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.
SO IN SHORT
You are hiring us (AllNew Media Solutions) to design and develop a web site for you for the estimated total price that reflects on your invoice as outlined in our previous correspondence. Of course it’s a little more complicated, but we’ll get to that.
WHAT DO BOTH PARTIES AGREE TO?
You: You have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or your organization. You’ll give us the assets and information we tell you we need to complete the project. You’ll do this when we ask and provide it in the formats we need. You’ll review our work, provide feedback and approval in a timely manner too. 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.
GETTING TO THE NITTY GRITTY
We create look-and-feel designs, and flexible layouts that adapt to the capabilities of many devices and screen sizes. Once the preliminary site has been published, you will have 2 days to review and give feedback on changes that you want applied to your website. The changes will be applied and the site will be published for final review. If feedback on the preliminary design is not provided within 3 days, the company will assume that you are happy with the product and the site will be published and your balance will have to be settled.
TEXT CONTENT AND PHOTOGRAPHS
It is your responsibility to provide us with Text and Photo content of your website. Our job is to design the site and you give us content.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)
We cannot guarantee any improvement to a search engine ranking, nor can we promise to get a site higher up or to the ‘top of Google’, but we build every site in a way that is accessible to search engines in an effort to increase its chances..
CHANGES AND REVISIONS
Client shall be entitled to a single revision within a period of 2 days. Any revisions beyond that shall be chargeable at a rate of R185 per hour. You will be granted two days to look at the website and provide feedback. If Feedback is not received, the company will assume you are happy with the website and you will have to settle the invoice.
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.
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 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.
A deposit of 60% is required up front and the balance will be settled immediately upon confirmed approval of the project which will be completed within 7 working days, provided you, the client send us all the necessary files and information in a timely manner.We issue invoices electronically. Our payment terms are 30 days from the date of invoice by cash or EFT.
The appropriate bank account details will be printed on our electronic invoice. We reserve the right to charge interest on all overdue debts at the rate of 11% per month or part of a month.
Hosting for all domains will be Billed at R699 annually.
BUT WHERE IS THE HORRIBLE SMALL PRINT?
Just like a parking ticket, you can’t transfer this contract to anyone else without our permission. 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 the Republic of South Africa’s courts.