I saw a similar question but it doesn't quite cover what I am asking:
The NDA in my case was signed in the context of discussing a potential software development project. We did not get the project. They really didn't disclose anything that I'd consider a secret. There was a conversation about them having an API we had to use and a very, very nebulous description of how this API chunked files up to a server. That's about as close as I can get to proprietary information. Of course, you could say that about just about any project moving large files to and from a server. No internal details were discussed whatsoever. The conversation was as superficial as you can get.
Here's my concern: I signed the NDA. I looked it over. I've seen these before. I looked reasonably equal for both sides.
My problem? I have repeatedly asked for a signed copy of the document and I am being completely and utterly ignored. No emails, phone calls or smoke signals. Nothing. I got one response from one of the guys copied in my emails saying that the other guy handled that sort of thing. I then repeated my request.
OK. So, how important is it for me to have that copy? Can I sue them in small claims court to force the issue? Should I just forget it and lick my wounds? What are the potential dangers of having a half-executed NDA out there? I mean, I don't have a copy of the text, so, you could say that, while I did read it when I was there I don't really know have a record of what I signed. They could change all the pages except for the signature page and claim anything at all.