Agreement means the Project Proposal, Terms and Conditions and any other attached documents.
Project means the scope of work and purpose of the Client’s identified usage of the web site as described in the Project Proposal.
Services means all services and product to be provided to Client by 802design as described and otherwise further defined in the Project Proposal.
Final Deliverables means the final versions of Web Site and services provided by 802design and accepted by Client.
Deliverables means the services and work product specified in the Project Proposal to be delivered by 802design to Client.
Client Content means all materials, writing, images or other creative content provided by Client used in preparing or creating the Deliverable product.
Third Party Materials/Software means proprietary third party materials/software which are incorporated into the Final Deliverables, including without limitation stock photography or illustration.
Designer Tools means all design tools developed and/or used by 802Design in performing the Services, including pre-existing and newly developed software including source code, Web authoring tools, type fonts, and application tools, together with any other software, or other inventions whether or not patentable, and general non-copyrightable concepts such as website design, architecture, layout, navigational and functional elements.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
802design may provide client with one or more services, including but not limited to: Website Design & Development, Internet/Social Marketing, Search Optimization Services and/or Maintenance, Security and Support Services. 802Design shall perform the services as listed in the Scope of Work according to the specific client Work Plans and Milestones schedules.
PROPOSAL/SCOPE OF WORK
The terms of this Agreement expires 21 days after being submitted to Client. If this Agreement expires, 802Design may modify the Agreement and resubmit it to Client.
Fees. Client agrees to pay 802Design the fees listed in the Project Proposal, including all taxes, if applicable.
Expenses: Client will pay 802Design expenses, including but not limited to: (a) Incidental and out-of-pocket expenses at cost plus Designers standard markup of 0%; (b) Mileage reimbursement, other than normal commuting, at .25 cents per mile; (c) Travel expenses, other than normal commuting, but including airfare and rental vehicles, with client approval.
Additional Costs: Pricing in the Project Proposal includes only Designer fees. Any other costs, such as, hosting, art licensing or photography, will be billed to Client.
Hosting Final Deliverables: If required, 802Design will host the Final Deliverables on 802Design managed web space while the Project is under construction. If the Final Deliverables are not completed by the completion date listed in the Project Proposal, and the delay is not caused by 802Design, Client agrees to pay 802Design $25.00 per month for hosting until the Final Deliverables are moved to Clients server.
Payment Schedule: Payment is due when 802Design completes each milestone as listed in the Work Plan and Milestones schedule, and Client accepts the Deliverables for that milestone.
Invoices: All invoices are payable within 21days of receipt. Invoices shall list any expenses and additional costs as separate items.
Late Fee: A monthly service fee of 1.5 percent, or the maximum allowed by law, is payable on all overdue balances.
Crediting Late Payments: Payments will be credited to late payments first, then to unpaid balances.
Collection Expenses: Client shall pay all collection or legal fees caused by late payments.
Withholding Delivery: Designer may withhold delivery and transfer of ownership of any current work if accounts are not current or overdue invoices are not paid in full.
Withholding License: All grants of any license to use or transfer ownership of any intellectual property rights under this Agreement are conditioned on full payment, including all outstanding Additional Costs, Expenses, Fees, or any other charges.
CHANGES TO PROJECT
Change Request: If Client wants to change the Scope of Work after acceptance of this Agreement, Client shall send 802Design a written Change Order describing the requested changes in detail. Within 7 days of receiving a Change Order, 802Design will respond with a statement proposing designers availability, additional fees, changes to delivery dates, and any modification to the Terms and Conditions. 802Design will evaluate each Change Order at its standard rate and charges of $55.00 per hour.
Major Change: If Client requests are at or near 25% percent of the time required to produce Deliverables, or the value of the Scope of Services, 802Design shall be entitled to submit a new and separate Proposal to Client for written approval. 802Design shall not begin work on the revised services until he receives a fully signed revised proposal and any additional fees.
Minor Change: If Client requests are not Major Changes, Client will be billed on a time and materials basis at 802Design hourly rate of $55.00 per hour. Such charges shall be in addition to all other amount payable under this Agreement, despite any maximum budget, contract price or final price identified. 802Design may extend or modify any delivery schedule or deadlines in the Agreement as may be required by such changes.
