Get an attorney-drafted, creative-tested template to protect the secret sauce of your creative business.
Are you meeting, talking or hiring someone who is going to have some access to your behind-the-scenes business stuff and want to make sure it stays confidential? This Non-Disclosure Agreement/NDA will cover your bum so that no one else can steal your product, client lists, vendors, recipes, formulas, market research, proceses, or ANY other secret "stuff" that is not available to the public.
This template comes with highlighted fields so that you can customize the services you are hiring out -- including all of the legalese to make it legit in the eyes of a higher power, a judge, or Oprah (not necessarily in that order). Don’t let the logistics keep you from expanding your business and getting quality help for the stuff that is NOT in your zone of genius. You CAN get help, mentorship, or a business relationship with someone and ALSO protect your hard-earned work.
Within 20 minutes you will be ready to dash this out to whoever you are talking to/hiring/consulting with! You can upload it to a free e-sign service like Hellosign or Docusign, or can integrate it into your client software system like Dubsado, 17 Hats, or Honeybook.
Perfect for: Small Businesses who want to meet with investors, business buyers, joint venture conversations, consultants, freelancers, virtual assistants (VAs), social media managers, fulfillment helpers, etc. Ideally, if you have regular 1099 Independent Contractors helping you, you will have them covered by our Independent Contractor Agreement -- but at a MINIMUM, they should sign this NDA before they get access behind your business's curtain.
Independent contractor status
intellectual property/content ownership
covers whether you hire them or not
covers whether you pay them or not
you expect from the services
confidentiality clause so that what happens in your business STAYS in your business
PLUS all of the boring legal mumbo-jumbo that turns this into a real bonafide contract you can feel proud of putting your name on.
Template in an editable Word .doc format with customizable fields/options
Video screenflow of creative attorney Brittany Ratelle walking you through the template
.PDF of license, instructions, and our favorite hacks for customizing contract templates
License to use the template for your business purposes (you can send to an attorney or those you are doing business with, on your team and theirs)
Jurisdiction: This template adheres to the US principles of contract law and is designed for those doing business in the United States. While similar principles may apply in your jurisdiction, please consult with a local attorney. Please consult with a local attorney if you have any business-specific questions.
Disclaimer: The template includes instructions to customize the form for your particular business and creative needs. While this is an attorney-drafted document, the online landscape changes quickly and decisively and nothing in this transaction or document establishes an attorney-client relationship. If you have questions about the contract terms and whether it fits your specific vision, operations or strategy -- please contact an attorney who practices in this area in your jurisdiction. This template is sold by Brittany Ratelle, LLC which is NOT a law firm and cannot offer you legal advice in applying this document to your particular fact situation. The information offered on CreativeContracts.co or BrittanyRatelle.com should be considered informational only and is NOT LEGAL ADVICE.
Authorized Use:This template is for your individual use only. You may reuse this form as many times as you need for your business transactions, or in multiple brands or businesses as long as it is owned and controlled by the same purchaser. Brittany Ratelle LLC grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the template in your business or personal affairs. You can send it to whoever you are doing business with for their signature (including their support staff), and you can send it to an attorney to review or edit.
Prohibited Use: You may not license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute, or make this document available to a third party, other than the people listed above. You may not uploadthis document to a website, email it to someone, or otherwise share it publicly.