Stop waiting on lawyers to review nondisclosure agreements, or signing terms blind when you know you shouldn’t. Review the Waypoint NDA once, sign it many times, and spread the word. Help end waste on the same old two-way NDA!
The latest version is 2.0.0. You can read the legal terms online and download complete contract packets for free. There’s also a long-form version that attaches a full copy of the legal terms, instead of incorporating them by reference:
Questions and Answers
What’s so special about these NDA terms?
Nothing. The difference is all in handling: how the terms are published, proposed, and agreed.
The first page of a Waypoint NDA proposal either links to the terms here on waypointnda.com or guarantees that the terms attached are the same as those published here. Once you’ve reviewed a version of the Waypoint NDA, you can propose and receive proposals to sign it over and over, without ever having to review it again.
Is anyone already using the Waypoint NDA?
Yes. Since early 2019, the Waypoint NDA has saved countless hours, dollars, and shreds of precious sanity for executives, employees, and lawyers. All kinds of companies, from very small to very large, have signed the Waypoint NDA.
You don’t have to tell us if you use the Waypoint NDA. But others have shared experiences proposing the Waypoint NDA to companies who already knew about it, leading to zero-review, zero-delay, zero-heartburn signings.
What kind of NDA is this?
Waypoint NDA terms are typical of the kinds of terms companies sign before discussing sales, partnerships, and other relatively routine business transactions.
The Waypoint NDA is not the kind of NDA companies sign with employees or independent contractors. For a form of that kind, see Square One. Nor is the Waypoint NDA the kind of NDA companies sign before mergers-and-acquisitions due diligence or other infrequent, specialized deals. If you’re interested in a standard pre-M&A NDA, send us an e-mail.
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.
You can subscribe to an RSS feed of new versions, as you would to a feed of new posts to a blog.
Did lawyers write and review the Waypoint NDA?
Yes. But they are not professionally responsible to you.
If you have access to a lawyer of your own, you should have them review and approve the latest version. Your lawyer 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 email@example.com. We’ve incorporated good feedback before, and we’ll gladly do it again.
Does this NDA work outside the USA?
Version 1.0.0 of the Waypoint NDA worked only in the United States. Version 2.0.0 incorporated input from Canadian, British, and Australian lawyers, to work within and between those countries, too. You can pick the law that will govern your deal, as well as where any lawsuits must take place, on the first page of the Waypoint NDA.
If you’re a lawyer from another country, or a client with access to advice from one, download the latest version and e-mail feedback or a markup to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help promote the Waypoint NDA?
The most important way to promote the Waypoint NDA is to use the Waypoint NDA. Everyone who receives a Waypoint NDA proposal gets live-action demonstration of how they can save time and hassle.
Apart from that, spread the word! Feel free to link to mention Waypoint NDA to friends and colleagues, and to link to waypointnda.com on blogs and social media. If you’d like to share how the Waypoint NDA has helped you or your company, mention @waypointnda so we can see and share.
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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.