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Webvatize Design Studio Terms and Agreement

Introduction
You are hiring us as an independent contractor, for the purpose of designing a web site to be published on a hosting and domain account on an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

You are authorizing us to setup and/or access your hosting and domain accounts, or any other programs needed for this web design project that are included as part of your services requested.

You direct and authorize us to add hidden search keywords to your benefit, and a description to enable us to submit the completed web design project to major web search engines, once final payment for our work is received and official. You understand that we do not provide any hosting services in connection with this web project and do not receive any money or rewards from any hosting company or domain registry for referring you to them and we do not in any way guarantee your placement in the search engine rankings. Your hosting services require a separate agreement from ours. We will recommend a hosting company, but you understand you are free to make the final decision. You will be solely responsible for any and all annual hosting and domain service fees which are to be paid to the hosting and domain companies.

Development
During the process of creating your web site, you can view the work in progress on a site owned by us, which would be hidden from the public until launch. This would allow you to give us feedback during the designing stages and we expect that you will promptly provide us with comments or instructions regarding any changes or corrections.

Payment
An initial non-refundable 50% deposit, of the expected project cost (A non-refundable deposit if we have started your project and in the event of the project being cancelled by the Client.)

The balance is due and payable upon the satisfactory completion of the project that is, prior to the completed project being transferred to the host.

Payment dues
Delinquent bills will be charge if payment is not received on/or before the extended grace period. If bills remain outstanding four days after the given grace period, Webvatize Design Studio reserves the right to remove web pages from viewing on the Internet until final payment is made, any further dispute will be litigated.

Refunds
In the event that the project’s specifications change beyond our level of expertise, whereby the said project cannot be completed by us, then you will be refunded a portion of the deposit equivalent to the time already expended.

Copyright
The finished web design site will be owned by Webvatize Design Studio until receipt of final payment, at which time full and complete ownership will be transferred to the client. (Please note: we have no control over the legal rights to photos, graphics, source code, work-up files, and computer programs that are owned by others.)

We reserve the right to display graphics and other web design elements as examples of work done in respective portfolios and all web design projects will contain a link to Webvatize Design Studio web site as the designer/maintainer. If at a future date you choose to work with another designer; please notify us so we can remove our name from the site.

The Client will provide an unconditional guarantee that all elements supplied by the Client for inclusion in the project are owned by the Client, or provide evidence that permission has been obtained from the rightful owner(s) to use the elements, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Webvatize Design Studio and its subcontractors from any claims or suit arising from the use of such elements furnished by the client.

Website Maintenance
This agreement includes minor web site maintenance over a two weeks period from the starting date. Minor changes are defined as updating links, changes to sentences or paragraphs, but does not include replacing a large amount of text with new text that will alter the page design layouts or any major page and design reconstructions, adding new pages, website features, navigational structure changes, or correcting and repairing any attempted updates by clients which may have caused problems with the web site after it was completed. Maintenance will, in most cases, be attended to within 48 hours of acknowledging the request for changes. Except in cases where a separate Maintenance package / agreement exist, regular maintenance will be charged at the current web site design rate.

Errors & Liabilities
We will use all due care and diligence to ensure your website is free from errors, and will correct any errors made by us at the earliest opportunity. We will not accept any responsibility for losses or damage arising from any errors on your web site once it has been transferred to the host and made publicly available on the Internet.

Disclaimer
Webvatize Design Studio cannot guarantee that your web pages will rank highly with search engines or directories. We assure you that we will do our best to conscientiously add the elements that will help make your website optimal. We cannot warrant that the functions contained in the web design project will be uninterrupted or error-free from any outside entity.