The terms and conditions set forth on this page relate to paid or unpaid design services between Yellow Circle (“Designer”), and any third party or organisation or business (“Client”) that engages (“Designer”) to undertake paid or unpaid work , for the performance of the services described in the (“Proposal”) we send to (“Client”). The terms and conditions detailed on this page supersede any issued at the time of a proposal or contract being issued to the client for individual project work.
Graphic design terms and conditions
As used herein and throughout this Agreement:
1.1 Agreement means the entire content of this Basic Terms and Conditions document, the Proposal document(s), Schedule A, together with any other Supplements designated below, together with any exhibits or schedules hereto.
1.2 Client Content means all materials, information, photography, writings and other creative content provided by Client for use in the preparation of and/or incorporation in the Deliverables.
1.3 Copyrights means the property rights in original works of authorship, expressed in a tangible medium of expression, as defined and enforceable under [UK) Copyright Law.
1.4 Deliverables means the services and work product specified in the Proposal to be delivered by Designer to Client, in the form and media specified in the Proposal.
1.5 Designer Tools means all design tools developed and/or utilised by Designer in performing the Services, including without limitation 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.
1.6 Final Art means all creative content developed or created by Designer, or commissioned by Designer, exclusively for the Project
and incorporated into and delivered as part of the Final Deliverables, including and by way of example, not limitation, any and all visual designs, visual elements, graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, sounds, typographic treatments and text, modifications to Client Content, and Designer’s selection, arrangement and coordination of such elements together with Client Content and/or Third Party Materials.
1.7 Final Deliverables means the final versions of Deliverables provided by Designer and accepted by Client.
1.8 Preliminary Works means all artwork including, but not limited to, concepts, sketches, visual presentations, or other alternate or preliminary designs and documents developed by Designer and which may or may not be shown and or delivered to Client for consideration but do not form part of the Final Art.
1.9 Project means the scope and purpose of the Client’s identified usage of the work product as described in the Proposal.
1.10 Services means all services and the work product to be provided to Client by Designer as described and otherwise further defined in
1.11 Third Party Materials means proprietary third party materials which are incorporated into the Final Deliverables, including without limitation stock photography or illustration.
1.12 Trademarks means trade names, words, symbols, designs, logos or other devices or designs used in the Final Deliverables to designate the origin or source of the goods or services of Client.
The terms of any Proposals we create shall be effective for 30 days after presentation to Client. In the event this Agreement is not executed by Client within the time identified, the Proposal, together with any related terms and conditions and deliverables, may be subject to amendment, change or substitution.
3. FEES AND CHARGES
3.1 Fees. In consideration of the Services to be performed by Designer, Client shall pay to Designer fees in the amounts and according to the payment schedule set forth in the Proposal when we send it, and all applicable sales, use or value-added taxes, even if calculated or assessed subsequent to the payment schedule.
3.2 Expenses. Client shall pay Designer’s expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement as follows: (a) incidental and out-of-pocket expenses including but not limited to costs for telephone calls, postage, shipping, overnight courier, service bureaus, typesetting, blueprints, models, presentation materials, photocopies, computer expenses, parking fees and tolls, and taxis at cost plus Designer’s standard markup of 30%, and, if applicable, a mileage reimbursement at 45 pence per mile; and (b) travel expenses including transportation, meals, and lodging, incurred by Designer with Client’s prior approval.
3.3 Additional Costs. The Project pricing includes Designer’s fee only. Any and all outside costs including, but not limited to, equipment rental, photographer’s costs and fees, photography and/or artwork licenses, prototype production costs will be billed to Client where applicable, unless specifically otherwise provided for in the Proposal.
3.4 Invoices. All invoices are payable within 30 days of receipt. A monthly service charge of 10% may be payable on all overdue balances. Payments will be credited first to late payment charges and next to the unpaid balance. Client shall be responsible for all collection or legal fees necessitated by lateness or default in payment. Designer reserves the right to withhold delivery and any transfer of ownership of any current work if accounts are not current or overdue invoices are not paid in full. All grants of any license to use or transfer of ownership of any intellectual property rights under this Agreement are conditioned upon receipt of payment in full which shall be inclusive of any and all outstanding Additional Costs, Taxes, Expenses, and Fees, Charges, or the costs of Changes.