Acceptance/Rejection: Client will have 14 days to respond in writing accepting or rejecting the new proposal. If Client rejects the proposal, Designer will not be obligated to perform any services beyond those in the original Agreement.
Designer Delays: 802Design shall use all reasonable efforts to meet the Work Plan and Milestones delivery schedule. 802Design may extend the due date for any Deliverable by giving written notice to Client. The total of all extensions shall not exceed 14 days.
Client Delays: Client shall use all reasonable efforts to provide needed information, materials and approvals. Any delay by Client will result in a day-for-day extension of the due date for all Deliverables.
General Delays: Any delay caused be conditions beyond the reasonable control of the parties shall not be considered a breach and will result in a day-for-day extension any performance due. Each party shall use reasonable efforts to notify the other party, in writing, of a delay. Conditions beyond the reasonable control of the parties include, but are not limited to, natural disasters, acts of government after the date of agreement, power failure, fire, flood, acts of God, labor disputes, riots, acts of war, terrorism and epidemics.
EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE
Testing: 802Design will test and correct Deliverables using commercially reasonable efforts before providing Deliverables to Client.
Approval Periods: Client shall, within 10 business days after receiving each Deliverable, notify 802Design in writing of any failure to comply with the specification of the Project Proposal or of any other objections, corrections or changes required. 802Design shall, within 10 business days of receiving Clients notification, correct and submit a revised Deliverable to Client. Client shall, within 10 business days of receiving a revised Deliverable, either approve the corrected version or make further changes. If after 5 corrections by 802Design, Client finds the Deliverables are not acceptable, Client may terminate this agreement subject to the termination clauses of this Agreement. If Client fails to provide approval or comments during any approval period, those Deliverables will be considered approved and accepted. All objections, corrections and changes shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Domain Name & Hosting: It is the practice of 802Design to consult and assist client in the purchase and set up of domain names and hosting services. Client must grant 802design full administrative privileges to server, database, cpanel and admin logins to begin scope of work.
Content: Client acknowledges that it is responsible for performing the following in a reasonable and timely manner: (a) Provide Client Content in a form suitable for use in the Deliverables without further preparation by Designer, unless otherwise specified in the Project Proposal; (b) Proofread all Deliverables. Client will be charged for correcting errors after the acceptance of any Deliverable; (c) Make decisions regarding other parties.
Supply Of Materials: Client must supply all materials and information required by 802Design to complete the work in accordance with any agreed specification. Such materials may include, but are not limited to, photographs, written copy, logos and other printed material. Delay in supplying these materials may lead to delays in the scope of work, 802Design reserves the right to extend agreed deadlines by a reasonable amount. 802Design also reserves the right to invoice client for all or part of the work completed or delayed.
ACCREDITATION AND PROMOTION
Accreditation: 802Design shall be entitled to place accreditation, as a hyperlink or otherwise, in the form, size and location as incorporated by Designer in the Deliverables on each page of the Final Deliverables.
Promotion: 802Design retains the right to reproduce, publish and display the Deliverables in 802Design portfolios and websites, in galleries, design periodicals and other media or exhibits for the purposes of recognition of creative excellence or professional advancement, and to be credited with authorship of the Deliverables in connection with such uses.
Promotional Approval: Either party, subject to the other’s reasonable approval, may describe its role in the Project on its website and in
other promotional and marketing materials, and, if not expressly objected to, include a link to the other party’s website.
Client’s “Confidential Information” includes information that 802Design should reasonably believe to be confidential. 802Design “Confidential Information” includes the source code of any Designer Tools. All material considered confidential by either party shall be designated as confidential. Confidential Information shall not be disclosed to third parties and shall only used as needed to perform this Agreement.
Confidential Information shall not include any information that is already known by the recipient, becomes publicly known through no fault of the recipient, or is received from a third party without a restriction on disclosure
RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
Independent Contractor: 802Design is an independent contractor. 802Design shall determine, in its sole discretion, the manner and means by which the Services are accomplished. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Neither party is authorized to act as agent or bind the other party except as expressly stated in this Agreement. 802Design and the work product or Deliverables prepared by 802Design shall not be deemed a work for hire as defined under Copyright Law. All rights granted to Client are contractual in nature and are expressly defined by this Agreement.
