GEnie was an text-based online server owned by General Electric. I recently found the nondisclosure agreement I signed to become an assistant at the Tandy RoundTable. I was COCO-SYSOP there until the service shut down in 1999. Apparently GEnie (which became Genie by then) was not Y2K compliant… Enjoy!
Non-Disclosure Agreement Between: Allen C. Huffman Effective Date: March 15th, 1991 xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Lufkin, Texas 75901 (hereinafter referred to as "Assistant SysOp" or "Assistant"), And: General Electric Company, a New York corporation, acting through its GE Information Services Division, (hereinafter referred to as "GE"), 401 N. Washington Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850. WHEREAS, GE operates remote access computer systems through which it offers various network-based information services, both directly and through distributors; WHEREAS, one of the services which GE offers by such means is a consumer information service known as GEnie Service (hereinafter referred to as "the Service"); NOW, THEREFORE, GE and Assistant SysOp hereby agree as follows: A: Either GE or Assistant SysOp may disclose to the other certain information which the disclosing party deems to be confidential and proprietary ("Information"). Such Information shall be clearly and conspicuously marked as confidential and proprietary at the time of first disclosure to the receiving party. Such Information would include, but is not limited to, documentation related to the Product and the Service and business information of GE or Assistant SysOp which is not generally available to the public. B: The receiving party shall exercise reasonable care to prevent disclosure of or use for any purpose unrelated to use on the Service or to the evaluation of the Product for suitability on the Service, at any time prior to the expiration of three (3) years following the termination of this Non-Disclosure Agreement, of any Information which it receives from the other party pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of this Non-Disclosure Agreement. The receiving party shall also require its employees and agents to similarly restrict use and disclosure of such Information. The receiving party, however, shall not be required to keep confidential any Information which is or may become publicly available without fault on its part; is already in the receiving party's possession prior to receipt from the disclosing party; is independently developed by the receiving party; is disclosed by the disclosing party to third parties without similar restrictions; or is rightfully obtained by the receiving party from third parties without restriction. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY By: __________________________ By: __________________________ Robert Chiappone Allen C. Huffman Title: Manager, Product Marketing Title: Tandy RT SysOp GEnie Date: __________________________ Date: __________________________ GEnie User Number: _____________ RT, Game or Product: ___________