All reviewers agree that all information that is supplied in the course or as a result of the review process shall be treated as confidential by the receiving party.
The receiving party undertakes not to use the information for any purpose, other than for the purpose of considering the said submission, without obtaining the written agreement of the disclosing party.
This Agreement does not apply to any information in the public domain or which the receiving party can show was either already lawfully in their possession prior to its disclosure by the other party or acquired without the involvement, either directly or indirectly, of the disclosing party.
Either party to this Agreement shall on request from the other return any documents or items connected with the disclosure and shall not retain any unauthorized copies or likenesses.
After the work has been made publicly available either online or in printed form, from the date thereof each party shall be relieved of all obligations under this Agreement.