Waypoint NDA

the standard business nondisclosure agreement

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The most recent version is 2.0.0. You can download it for free as Microsoft Word .docx, Adobe Acrobat .pdf, OpenDocument .odt, Rich Text .rtf and DocuSign template .zip, or read its terms online.

If you’re tired of waiting for lawyers to read NDAs, or signing terms blind when you know you shouldn't, review this form once, join the roster of companies who offer and accept it, and spread the word. Help avoid and reduce pointless variations of the same old two-way NDA.


Appearing here isn’t any kind of legal offer or guarantee, but the companies listed here asked to be listed here.

List Your Company

To add your company to the list, e-mail companies@waypointnda.com from a company e-mail account with a message like:

My company, your company’s name, uses version 2.0.0 of The Waypoint NDA with potential customers or with prospective vendors or when talking with possible business partners or describe how.

Our website is at example.com.

I have the authority or permission from someone with authority to have you list the company on waypointnda.com.

We will use basic caution to verify that you are who you say you are, and give you a link you can use to point to your listing on this page.

We will only use the information you provide to make your listing here. We may also use your e-mail address to contact you about your listing.

In the future, we may charge to list a company here.

Questions and Answers

What’s so special about these NDA terms?


The Waypoint NDA differs from other NDAs in that you only have to read it once. Every copy of The Waypoint NDA comes with a certificate from the side proposing the NDA, guaranteeing that the terms are exactly the same as those published on this site.

What kind of NDA is this?

These terms are typical of the kinds of terms companies sign before discussing sales, partnerships, and other relatively routine business transactions.

These terms are not the kind of terms companies sign with other companies before mergers-and-acquisitions due diligence or other infrequent, specialized deals.

Will these terms improve over time?

Yes. New versions will appear on this site.

However, once a version appears on this site, that version will always read exactly the same. Old versions will remain available.

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Did lawyers write and review this?

Yes. But they are not your lawyers, or responsible to you for legal advice.

You should have your lawyer review and approve the most recent version. They can tell you whether and when The Waypoint NDA is right for you.

If your lawyer has comments, feel free to have them e-mail comments@waypointnda.com. We’ve incorporated good feedback before, and we’ll gladly do it again.

Does this NDA work outside the USA?

These terms were written for common-law jurisdictions, and require the party proposing the NDA to pick the state, country, or other jurisdiction for governing law.

United States, Canada, and UK lawyers have reviewed and approved the form. We’re actively seeking similar reads from other common-law legal practitioners:

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If you’re a lawyer from a non-US common-law jurisdiction, or a client with access to advice from one, download the latest version and e-mail feedback to kyle@waypointnda.com.


Each contributor to the Waypoint NDA grants everyone permission to do everything with The Waypoint NDA that would otherwise infringe their copyright in it, under these rules:

As far as the law allows, The Waypoint NDA comes as is, without any warranty at all.

No one involved in writing, reviewing, or improving The Waypoint NDA will be liable to you for any damages related to this license or use of The Waypoint NDA, for any kind of legal claim.

If you make changes to the Waypoint NDA, other than filling in blanks, remove all mention of “Waypoint” and waypointnda.com as well.