Changes and Revisions
We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind. The price at the beginning of this contract is based on the elements we detailed in our cost estimate & need to produce to accomplish everything you’ve told us you want to achieve. We provide free revisions to pages you approved at the time of the site launch for up to 2 billable hours after your site is published.
Additional Web Elements
If, during the course of the site build, additional elements are included that have a cost, this cost will be discussed & agreed upon then added to the total cost of the site build. This may include Plug In's and additional site elements not part of our standard site templates.
We can’t predict what services you may need in the future concerning your web site. If you want or need anything not covered in this contract, that won’t be a problem and we’ll provide a separate estimate for any additional services.
We’re happy to be flexible and if you want to change your mind or want to add anything new after your site is published, that won’t be a problem. We consider this billable hours & we charge $75 per hour for all our work. This is broken down then invoiced in 15 minute time blocks.
We’ll carry out our work in accordance with good industry practice and at the standard expected from a suitably qualified person with relevant experience.
That said, we can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free and so we can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised us of them.
Your liability to us will also be limited to the amount of fees payable under this contract and you won’t be liable to us or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if we’ve advised you of them.
Finally, if any provision of this contract shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Intellectual Property Rights
Just to be clear, “Intellectual property rights” means all patents, rights to inventions, copyright (including rights in software) and related rights, trademarks, service marks, get up and trade names, internet domain names, rights to goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (or rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or shall subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
What that means . . .
First, you guarantee that all elements of text, images or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you’ve permission to use them. When you provide text, images or other artwork to us, you agree to protect us from any claim by a third party that we’re using their intellectual property.
We guarantee that all elements of the work we deliver to you are either owned by us or we’ve obtained permission to provide them to you. When we provide text, images or other artwork to you, we agree to protect you from any claim by a third party that you’re using their intellectual property. Provided you’ve paid for the work and that this contract hasn’t been terminated, we’ll assign all intellectual property rights to you as follows:
You’ll own the website we design for you plus the visual elements that we create for it. We’ll give you source files and finished files and you should keep them somewhere safe. We will make copies, but we’re not required to keep copies indefinitely. You own all intellectual property rights of text, images, site specification and data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
We’ll own any intellectual property rights we’ve developed prior to, or developed separately from this project and not paid for by you. We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license its use to you, exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise.
Displaying our work
We love to show off our work, so we reserve the right to display all aspects of our creative work, including sketches, work-in-progress designs and the completed project on our portfolio and in articles on websites, in magazine articles and in books.
With our online form, we do not include the pricing specifics. We will be sending you a complete pricing document that spells out all costs. We ask that you READ this document before you complete this contract.
We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that we send you promptly. As we’re also sure you’ll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule.
Payment Schedule & Details
We issue invoices electronically and use PayPal for invoicing as well as for collecting your payment. Our payment terms are that payment is due 30 days from the date the invoice is submitted to you. We send all invoices at the end of the calendar month. We also reserve the right to charge interest on all overdue debts at the rate of 15% per month.
The Horrible Small Print
Just like a parking ticket, neither of us can transfer this contract to anyone else without the other’s permission.
We both agree that we’ll adhere to all relevant laws and regulations in relation to our activities under this contract and not cause the other to breach any relevant laws or regulations.
This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason any one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.
Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of United States courts.