I have two primary jobs (teaching and as an engineer), but also do some contract work. I know there are other people here that do contract, so I was wondering if I missed something, or if I am just working for strange clients.
I am used to signing NDA’s. Been doing it for better than three decades. Until recently, they always addressed technology, trade secrets, business plans, and the like. If I own the IP (most common for the work I do), that was not covered, but the application might be as part of one of the general categories NDA’s tend to apply to. I saw, for years, pretty much the same boilerplate NDA from clients large and small, with minimal changes or special conditions.
The last few years I have been getting NDA’s that include clauses prohibiting me from disclosing the client (not unheard of, but historically unusual for me), and a few over the last year that explicitly prohibit the disclosure of the NDA itself. Just had my second one the ONLY prohibited disclosure of the client or existence of an NDA with the client.
Have I missed something? Or am I in some kind of twilight zone/outer limits land? We are not looking at large contracts. These are buy a round for the bar level, not buy the brewery.