As an independent contractor for Safeguard Properties Management, LLC (“Safeguard”), I shall keep and maintain any and all information I receive from Safeguard (“Confidential Information”) on a confidential basis. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, information relating to properties, the financial status of the property holder (i.e., eviction proceedings), the status of the property itself (i.e., foreclosure, default, etc.), loan information of any kind, and any pricing-related information or any information regarding the compensation I receive from Safeguard for work and services performed and assignments I have or am performing relating to a property. I understand and agree that any information concerning pricing or compensation is considered to be a trade secret and Safeguard intellectual property.
Copying, using, distributing, or any other type or manner of disclosing Confidential Information to any third party, including but not limited to property holders, without the prior written consent of Safeguard’s CEO, is strictly prohibited. This prohibition shall apply to any type or manner of unauthorized communication, whether verbal, written or electronic. Electronic communication includes, but is not limited to, communication or data transmitted by email, chat room, internet, blogs, and instant or text messaging. Any unauthorized use or communication may subject me to civil and/or criminal penalties under applicable federal, state or local law, injunctive relief, and shall result in my and/or my organization being removed from Safeguard’s contractor list.
In the event I engage subcontractors to perform services on my behalf for Safeguard, I agree to require all such parties, as a condition to their engagement, to agree to be bound by provisions substantially identical to those included in this Acknowledgement relating to the treatment of Confidential Information.