Thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss. I get around 35 to 45 emails a day from Inventors asking questions about inventing. Out of that grouping about 10 will have disclaimers like these examples below. Now the question is since they are sending me the email unsolicited by me and I have no idea what is in their email until I open it and the disclaimer is generally at the bottom of the email, meaning you won't see it until you have read the email.... is it legally binding? Because in order for it to be binding shouldn't both groups (The sender and receiver) agree to the terms prior to the information being revealed just like in an NDA? Otherwise couldn't I just add a clause at the bottom of every email I send out saying that by reading the above email you agree to NEVER pursue any products in the same market as myself?
"The information contained in this communication is confidential,
private,proprietary, or otherwise privileged and is intended only for the
the addressee. Unauthorized use, disclosure, distribution or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful."
"Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material."