Terms and Conditions
1. STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These are the standards terms and conditions for Website Design and Development that apply to all contracts and all work done.
2. FEES AND DEPOSITS
A 50% down payment is required in order for web design and development to begin; unless an alternate contract specifies a different amount. The remaining balance will be due when work is completed, but is subject to the terms “approval of work” and “rejected work” clauses.
If design and development has already begun (such as the conceptual design), then the down payment is non-refundable.
4. SUPPLY OF MATERIALS
Clients are responsible for supplying materials and information that is required according to the agreed specifications. Materials may include, logos, photographs, written copy, and other printed materials. If there is a delay due to not supplying these materials, then I reserve the right to extend any previously agreed deadline.
If the supply of material and/or information fail to be supplied within a reasonable amount of time, then I have the right to invoice you any part(s) of the work already completed.
I offer you the opportunity to make revisions to the design. However, if the degree of changes is different from the agreement, then I have the right to limit the number of changes and/or charge for additional designs.
Services offered with web development allow some flexibility, and also offer different plans for more dynamic projects. However, any major deviation than what is agreed upon may be subject to an hourly rate (up to $30 an hour).
6. DELAYS AND CLIENT LIABILITY
During development there is usually a certain amount of feedback that is required in order to progress further. Clients must be available no more than 48 hrs for development to receive an expedited process.
7. APPROVAL OF WORK
Upon completion, you will be notified and have the opportunity to review it. You must notify me of any unsatisfactory points within 7 days. Any work that has not been deem unsatisfactory with the 7-day review will be considered approved. Once approve, or deemed approved, the contract will be completed, and the remaining balance will become due.
8. REJECTED WORK
If you rejected any work done within the 7-day review period, or did not approve subsequent work to remedy any unsatisfactory point(s), and I find that you have been unreasonable in any rejected work. Then I will be forced to treat this contract at an end and take measures to recover payment for the completed work.
After the 7 day review, you will receive an invoice of the remaining balance of the complete work.
10. LICENSING AND ACCESS
Once you have paid me in full for the work, I’ll grant you full access and release any licensing that was involved. However, clients can be allowed to have a reasonable amount of access during development.
11. ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
You agree to reimburse me for any requested expenses which were not included to the original proposal. This includes the purchase of templates, stock photographs, domain name registration, web hosting, or any other comparable expenses.
12. OWNERSHIP OF DOMAIN NAMES AND WEB HOSTING
I will supply you any account credentials for domain name registration and/or web hosting that I purchase on your behalf when you reimburse me for any expenses that I have incurred.
13. CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS
I won’t be liable for any loss or damage you may suffer, and in any way attributed to the delay in performance or completion of our contract. However, delays can arise during development.
14. WARRANTY BY YOU AS THE OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You must have all the necessary permissions and authorities in consent if the use of all copies, graphic images, registered company logo, names & trademarks, or any other material that is supplied to include into your website.
You are responsible with all relevant laws relating to e-commerce, and I am not liable for any damages or losses from you or your clients’ use of internet electronic commerce.
I do not provide any Web Site maintenance, unless a plan was negotiated on. Otherwise, once the site is deemed complete, I am not liable for any damages or defects that may arise.
You are responsible for maintaining your own back up to your website, and I will not be liable for restoring any client data or website except to the extent that such data is loss out of negligent act or omission.
17. SEARCH ENGINES
I don’t guarantee any specific position in search engine results for your website. Although I do perform basic search engine optimization according to current practices and standards.
18. CROSS BROWSER COMPATIBILITY
I ensure that websites are created with the most recent version of browser and use well supported content management system. However, 3rd party extensions or previous updates may not have the same level of support.