ClauseBase Campus – Exercises

Module 1: Grammar

Only make the following exercises if you've completed the Basic Clause Author Tutorial. The exercises should be added to your 'ClauseBase Campus Exercises' document. 

The information to complete the following exercises can be found on the ClauseBase Grammar Sheet.

1.1. Enumerations

Watch the video on enumerations via this link:

  1. Create enumerations by two different methods: regular bullets and internal bullets. Create the same clause twice and use a different method for each clause.
  2. Set the styling of the bullet-list. There should be a ‘semicolon’ between every value and the word “and” should be inserted before the last value.

1. Enumerations

1.1 In order to enable data subjects to effectively exercise their rights pursuant to Clause 10, the data importer shall inform them, either directly or through the data exporter:

1.2 In order to enable data subjects to effectively exercise their rights pursuant to Clause 10, the data importer shall inform them, either directly or through the data exporter:

(i) of its identity and contact details;

(ii) of the categories of personal data processed;

(iii) of the right to obtain a copy of these Clauses;

More information on styling enumerations can be found here:

1.2. Choosing the correct datafield

Choose the correct datafield from the list below. Add the following clause and create the concept and datafield you have chosen.

Options of different datafields:

  • #indefinite-term^notice-period
  • #agreement^termination-notice-period
  • #termination^notice-period
  • #termination^notice-period-indefinite-term

2. Datafield

2.1 This Agreement is perpetual but may be terminated as to any party, for or without cause, upon [notice period] written notice to the other.

When you name a datafield there are always a few options. While the name of a concept should be general and easy to reuse, the name of a datafield should be more specific. The user should be able to fill out the datafield without looking at the text of the clause. You want to avoid that the same datafield is used for data that is actually different.
Get more information on the different types of datafields here:

1.3. Cross-references (I)

Make a cross-reference within a clause.

3. Internal cross-reference

3.1. The receiving party shall treat as confidential all of the Disclosing party’s Confidential Information and shall not use such confidential information except as expressly permitted under this Agreement.

3.2. The obligation under Article 3.1. will survive the termination of this Agreement.

1.4 Cross-references (II)

Create the clause below and create a cross-reference back to the previously created article 3 using the cross-referencing mechanism of your choice (i.e.: via linking or via cross-tag).

4. External cross-reference

4.1 The Confidential Information can be disclosed to any authorised recipients upon written notice, notwithstanding article 3.

Make sure that the spelling of your references is correct, otherwise the cross-reference will not be recognized by ClauseBase.
Help: Additional information on how to create cross-references can be found here:

1.5. Conjugations

Create the necessary grammatical flexibility to allow users to switch between the singular and plural version of “Data Importer” and “Data Exporter”. Take care to indicate all the elements that need to be changed, including verbs and pronouns.

5. Conjugations

5.1 If the Data Importer becomes aware that the Personal Data he has received is inaccurate, or has become outdated, he shall inform the Data Exporter without undue delay. In this case, the Data Importer shall cooperate with the Data Exporter to erase or rectify the data.

Play around with the terms (singular/plural, masculine/feminine/neuter) after you have made the conjugations. This is the best way to ensure that everything works as intended.
Learn more about conjugations here:

1.6. Definition lists

Create a definition for the term “Confidential Information” in three different ways.

Confidential Information means, in relation to either Party, information which is disclosed to that Party by the other Party pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement whether orally or in writing or any other medium, and whether or not the information is expressly stated to be confidential or marked as such.

Help: There are 3 ways in which you can provide a definition to a term:
1. By creating a library definition
2. By creating an ad hoc definition
Learn more about these two ways of providing a definition by watching the video:
3. By creating an integrated definition
In this situation, the definition above should be included as a separate clause.
Read here how you can create an integrated definition: