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Top Secret and Confidential

According to MacMillan Dictionary, a confidentiality agreement, also known as a non-disclosure agreement, is “an agreement in which a person or organization that has important information about the activities of another organization promises not to give it to anyone else.” (

In terms of conducting business, non-disclosure agreements may provide a foundation for a long-lasting, relationship between you and your client or provider. NDA’s may not only assure your or associates about your company’s transparency and professionalism, but also foster a sense of trust.

Many clients ask to have a non-disclosure agreement drafted or signed before even sending us the files for which they need a quotation on translation price and turn-around time. As your trusted service provider, Trusted aims to assure our clients that their information sent to us is kept confidential.

Based on this fact, some might ask: why are non-disclosure agreements requested?

One of the most important reasons for drafting a confidentiality agreement is for the protection of intellectual property: This kind of contract protects important technical or commercial information from being given to others. You don’t want your brand-new , which may not yet be on the , to be known to potential . If such information is revealed, then the exposed company or organization could potentially lose their patent rights to their own invention. Other organizations require confidentiality agreements in order to protect the right to of certain persons; some client documents include court testimonies or proceedings whose information has to be treated with sensitivity and legal protection.

If you are seeking services from a potential provider or client, you should consider a confidentiality agreement in order to protect your client and maintain a trust-based business relationship.

All trusted translators ( )  are bound by commercial confidentiality and corporate nondisclosure agreements. Trusted Translations takes confidentiality and security issues very seriously. All translations remain strictly confidential. Our translators are sensitive to the nature of this industry and fully respect attorney-client and attorney work-product privileges.