Industrial secrecy commitment
CIR Laboratory agrees to comply with the following provisions governing the confidentiality of information to each of its customers.
Any and all know-how, process, process details, design, drawings, tracings, bill of materials, specifications, manuals, any other technical information, any other business information of any type whatsoever including trade secrets and proprietary information not part of the public knowledge or literature, whether or not characterized as secret of confidential (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Confidential Information") obtained by written, oral or electronic communication or by drawings, process reports from CIR Laboratory customer (hereinafter collectively referred to as "CIR Customer"), the owners of the latter or any of its licensors or its own customers shall be deemed CIR Customer's intellectual property. In case of confidential information provided by a CIR Customer's licensor, the intellectual property belongs also to the latter. Information contained therein must not be reproduced or duplicated by CIR Laboratory, nor revealed to other without the written consent of CIR Customer, or its licensors, as the case may be, except to such employees, affiliates, advisors and consultants of CIR Laboratory which have been advised of the confidential character of such information.
This obligation of confidentiality shall not apply if and to the extent that such Confidential Information (i) is in the public domain at the time of disclosure by CIR Customer or its designee, (ii) after such disclosure becomes part of the public domain, (iii) is lawfully in the CIR Laboratory possession prior to such disclosure, as shown by written records, (iv) is lawfully obtained by CIR Laboratory from other sources who are not under obligation to CIR Customer or (v) is required by law to be disclosed.
Any results, design, drawings, tracings, photographic impressions and other technical information such as bill of materials, specifications and other information of any type whatsoever issued from the mandate accomplished by CIR Laboratory for CIR Customer can be disclosed to others without prior written approval by the High Management of this same customer.
Claude Allaire, Ph. D. P. Eng.
President and CEO