NON-DISCLOSURE AND RELEASE BOND
Know All Men by These Presents, that [handwritten] GERALD DAVID ARMSTRONG of handwritten] Clearwater, Florida, herinafter called “the Obligor”), is held and firmly bound to the Church of Scientology of California (hereinafter called “the Church”), a corporation its principal place of business being Clearwater, Florida, in the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), to be paid to the said Church, its executors, administrators, or assigns, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for the payment of which sum, well and truly to be made, the Obligor hereby binds himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns firmly by these presents.
WHEREAS the Church has hired or otherwise employed said Obligor; AND WHEREAS, Obligor wishes to remain in the services of the Church and wishes to continue receiving compensation for work rendered by him/her in service of the Church; NOW THEREFORE the above written obligation is conditioned to be void in case the Obligor shall hereafter
well and truly agree that he/she will never disclose any information, data, or knowledge he/she has or will learn about the organization of the Church, or any of the Church’s affiliated Churches, Mission, or Organizations, including but not limited to their internal structures, functions or activities, and certain information which may be orally imparted to the Obligor in the course of his/her having been or being a staff member of the Church. The Obligor recognizes that any information or knowledge gathered is done so in a relationship of trust and confidence. The Obligor recognizes that he/she will have a fiduciary duty to the Church not to reveal any information of any nature which might tend to harm, malign, damage, or injure or adversely affect the Church in any of his activities or conduct.
Inasmuch as the actual damages, which would result from a breach of the Obligor of his/her duties under this agreement, are uncertain and would be impractical or extremely difficult to fix, the Obligor promises to pay to the Church the above mentioned sum of $10,000.00, for each such breach.
In the event any provision hereof shall be illegal or unenforcible, then, and in any such event, the same shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion and provisions hereof.
Signed and sealed this 18th day of MARCH, 1977.
Duly authorized agent for the Church
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this [18th] day of [March]
[signed] Charles Ohl
[signed] G.D. Armstrong
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