4.1 General Changes. Unless otherwise provided in the Proposal, and except as otherwise provided for herein, Client shall pay additional charges for changes requested by Client which are outside the scope of the Services on a time basis, at Designer’s standard hourly rate of £80 plus VAT per hour. Such charges shall be in addition to all other amounts payable under the Proposal, despite any maximum budget, contract price or final price identified therein. Designer may extend or modify any delivery schedule or deadlines in the Proposal and Deliverables as may be required by such Changes.
4.2 Substantive Changes. If Client requests or instructs Changes that amount to a revision of at least 15% of the time required to produce the Deliverables, and or the value or scope of the Services, Designer shall, at their discretion, be entitled to submit a new and separate Proposal to Client for written approval. Work shall not begin on the revised design services until a fully signed revised Proposal or confirmation of acceptance of the fees required for the additional work are sent to the Designer in writing, either via email or in handwriting and, if required, any additional retainer fees are received by Designer.
4.3 Timing. Designer will prioritise performance of the Services as may be necessary or as identified in the Proposal, and will undertake commercially reasonable efforts to perform the Services within the time(s) identified in the Proposal. Client agrees to review Deliverables within the time identified for such reviews and to promptly either, (i) approve the Deliverables in writing or (ii) provide written comments and/or corrections sufficient to identify the Client’s concerns, objections or corrections to Designer. The Designer shall be entitled to request written clarification of any concern, objection or correction. Client acknowledges and agrees that Designer’s ability to meet any and all schedules is entirely dependent upon Client’s prompt performance of its obligations to provide content, photographs any other media requested and written approvals and/or instructions pursuant to the Proposal and that any delays in Client’s performance or Changes in the Services or Deliverables requested by Client may delay delivery of the Deliverables. Any such delay caused by Client shall not constitute a breach of any term, condition or Designer’s obligations under this Agreement.
4.4 Testing and Acceptance. Designer will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to test Deliverables requiring testing and to make all necessary corrections prior to providing Deliverables to Client. Client, within 5 business days of receipt of each Deliverable, shall notify Designer, in writing, of any failure of such Deliverable to comply with the specifications set forth in the Proposal, or of any other objections, corrections, changes or amendments Client wishes made to such Deliverable. Any such written notice shall be sufficient to identify with clarity any objection, correction or change or amendment, and Designer will undertake to make the same in a commercially timely manner. Any and all objections, corrections, changes or amendments shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the absence of such notice from Client, the Deliverable shall be deemed accepted.
5. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Client acknowledges that they shall be responsible for performing the following in a reasonable and timely manner:
(a) coordination of any decision-making with parties other than the Designer;
(b) provision of Client Content in a form suitable for reproduction or incorporation into the Deliverables without further preparation, unless otherwise expressly provided in the Proposal; and
(c) final proofreading and in the event that Client has approved Deliverables but errors, such as, by way of example, not limitation, typographic errors or misspellings, remain in the finished product, Client shall incur the cost of correcting such errors.
(d) changes to content after submission to the Designer by the Client may also incur further costs if they fall outside of the number of pre-agreed revisions detailed in this proposal, or in written email communications from the Designer to the client. These changes may include but are not limited to, general text content, change of company name or suppliers, change of colours or layout after design sign-off has occurred, or any other change that differentiates the design in any way from the original, if sign-off has occurred.
All displays or publications of the Deliverables shall bear accreditation and/or copyright notice in Designer’s name in the form, size and location as incorporated by Designer in the Deliverables, or as otherwise directed by Designer. Designer retains the right to reproduce, publish and display the Deliverables in Designer’s portfolios and websites, and 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. Either party, subject to the other’s reasonable approval, may describe its role in relation to the Project and, if applicable, the services provided to the other party on its website and in other promotional materials, and, if not expressly objected to, include a link to the other party’s website.
7. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Each party acknowledges that in connection with this Agreement it may receive certain confidential or proprietary technical and business information and materials of the other party, including without limitation Preliminary Works (“Confidential Information”). Each party, its agents and employees shall hold and maintain in strict confidence all Confidential Information, shall not disclose Confidential Information to any third party, and shall not use any Confidential Information except as may be necessary to perform its obligations under the Proposal except as may be required by a court or governmental authority. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Confidential Information shall not include any information that is in the public domain or becomes publicly known through no fault of the receiving party or is otherwise properly received from a third party without an obligation of confidentiality.
8. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
8.1 Independent Contractor. Designer is an independent contractor, not an employee of Client or any company affiliated with Client. Designer shall provide the Services under the general direction of Client, but Designer shall determine, in Designer’s sole discretion, the manner and means by which the Services are accomplished. This Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture and neither party is authorised to act as an agent or bind the other party except as expressly stated in this Agreement. Designer and the work produced or Deliverables prepared by Designer shall not be deemed a work for hire as that term is defined under Copyright Law. All rights, if any, granted to Client are contractual in nature and are wholly defined by the express written agreement of the parties and the various terms and conditions of this Agreement.
8.2 Designer Agents. Designer shall be permitted to engage and/or use third party designers or other service providers as independent contractors in connection with the Services (“Design Agents”), if required. Notwithstanding, Designer shall remain fully responsible for such Design Agents’ compliance with the various terms and conditions of this Agreement.
8.3 No Exclusivity. The parties expressly acknowledge that 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 Designer, and Designer shall be entitled
to offer and provide design services to others, solicit other clients and otherwise advertise the services offered by Designer.
9. WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS
9.1 By Client. Client represents, warrants and covenants to Designer that
(a) Client owns all right, title, and interest in, or otherwise has full right and authority to permit the use of the Client Content,
(b) to the best of Client’s knowledge, the Client Content does not infringe the rights of any third party, and use of the Client Content as well as any Trademarks in connection with the Project does not and will not violate the rights of any third parties,
(c) Client shall comply with the terms and conditions of any licensing agreements which govern the use of Third Party Materials, and
(d) Client shall comply with all laws and regulations as they relate to the Services and Deliverables.
9.2 By Designer
(a) Designer hereby represents, warrants and covenants to Client that Designer will provide the Services identified in the Agreement in
a professional and workmanlike manner and in accordance with all reasonable professional standards for such services.
(b) Designer further represents, warrants and covenants to Client that (i) except for Third Party Materials and Client Content, the Final Deliverables shall be the original work of Designer and/or its independent contractors, (ii) in the event that the Final Deliverables include the work of independent contractors commissioned for the Project by Designer, Designer shall have secure agreements from such contractors granting all necessary rights, title, and interest in and to the Final Deliverables sufficient for Designer to grant the intellectual property rights provided in this Agreement, and (iii) to the best of Designer’s knowledge, the Final Art provided by Designer and Designer’s subcontractors does not infringe the rights of any party, and use of same in connection with the Project will not violate the rights of any third parties. In the event Client or third parties modify or otherwise use the Deliverables outside of the scope
or for any purpose not identified in the Proposal or this Agreement or contrary to the terms and conditions noted herein, all representations and warranties of Designer shall be void.
(c) Except for the express representations and warranties stated in this agreement, designer makes no warranties whatsoever, designer 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.
10.1 By Client. Client agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless Designer from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses 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. Under such circumstances Designer shall promptly notify Client in writing of any claim or suit;
(a) Client has sole control of the defence and all related settlement negotiations; and
(b) Designer provides Client with commercially reasonable assistance, information and authority necessary to perform Client’s obligations under this section. Client will reimburse the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Designer in providing such assistance.
10.2 By Designer. Subject to the terms, conditions, express representations and warranties provided in this Agreement, Designer agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless Client from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses arising out of any finding of fact which is inconsistent with Designer’s representations and warranties made herein, except in the event any such claims, damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses arise directly as a result of gross negligence or misconduct of Client provided that
(a) Client promptly notifies Designer in writing of the claim;
(b) Designer shall have sole control of the defence and all related settlement negotiations; and
(c) Client shall provide Designer with the assistance, information and authority necessary to perform Designer’s obligations under this section. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Designer shall have no obligation to defend or otherwise indemnify Client for any claim or adverse finding of fact arising out of or due to Client Content, any unauthorised content, improper or illegal use, or the failure to update or maintain any Deliverables provided by Designer.
10.3 Limitation of Liability. The services and the work product of designer are sold “as is.” In all circumstances, the maximum liability of designer, 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 designer. 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 services provided by designer, even if designer has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.
