Keeping Trade Secrets
Trade secrets can take many forms, such as your customer and supplier list, your next marketing campaign, a particular process or formula, or your finances. Here’s how you can protect them:
Have all employees, contractors, consultants, advisors and suppliers sign a confidentiality agreement.
Restrict access to areas of your office or plant.
Mark documents with a confidential legend.
Limit circulation of confidential documents.
Lock away sensitive material.
Include warnings and directives in your employee manual.