We’ll always do our best to fulfill your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and when, and what will happen if something goes wrong. In this contract you won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. What we do want is what’s best for both parties, now and in the future.
You (NAME PROVIDED) of (COMPANY NAME PROVIDED), located at (ADDRESS PROVIDED) (“You”) are hiring us WeBLOCS (“We or Us”) to:
We will Design, develop and maintain, as part of our custom package, a web site including all items specified by you and agreed in our original quotation.
This service will be provided for the initial amount quoted and any ongoing fees explained in the original quotation.
A BIT MORE IN DEPTH:
What do both parties agree to?
You: You have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or your organisation.
You’ll give us the assets and information we need to complete the project. You’ll do this when we ask and provide it in the formats we ask for.
You’ll review our work, provide feedback and/or approval within 72 hours of delivery of any proof of design and any edit requests will be provided in full, with detailed description.
(Deadlines work two ways, so you’ll also be bound by dates we set together.)
You also agree to stick to the payment schedule set out at the end of this contract.
Us: We have the experience and ability to do everything we’ve agreed with you and we’ll do it all in a professional and timely manner. We’ll endeavor to meet every deadline that’s set and on top of that we'll maintain the confidentiality of everything you give us.
We create look-and-feel designs, and flexible layouts that adapt to the capabilities of many devices and screen sizes.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to review our work and provide feedback.
If, at any stage, you change your mind about what you want to be delivered and are not happy with the direction our work is taking you’ll pay us in full for the time we’ve spent working with you until that point and terminate this contract.
We are not responsible for creating text or images for your website, we do however provide, a copy-writing and editing services.
We do not except any responsibility or liability for any errors, in the content we provide.
Graphics and photographs
You should supply any photographs in a high resolution digital format. If you choose stock photographs, we suggest you allow us to choose from our stock libraries.
We’re not a website hosting company, domains and hosting are provided by 1&1. Support for either service will be provided by them, and facilitated by us. We are therefore bound by their time frames and terms accordingly.
Search engine optimisation (SEO)
We don’t guarantee improvements to your website’s search engine ranking, but the web pages that we develop are accessible to search engines and optimised for best performance.
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.
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:
The website we design for you will remain your property, as will the visual elements that we create for it, and the domain name. 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.
We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay us on time. As we’re also sure you’ll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule.
We issue invoices before any work begins, 50% of the total must be paid before work commences.
Following delivery of the final website version, as agreed by both parties, you agree to pay the remaining 50% plus any additional work conducted during the build process, within 7 days.
12 moths from your first payment date, you will be required to pay domain and hosting fees, as set out in your quotation and invoice. These must be paid 30 days prior to the renewal date given. It is your responsibility to pay these fees on time, however we will endeavor to send you a reminder with ample time to pay.
Failure to pay the total owing, or any future fees on time will result in the website being taken offline, a £20 admin charge + the outstanding fee will need to be paid before the site is brought back online.
You agree to pay all charges associated with international transfers of funds.
Contract Term and Cancellation
This contract shall be for an initial period of 12 months from the first payment date. Either you or us can end the contract by giving at least 30 days’ notice in writing to the other party to expire at the end of the initial period or at any time after that.
Should you wish to terminate the contract and move your website and domain names away from us, there will be a £20 administration fee, due before the transfer process is started.
But where’s all the horrible small print?
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 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 English and Welsh courts.
The dotted line
BY SUBMITTING WORK TO US YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT IN THIS AGREEMENT.