11. TERM AND TERMINATION
11.1 This Agreement shall commence upon the Effective Date and shall remain effective until the Services are completed and delivered.
11.2 This Agreement may be terminated at any time by either party effective immediately upon notice, or the mutual agreement of the parties, or if any party:
(a) becomes insolvent, files a petition in bankruptcy, makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
(b) breaches any of its material responsibilities or obligations under this Agreement, which breach is not remedied within 10 days from receipt of written notice of such breach.
11.3 In the event of termination, Designer shall be compensated for the Services performed through the date of termination in the amount of (a) any advance payment, (b) a prorated portion of the fees due, or (c) hourly fees for work performed by Designer or Designer’s agents as of the date of termination, whichever is greater; and Client shall pay all Expenses, fees, out of pockets together with any Additional Costs incurred through and up to, the date of cancellation.
11.4 In the event of termination by Client and upon full payment of compensation as provided herein, Designer grants to Client such right and title as provided for in Schedule A of this Agreement with respect to those Deliverables provided to, and accepted by Client as of the date of termination.
11.5 Upon 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) other than as provided herein, all rights and obligations of each party under this Agreement, exclusive of the Services, shall survive.
12.1 Modification/Waiver. This Agreement may be modified by the parties. Any modification of this Agreement must be in writing, except that Designer’s invoices may include, and Client shall pay, expenses or costs that Client authorises by electronic mail in cases of extreme time sensitivity. 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.
12.2 Notices. All notices to be given hereunder shall be transmitted in writing by electronic mail with return confirmation of receipt or by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested. Notice shall be effective upon receipt or upon confirmation of receipt.
12.3 No Assignment. Neither party may assign, whether in writing or orally, or encumber its rights or obligations under this Agreement or permit the same to be transferred, assigned or encumbered by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other party.
12.4 Force Majeure. Designer shall not be deemed in breach of this Agreement if Designer is unable to complete the Services or any portion thereof by reason of fire, earthquake, labor dispute, act of God or public enemy, death, illness or incapacity of Designer or any local, state, national or international law, governmental order or regulation or any other event beyond Designer’s control (collectively, “Force Majeure Event”). Upon the occurrence of any Force Majeure Event, Designer shall give notice to Client of its inability to perform or of delay in completing the Services and shall propose revisions to the schedule for completion of the Services.
12.5 Governing Law and Dispute Resolution. The formation, construction, performance and enforcement of this Agreement shall be in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom and without regard to its conflict of law provisions or the conflict of law provisions of any other jurisdiction. In the event of a dispute arising out of this Agreement, the parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/or binding arbitration through any forum mutually agreed to by the parties. The prevailing party in any dispute resolved by binding arbitration or litigation shall be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees and costs. The parties hereby waive any jurisdictional or venue defenses available to them and further consent to service of process by mail. Client acknowledges that Designer will have no adequate remedy at law in the event Client uses the deliverables in any way not permitted hereunder, and hereby agrees that Designer shall be entitled to equitable relief by way of temporary and permanent injunction, and such other and further relief at law or equity as any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction may deem just and proper, in addition to any and all other remedies provided for herein.
12.6 Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect and the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid or enforceable provision.
12.7 Headings. The numbering and captions of the various sections are solely for convenience and reference only and shall not affect the scope, meaning, intent or interpretation of the provisions of this Agreement nor shall such headings otherwise be given any legal effect.
12.8 Integration. This Agreement comprises the entire understanding of the parties hereto on the subject matter herein contained and supersedes and merges all prior and contemporaneous agreements, understandings and discussions between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. In the event of a conflict between the Proposal and any other Agreement documents, the terms of the Proposal shall control. This Agreement comprises this Basic Terms and Conditions document, the Proposal and Schedule [A] below.
By their execution, the parties hereto have agreed to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement effective as of the last date of signature, and each signatory represents that it has the full authority to enter into this Agreement and to bind her/his respective party to all of the terms and conditions herein.
SCHEDULE A: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS
1. RIGHTS TO DELIVERABLES OTHER THAN FINAL ART
1.1 Client Content. Client Content, including all pre-existing Trademarks, shall remain the sole property of Client or its respective suppliers, and Client or its suppliers shall be the sole owner of all rights in connection therewith. Client hereby grants to Designer a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use, reproduce, modify, display and publish the Client Content solely in connection with Designer’s performance of the Services and limited promotional uses of the Deliverables as authorised in this Agreement.
