Mutual Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement

 

This Mutual Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made effective on the ____1____ day of __May___, 2017 (“Effective Date”) by and between SAGE LIFESCI, a California corporation with offices at 2268 Westborough Blvd. Suite 302 #273 South San Francisco, CA 94080,  together with all legal entities, affiliates, subsidiaries and successors in interest thereof owned and/or controlled by any or all of such parties, (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Sage LifeSci”), and You, the Receiving Party, together with all legal entities, affiliates, subsidiaries and successors in interest thereof  owned and/or controlled by any or all of such parties, (hereinafter referred to as “Receiving Party”), and with both Sage LifeSci and Receiving Party sometimes collectively referred to as the “Parties”.

            WHEREAS the Parties have an interest in participating in discussions wherein either Party might share information with the other that the disclosing Party considers to be proprietary and confidential to itself (“Confidential Information”); and

            WHEREAS the Parties agree that Confidential Information of a Party might include, but not be limited to that Party’s: notes, analyses, compilations, studies, projections, diagrams, presentations, reports, drawings, depictions, summaries, translations, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, lists, software applications, scripts, games, blueprints, designs, valuations, appraisals, systems, databases, interpretations or other documents prepared and disclosed by the Disclosing Party or tendered, delivered or provided by the Receiving Party or any of its Representatives which contain or are based upon, in whole or in part, any Confidential and Proprietary Information. This also includes any and all business strategy, business plans, financial information, financing relationships, operational information, product information, pricing information, employee records and files, financial projections, sales projections, provider contracts, provider and vendor lists and files, business partners, associates, representatives and consultants,  disclosed by the Disclosing Party shall be treated as strictly confidential and/or proprietary information, including the financing procedures, valuations, potential investors, consultants, contractors, business constituents and/or business contacts, transaction details, financial resources and other direct information of any officer, director, employee, partner, developer, shareholder, broker, investment banker, lender, financing source, investor, consultant, contractor, business constituent and/or contact that the Disclosing Party originally introduces to the Receiving Party, unless used as authorized by this Agreement;

            NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties agree as follows:

  1. Either Party may disclose Confidential Information to the other Party in confidence provided that the disclosing Party identifies such information as proprietary and confidential either by marking it, in the case of written materials, or, in the case of information that is disclosed orally or written materials that are not marked, by notifying the other Party of the proprietary and confidential nature of the information, such notification to be done orally, by e-mail or written correspondence, or via other means of communication as might be appropriate.

  2. When informed of the proprietary and confidential nature of Confidential Information that has been disclosed by the other Party, the receiving Party (“Recipient”) shall, for a period of three (3) years from the date of disclosure, refrain from disclosing such Confidential Information to any contractor or other third party without prior, written approval from the disclosing Party and shall protect such Confidential Information from inadvertent disclosure to a third party using the same care and diligence that the Recipient uses to protect its own proprietary and confidential information, but in no case less than reasonable care.  The Recipient shall ensure that each of its employees, officers, directors, or agents who has access to Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement is informed of its proprietary and confidential nature and is required to abide by the terms of this Agreement.  The Recipient of Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement shall promptly notify the disclosing Party of any disclosure of such Confidential Information in violation of this Agreement or of any subpoena or other legal process requiring production or disclosure of said Confidential Information.

  3. All Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement shall be and remain the property of the disclosing Party and nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as granting or conferring any rights to such Confidential Information on the other Party.  The Recipient shall honor any request from the disclosing Party to promptly return or destroy all copies of Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement and all notes related to such Confidential Information.  The Parties agree that the disclosing Party will suffer irreparable injury if its Confidential Information is made public, released to a third party, or otherwise disclosed in breach of this Agreement and that the disclosing Party shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief against a threatened breach or continuation of any such breach and, in the event of such breach, an award of actual and exemplary damages from any court of competent jurisdiction.

  4. The terms of this Agreement shall not be construed to limit either Party’s right to develop independently or acquire products without use of the other Party’s Confidential Information. The disclosing party acknowledges that the Recipient may currently or in the future be developing information internally, or receiving information from other parties, that is similar to the Confidential Information. Nothing in this Agreement will prohibit the Recipient from developing or having developed for it products, concepts, systems or techniques that are similar to or compete with the products, concepts, systems or techniques contemplated by or embodied in the Confidential Information provided that the Recipient does not violate any of its obligations under this Agreement in connection with such development.

  5. Notwithstanding the above, the Parties agree that information shall not be deemed Confidential Information and the Recipient shall have no obligation to hold in confidence such information, where such information:

    1. Is already known to the Recipient, having been disclosed to the Recipient by a third party without such third party having an obligation of confidentiality to the disclosing Party; or

    2. Is or becomes publicly known through no wrongful act of the Recipient, its employees, officers, directors, or agents; or

    3. Is independently developed by the Recipient without reference to any Confidential Information disclosed hereunder; or

    4. Is approved for release (and only to the extent so approved) by the disclosing Party; or

    5. Is disclosed pursuant to the lawful requirement of a court or governmental agency or where required by operation of law.

  6. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to constitute an agency, partnership, joint venture, or other similar relationship between the Parties.

  7. Neither Party will, without prior approval of the other Party, make any public announcement of or otherwise disclose the existence or the terms of this Agreement.

  8. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties and in no way creates an obligation for either Party to disclose information to the other Party or to enter into any other agreement.

  9. This Agreement shall remain in effect for a period of three (3) years from the Effective Date unless otherwise terminated by either Party giving notice to the other of its desire to terminate this Agreement.  The requirement to protect Confidential Information disclosed under this Agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement.

  10. The Parties agree that this agreement was negotiated, reviewed and executed in Alameda County, California, and all provisions hereof shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of California without giving effect to its conflicts of laws and principles. Any judicial proceedings on any dispute arising out of this agreement or any matter related thereto shall be brought in state or federal courts of Alameda County, California, and by execution and delivery of this Agreement, each of the parties hereto accepts for itself the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of aforesaid courts  in Alameda County, California as trial courts, and irrevocably agrees to be bound by any judgment rendered in connection with this Agreement after the exhaustion of all appeals taken (or by the appropriate appellate court if such appellate court renders judgment.

 

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO BY THE PARTIES AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE BELOW:

 

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF:

 

You                                                   Company: Sage LifeSci, Inc.

 

Date:   ___May 1_________2017                              Date:  ­­­______May 1_______2017

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