Nearly Non-Disclosure Agreement
By joining the Nearly Preview, this Non-Disclosure Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into as of
today ("Effective Date") by and between Doodle Buddy Labs, LLC, a California corporation, d/b/a
Nearly Labs on behalf of itself and its affiliates (collectively, "Company"), and you, the
individual accessing the Proprietary Information and any single legal entity on behalf of which you are
acting ("You" or "you"). Company wishes to protect and preserve the confidential
and/or proprietary nature of information and materials that may be disclosed or made available to you in
connection with Company's software, services, features and benefits.
1. Definition of
Confidential Information and Exclusions.
(a) “Confidential Information” means non-public information that a party to this Agreement (“Disclosing
Party”) designates as being confidential to the party that receives such information (“Receiving Party”) or
which, under the circumstances surrounding disclosure ought to be treated as confidential by the Receiving
Party. “Confidential Information” includes, without limitation, information in tangible or
intangible form relating to and/or including released or unreleased Disclosing Party software or hardware
products, the marketing or promotion of any Disclosing Party product, Disclosing Party’s business policies
or practices, and information received from others that Disclosing Party is obligated to treat as
(b) Confidential Information shall not include any information, however designated, that: (i) is
or subsequently becomes publicly available without Receiving Party's breach of any obligation owed
Disclosing Party; (ii) became known to Receiving Party prior to Disclosing Party’s disclosure of such
information to Receiving Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement; (iii) became known to Receiving
Party from a source other than Disclosing Party other than by the breach of an obligation of confidentiality
owed to Disclosing Party; (iv) is independently developed by Receiving Party; or (v) constitutes Feedback
(as defined in Section 5 of this Agreement).
2. Obligations Regarding Confidential
(a) Receiving Party shall:
Refrain from disclosing any Confidential Information of the
Disclosing Party to third parties for five (5) years following the date that Disclosing Party first
discloses such Confidential Information to Receiving Party, except as expressly provided in Sections 2(b)
and 2(c) of this Agreement;
Take reasonable security precautions, at least as great as the
precautions it takes to protect its own confidential information, but no less than reasonable care, to keep
confidential the Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party;
disclosing, reproducing, summarizing and/or distributing Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party
except in pursuance of Receiving Party's business relationship with Disclosing Party, and only as
otherwise provided hereunder; and
For the purpose of protecting trade secrets,
refrain from reverse engineering, decompiling or disassembling any software code and/or pre-release hardware
devices disclosed by Disclosing Party to Receiving Party under the terms of this Agreement.
(b) Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of Disclosing Party in accordance with a judicial
or other governmental order, provided that Receiving Party gives the undersigned Disclosing Party reasonable
notice prior to such disclosure to allow Disclosing Party a reasonable opportunity to seek a protective
order or equivalent.
(c) The undersigned Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information only to Receiving Party's
employees and consultants on a need-to-know basis. The undersigned Receiving Party will have
executed or shall execute appropriate written agreements with third parties sufficient to enable Receiving
Party to enforce all the provisions of this Agreement.
(d) Receiving Party shall notify the
undersigned Disclosing Party immediately upon discovery of any unauthorized use or disclosure of
Confidential Information or any other breach of this Agreement by Receiving Party and its employees and
consultants, and will cooperate with Disclosing Party in every reasonable way to help Disclosing Party
regain possession of the Confidential Information and prevent its further unauthorized use or disclosure.
Receiving Party shall, at Disclosing Party’s request, return all originals, copies, reproductions and
summaries of Confidential Information and all other tangible materials and devices provided to the Receiving
Party as Confidential Information, or at Disclosing Party's option, certify destruction of the same.
The parties acknowledge that monetary damages may not be a sufficient remedy for unauthorized disclosure of
Confidential Information and that Disclosing Party shall be entitled, without waiving any other rights or
remedies, to such injunctive or equitable relief as may be deemed proper by a court of competent
(a) All Confidential Information is and shall remain the property of Disclosing Party. By
disclosing Confidential Information to Receiving Party, Disclosing Party does not grant any express or
implied right to Receiving Party to or under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret
information except as otherwise provided herein. Disclosing Party reserves without prejudice the
ability to protect its rights under any such patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets except as
otherwise provided herein.
(b) In the event that the Disclosing Party provides any computer software and/or hardware to the Receiving
Party as Confidential Information under the terms of this Agreement, such computer software and/or hardware
may only be used by the Receiving Party for evaluation and providing Feedback (as defined in Section 5 of
this Agreement) to the Disclosing Party. Unless otherwise agreed by the Disclosing Party and the
Receiving Party, all such computer software and/or hardware is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any
kind, and Receiving Party agrees that neither Disclosing Party nor its suppliers shall be liable for any
damages whatsoever arising from or relating to Receiving Party’s use or inability to use such software
(c) The parties agree to comply with all applicable international and national laws that apply to (i) any
Confidential Information, or (ii) any product (or any part thereof), process or service that is the direct
product of the Confidential Information, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, as well as
end-user, end-use and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and other governments.
(d) This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter
hereof. It shall not be modified except by a written agreement dated subsequent to the date of
this Agreement and signed by both parties. None of the provisions of this Agreement shall be
deemed to have been waived by any act or acquiescence on the part of Disclosing Party, the Receiving Party,
their agents, or employees, but only by an instrument in writing signed by an authorized employee of
Disclosing Party and the Receiving Party. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall
constitute a waiver of any other provision(s) or of the same provision on another occasion.
(e) If either Disclosing Party or the Receiving Party employs attorneys to enforce any rights arising out of
or relating to this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys'
fees and costs. The parties expressly stipulate that all litigation under this Agreement shall be
brought in and governed by the laws of the state of California. Sipher and Company agree that California is
both the place of making and the place of performance of this Agreement and both parties consent to
jurisdiction in California.
(f) This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of
each party’s respective successors and lawful assigns; provided, however, that neither party may assign this
Agreement (whether by operation of law, sale of securities or assets, merger or otherwise), in whole or in
part, without the prior written approval of the other party. Any attempted assignment in
violation of this Section shall be void.
(g) If any provision of this Agreement shall
be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining
provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
5. Suggestions and Feedback
Receiving Party may from time to time provide suggestions, comments or other feedback ("Feedback")
to the Disclosing Party with respect to Confidential Information provided originally by the Disclosing
Party. Both parties agree that all Feedback is and shall be given entirely
voluntarily. Feedback, even if designated as confidential by the party offering the Feedback,
shall not, absent a separate written agreement, create any confidentiality obligation for the receiver of
the Feedback. Furthermore, except as otherwise provided herein or in a separate subsequent
written agreement between the parties, the receiver of the Feedback shall be free to use, disclose,
reproduce, license or otherwise distribute, and exploit the Feedback provided to it as it sees fit, entirely
without obligation or restriction of any kind on account of intellectual property rights or otherwise.