1.2 Third Party Materials. All Third Party Materials are the exclusive property of their respective owners. Designer shall inform Client of all Third Party Materials that may be required to perform the Services or otherwise integrated into the Final Art. Under such circumstances Designer shall inform Client of any need to license, at Client’s expense, and unless otherwise provided for by Client, Client shall obtain the license(s) necessary to permit Client’s use of the Third Party Materials consistent with the usage rights granted herein. In the event Client fails to properly secure or otherwise arrange for any necessary licenses or instructs the use of Third Party Materials, Client hereby indemnifies, saves and holds harmless Designer from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses arising out of any claim, demand, or action by a third party arising out of Client’s failure to obtain copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy, defamation or other releases or permissions with respect to materials included in the Final Art.
1.3 Preliminary Works. Designer retains all rights in and to all Preliminary Works. Client shall return all Preliminary Works to Designer within 30 days of completion of the Services and all rights in and to any Preliminary Works shall remain the exclusive property of Designer.
1.4 Original Artwork. Designer retains all right and title in and to any original artwork comprising Final Art, including all rights to display such artwork.
1.5 Trademarks. Upon completion of the Services and expressly conditioned upon full payment of all fees, costs and out-of-pocket expenses due, Designer assigns to Client all ownership rights, including any copyrights, in and to any artworks or designs comprising the works created by Designer for use by Client as a Trademark. Designer shall cooperate with Client and shall execute any additional documents reasonably requested by Client to evidence such assignment. Client shall have sole responsibility for ensuring that any proposed trademarks or Final Deliverables intended to be a Trademark are available for use in commerce registration and do not otherwise infringe the rights of any third party. Client hereby indemnifies, saves and holds harmless Designer from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses arising out of any claim, demand, or action by any third party alleging any infringement arising out of Client’s use and/or failure to obtain rights to use or use of the Trademark.
1.6 Designer Tools. All Designer Tools are and shall remain the exclusive property of Designer.
2. RIGHTS TO FINAL ART
2.A (1) (a) License for limited usage, no modification rights:
2.1 For print AND/OR online/interactive media: Upon completion of the Services, and expressly subject to full payment of all fees, costs and out-of-pocket expenses due, Designer grants to Client the rights in the Final Art as set forth below. Any additional uses not identified herein require an additional license and may require an additional fee. All other rights are expressly reserved by Designer. The rights granted to Client are for the usage of the Final Art in its original form only. Client may not crop, distort, manipulate, reconfigure, mimic, animate, create derivative works or extract portions or in any other manner, alter the Final Art.
2.2 For print AND/OR online/interactive AND/OR three-dimensional media: Designer hereby grants to Client the exclusive, perpetual and worldwide right and license to use, reproduce and display the Final Art solely in connection with the Project as defined in the Proposal and in accordance with the various terms and conditions of this Agreement. The rights granted to Client are for usage of the Final Art in its original form only. Client may not crop, distort, manipulate, reconfigure, mimic, animate, create derivative works or extract portions or in any other manner, alter the Final Art.
Upon completion of the Services, and expressly subject to full payment of all fees, costs and expenses due, Designer hereby assigns to Client all right, title and interest, including without limitation copyright and other intellectual property rights, in and to the Final Art. Designer agrees to reasonably cooperate with Client and shall execute any additional documents reasonably necessary to evidence such assignment.
SUPPLEMENT 1: INTERACTIVE-SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS
During the Maintenance Period, Client may request that Designer develop enhancements to the Deliverables, and Designer shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to prioritise Designer’s resources to create such enhancements. The parties understand that preexisting obligations to third parties existing on the date of the request for enhancements may delay the immediate execution of any such requested enhancements. Such enhancements shall be provided on a time and materials basis at Designer’s then in effect price for such services.
2. ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS
3.1 Deficiencies. Subject to the representations and warranties of Client in connection with Client Content, Designer represents and warrants that the Final Deliverables will be free from Deficiencies. For the purposes of this Agreement, “Deficiency” shall mean a failure to comply with the specifications set forth in the Proposal in any respect, but shall not include any problems caused by Client Content, modifications, alterations or changes made to Final Deliverables by Client or any third party after delivery by Designer, or the interaction of Final Deliverables with third-party applications such as Web browsers other than those specified in the Proposal. The parties acknowledge that Client’s sole remedy and Designer’s sole liability for a breach of this Section is the obligation of Designer to correct any Deficiency identified within the first 30 days after delivery of the Final Art.
4. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Designer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all Final Deliverables shall be designed to comply with the known relevant rules and regulations. Client, upon acceptance of the Deliverables, shall be responsible for conformance with all laws relating to the transfer of the design into other software and technology.
SUPPLEMENT 2: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROJECT
Designer shall have the right to document, photograph or otherwise record all completed designs and to reproduce, publish and display such documentation, photographs or records for Designer’s promotional purposes in accordance with Section 6 of the Basic Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.
2. ADDITIONAL CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Client acknowledges that Client shall be responsible for performing the following in a reasonable and timely manner:
(a) Communication of administrative or operational decisions if they affect the design or production of Deliverables
(b) Provision of accurate and complete information and materials requested by Designer.
(c) Provision of approved naming, nomenclature; securing approvals and correct copy from third parties such as, by way of example, not limitation, end users or donors as may be necessary;
(d) Final proofreading and written approval of all project documents including, by way of example, not limitation, artwork, message schedules, sign location plans and design drawings before their release for fabrication or installation. In the event that Client has approved work containing errors or omissions, such as by way of example, not limitation, typographic errors or misspellings, Client shall incur the cost of correcting such errors;
(e) Arranging for the documentation, permissions, licensing and implementation of all electrical, structural or mechanical elements needed to support, house or power signage; coordination of sign manufacture and installation with other trades; and
(f) Bid solicitation and contract negotiation; sourcing, establishment of final pricing and contract terms directly with fabricators or vendors.
3. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Designer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all Final Deliverables shall be designed to comply with the applicable rules and regulations. However, Designer is not an expert and makes no representations or warranties in connection with compliance with such rules, codes or regulations. The compliance of the Final Deliverables with any such rule, codes or regulations shall be the responsibility of Client. Designer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the suitability and conformance of the Final Deliverables.
Website Design Terms & Conditions
The terms and conditions set forth on this page relate to paid or unpaid design services between Yellow Circle (“Designer”), and any third party or organisation or business (“Client”, “Customer”) that engages (“Designer”) to undertake paid or unpaid work , for the performance of the services described in the (“Proposal”) we send to (“Client”, “Customer”).
The (“Proposal”) may will be a document detailing the services offered, the work to be undertaken and price for completing the work, along with an agreed payment plan.
You, Client are hiring Yellow Circle Web Solutions Ltd ‘Designer‘, located at Daisybank House Business Centre, Leek Road, Cheadle, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST10 1JE, to design and develop a website for the price as detailed in the Proposal.
As our customer, you have the power and ability to enter into this contract on behalf of your company or organisation. You agree to provide us with everything that we need to complete the project including text, images, and other information as and when we need it, and in the formats asked for. You agree to review our work, provide feedback, and sign-off approval in a timely manner and are bound by any deadlines that we set together. You also agree to keep to the payment schedule set out in the Proposal.
We have the experience and ability to perform the services you need and will carry them out in a professional and timely manner. We will endeavor to meet all the deadlines set but are not responsible for a missed launch date or a deadline if you have been late in supplying materials or have not approved our work on time at any stage. We will also maintain the confidentiality of any information that you provide to us.
Details of the work
We will create designs for the look, layout, and functionality of your website. This contract includes one main design and two opportunities for you to make revisions to the final design. If you are not happy with the design at that point, we will provide you with an additional quote for extra design work needed. If instead, you wish to cancel our agreement, solely in relation to the website project detailed in the Proposal you may do so and we will retain the initial payment for the work completed to date.
HTML/CSS layout templates
We will develop using valid HTML5 markup and CSS3 for styling. We will test all our markup and CSS in current versions of all major browsers including those made by Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and Opera. We will also test to ensure that pages will display visually in a similar—not necessarily an identical—way in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 for Windows as this browser is no longer supported by Microsoft.
We will not test these templates in old or abandoned browsers, for example, versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer older than version 11 for Windows or Mac, previous versions of Apple’s Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera unless otherwise specified.
