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This Nondisclosure Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into by and between THE WORKSHOP SWAP (“DisclosingParty,” “Company,” or “Editor”) and
Beta Reader / Editor's Name (YOUR NAME) *
("Receiving Party, or "Beta Reader)
for the purpose of preventing the unauthorized disclosure of THE WORKSHOP SWAPclients’ (“Author”) Confidential Information as defined below. The parties agree to enterinto a confidential relationship with respect to the disclosure of confidential information("Confidential Information").
DEFINITION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
1. DEFINITION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Any Author’s work received for the
purposes of beta reading, whether it be in electronic or in hard-copy form and a full
manuscript or an excerpt. Also any information given within the beta reader
Google Drive folder, by email, or any other means of communication.
DEFINITION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION *
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EXCLUSIONS
2. EXCLUSIONS. If an Author has published the work that Beta Reader has been
hired/contracted to beta read, Beta Reader will be allowed to speak (verbally or
electronically) with members of the public regarding the work but not physically or
electronically share it, unless a physical copy has been freely given as a gift from the
Author or legally purchased from a book retailer or, if an electronic version,
purchased from a physical or digital book retailer (through which the Author has
legally given permission to share the work). The Beta Reader has permission to post
a review on book review websites (e.g. Amazon, Goodreads) after the Author has
approved the review. The Beta Reader has permission to speak with THE WORKSHOP SWAP, other
active members of the company, and the Author regarding Author’s work.
EXCLUSIONS *
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RIGHTFUL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
3. The Beta Reader agrees and confirms that any and all work submitted to them from
the Company is the rightful intellectual property and copyrighted material of the
Author. The submission of material for beta reading and/or editing privileges made
exclusively under this agreement is in no way to be represented as purchased
property.
RIGHTFUL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY *
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UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A BETA READER REDISTRIBUTE, COPY, SHARE, OR MAKE PUBLIC ANY MATERIAL IN ANY SIZE OR QUANTITY TO ANY THIRD PARTY OUTSIDE OF THIS AGREEMENT
4. The Beta Reader agrees that under no circumstances will they redistribute, copy
(either electronically or physically), share, or make public any material in any size
or quantity to any third party outside of this Agreement. The Beta Reader
understands that this includes but is not limited to piracy, speaking about
manuscript contents with anyone other than the Author, and duplicating the
manuscript in any form.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A BETA READER REDISTRIBUTE, COPY, SHARE, OR MAKE PUBLIC ANY MATERIAL IN ANY SIZE OR QUANTITY TO ANY THIRD PARTY OUTSIDE OF THIS AGREEMENT *
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THE COMPANY OR AUTHOR HAS THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE ANY AND ALL VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT
5. This Agreement shall be upheld by the legal authority (court) that presides over the
Company’s and the Beta Reader’s state and/or country of residence, whether that be
a state of the United States or other country. The Company or Author has the right to
prosecute any and all violations of the Agreement by any legal means available.
THE COMPANY OR AUTHOR HAS THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE ANY AND ALL VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT *
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LIABILITY
6. LIABILITY. Beta Reader is solely responsible for any violation of this Agreement.
THE WORKSHOP SWAP and JESSICA TUCKERMAN will not be held liable for Beta Reader’s
actions.
LIABILITY *
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LENGTH OF AGREEMENT
7. LENGTH OF AGREEMENT. This Agreement will be valid indefinitely, unless
otherwise specified in writing and signed by both parties, even in the event Beta
Reader is no longer associated with THE WORKSHOP SWAP.
LENGTH OF AGREEMENT *
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ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE *
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