5.2 Confidential Information includes all information identified by a party that discloses as being of copyright and confidentiality, with Confidential Information remaining the exclusive property of the disclosed party, unless ownership of such Confidential Information is expressly stipulated in the Agreement. Items are not considered confidential information when: (a) is not publicly available through a breach of an agreement by the recipient; (b) have been lawfully obtained by a third party without breaching an obligation of confidentiality; (c) have been developed independently of one Party without access to the confidential information of the other Party; or (d) are properly known to the recipient at the time of disclosure, as evidenced by its written records. 7.2 Prohibition of debauchery. The Consultant undertakes and agrees that, during the term of this Agreement, the Consultant shall not engage, hire, hire, hire, employ directly or indirectly, through an existing business, an unregistered business, a related party, a successor employer or other employee or independent contractor, or do not engage with him or her in part-time employment, advice, advice or other; except on behalf of the company, while the consultant provides services to the company. Handshake transactions may still work for some people, but without a solid advice agreement signed by both parties, you and your business put you at risk. Most clients understand the nature of a consulting relationship, but you should never make assumptions. During a consulting assignment, clients can have very unique insights about their property and time, which is one of the reasons why contracts are so important. Believe it or not, an effective consulting contract requires 18 complete components to get the job done. Some of these components are strictly legal, but the vast majority of them are actually determining the day-to-day nature of your work with a client.
1.3 Confidentiality. In order for the consultant to provide the consulting services, it may be necessary for the company to provide the consultant with confidential information (as defined below) about the company`s business and products. The company will rely heavily on the consultant`s prudent integrity and discernment to use this information only in the best interest of the company. This standard consulting contract defines the legal relationship between a company that provides consulting services to another in the province of British Columbia, but it can be used anywhere. Feel free to adapt it to your contractual needs and use it. Keep this in mind, though; It`s always a good idea to have a contract checked by a lawyer before signing it. Proprietary and sensitive information is often shared by both parties during a consulting engagement. This is sometimes protected by a confidentiality agreement (NDA), but if your commitment does not require an extended NDA, it is useful to simply include an NDA clause in your consulting contract.
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