Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, or ‘CDAs’ or ‘NDAs’ are to be used where confidential information is to be disclosed between parties.
For use when the University is engaging in confidential discussions with external organisations.
For use when staff, students or visitors will be engaged as contractors by the University.
Who can sign?
A range of University Officers are empowered to sign standard CDAs on behalf of the University and are identified in the Authority to Sign Contracts & Agreements policy located on the Policy Library.
Standard CDAs are agreements where no amendments have been made to the terms and conditions of the CDA and the Schedule has been carefully and fully completed.
Non-standard CDAs will need to be passed through Legal Services to be signed by the Vice President (Corporate Services) in most instances. Instructions to Legal Services except from the Office of Research or Griffith Enterprise should be initiated through the Legal Services website.
Please note you are required to complete the name of the other party and provide its Australian Business Number which can be located using the ABN Lookup. Remember that a business name, trading name or trust is not a legal entity. In circumstances where a trust is involved, the appropriate legal entity to contract with is the trustee of the trust.
Please also note that care needs to be taken when specifying the purpose for which the information is being disclosed, and this sets the extent to which Griffith University may use information disclosed to it, and defines the boundaries within which the other party may use information disclosed by Griffith University.