We are not responsible for writing or producing any text copy. We will be happy to help, but significant work on our part will result in a charge above and beyond the original price. This will not be done without your approval of an additional quote provided in advance.
Final proofreading is your responsibility and in the event that you have approved the copy but errors, such as typographic errors or misspellings remain in the finished website then you shall incur the cost of correcting such errors.
If needed, you will supply photographs in digital format. There may also be a requirement for the use of stock images throughout the site to illustrate various industries and processes. We can provide images from an image library.
Changes and revisions
The estimate/quotation prices in your proposal/quote are based on the time we estimate we will need to accomplish everything that you have told us you want to achieve. If you want to change your mind, add extra pages or templates, or even add new functionality, that won’t be a problem. At that time you will be provided with an additional quote for the extra work.
Changes to content after submission to us by you may also incur further costs if they fall outside of the number of pre-agreed revisions detailed in this proposal, or in written email communications from us to you. These changes may include but are not limited to, general text content, pricing information, change of company name or suppliers, change of colours or layout after design sign-off has occurred, change to video content, change to website form fields or content or any other change that differentiates the design of any pages or features on the website in any way from the original, if sign-off has occurred.
Please note: sign-off for pages other than the home page on your website constitutes acceptance and approval by email, which we will ask you to send to us.
Our support plan provides a guaranteed service level (SLA) of same day response, either by telephone or email, or other method of digital communication. In the event that we are not able to reach you by a particular method of communication, we will contact you by other means, or contact a colleague to inform you, if we are not able to reach you directly.
The number of hours of support agreed each month will be stated on your monthly invoice. Support is offered on a monthly rolling contract basis and will be tailored to the need of the Client.
If you decide not to take out a support plan with us you must specify this in writing. You also accept responsibility for maintaining the website software, applying patches and upgrading any plugins yourself and confirm that Yellow Circle is not responsible for applying these updates if you opt not to take our monthly support plan.
If we do not receive confirmation in writing we will issue monthly invoices for the support plan until we receive written confirmation that the support is not required. Any invoices issued will be payable and will not be refunded.
Termination of your support plan
If you wish to cancel your support plan with us you must provide 30 days cancellation notice in writing. Any invoice due during the 30 day cancellation period will still be due for payment.
All hosting we provide is by offered via a third-party hosting provider. Yellow Circle will not be responsible or held accountable for any site outages, loss of data or breach of confidentiality that may occur with the third-party hosting provider’s platform. All sites hosted via our provider’s platform are hosted in the UK. Yellow Circle will, on behalf of the Client, provide support in terms of set-up and configuration of a hosting account with the third-party. In addition, we will provide technical support for hosting related issues on behalf of the client in the event of technical or configuration errors or update requests.
From time to time, we may recommend the Client move to an alternative hosting platform in order to provide a better level of service or to meet increased technical requirement needs at the Client’s request.
If you elect not to use our recommended hosting platform then updates to, and management of the hosting control panel, plus any support issues will be your responsibility in accordance with the separate agreement in place between you and your hosting provider.
Please advise at the offset of the project whether you wish to host your new site with us. You may opt to use a different hosting provider, however, it will be your responsibility to ensure the hosting package used is sufficient to support the features of the website.
Termination of hosting agreement
If you wish to cancel your hosting service with us you must provide 30 days cancellation notice in writing. Any invoice due during the 30 day cancellation period will still be due for payment.
We are not 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 your website and any other web pages—even if you have advised us of the possibilities of such damages.
If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason is unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
You guarantee to us that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork that you provide for inclusion in the website are either owned by you or that you have permission to use them.
When we receive your final payment, copyright is automatically assigned as follows:
You own the graphics and other visual elements that we create for you for this project. We will provide you with a copy of all files and you should store them carefully as we are not required to keep them or provide any native source files that were used in making them.
You also own text content, photographs, and other data you provided unless someone else owns them. We own the HTML markup, CSS, and other code and license it to you for use on this project only.
We also reserve the right to display and link to your completed project as part of our portfolio and to write about the project on websites and magazine articles.
An agreed payment plan will be detailed in your Proposal.
If you fail to pay any amount payable under this agreement, we are entitled, but not obliged, to charge you interest on the overdue amount. The Supplier is entitled to charge interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
You cannot transfer this contract to anyone else without our permission. This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.