Unless a Client and Writer agree differently, when a Writer and Client enter into a Service Relationship through Content.co they agree that what’s said, written, electronically shared, or performed via Content.co, will strictly stay confidential—between themselves.
There are some exceptions. For example, if a Client publishes research that was produced by a Writer, the Writer will no longer need to keep the research private—but would still be required to keep the underlying data provided by the Client confidential.
What it means:
Any confidential information shared by a Client with a Writer, as well as the Work Product (deliverable or outcome) of the content.co Relationship, is considered private and confidential (Confidential Information). Once payment is made in full, all Work Product belongs to the Client.
That confidential information can’t be shared with anyone else, in any form, unless express written consent is provided by the other. And when a project is complete, the Writer agrees to promptly return or destroy any and all Confidential Information they’ve received from the Client.
As a Client, you can also ask Writers to sign your own Non-Disclosure Agreement at the start of a project.