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November 01, 2023

PPA Contract Templates: Non-Disclosure Agreements

PPA has a whole trove of contract templates for members to use. So just what is a non-disclosure agreement and how does it apply to photographers?

During the course of business, there may be times when you have a disgruntled client and have to negotiate with them and come to terms that you don’t want to be public to protect your business. Or during the course of the consultation either you and or client say that agreement or term cannot be discussed or shared.

Times like these are when a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) comes into play. An NDA, also known as a confidentiality agreement, is used when either one or both parties do not want the terms of their agreement or the agreement as a whole to be shared, or discussed in any manner with a third party. Investopedia defines an NDA as: 

A non-disclosure agreement is a legally binding contract that establishes a confidential relationship. The party or parties signing the agreement agree that sensitive information they may obtain will not be made available to any others.

When first hearing about an NDA they sound great. Keep in mind, however, that an NDA must be used sparingly in situations such as negotiations or settlement and must also be reasonable. The more straightforward and reasonable an NDA is the more likely it will be upheld.

To get an idea of what to include in your NDA head over to!