The one and onlyCanting Tribe NDA

viral cure for the common nondisclosure agreement

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The most recent version is 2.0.0. You can download it for free in Microsoft Word .docx, Adobe Acrobat .pdf, OpenDocument .odt, Rich Text .rtf and DocuSign template .zip formats, and learn about updates via RSS.

How You Can Help

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 tribe 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 from a company e-mail account with a message like:

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

Our website is at

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

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 Canting Tribe NDA differs from other NDAs only in how it protects everyone from having to read it over and over again. Every copy of The Canting Tribe NDA comes with a certificate from the side proposing it, guaranteeing that the terms are exactly the same as those published on this site. The license for the terms requires those who make changes to drop the name “The Canting Tribe NDA” from their changed versions.

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 typical 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. When we find a way to improve 1.0.0, we’ll call it 1.0.1, or 2.0.0, or 55.44.321. Anything but 1.0.0 again. Version 1.0.0 always be the same. Old versions will remain available.

If you’s like an e-mail every time a new version comes out, e-mail and ask to be added to the mailing list, or subscribe via RSS.

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 Canting Tribe NDA is right for your company.

If your lawyer has comments, feel free to have them e-mail We can and will incorporate feedback.

Does this NDA work outside the USA?

These terms were written with USA-based parties in mind, and require the party proposing the NDA to pick a state of the United States for governing law.

We’d love to receive comments on whether and how to make it work with other jurisdictions, at


The Canting Tribe NDA © Canting Tribe contributors

Each contributor grants everyone permission to do everything with The Canting Tribe NDA that would otherwise infringe copyright, under these rules:

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

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

  3. If you make changes to The Canting Tribe NDA, other than filling in blanks, remove all mention of "The Canting Tribe NDA" and, as well.