Design Agents. 802Design shall be allowed to use third party’s as independent contractors in connection with the Services (“Design Agents”). 802Design shall remain fully responsible for Design Agents’ compliance with this Agreement.
No Exclusivity. This Agreement does not create an exclusive relationship between the parties. Client is free to engage others to perform services of the same or similar nature to those provided by 802Design, and 802Design shall be entitled to offer and provide design services to others, solicit other clients and otherwise advertise the services offered by 802Design.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
By Client. Client represents and warrants to 802Design that: (a) To the best of Client’s knowledge, use of the Client Content does not infringe the rights of any third party; (b) Client shall comply with the terms and conditions of any licensing agreements which govern the use of Third Party Materials; (c) Client will obtain all necessary and appropriate rights and licenses to grant license to 802Design to use Third Party Materials.
By Designer: 802Design represents and warranty to Client that: (a) 802Design will provide the Services identified in the Agreement in a professional and workmanlike manner; (b) 802Design shall secure all necessary rights, title, and interest in and to the Final Deliverables, including Designer Tools, sufficient for 802Design to grant the intellectual property rights provided in this Agreement; (c) To the best of 802Design’s knowledge, the Deliverables will not violate the rights of any third parties; (d) If Client or third parties modify the Deliverables or use the Deliverables outside of the scope or purpose of this Agreement, all representations and warranties of 802Design shall be void.
EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT, 802DESIGN MAKES NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. 802DESIGN EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR COMPLIANCE
WITH LAWS OR GOVERNMENT RULES OR REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE PROJECT.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIABILITY
By Client: Client shall indemnify 802Design from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses, expenses or attorney fees arising out of any claim, demand, or action by a third party arising out of any breach of Client’s responsibilities or obligations, representations or warranties under this Agreement. 802Design shall promptly notify Client in writing of any third party claim or suit. Client shall have the right to fully control the defense and any settlement of such claim or suit.
By Developer: In the case of a third party lawsuit or proceeding based on a claim that Deliverables breach the third party’s intellectual property rights, and it is determined that such infringement has occurred, 802Design may at its own expense, replace any infringing content with non-infringing content.
Limitation of Liability. THE SERVICES AND THE WORK PRODUCT OF 802DESIGN ARE SOLD “AS IS.” IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF 802DESIGN, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DESIGN AGENTS AND AFFILIATES (“DESIGNER PARTIES”), TO CLIENT FOR DAMAGES FOR ANY AND ALL CAUSES WHATSOEVER, AND CLIENT’S MAXIMUM REMEDY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE NET PROFIT OF 802DESIGN, IN NO EVENT SHALL DESIGNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST DATA OR CONTENT, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY 802DESIGN, EVEN IF 802DESIGN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
Search Engines: Unless otherwise stated by contract, 802Design does not guarantee nor imply placement of specific positioning in search engine results for client website. 802Design performs a one time basic search engine optimization (SEO) according to current best practice.
TERM AND TERMINATION
Term: This agreement shall begin when both parties sign and shall continue until all Services are complete and delivered, or until the Agreement is Terminated.
Termination for Cause: Either party may terminate this agreement at any time, on 21 days prior written notice if the other party breaches any of its material responsibilities or obligations under this Agreement and fails to cure that breach during that 21 day period.
Termination for Insolvency: Either party may terminate this agreement at any time, on written notice to the other party, if the other party ceases to conduct business in its normal course; makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; is liquidated or otherwise dissolved; becomes insolvent; files a petition in bankruptcy; or a receiver, trustee, or custodian is appointed for it.
Termination by Mutual Agreement: This agreement my be terminated by the mutual agreement of the parties.
Termination for Convenience: Either party may terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason on 21 days prior written notice to the other party. If Client terminates the Agreement under this section, 802Design shall, at Clients reasonable discretion, complete
any work assigned or scheduled during the notice period in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Termination Fees: In the event of termination, Client shall pay 802Design for the Services performed through the date of termination in the amount of a prorated portion of the fees due. Client shall pay all Expenses, Fees, and Additional Costs incurred through the date of termination.
