H.14 Confidentiality of Information
a. Confidential information, as used in this article means information or data of a personal nature about an individual, or proprietary information or data submitted by or pertaining to an institution or organization.
b. The Contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify elsewhere in this contract specific information and/or categories of information which the Government will furnish to the Contractor or that the Contractor is expected to generate which is confidential. Similarly, the Contracting Officer and the Contractor may, by mutual consent, identify such confidential information from time to time during the performance of the contract. Failure to agree will be settled pursuant to the “Disputes” clause.
c. If it is established elsewhere in this contract that information to be utilized under this contract, or a portion thereof, is subject to the Privacy Act, the Contractor will follow the rules and procedures of disclosure set forth in the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and implementing regulations and policies, with respect to systems of records determined to be subject to the Privacy Act.
d. Confidential information, as defined in paragraph (a) of this article, shall not be disclosed without prior written consent of the individual, institution, or organization.
e. Whenever the Contractor is uncertain with regard to the proper handling of material under the contract, or if the material in question is subject to the Privacy Act or is confidential information subject to the provisions of this article, the Contractor shall obtain written determination from the Contracting Officer prior to any release, disclosure, dissemination, or publication.
f. Contracting Officer Determinations will reflect the result of internal coordination with appropriate programs and legal officials.
g. The provisions of this paragraph (d) of this article shall not apply to conflicting or overlapping provisions in other Federal, State or Local Laws.