Leaving my current company, which provides professional services in the ecommerce space. I signed a non-disclosure agreement when hired that seems to prohibit sharing of confidential information. My new organization is a product company in the ecommerce space. I just want to insure that my old company has no legal authority to prevent me from joining this new organization. I think I am fine with the NDA not being a non-compete, but also my old company is looking to become a partner of my new company. They want to implement the new companies software as a systems integrator, which I think takes the whole issue of competition off the table. Thoughts?Here is a snippet from the NDA: During the period of my employment by the Company, I shall devote my full time and best efforts to the business of the Company, and I shall neither pursue any business opportunity outside the Company nor take any position with any competitive or similar organization other than the Company without the written approval of the Chief Executive Officer or his designee. -and- Notification. I agree and acknowledge that during my employment with the Company and for a period of twelve (12) months following the termination of my employment with Company for any reason, I shall inform each prospective new employer I may have, prior to accepting employment, of the existence of this Agreement, and I shall provide each prospective employer with a copy of this Agreement.
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