GEnie Nondisclosure Agreement from 1991

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


Allen C. Huffman           Effective Date: March 15th, 1991
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

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

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.


   By: __________________________     By: __________________________
       Robert Chiappone                   Allen C. Huffman

Title: Manager, Product Marketing  Title: Tandy RT SysOp
 Date: __________________________   Date: __________________________

                                        GEnie User Number: _____________

                                        RT, Game or Product: ___________

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