We'll always do our best to fulfill your needs and meet your goals, but sometimes it is best to have a few simple things written down so that we both know what is what, who should do what and what happens if stuff goes wrong. In this contract you won’t find complicated legal terms or large passages of unreadable text. We have no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. We do want what’s best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future.
So in short;
You ________________ are hiring us Be Ambitious Designs to design and develop a web site for the estimated total price of $ ___________ 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 do?
You; You have 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 the contract. If not followed you will be charged a late fee.
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. We create designs iteratively and use predominantly HTML and CSS so we won’t waste time mocking up every template as a static visual. We may use static visuals to indicate a look-and-feel direction (color, texture and typography.)
You’ll have two or more weekly opportunities to review our work and provide feedback. If, at any stage, you’re not happy with the direction our work is taking, you will pay us in full for everything we’ve produced up to that that point and then cancel this contract.
Unless agreed separately, we are not responsible for inputing 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 for you, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
Graphic and Photographs
You’ll need to supply graphic files to us in an editable, digital format. Photographs must be in a high resolution digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs, we can suggest stock libraries and style of photography/images. If you’d like us to search for photographs for you, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
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. After that, any updates to, and management of that server will be up to you.
Changes and revisions
We know from experience that fixed-price contracts are rarely beneficial to you, as they often limit you to your earliest ideas. We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind or make decisions later when you might be better informed. The price of this contract is based on the length of time 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 to cover the additional work.
We can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free (we’re human!) 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. Finally, if any provision of this contract is 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 provision.
Client Responsibility for Releases
You guarantee that all elements of text, images, or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you have permission to use them.
Then when your final payment has cleared, copyright will be automatically assigned as follows:
You’ll own the visual elements that we create for this project. 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 elements of text, images and data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license that to you, exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise.
We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that we send you promptly. We’re also sure you’ll want to maintain a positive working relationship and keep the project moving forward, so you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule.
We issue invoices electronically. Our payments terms are set with a due date on each invoice. All Proposals are quoted in USD and payments will be made by the date your due date is due on your invoice.
You agree to pay all charges associated on your invoice. We reserve the right to charge a late fee of $25 to your invoice. failure to pay invoice will cause your service with Be to be discontinued.