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EMPLOYEE PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND NON-DISCLOSURE ADDENDUM

Employee Proprietary Information and Non-Disclosure Addendum
This Employee Proprietary Information and Non-Disclosure Addendum ("Addendum") confirms an agreement between me and Employee Handbook Website Communications, which is a material part of the consideration for my employment by Employee Handbook Website:


  1. Proprietary Information
    a. I understand that Employee Handbook Website possesses and will possess Proprietary Information that is important to its business. For purposes of this Addendum, "Proprietary Information" is information (whether conveyed orally or in writing) that was or will be developed, created, or discovered by or on behalf of Employee Handbook Website, or which became or will become created, or discovered by or on behalf of Employee Handbook Website, which has commercial value in Employee Handbook Website's business. "Proprietary Information" includes, but is not limited to, information about trade secrets, designs, Human Resources, ideas, know-how, research, products, services, customer lists, finances, processes, data, techniques, improvements, inventions (whether patentable or not), works of authorship, business and product development plans, the salaries and terms of compensation of other employees, customers, and other information concerning Employee Handbook Website's actual or anticipated business, or which is received in confidence by me or for Employee Handbook Website from any other person. I understand that my employment creates a relationship of confidence and trust between me and Employee Handbook Website with respect to Proprietary Information.

  2. Employee Handbook Website Materials
    a. I understand that Employee Handbook Website possesses or will possess "Company Materials" which are important to its business. For purposes of this Addendum, "Company Materials" are documents or other media or tangible items that contain or embody Proprietary Information or any other information concerning the business, operations, or plans of Employee Handbook Website, whether such documents have been prepared by me or by others. "Company Materials" include, but are not limited to, photographs, charts, graphs, notebooks, customer lists, computer media or printouts, sound recordings and other printed, typewritten, or hand written documents, as well as samples, products, and the like.

  3. Intellectual Property
    a. I acknowledge and agree that all Proprietary Information and all title, copyright rights, trade secret rights, and other intellectual property and rights anywhere in the world (collectively "Rights") in connection therewith shall be the sole property of Employee Handbook Website. I hereby assign to Employee Handbook Website any Rights I may have or acquire in such Proprietary Information. At all times, both during my employment and after its termination, I will keep in confidence and trust and will not use or disclose any Proprietary Information or anything relating to it without the prior written consent of an officer of Employee Handbook Website except as may be necessary and appropriate in the ordinary course of performing my duties to Employee Handbook Website.
    b. All Employee Handbook Website materials shall be the sole property of the company. I agree that during my employment by Employee Handbook Website, I will not remove any Company Materials from the business premises of Employee Handbook Website or deliver any Company Materials to any person or entity outside Employee Handbook Website, except, as I am required to do in connection with performing the duties of my employment. I further agree that, immediately upon the termination of my employment by me or by Employee Handbook Website for any reason, or during my employment if so requested by Employee Handbook Website, I will return all Employee Handbook Website materials, equipment, and other physical property, excepting only (i) my personal copies of records relating to my compensation; (ii) my copy of this Addendum.
    c. I agree that all original works of authorship including, without limitation, text, artwork and computer software, which are made by me (solely or jointly with others) within the scope of and during my employment are "works made for hire" as that term is used in the United States Copyright Act of 1976, as amended. I will promptly disclose in writing to my immediate manager or to any persons designated by Employee Handbook Website, all "Inventions", (which terms includes improvements, inventions, works of authorship [other than works made for hire], works of are, products, services, customer lists, trade secrets, Human Resources, ideas, designs, processes, techniques, know-how, and data) made or conceived by me, either alone or jointly with others, during the term of my employment.
    d. I agree that all Inventions which I make, conceive, develop, or reduce to practice (in whole or in part), either alone or jointly with others) during my employment shall be the sole property of Employee Handbook Website to the maximum extent permitted by Section 2870 of the California Labor code, a copy of which is attached and I hereby assign such Inventions and all Rights therein to Employee Handbook Website. I will not disclose Inventions covered by this section 3.d to any person outside the Employee Handbook Website unless I am requested to do so by management personnel of Employee Handbook Website. No assignment in the Addendum shall extend to Invention, the assignment of which is prohibited by Labor Code Section 2870. Employee Handbook Website shall be the sole owner of all Rights in connection therewith.
    e. I have attached hereto a complete list of all existing Inventions to which I claim ownership as part as of the date of this Addendum and that I desire to specifically clarify are not subject to this Addendum, and I acknowledge and agree that such list is complete. If no such list is attached to this Addendum, I represent that I have no such Inventions at the time of signing this Addendum.

  4. Non-Solicitation
    a. During the term of my employment and for one year thereafter, I will not hire any employees of Employee Handbook Website and I will not solicit or recruit any of Employee Handbook Website’s employees to leave their employment.

 

 

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