The trade secrets and confidential information of Double T Cable Services, Inc. (“Company”) are its lifeblood. As a condition of employment, company employees must protect the confidentiality of company trade secrets and confidential information. Employees may come into contact with customer lists, operational or manufacturing procedures, or other confidential information. Access to this information should be limited to a “need to know” basis and should not be used for personal benefit, disclosed, or released without prior authorization from management. Any employee who has information that leads them to suspect that an employee or competitor is obtaining the company’s confidential information must inform management.
Unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets, or other confidential information, may result in the discipline or termination of any employee, and subject the employee to potential legal action. Employee agrees not to disclose or communicate, in any manner, directly or indirectly, information about the company, its operations, clientele, or any other information, that relates to the business of the company, its operations, clientele or any other information, that relates to the business of the company, including, but not limited to, the names or its customers or clients, its marketing strategies, operations, or any other information of any kind deemed confidential, a trade secret, a customer or client list, or other form of proprietary information of the company. Employee acknowledges the above information is material and confidential and that it affects the profitability of the company. To the extent employee believes they need to disclose confidential information, they may do so on after obtaining prior written authorization from management. Employee understands any breach of this provision, or of any other confidentiality and non-disclosure obligation, is a material breach of the terms of their employment.
“Immunity from Liability for Confidential Disclosure of a Trade Secret to the Government or in a Court Filing:
- Immunity—An individual shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that—(A) is made—(i) in confidence to a federal, state or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or (B) is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal.
- Use of Trade Secret Information in Anti-Retaliation Lawsuit—An individual who files a lawsuit for retaliation by an employer for reporting a suspected violation of law may disclose the trade secret to the attorney of the individual and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding, if the individual—(A) files any document containing the trade secret under seal; and (B) does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.”
By signing this agreement I hereby certify that:
- I will not disclose any confidential information about the company, company business, company personnel, or company customers and associates.
- I will not inappropriately retain or copy any confidential information about the company, company business, company personnel, or company customers and associates.
- I may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties if I disclose any confidential information about the company, company business, company personnel, or company customers and associates.