DUST is a trading name of Baker & Hues Limited. Registered No. 09571426.
As a designer it’s my mission to fulfil your needs and meet your goals but sometimes it’s best to have a few simple things written down. This is so we both know what is what, who should do what and what happens if things go not according to plan. In this agreement you won’t find any complicated legal terms or large paragraphs of unreadable text. I have no desire to trick you into agreeing to something that you might later regret. I just want what’s best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future. Good times.
Before I get cracking I’ll need a few things: a detailed brief for all work to be produced, all and any assets or content needed in the designs (logos, text, images etc.), this agreement signed and sent back to me and 50% of the total project fee paid as a deposit.
In order for me to perform services in an effective and efficient manner, you agree to: Provide all information and documentation that I request or that may otherwise be useful in connection with the performance of services; and Immediately advise the me of any changes in operations or other information that may require a change in the scope or particulars of the services. If you want to increase or decrease the scope of the services described above, or want to add additional services, I ask that any such changes be mutually agreed in writing and attached to this agreement as an addendum.
Fees & Payment
I’m sure you understand how important it is that you pay the invoices that I send you promptly. As I’m also sure you'll want to stay friends, you agree to stick to the following payment schedule and terms, which will be as follows, but may be revised based on further conversations between us.
I issue all my invoices electronically. All invoices must be paid within 15 days of when the invoice was issued (unless otherwise specified). I also reserve the right to charge interest on any overdue invoices at the current statutory rate prescribed in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 until payment is received in cleared funds.
In the event of the project being cancelled by you the client, ownership of all copyrights and the original artwork shall be retained by DUST. A Cancellation Fee for work completed and any expenses incurred will be paid by the client. The Cancellation Fee is based on the hours completed up to the point of the client cancelling the project and 50% of the remaining time allocated to the project by DUST.
Changes & Revisions
If the client requests any variations or additional tasks which aren't included in the agreed proposal/quote, additional charges will be applied based on my hourly rate. Along the way I might ask you to put requests in writing so I can keep track of changes.
Technical & Compatibility
DUST does not provide web hosting. However I’m are happy to advise on best solutions that suit your needs and work best with how I plan to build and develop your website, app or other such interactive product. I am not a web hosting company and do not offer or include technical support for web site hosting, email or other services relating to web site hosting. If you do require help with anything beyond the design and development of your site, I’ll be happy to help in an advisory role.
Errors & Omissions
It is your responsibility as the client to check proofs carefully for accuracy in all respects, ranging from spelling to technical illustrations. DUST is not liable for errors or omissions that appear online, in print or any other format. 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.
Ownership & Copyright
Upon project completion and once full payment has been received, ownership of all copyright and IP of all the work produced by DUST in relation to this project then belongs to the client.
You also guarantee to me that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork that you provide me for inclusion in the work I produce for you are either owned by your good selfs, or that you have permission to use them.
If this project is a pitch or I am doing the work free of charge, then all intellectual property contained in all images, documents, presentations, conceptual artwork or research material remains owned by DUST and this material must not be used elsewhere.
I will always ask permission before I showcase any of the work I produced for you either online or in my portfolio.
DUST will treat as secret and confidential any unpublished information relation to the client’s business plans or finances.
You understand that you are engaging DUST as an independent contractor. This agreement is not intended to create any partnership, joint venture, co-ownership, agency, or employment relationship between us. Unless DUST specifically agrees to, in writing, DUST will not act for you as your agent or make commitments for you or on your behalf.
Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.
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