When you’re shipping legal documents with a courier company, there is an entirely new set of concerns which accompanies their shipping that you don’t have to worry about when you’re simply shipping a package or a non confidential document of some kind. If you’re shipping legal documents with a San Francisco delivery company of any kind, then it becomes extremely important that you find ways to legally protect yourself and your company from any kind of loss or action being taken against you by investigating what type of legally binding confidentiality options you can pursue with your courier company before they ever take delivery of your documents.
Any courier company that deals in legal documents on a regular basis is going to be used to the requirements enforced by the companies shipping those documents, and are usually very willing to sign any type of confidentiality agreement that you or your lawyers might require of them. In fact, if you ever ask a courier company to ship some legal documents for you and they tell you that they will not do so or that they have any kind of company policy against signing these types of documents, then you would be well advised to simply go elsewhere to try and find someone else to move your legal paperwork for you.
You should in fact require the signing of two separate confidentiality agreements whenever you are shipping something of a highly sensitive nature with a courier company. The first you should have signed is one between you and the company itself, something that would be signed by the owner, a manager, or an account representative of the courier company and by someone from your own organization. Secondly, you should have another confidentiality agreement which will be signed by the driver who will actually be handling the documents in order to ensure total protection of your company’s legal information.
Signing confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure statements is a regular part of doing business in today’s business world, and any company which balks at such is giving themselves away as a company that it may not be worth doing business with. If you are shipping any kind of legal documents, be sure to insist on binding and comprehensive confidentiality agreements with the company that will be carrying your papers for you. If you don’t, you potentially leave yourself open to large amounts of liability.