Manufacturer Reps: Do Your Customers Ask You To Sign NDAs Often?

I've had a couple come my way lately. Is this something you see as commonplace? The length of terms on the last one was 5 years and a colleague of mine said that they are usually 3 years long.

Login to read this IPVM discussion.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

*******, *** *** *******? **** *** *** *********? ** *** mean *********** ****** ************ **** ** **** ****? ** *** other *** ******? ** **** ***** ***********?

***, ** *** ****** * ***************** ***** *********** ****** ***** *** **** ********* ** **** NDAs.

* **** *********** ****** ************ **** ** **** ***'*. *** example, * ***** ******* ******** ***** ****** **. **** ** all *** ******* * *** ******* *** *** ********** * work **** *** **** *******. * *** * ******* **** an ******* ************ ********* **** ** *** ******* ** **** it ******* ** ***** ** *** ** ** *** ***** team ***** (***** ***** ******* *****).

** *** ** *** **/** ********* * **** **** ****** two ***'* *** **** **** **** *** **** ********/**********. ** is * ****** **** ******** ** **** ** ** **** as ** ** ****** ** ******* * ***'* ****** **** that * **** ** **** ***** ***** ***** *** ********* is *****.

** ***** ******** ******** ** **** ** *** **** **** cause *** ** ******* ***'* *** ***** ******.

***** ** ***, **** *** *** ** ** ******* ;)

********, **** ** * *** ********* ******* ****. * ** not **** *** ***** ** ******* *** **** ** ****, integrators ** ******* *** ************** *******. **** **** * *** of ****** ***** ** ** *** *********, *** ********* ***** with ****** *********** ** **'* **** *** **** ** *** information **** *** **** ** **** ***********.

* **** *** ***** ** **** **** ***** ******** *** I ** *** *** ***** ** ****. * ****** **** other **** ******** / ****** ** ** ****.

********: ** **** ****** ******* ***** *************** ***** ***** ************ ****.

***** ** ***, ** * *** **** **********/************* ** ****** all *** **** ******* ** **** ******* *********. * ****** for *** **** ** ** ********** *** ** ***** ** worth ** ** **** **** ********** ** ***** ******* ** a *** **** * **********.

********, * **** ***** **** **** **** **** * *** of ****** ***** ** ** *** *********. ***** *** **** out ***** *** **** ** **** **** ** ***** **. You ***** ** ****** ** *** ***** ******* **'* *** and *** **** ** **** ***'* **** *** ********* **** what ** ***** ** ** ***** ********* (*** **** ***** own ********)

*** ** ** ***** **? ******* *** *** **** * lot ** ******** **** * **********, ** ** *** ******* with *** ********** ** ** ******* **** ***** **** *** competitor.

*****'* * ******** ***** *** ** *** ********* *** *** the *********** *** ***** **** **** ** **** ****, *** the *** ***** ** ******** ** ******* ***** (**** **** a ****** ***)

***** ***** ***** *** **** ******* ****** *** ** *** you **** ** ** ** *** **, *** *** **** hard, ******* ****** *********** ** **** **** ** ******** ********** customers ** *** *********.

***, ** ***** ** ****, * ***** ** *****, **** 3 ***** ***** ****. * ****** ****** ****** ** ********** to ******* ******* *****.

******* ***********, ** *** **** *******, *********. ** **** ********* that ** **** ********* *** ********** **** *******. **, ** you *** **** ** *********** ******** *** **** ******** *** through **** ******* ** ********* ******* ******** *** ******** **** a ******* ** **** "****** *****", *** ******'* *** **** to ******* **** ********* ********** ******* *** *** ** ***'*? I've **** ********* *** ******* ** * ************ *** ***** be * ***-*** ****** ** *** "**" ******** **********. ****** cut *** ***** ** *** ******** ******** *****, * *** unequivocally ***** **** *** ******** ******** ******* **** * ************ that ** *** ** ***-***** ** * **** ********* ***** "crossing ****". ***'* **** *** ***** ******* ****** **** **** once ** **** ******* ** ** ****** ** ***** **** clients *** ******** ** *** ****** ***************** ******** *** *** company's **** **** - ** ************* ******.

* **** **** ***** ** **** ***'* ** *********** ******* times *** **** ******** **** ** ****, ** **** **** too ***** ** **** *****. * **** ****** ***, ***** on ******** ******** ** ******* ************** ***** ** *** ***** to *** ********* ******* ****** *** ******** *********. **** * consider *** ***'* * ******** ** ****, **** ****** ** be ***** ** * ********** ** *** ********** **** *** reps **** ***** **** *************, ****** ******* **** **** ****** to ******* ********, **** **** ** *********, ****** *** ** trusted. **** ***** ***** ** ******** **** *** **** ******* for * **** **** ****, *** *** *** ***** ** the ***** ***** ('*** *** '***) **** *** *********** ****** was **** ****** *** *** ********** ** ** * "*******" market. **** ** **** **** ********** ********** *** ****** ** their ********, ** ****** *** *********** ******, ***** *** ** shady *****, ************, ******* *************, ***. ***** **** ******* ******* since *** **** *** **** ***** *** ****** ******** **** to * "******" *******.

** **** *** ********** *****, ***** ******** ******** *** **** increasing ** ****, ***** *** **********, *** * *** **** that *** *********** **** ********* ********* ************ *** ************** *******, persistent ****** **, *** ***, * **** ** ******, ** a ******** ******* *** ** ********** ** **** ****. *********** ******* **** ** **** (** ****, ****, * **** echos ** ** ** **** ** **** ********), *** ** reality, ** *** ***** ** "***" ** "****" **** *** worse **** **** ** ***********? *** ** **** ******** ******** was **** *** **** ** * *** **** * *** reputation ** **** ****, *** * ****** **** *** **** are ********* **** **********, *** *******. ** *** **** ****, we **** * **** (**** *****, ***** ********) ** *********** we **** *** **** **** *** **** *** **** *******.

** *** ********** ****, ***'* ******* **** *** *********** *** probably **** ****** ***** ******. ******* *** ****** ** ** information ******, *** ****** ***** ****** ** **, ** ********** at ****. * **** ** **** ************ * ************ ***** on *****, *** ***** *********** ******* *********** *** **** ************ more **** * ****** ***.

**** *********** ***** **** **** *** **** **** ** ******* relationships **** **** ** *** **** ** ********. *** * really **** ***** ****** *** * *** *** * ******* position **** *** **********, *** ****, *** *** **** ********. So * **** * ****** *** *** * *** *** sign *** ***, ***** ** ******* ****** ** *** **** the *** *****. * **** **** **** **** *** *** Reps *** **** **** **** *********, ** **** ***** **** will ** ******** ** *** **** *** ****(*******). ** ** answer *** *** ********** ** ***********, **** **** **** *** hunter **** ***** ******, *** ********* ** *** *** *** sales ****** **** **** *** *** *** *******, ** ** just * "** ** ***", *** ********* **** *** ***** nything ** *** *****.

* **** **** ***** **** *** **** ***** ** ********* a ******* ** ***** ****** ******* *** **** **** *** hunters *** *** ***** **** *** ******* *** *** ****. Its ****** ** **** *** ** ***** *** ** ******* in ** ******* ****** **** **** ***.