SUMMARY. Put very simply, as a legal or even business document, it's hard to image any document that could be as beset with so many near_crippling legal flaws, traps and pitfalls for its signer, as the LOI. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that in the REAL world of international buying and selling of crude oil, while the crude sellers and their army of sales_obsessed aggressive brokers and agents may generally be infatuated with the idea of having the LOI document widely and routinely used by prospective crude buyers to initiate their purchasing offers, nothing, on the other hand, could be more disliked, more unacceptable or unwanted by most crude buyers, particularly the more credible and substantive lot.
It is important that the description for the type of information is specific to what is being confidentially disclosed. As an example a software company working in the field of transportation systems might say; "The information being disclosed is a concept for passing waybills from carrier to carrier using mobile phone technology". This is by far preferential to saying "The information being to disclosed is information relating to software for transportation carriers". Anyone charged with determining whether confidential information is being disclosed is more able to make the assessment when the description is more specific.