This policy outlines the measures the organization is taking to ensure protection of its confidential information, including the imposition of a contractual obligation in the form of a nondisclosure agreement (NDA).
From the policy:
A nondisclosure policy protects an organization’s confidential information from exposure to persons inside or outside the organization who could intentionally or inadvertently use the information in a way that could be detrimental to the business. Such information will hereinafter be referred to as the “confidential information.”
A nondisclosure policy further protects persons authorized to have access to the confidential information by clarifying and specifying their duties and obligations regarding protection of that information.
All employees and independent contractors working for this organization should be aware of the requirement to comply with this policy.
There are no exceptions to this policy.
In the course of doing their work, employees and independent contractors may receive, view, or interact with information comprising company confidential information. Disclosure of that information to unauthorized parties can do irreparable harm to this organization, so it is in the company’s best interest to establish specific guidelines for persons receiving, viewing, listening to, or using confidential information and to require them to execute a contractual agreement acknowledging intent to comply with such guidelines.