Intellectual Property: If Client terminates and on full payment of compensation, 802Design grants Client right and title as provided by this Agreement with respect to those Deliverables provided and accepted by Client as of the date of termination.
Confidential Information: On expiration or termination of this Agreement: (a) each party shall return or, at the disclosing party’s request, destroy the Confidential Information of the other party, and (b) all rights and obligations regarding Confidential Information shall survive.
RIGHTS TO FINAL ART
License: 802Design grants to Client a non-exclusive, perpetual and worldwide license to use and display the Final Deliverables in accordance with this Agreement. The rights granted to Client are for use of the Final Deliverables in its original form only. Client may not change, create derivative works or extract portions of the Final Deliverables.
Liquidation for unlicensed use: Additional use of any Deliverables by Client outside the scope of the license granted above requires additional fees. 802Design shall be entitled to further compensation equal to 75% percent of the total original Project fee unless otherwise agreed in writing by both parties. In the event of non-payment, 802Design shall be entitled to pursue all remedies under law and equity.
RIGHTS TO DELIVERABLES OTHER THAN FINAL ART
Client Content: Client Content is the exclusive property of the Client. Client grants 802Design a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use, reproduce, modify, display and publish the Client Content solely in connection with 802Design’s performance of the Services and limited promotional uses of the Deliverables as authorized in this Agreement.
Preliminary Works. 802Design retains all rights in and to all Preliminary Works. Client shall return all Preliminary Works to 802Design within thirty (30) days of completion of the Services.
Designer Tools. All 802Design Tools are and shall remain the exclusive property of 802Design. 802Design grants Client a nonexclusive, nontransferable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the Designer Tools solely to the extent necessary with the Final Deliverables for the Project.
Warranty Period. During the first 2 months following expiration of this Agreement, 802Design shall provide up to 40 hours of Support Services at no additional cost to Client. Support Services means commercially reasonable technical support and assistance to maintain and update the Deliverables, including correcting any errors or Deficiencies. Requests for additional support will be billed on a time and materials basis at 802Design’s standard rate of $55.00 hour.
Maintenance Period. After the Warranty Period expires and at Client’s option, 802Design will provide Support Services on month to month contract basis or on an “As needed’ basis billed hourly
No Enhancements/Additions: The services in the Warranty Period and the Maintenance Period do not include enhancements/additions to the Project or other services outside the scope of the Proposal.
During the Maintenance Period, Client may request 802Design develop enhancements to the Deliverables. 802Design shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to prioritize 802Design’s resources to create such enhancements. Client understands 802Design may have preexisting obligations that may delay requested enhancements. 802Design shall provide any enhancements on a time and materials basis at Designers standard rate of $55.00 per hour or agreed upon price.
Alterations. Alteration of any Deliverable is prohibited without the express permission of 802Design. 802Design will be given the first opportunity to make the required alterations. Unauthorized alterations shall constitute additional use and will be billed accordingly.
Negotiation: Parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute by negotiation between the parties.
Arbitration/Mediation: If parties are unable to resolve the dispute by negotiation, either party may start mediation and/or binding arbitration in a forum mutually agreed to by the parties.
Litigation: In all other circumstances, the parties specifically consent to the local, state and federal courts located in the state of Vermont. The parties waive any jurisdictional or venue defenses available to them and further consent to service of process by mail.
Attorney Fees: The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees and costs in any dispute resolved by binding arbitration or litigation.
Modification/Waiver: Modifications to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. Failure by either party to enforce any right or seek to remedy any breach under this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of such rights nor shall a waiver by either party of default in one or more instances be construed as constituting a continuing waiver or as a waiver of any other breach.
Notices. All notices under this Agreement shall be given in writing either by: (a) Fax or Email, with return confirmation of receipt; (b) Certified or Registered mail, with return receipt requested. Notice will be effective when received, or in the case of email or fax, on confirmation of receipt.
No Assignment. Rights or obligations under this Agreement shall not be transferred, assigned or encumbered without the prior written consent of the other party.
Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the law of Vermont .
Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. Where possible the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law.
Headings: Headings and numbering used in this Agreement are for convenience and reference only and shall not affect the scope, meaning, intent or interpretation of this Agreement, and shall not have any legal effect.
Complete Agreement: This Agreement is the entire understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior understandings and documents relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.