1. Purpose and Scope
This Confidentiality Policy outlines Gurkha Technology’s commitment to safeguarding client information, proprietary strategies, and all confidential data obtained during the course of our business operations. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third parties who have access to confidential information.
Confidential Information: Any data, documents, strategies, trade secrets, or proprietary information provided by or related to Gurkha Technology’s clients.
3. Commitment to Confidentiality
Gurkha Technology is dedicated to preserving the confidentiality of client information and strategies. This commitment extends to:
- Non-Disclosure: All employees and contractors are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) upon joining Gurkha Technology. This legally binding document underscores the importance of confidentiality and restricts the disclosure of client information.
- Limited Access: Access to confidential information is restricted to employees and contractors who require it to perform their duties effectively. The principle of “need to know” guides access permissions.
- Third-Party Obligations: Third parties, including vendors and subcontractors, engaged by Gurkha Technology are also bound by confidentiality agreements and are expected to adhere to the same high standards of data protection.
4. Confidential Information Handling
Employees, contractors, and third parties must adhere to the following guidelines when handling confidential information:
- Secure Storage: Confidential data must be stored securely, both physically and electronically, to prevent unauthorized access or theft.
- Transmission: When transmitting confidential information electronically, secure channels, such as encrypted email, should be used.
- Sharing: Confidential information should only be shared with individuals who are authorized to access it, and only for legitimate business purposes.
5. Reporting and Violations
Any breach of this Confidentiality Policy must be reported promptly to the designated authority within Gurkha Technology. Reports can be made confidentially and without fear of retaliation. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination, and may have legal consequences.
6. Duration of Confidentiality
The duty to maintain confidentiality extends beyond the termination of employment or contractual agreements with Gurkha Technology. All individuals are bound to protect client information and respect the terms of their non-disclosure agreements even after their association with the company has ended.
7. Compliance with Legal Obligations
Gurkha Technology will comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning the protection of confidential information. In the event of a legal request for disclosure, the company will strive to inform the affected parties while fulfilling its legal obligations.
8. Review and Updates
This Confidentiality Policy is subject to periodic review and updates by Gurkha Technology’s management to ensure its continued effectiveness and alignment with evolving industry standards and legal requirements.
Gurkha Technology expects all employees, contractors, and third parties to be diligent in upholding the principles of confidentiality outlined in this policy. Failure to comply with these principles may result in severe consequences, including legal action.