Distributors, such as retailers or value-added resellers (VARs), purchase products from merchants who then sell them to their end customers. In the merchant-distributor relationship, the distributor acts as an intermediary between a supplier and a distributor. This relationship therefore requires a contractual agreement different from the one described above. In Spain, as is well known, there is no “distribution contract law,” but the courts have accepted some analogy with the agency agreement. In a way, the courts say that the agency and distribution are not the same type of agreements, although some of the Agency`s consequences may apply by analogy to distribution. It`s z.B. A goodwill compensation (customer) in case of termination of the contract. The supplier may provide the distributor with certain confidential or protected information (“confidential information”). Confidential information includes information, whether written, electronic or oral, that the distributor knows is a proprietary, confidential or commercial trade secret of the supplier, including all technical or commercial information, software, including its source code and documentation, specifications and design information for suppliers, maintenance information, customer lists , price information, marketing information, policies, procedures and manuals through distributors or distribution channels.
, research and development and other proprietary substances related to supplier products or supplier activities. The distributor will refrain from using the confidential information unless necessary to exercise its rights or fulfill its obligations under this Agreement. The distributor will also limit the disclosure of confidential information to those who must be aware of such confidential information in order to enable the distributor to comply with its obligations and to enjoy the rights conferred on it by this agreement. These persons are informed of the provisions of this section and agree with them and the distributor remains responsible for any unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information by any of them. At the end of the agreement (or earlier, at the supplier`s request), the distributor will stop using all confidential information and immediately destroy the supplier (or destroy it, at the supplier`s request) all documents (written or electronic) in its possession or control, which constitute confidential information.