Terms & Conditions
Boring legal stuff… but it's important.
This is an agreement between our two companies. It contains some boring legal stuff, but I think it’s important to make sure we are all protected. By signing off on the proposal for your new branding, you agree to the following…
Logos and Branding
Logo Guarantee of Originality
Inspiring Design Company does not use templates or clip art for your logo. Every attempt is made to ensure that your logo/brand and all graphic design is completely original and bespoke to you and your organization. With that said, it is important to emphasize that the possibilities of similarities to other existing brands/logos/graphic designs do exist. We would hate for this to happen but even the best of intentions can result in similarities to other pre-existing graphics. Inspiring Design Co. can not be liable to you or any third party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of similarities of the branding and add-ons to other pre-existing graphics even if you have advised us of the possibilities of such damages.
Once final payment is completed, you will have 100% ownership and rights of use of the final agreed upon logo. Inspiring Design Company retains the right to use the logo for marketing purposes and post copies of it online and on social media. All files used in creation of the final artwork remain the exclusive ownership of Inspiring Design Company.
Logo Time Frames
The time it takes to complete your branding is dependent on any variables such as the branding package and the options selected. I will also require you complete the client homework and to provide me with inspiration, so that takes time as well. Once I receive the deposit, I will let you know when your project will be scheduled in. That means that all your content must be ready by that time or your project could be further delayed. Let me know right away if you have a specific deadline you are aiming for.
REPEAT: The assets I require from you are necessary PRIOR to Inspiring Design Company starting the design phase of your branding.
Once you approve a final logo, Inspiring Design will prepare all the logo files and branding guidelines. These files take significant time. Therefore, should you require additional edits to your logo AFTER it has been approved, additional charges will apply.
Changes and revisions
We know from plenty of experience that fixed-price contracts are rarely beneficial to you, as they often limit you to your first idea about how something should look, or how it might work. We don’t want to limit either your options or your opportunities to change your mind. The estimate/quotation prices at the beginning of this document are based on the number of days that we estimate we’ll need to accomplish everything that you have told us you want to achieve. If you do want to change your mind, that won’t be a problem. You will be charged the hourly rate of $55 or daily rate of $450. Along the way we might ask you to put requests in writing so we can keep track of changes.
The time it takes to complete your website is dependent on any variables such as the website package and the options selected. I will also require you complete the questionnaire and to provide me with content and photos prior to the design phase, so that takes time as well.
REPEAT: The assets I require from you are necessary PRIOR to Inspiring Design Company starting the design phase of your website.
Once I receive the deposit, I will let you know when your project will be scheduled in. That means that all your content must be ready by that time or your project could be further delayed. Let me know right away if you have a specific deadline you are aiming for.
You may already have professional web site hosting, you might even manage that hosting in-house; if that’s the case, great. If you don’t manage your own web site hosting, we can set up an account for you. We may charge you a one-off fee for installing your site on this server, plus any statistics software such as Mint or Google Analytics; then the updates to, and management of that server, plus any support issues will be up to you.
If you purchase web hosting from us, we will offer support for our hosting and email only. If you have additional email service from a third party such as Google for Business, it is your responsibility to notify Inspiring Design prior to hosting setup to ensure you do not experience any down time.
Inspiring Design Company is not responsible for any loss of revenue due to web hosting downtime. In the event of a downed website, we will do everything to get your website up and running as quickly as possible, which may include migration of your website to an alternate server.
If you have your own web hosting, you will be required to provide Inspiring Design Co. with FTP access and cPanel access to your hosting at the beginning of the project. If these cannot be provided, additional setup charges may apply.
If you are using a third party email service such as Google Mail, additional setup charges may apply.
Add-ons which are monthly expenses, are locked in for a period of 12 months from the date of your website going live. Should your specific needs require additional time and or resources, you will be contacted and an increase will be discussed.
Once final payment is completed, you will have exclusive rights of use of your new website. However, various software, plugins and themes used in the creation of your website remain the ownership of the various developers that have created them. Inspiring Design Company retains the right to use images of the website for marketing purposes and post copies of it online and on social media. All files used in creation of the final artwork remain the exclusive ownership of Inspiring Design Company.
To build your website, Inspiring Design relies on premium plugins and themes for required functionality. Inspiring Design also purchases agency licences for the required premium plugins and themes. Some of these licences however, require annual renewals. While Inspiring Design Company will offer to renew the licences for your website on an ongoing basis, Inspiring Design Company is not held responsible to continue to update all the licences required for your new website for the lifetime of your website.
Some more boring but important legal stuff
You will supply us photographs in digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs we can suggest vendors of stock photography. Any stock photos we search out are billed starting at $12 each.
Out of pocket expenses
Any out of pocket expenses will be invoiced at the final project invoice.
Because of the nature of our industry, we can’t guarantee any specific results in any deliverables in this agreement. Also, we cannot guarantee that the functions contained in any web page templates or in a completed website will always 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 arising out of the operation of or inability to operate this web site and any other web pages, even if you have advised us of the possibilities of such damages.
It is your responsibility to review all proofs when supplied, ensuring all copy is 100% accurate, including but not limited to, names, contact information, addresses, dates, time sensitive information etc. We at Inspiring Design are not as familiar with your organization and cannot confirm all data is accurate. This also includes copy that was supplied to us accurately, but in the transferring process to design, may be modified or edited. This is very rare, but computer error and human error can happen, that is why you need to proof everything thoroughly.
If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Payments late beyond 30 days are subject to 1.5% interest monthly.
By approving your website proposal, you have agreed to this document.
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