The consultant acknowledges that all documentation received from the Client and documentation produced by the Consultant (“Proprietary Information”) are confidential and proprietary to the Client; and the Consultant agrees to use reasonable care, the same being not less than that employed to protect the Consultant’s own proprietary information, to safeguard the Proprietary Information to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure thereof.
The Consultant shall disclose or give access to Proprietary Information only to such persons having a need-to-know connection with the Consultant’s engagement and for use in connection therewith; and similarly the Consultant shall treat all information obtained during the course of engagement as confidential and disclose or share that information only with such persons having a need-to-know connection with the subject matter of the engagement.
Any copies or reproductions of the Proprietary Information shall bear the copyright or proprietary notices contained in the original.
Termination of Service
The Consultant shall, upon termination of its engagement under the contract with the Client return any and all Proprietary Information, including any copies or reproductions thereof in the Consultant’s possession or control.
The Consultant shall have no proprietary interest in the work product developed during the course of its engagement and expressly assigns all rights to copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights to the Client.