DAKCS Standard Non-Disclosure Agreement

DAKCS Standard Non-Disclosure Agreement

DAKCS Standard Non-Disclosure Agreement
      WHEREAS, for the purpose as stated in Section 2 below, DAKCS and the Company (collectively referred to as the "Parties" and individually referred to as a "Party") have determined to establish terms governing the use and protection of Confidential Information (as defined in Section 1 below) that one Party ("Owner") may disclose to the other Party ("Recipient").


NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties agree as follows:


1.      "Confidential Information" means information that relates to the purpose stated in Section 2 below or that, although not related to such purpose, is nevertheless disclosed as a result of the Parties' discussions in that regard, and that should reasonably have been understood by the Recipient, because of legends or other markings, the circumstances of disclosure or the nature of the information itself, to be proprietary and confidential to the Owner, an Affiliate of the Owner or to a third party.  Confidential Information may be disclosed in written or other tangible form (including on magnetic media) or by oral, visual or other means.  The term "Affiliate" means any person or entity directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with a Party. Without limiting the foregoing, all information provided by DAKCS, whether in tangible form or orally, that relates to software of DAKCS’ or its suppliers, (including by way of illustration, software code, APIs, technical information and documentation, and licensing terms) shall be deemed proprietary and confidential information of DAKCS due to the nature of the information, without requiring any markings or other act by DAKCS.


2.      The Recipient of Confidential Information may use the Confidential Information only for the purpose of:

and only during the period of time stated in the first sentence of Section 9.


3.      Recipient shall protect such Confidential Information from disclosure to others, using the same degree of care used to protect its own confidential or proprietary information of like importance, but in any case using no less than a reasonable degree of care.  Recipient may disclose Confidential Information received hereunder to (i) its Affiliates who agree, in advance, in writing, to be bound by this Agreement, and (ii) to its employees and independent contractors, and its Affiliates' employees and independent contractors, who have a need to know, for the purpose of this Agreement, and who are bound to protect the received Confidential Information from unauthorized use and disclosure under the terms of a written agreement. Confidential Information shall not otherwise be disclosed to any third party without the prior written consent of the Owner. Recipient shall enforce all such written agreements referred to hereinabove, and shall promptly advise Owner of any known violation or breach of any such agreement.


4.      The restrictions of this Agreement on use and disclosure of Confidential Information shall not apply to information that:  


a.      Was publicly known at the time of Owner's communication thereof to Recipient;

b.      Becomes publicly known through no fault of Recipient subsequent to the time of Owner's communication thereof to Recipient;

c.      Was in Recipient's possession free of any obligation of confidence at the time of Owner's communication thereof to Recipient;

d.      Is developed by Recipient independently of and without reference to any of Owner's Confidential Information or other information that Owner disclosed in confidence to any third party;

e.      Is rightfully obtained by Recipient from third parties authorized to make such disclosure without restriction; or

f.       Is identified by Owner as no longer proprietary or confidential.



5.      In the event Recipient is required by law, regulation or court order to disclose any of Owner's Confidential Information, Recipient will promptly notify Owner in writing prior to making any such disclosure in order to facilitate Owner seeking a protective order or other appropriate remedy from the proper authority, and agrees to cooperate with Owner in seeking such order or other remedy.  Recipient further agrees that if Owner is not successful in precluding the requesting legal body from requiring the disclosure of the Confidential Information, Recipient will furnish only that portion of the Confidential Information that is legally required and will exercise all reasonable efforts to obtain reliable assurances that confidential treatment will be accorded the Confidential Information.


6.      All Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement (including information in computer software or held in electronic storage media) shall be and remain the property of Owner.  All such information in tangible form shall be returned to Owner promptly upon written request or the termination or expiration of this Agreement, and with the exception of written documentation regarding the royalty audit whereas a copy must be retained to comply with ongoing obligations, shall not thereafter be retained in any form by Recipient, its Affiliates, or any employees or independent contractors of Recipient or its Affiliates.


7.      No licenses or rights under any patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret are granted or are to be implied by this Agreement.  Neither Party is obligated under this Agreement to purchase from or provide to the other Party any service or product.




8.      Owner shall not have any liability or responsibility for errors or omissions in, or any decisions made by Recipient in reliance on, any Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement.


9.      This Agreement shall become effective as of the date first written above and shall automatically expire one (1) year thereafter; however, prior to such expiration, either Party may terminate this Agreement at any time by written notice to the other.  Notwithstanding such expiration or termination, all of Recipient’s nondisclosure obligations pursuant to this Agreement shall survive with respect to any Confidential Information received prior to such expiration or termination.


10.    Except upon mutual written agreement, or as may be required by law, neither Party shall in any way or in any form disclose the existence or terms of this Agreement, the discussions that gave rise to this Agreement or the fact that there have been, or will be, discussions or negotiations covered by this Agreement.


11.    The Parties acknowledge that Confidential Information is unique and valuable, and that disclosure in breach of this Agreement will result in irreparable injury to Owner for which monetary damages alone would not be an adequate remedy.  Therefore, the Parties agree that in the event of a breach or threatened breach of confidentiality, the Owner shall be entitled to seek specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief as a remedy for any such breach or anticipated breach without the necessity of posting a bond.  Any such relief shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any appropriate relief in the way of monetary damages. The prevailing Party in any such action shall recover that party's costs and expenses incurred in connection with the suit or action, including attorney fees.


12.    Neither Party shall assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, except to an Affiliate or successor in interest, without the prior, written consent of the other Party, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.  


13.    No failure or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder.


14.    This Agreement: (a) is the complete agreement of the Parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior such agreements with respect to further disclosures concerning such subject matter; (b) may not be amended or in any manner modified except by a written instrument signed by authorized representatives of both Parties; (c) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Utah without regard to its choice of law provisions; (d) may be executed in two or more counterparts, which shall together constitute one and the same agreement.


15.    If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit its enforcement in a manner most closely representing the intention of the Parties as expressed herein.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Parties hereto has caused this Agreement to be executed by its duly authorized representative.

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