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The Warwickshire Safeguarding Information Sharing Agreement provides a framework to facilitate the appropriate exchange of information between Warwickshire Safeguarding Partner Agencies partners to protect and protect the well-being of children and adults in Warwickshire. We combine information exchange, collusion and revenue-sharing contracts. This work examines agreements and information exchange in a supply chain consisting of two downstream retailers and one upstream producer, with coordination through a revenue-sharing contract. We first analyze the strategies for balancing members in different types of collusion and the impact of agreements on the exchange of information. Given the consumer surplus, downstream competition, the preference for collusion and the distribution with payment, we examine the relationship between these factors and the exchange of information. We note that, under the revenue-sharing agreement, the explicit agreement will completely impede the exchange of information and that tacit agreements may in part deter retailers from disclosing information only if the wholesale price cannot provide accurately the manufacturer`s information to retailers, unlike in a wholesale contract. In addition, we show that the downstream market will endeavour to use the explicit agreement with the increase in the exact signal, and the slightest quantitative competition between retailers will contribute to collusion. However, it will not change the way information is consulted and exchanged. Finally, we show that the exchange of information can be achieved through ancillary payments if the manufacturer grants subsidies to retailers and if tacit agreements are not always better than explicit agreements regarding consumer surplus. Our research provides interesting new knowledge and makes a difference from existing studies that show that tacit collusion can lead to a reduction in consumer surpluses. The information exchange agreement recognises that decisions on the exchange of information should be registered by the partner agency. The types of competition and collusion downstream are changing the way information is exchanged. The exchange of information is ensured by a secret payment.

The Information Exchange Agreement recognizes that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (together “data protection laws”) are not barriers to the exchange of justified information, but ensure that the exchange of information is necessary, proportionate, relevant, appropriate, accurate, timely and secure. Explicit agreements are better in terms of consumer surpluses and retailers` profits. We propose a conditional probability on market conditions for the first time.

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