I've been hired to work on a website, and it's the first time that I'm leading a project. I usually only take care of the development part and I'm often asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement. I'm not sure how they work and I can see services online offering to write contracts but I don't know which one to choose, or if I should use one at all.
This contract has to be signed by the designer, and maybe the marketing team later. Some of the work will be done by freelancers living in foreign countries so I'm looking for a way to be covered worldwide. Here are my questions :
- Does a contract of this kind have to be validated by a legal authority?
- Where can I get assisted online to get a solid and valid contract that I could even use for my next similar projects?
- The contract should include a non-competition clause. Can I specify the length of the term?
- I see NDA samples online. Is it safe to write one myself by adapting one to my case?