TERMS & CONDITIONS
MANUSCRIPT COPY EDITOR’S CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
THE PARTIES. This Manuscript Non-Disclosure Agreement, hereinafter known as the “Agreement”, is created on this xxth day of Month, Year, between Customer, hereinafter known as the “Disclosing Party”, and Future Innovation Tech, hereinafter known as the “Receiving Party”.
The Disclosing Party and Receiving Party wish to discuss and exchange certain items and information related to the confidentiality of the manuscript’s contents which the parties hereto consider highly confidential and proprietary.
NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, hereby agree as follows:
TERMS & DEFINITIONS
“Manuscript” shall mean all information relating to the manuscript such as the textual content, figures, tables and its concept in entirety.
“Confidential Information” shall mean all information provided by Disclosing Party with respect to the manuscript regardless of whether it is written, oral, e-mails, video tapes, computer discs, machines, prototypes, designs, specifications, articles of manufacture, drawings, human or machine-readable documents. Confidential Information shall also include all information related to the manuscript provided by Disclosing Party to Receiving Party prior to the signing of this Agreement. Confidential Information shall not include any of the following: 1. such information in the public domain at the time of the disclosure, or subsequently comes within the public domain without fault of the Receiving Party; 2. such information which was in the possession of Receiving Party at the time of disclosure that may be demonstrated by business records of Receiving Party and was not acquired, directly or indirectly, from Disclosing Party; or 3. such information which Receiving Party acquired after the time of disclosure from a third party who did not require Receiving Party to hold the same in confidence and who did not acquire such technical information from Disclosing Party.
“Disclosing Party” shall mean the party disclosing information to the other relating to the manuscript.
“Receiving Party” shall mean the party receiving information from the other relating to the manuscript and its contents.
USE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
The Receiving Party agrees to:
- Receive and maintain the Confidential Information in confidence;
- Examine the Confidential Information at its own expense;
- Not reproduce the Confidential Information or any part thereof without the express written consent of Disclosing Party;
- Not, directly or indirectly, make known, divulge, publish or communicate the Confidential Information to any person, firm, or corporation without the express written consent of Disclosing Party;
- Limit the internal dissemination of the Confidential Information and the internal disclosure of the Confidential Information received from the Disclosing Party to those officers and employees, if any, of the Receiving Party who have a need to know and an obligation to protect it;
- Not use or utilize the Confidential Information without the express written consent of Disclosing Party;
- Not use the Confidential Information or any part thereof as a basis for the design or creation of any method, system, apparatus, or device similar to any method, system, apparatus, or device embodied in the Confidential Information unless expressly authorized in writing by Disclosing Party
- Utilize the best efforts possible to protect and safeguard the Confidential Information from loss, theft, destruction, or the like
RETURN OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
All information provided by the Disclosing Party shall remain the property of the Disclosing Party. Receiving Party agrees to return all Confidential Information to Disclosing Party within 5-7 business days of written demand by Disclosing Party. When the Receiving Party has finished reviewing the information provided by the Disclosing Party and has made a decision as to whether or not to work with the Disclosing Party, Receiving Party shall return all information to the Disclosing Party without retaining any copies.
The Receiving Party acknowledges and agrees that due to the unique and sensitive nature of the Confidential Information, any breach of this Agreement would cause irreparable harm for which damages and or equitable relief may be sought. The company shall be entitled to all remedies available at law.
This Agreement shall be non-assignable by the Receiving Party unless prior written consent of the Disclosing Party is received. If this Agreement is assigned or otherwise transferred, it shall be binding on all successors and assigns.
This Confidential Information that is shared may not be disclosed by the Receiving Party to any 3rd party unless the information has been made public or written permission has been given by the Disclosing Party.
This Agreement and all questions relating to its validity, interpretation, performance and enforcement (including, without limitation, provisions concerning limitations of actions) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tamilnadu, notwithstanding any conflict-of laws doctrines of such state or other jurisdiction to the contrary, and without the aid of any canon, custom or rule of law requiring construction against the draftsman.
Neither party does, by virtue of disclosure of the Confidential Information, grant, either expressly or by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any right or license to any patent, trade secret, invention, trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property right.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns.
The provisions of this Agreement are independent of and separable from each other, and no provision shall be affected or rendered invalid or unenforceable by virtue of the fact that for any reason any other or others of them may be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part.
This Agreement sets forth all covenants, promises, agreements, conditions and understandings between the parties and there are no covenants, promises, agreements or conditions, either oral or written, between them other than herein set forth. No subsequent alteration, amendment, change or addition to this Agreement shall be binding upon either party unless reduced in writing and signed by them.
agreement must be signed individually for each manuscript at the time of submission to the receiving party. Future Innovation Tech Publication Services would edit the documents as prescribed by the journal mentioned by the disclosing party while liability of the paper getting accepted does not rest with the receiving party.