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Confidentiality Agreement

Below is a copy of the terms we ask our editors to agree to when working on assignments:

1. Confidential Information herein refers to all information provided to the Editor prior to, or during the course of, carrying out Editorial Services for CWG. Such Confidential Information may include, but not be limited to:

  • All forms of proprietary documents, including academic documents, tables, figures, supplementary data, personal information, grant or other applications, patent information, personal communications, and other data provided by third parties for the provision of Editorial Services.
  • Data pertaining to the commercial activities of CWG and its contractors, such as client data, business or marketing plans, pricing, service provisions, ideas and strategic information related to the carrying out or development of its commercial activities

2.  All information provided to the Editor by CWG shall be deemed to be Confidential Information, regardless of the method of communication. For the avoidance of doubt, this shall include provision in writing, electronic format, visual format, or by word of mouth.

3. All Confidential Information shall remain the property of CWG and its clients. No conveyance of any rights or licence should be implied by disclosure of such Confidential Information to the Editor.

4. The Editor agrees:

  • Not to publish, transfer or disclose to others any Confidential Information without the written permission of CWG.
  • Not to use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than that which is necessary to carry out the Editorial Services provided by CWG.
  • In the event of termination of this LOA, to return to CWG any parts of the Confidential Information as are requested by CWG, or destroy such Confidential Information if requested to do so.

5.  The Editor agrees that the provisions of this LOA and Appendix 1 are reasonably required in order to protect the business and intellectual activities of CWG and its clients, and that breach of these would bring about irreparable injury to CWG and/or its clients.

6.  The Editor agrees that the obligations pertaining to Confidential Information shall survive any termination of this LOA and shall remain fully enforceable.