The Institute supports links to other professional organisations. Member Groups may seek to exchange access to each other's events as if a member of that organisation.
To avoid misunderstandings where there is a commitment beyond publicising each others events, the Member Group must agree a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
This provides a legally binding template for any activities that an Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) would typically cover whilst providing key protection for confidential information that may be shared with other parties.
The Non-Disclosure Agreement is binding on maintaining the confidentiality of the information and not on any actions or activities that would otherwise be the subject of the MoU.
It will provide you and BCS with greater protection when engaging in projects with external parties by preventing any information being shared until a formal legal relationship is formed.
We recommend that formal agreements are drawn up for any instance that involve the exchanging of money and will require formal agreements for any instances where personal data may be shared by a member group with a third party. Please contact your Community co-ordinator in these situations.