4. Non-circumvention: If the disclosed party shares business contacts, a no-escape clause prevents the receiving party from circumventing the agreement and doing business directly or coming into contact with such contacts. Confidentiality agreements are essential for the protection of intellectual property, trade secrets or other protected information. Agreements offer more additional legal protection than is related to the infringement of patented or protected information. Not only does the company protect itself during the employment of individuals, but it also prevents the transmission of information when the employee leaves the company. A confidentiality agreement is used to do the following: a mutual NDA (also called a bilateral NDA) discloses confidential information in both directions. This will be beneficial if, in the future, privilege is to be determined by a judge.