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Basic Confidential Disclosure Agreement
Basic Confidential Disclosure Agreement
This non-disclosure agreement (“Agreement”) is between The University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio (“University”) an institution of The University of Texas System (“System”) having a
business address at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7828, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900 and
_________________ (“Company”), a corporation having a business address at ____________________.
A. Company and University (collectively the “Parties”) wish to disclose to each other certain
information they wish to remain confidential and proprietary information (hereinafter collectively,
Confidential Information”) directly pertaining to the Purpose as defined below. This exchange includes all
communication of Confidential Information between the parties in any form whatsoever, including oral,
written, and machine readable form, pertaining to the Confidential Information provided, however, that
any Confidential Information disclosed other than in writing shall be reduced to writing and marked
“Confidential” or with wording of similar import within 30 (thirty) days of disclosure.
B. The Parties wish to disclose the Confidential Information for the sole purpose of
________________________ (“Purpose”).
Therefore, University and Company agree, as follows:
1. That the disclosure of Confidential Information by the Parties is in confidence and thus the Parties
agree to:
a. (1) Not disclose the Confidential Information to any other person and (2) use at least the same
degree of care to maintain the Confidential Information as the Receiving Party uses in
maintaining as confidential its own confidential information, but always at least a reasonable
degree of care;
b. Use the Confidential Information only for the Purpose;
c. Restrict disclosure of the Confidential Information solely to those employees of the Receiving
Party having a need to know such Confidential Information in order to accomplish the Purpose;
d. Advise each such employee, before he or she receives access to the Confidential Information,
of the obligations of the Parties under this Agreement, and require each such employee to
maintain those obligations. The Confidential Information may be communicated to the
University's scientific and/or institutional review committee(s) under a similar, appropriate
understanding of the confidential and/or proprietary nature of the Confidential Information
supplied and to further the Purpose.
e. Within fifteen (15) days following written request of the Disclosing Party return to the Disclosing
Party all documentation, copies, notes, diagrams, computer memory media and other materials
containing any portion of the Confidential Information which was provided by the Disclosing Party,
or confirm to Disclosing Party, in writing, the destruction of such materials. The Parties shall have
the right to retain one (1) copy in a secure location for the sole purpose of determining any
continuing obligations of confidentiality under this Agreement.
2. This Agreement imposes no obligation on the Receiving Party with respect to any portion of the
Confidential Information received from the Disclosing Party which (a) was known to Receiving Party prior
to disclosure by Disclosing Party, (b) is lawfully obtained by Receiving Party from a third party under no
obligation of confidentiality, (c) is or becomes generally known or publicly available other than by
unauthorized disclosure, (d) is independently developed by Receiving Party, (e) is disclosed by Disclosing
Party to a third party without a duty of confidentiality on the third party, or (f) is not disclosed in writing or
reduced to writing and marked with an appropriate confidentiality legend within thirty (30) days after
disclosure. In addition, a Party may disclose to third parties Confidential Information of the other Party to
the minimal extent such disclosure is required to comply with law or regulation, provided that to the extent
possible the Party required to make such disclosure shall notify disclosing Party and assert or allow
disclosing Party to assert any exclusions or exemptions that may be available to it and/or seek a
protective order with respect thereto.
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