It is understood and agreed to, that certain information provided by our customer or partner must be kept confidential. To ensure the protection of such information, and to preserve required confidentiality necessary under intellectual property laws, it is agreed that:-
- The Confidential Information to be disclosed can be described as and includes Invention description(s), technical and business information relating to proprietary ideas and inventions, ideas, patentable ideas, trade secrets, drawings and/or illustrations, patent searches, existing and/or contemplated products and services, research and development, production, costs, profit and margin information, finances and financial projections, customers, clients, marketing, and current or future business plans and models, regardless of whether such information is designated as "Confidential Information" at the time of its disclosure.
- Finchowkidar shall limit disclosure of Confidential Information within its own organization and/or independent contractors/ partners (collectively referred to as "affiliates") having a need to know the same. Finchowkidar will not disclose the confidential information obtained from the discloser unless required to do so by law and regarding disclosure by affiliates, the affiliates shall be responsible themselves for maintaining confidentiality and Finchowkidar shall not bear any responsibility or liability regarding the same
- This Agreement imposes no obligation upon Finchowkidar with respect to any Confidential Information (a) that was in Finchowkidar's possession before receipt from Client; (b) is or becomes a matter of public knowledge through no fault of Finchowkidar; (c) is rightfully received by Finchowkidar from a third party not owing to a duty of confidentiality to Finchowkidar's Client; (d) is disclosed without a duty of confidentiality to a third party by, or with the authorization of Finchowkidar; (e) is public knowledge or the information is available in the public domain; or (f) is independently derived by Finchowkidar.
- If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Agreement as a whole..