This question is geared toward businesses that don't want their pricing to be public knowledge. (Like consultants and those who bid on projects.) Are you concerned about clients sharing your pricing with others, and if so, how do you protect that information? And if the client shares your info with others, do you do anything? Background: When I submit a proposal I include a confidentiality statement that the information is confidential and is not to be shared with anyone who is not part of the organization. I do corporate training. I have a client who is using me to teach their new computer system in conjunction with another company who is putting in the system. The other company provides both complimentary and competing services to mine. I sensed my client was openly discussing my proposal with the other company despite the confidentiality statement in it. More recently I responded by email to the client with details some services and included pricing in that email. I did not think to include a confidentiality statement in that email. The client forwarded that email to my competitor and low level internal people (secretaries) in their organization. I don't want secretaries or my competitors having my pricing information. The client also asked me about pricing on a conference call with my competitor and others present. The client was not being malicious, just clueless. (For many reasons it's clear she either did not read or did not retain much of my proposal.) I did not say anything to the client because the damage was done and I didn't want to strain our relationship, but I was really bothered by it. I understand my client is using my competitor in lieu of an internal IT department and if that company was their employee it would be normal to discuss my proposal with them. Do you think I am overly concerned about the pricing disclosure? Would you say something to the client and risk offending them? Would you include a "do not disclose!" statement in every single email that mentions an estimate once the proposal is accepted and work has started? Thanks.