Updated on August 31st, 2022
A West Virginia non-disclosure agreement, or “NDA,” is used to protect confidential information from being disclosed to parties outside the contract. NDAs are regularly used before going into business with a person or company, such as when an employer hires an employee whose job will expose them to the company’s trade secrets. In a “mutual” NDA, both parties agree to ensure the privacy of exchanged information, whereas a “unilateral” NDA only obliges one of the parties to confidentiality. A breach of contract can result in the violated party seeking compensation for damages in court.
- Statutes: §§ 47-22-1 – 47-22-10
- Definitions: § 47-22-1
- Statute of Limitation (§ 47-22-6): Three (3) Years