Just like a joker. I conducted an EDGAR search of 8K submissions for final merger agreements and critical information for May 2016, which yielded 34 results for “non-disclosure,” 54 results for “non-disclosure” and 207 results for “confidentiality agreement.” Of course, the timing of merger agreements was most likely not included in the research if they were not considered essential for investors who limited search results. In Australia, privacy and loyalty titles (also known as confidentiality or confidentiality documents) are often used in Australia. These documents are generally used for the same purpose and contain provisions similar to other local provisions that are akin to undisclosed agreements (NOAs). However, these documents are treated legally as deeds and are therefore binding without consideration, unlike contracts. Maybe, according to the terms of the contract. It is always a good idea to check first, because some agreements strictly limit disclosures at the point of contact, to the reference in the agreement – usually the main examiner. Occasionally, questions from friends and colleagues about the difference between a confidentiality agreement (also known by its acronym; “NOA”) and a confidentiality agreement (also known as its longer name; Confidential Disclosure Agreement or “CDA”). There are many other variants of names for this type of agreement, depending on the part of the world and in the industry you practice, such as the proprietary information agreement, the secrecy agreement (Europeans like this agreement) and the Pinky-Swear-You-Won`t-Tell-Anyone agreement (I often enter with the 8-year-old neighbour).
As NDAs and CDAs are the most frequently used names, I stick to these names. So what is the difference between an NDA and a CDA and the others? THE CDAs/NDAs are controlled by several University of Pittsburgh offices. The content and purpose of these agreements will depend on the headquarters that will check the language and sign it on behalf of the university: Really, nothing. It is one of them, A Rose by Any Other Name Issues. This is not the name of the agreement, but the content that separates one NDA from another NOA or CDA. Some practitioners believe that the NDA is used in transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, while CDA is used for non-transactional matters, such as conducting services or consulting activities. That may be some truth, but the difference is only in the title. It is the content of the agreements that are negotiated and clarify the scope of the agreements and all their backs and don`ts.