I recently joined a large IT company, before joining I had concerns with my contract, it states that they own all rights over what I create (from ideas, software, you name it).
I love making my own games, and I have a game I've worked on for over 2 years (long before I joined their company), so I did not like this part of the contract and said I could not sign unless they confirm that they won't try to take my game from me.
I sent an email to the recruiter (who works for that company) and asked her to confirm that point X.x of the contract is only concerning products competing with the company. I got the response:
As previously highlighted you do not need to be stressed at all in regards to below situation with your company. As I have explained to you what we protect us against in the contract is competing business, if that was the case with yours. So I hereby can confirm below is the case – and that it would only be an issue if you develop a competing product or use our inside know how to create your business products. Hope that makes sense. So ALL is good.
I felt like this was enough, but now I'm about to release my game and I really don't like the wording in the contract. Will this email I have protect me from them trying to steal my game?
I am located in Scandinavia.