TechRepublic members who had used nondisclosure agreements to forward samples of NDAs to us. Of the dozen or so that we received, we ended up using two for a download.

The first comes to TechRepublic from Daniel Basse, a Los Gatos, CA, IT professional whose experience includes stints as an IT director for eGain Communications and a network manager for Panasonic.

The second is from John Harrison, director of the Isle of Man-based WebOneUK, an IT consultancy and software development business.

We’ve modified each document to make it easy for you to customize them to fit your own needs. (NOTE: Laws vary by state and country. You should ask an attorney to review your adaptation of this agreement.) Download the sample agreements now!

Fill the toolkit!

Recently, we asked members to tell us what they wanted in the upcoming IT Consultant Toolkit ancillary. One of our members asked us if we could provide software engineering templates and methodologies, especially for the design phase.

If you have something like this in your shop, and you would like to share it with us, send it to the IT Consultant Community editor. If we use yours, we’ll send you a TechRepublic coffee mug.