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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.

Payment for our website projects is made over two stages:
Stage One: Prior to commencing work we must receive a 75% deposit for your website project.

Stage Two: Upon delivery of your home page website design we will charge a further 25% payment via your nominated payment method.

Refund Policy on Website Projects paid in total before commencement

Prior to work commencing:

You will be eligible for a complete refund of your project value if no work has commenced on your project from when we receive payment of your deposit, to when we receive notice in writing that you are cancelling your website project and request a refund.

Once work has commenced:

Once we have commenced work on your project a partial refund may be available to you. Any request for a refund, or partial refund, must be made in writing. Your refund will be calculated by deducting costs associated with work undertaken by Rapid Web Designs (charged at our current hourly rate) and/or expenses incurred by The Web Showroom relating to your project up to the date of cancellation. We will provide you with a ledger of work completed, and/or expenses incurred, to justify the refund (if applicable) you will be paid.

Work undertaken on your project may include, but is not limited to; contact between yourself and an Account Manager and/or website designer from The Web Showroom, the commencement of wireframes/prototypes by Rapid Web Designs for your project, the development of a design concept(s) by The Web Showroom for your project, the sourcing of imagery for your project, time spent on strategy for your website, internal discussions by our staff relating to your project, the allocation of future staffing resources in response to your project sign-off and any time spent building and/or coding your website. Expenses incurred may include the purchase of stock imagery, the purchase of third party technology products and/or services for your project as well as other, reasonably incurred expenses in building your website.

As part of your website build and ongoing hosting Rapid Web Designs has the right to include back-links from your website to Rapid Web Designs. This is an important marketing avenue for us and is factored into your website cost. If you do not want the back-link on your website we may be able to negotiate a fee for the removal of the links.

Rapid Web Designs reserves the right to use client websites, web designs, layouts, prototypes, wireframes and collateral in advertising and / or marketing initiatives. This may include portfolio examples on our website, case studies and other promotional initiatives.

We allow for between 3 to 5 business days to provide a quote.
From approval and deposit payment for work, completion will take a minimum of 5 business days.
Depending on the complexity of the work, the designer will be able to let you know an estimated completion timeframe at the outset, if you wish. As estimations, they are subject to change.
For quicker turnaround requests, we will charge an expedited premium on top of the quote for the work itself.
Quotes are valid for 10 business days from the date sent by RWD

Prior to work commencing:
You will be eligible for a complete refund of your 50% deposit if no work has commenced on your project from when we receive payment of your deposit, to when we receive notice in writing that you are canceling your project and request a refund.

Once work has commenced:
Once we have commenced work on your project no refund is available on the 50% deposit paid for your project. Work may include, but is not limited to; contact between yourself and an Account Manager and/or website designer from The Web Showroom, the commencement of wireframes/prototypes by The Web Showroom for your project, the commencement of design concepts by The Web Showroom for your project and other work undertaken by The Web Showroom in relation to your project.

Once design has been delivered:
As per the payment structure agreed when commencing your project we take a Stage Two 25% payment of your website project upon delivery of a website design. Once this has been delivered and payment taken, no refund is available for the payments made to date. If you choose to discontinue your website build, you must notify us in writing at this stage. Should you cancel your website build at this stage you will have ownership of the wireframe concept we have supplied to you, as well as the website design concept(s) (excluding stock images and other materials not owned by either party) that we have supplied.

Following site delivery:

Following design approval we will supply you with your website on a temporary domain name, along with login details to Mission Control (provided we have received payment for Stage Two). At this stage, your website will contain the content you have supplied to us up to the point of design approval, should we not have received content from you, dummy content will be entered onto your website. If you have not provided content to us prior to Site Delivery, this is not cause for delay on the Stage Three payment owing. The Stage Three, and final website charge of 25% is taken 5 business days after we have sent the details of the temporary domain name. If you elect to withdraw from your website project at this point, no refund will be made available to you. The Stage 3 payment can only be delayed if there are material defects in the site we provide to you, to what we have promised during the proposal, of what you have provided to us to be included in the website, wireframe and/or website design stages. Should such a defect occur, we have the right to take the Stage Three payments once the defect has been rectified.

We’re not a website hosting company so we don’t offer support for website hosting, email or other services relating to hosting. You may already have professional hosting and you might even manage that hosting in-house; if you do, great. If you don’t, we can set up an account for you at one of our preferred hosting providers. We can set up your site on a server, plus any statistics software such as Google Analytics and we can provide a separate estimate for that. Then, the updates to, and management of that server will be up to you.

We don’t guarantee improvements to your website’s search engine ranking, but the web pages that we develop are accessible to search engines.

We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind. The price at the beginning of this contract is based on the number of weeks that we estimate we’ll need to accomplish everything you’ve told us you want to achieve, but we’re happy to be flexible. If you want to change your mind or add anything new, that won’t be a problem as we’ll provide a separate estimate for those additional weeks.

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.
Phew.

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.

Blimey.

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 as we’re not required to keep a copy. 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.

Unless agreed separately, we’re not responsible for inputting text or images into your content management system or creating every page on your website. We provide professional copywriting and editing services, so if you’d like us to create new content or input content for you, we can provide a separate estimate for that.

You should supply graphic files in an editable, vector digital format. You should supply photographs in a high resolution digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs, we can suggest stock libraries. If you’d like us to search for photographs for you, we can provide a separate estimate for that.

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