General Proprietary Business Information

Category Abbreviation:
Category Description:
Material and information relating to, or associated with, a company's products, business, or activities, including but not limited to financial information; data or statements; trade secrets; product research and development; existing and future product designs and performance specifications.
Required Warning Statement:

Notice of Restriction on Disclosure and Use of Data
Pages [ll] of this document may contain trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential and is exempt from public disclosure. Such information shall be used or disclosed only for evaluation purposes or in accordance with a financial assistance or loan agreement between the submitter and the Government. The Government may use or disclose any information that is not appropriately marked or otherwise restricted, regardless of source.

Required Dissemination Control:


  • Information concerning or relating to  trade secrets, processes, operations, style of work, or apparatus, or to the identity, confidential statistical data, amount or source of any income profits, losses, or expenditures of any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association
  • Customer names submitted in an investigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Limited rights data means data (other than computer software) developed at private expense that embody trade secrets or are commercial or financial and confidential or privileged
  • Confidential business information

Applicable DoD Policies