Terms and Conditions of SME Design in Victoria
All estimates/quotes are based on our understanding of your requirements and as per given time-frame. Any changes to the functionality including micro-improvements, may incur additional costs and subsequent delay accordingly. Please ensure and clarify our understanding in a face to face meeting.
- STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These are the standard terms and conditions for Website Design and Development and apply to all contracts and all work undertaken by SME Design for its clients.
- OUR FEES AND DEPOSITS
A $500 or 30%, whatever is greater, deposit of the total fee payable under our proposal is due, upon you instructing us to proceed with the website design and development work.
The remaining balance shall become due and payable within 7 days of invoice, when the work is completed but subject to the terms of the “approval of work” and “rejected work” clauses. We reserve the right not to commence any work until the deposit has been paid in full.
The deposit is not refundable if the development work has been started and you terminate the contract through no fault of ours.
- SUPPLY OF MATERIALS
You must supply all materials and information required by us 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. The commencement of the project begins from the time all required materials and content is provided.
Where there is any delay in supplying these materials to us which leads to a delay in the completion of work, we have the right to extend any previously agreed deadlines by a reasonable amount.
The commencement of the project will be delayed until all materials, images and text has been supplied.
Where you fail to supply materials, and that prevents the progress of the work, we have the right to invoice you for any part or parts of the work already completed.
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to make revisions to the design. However, we have the right to limit the number of design proposals to a reasonable amount and may charge for additional designs if you make a change to the original design specification.
Our website development phase is flexible and allows certain variations to the original specification. However, any major deviation from the specification will be charged at the rate of $110-00 per hour.
- PROJECT DELAYS AND CLIENT LIABILITY
Any time frames or estimates that we give are contingent upon your full co-operation and complete and final content in photography for the work pages. During development there is a certain amount of feedback required in order to progress to subsequent phases. It is required that a single point of contact be appointed from your side and be made available on a daily basis in order to expedite the feedback process.
- APPROVAL OF WORK
On completion of the work you will be notified and have the opportunity to review it. You must notify us in writing of any unsatisfactory points within 7 days of such notification. Any of the work which has not been reported in writing to us as unsatisfactory within the 7-day review period will be deemed to have been approved.
Once approved, or deemed approved, work cannot subsequently be rejected and the contract will be deemed to have been completed and the 50% balance of the project price will become due.
- REJECTED WORK
If you reject any of our work within the 7-day review period, or not approve subsequent work performed by us to remedy any points recorded as being unsatisfactory, and we, acting reasonably, consider that you have been unreasonable in any rejection of the work, we can elect to treat this contract as at an end and take measures to recover payment for the completed work.
Upon completion of the 7-day review period, we will invoice you for the balance of the project including any out of pocket expenses.
- WARRANTY BY YOU AS TO OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
You must obtain all necessary permissions and authorities in respect of the use of all copy, graphic images, registered company logos, names and trademarks, or any other material that you supply to us to include in your website or web applications.
You must indemnify us and hold us harmless from any claims or legal actions related to the content of your website.
Once you have paid us in full for our work, we grant to you a license to use the website and its related software and contents for the life of the website.
We do not guarantee any specific position in search engine results for your website. We perform basic search engine optimisation according to current best practice.
We shall not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer which is in any way attributable to any delay in performance or completion of our contract, however that delay arises.
To the full extent permitted by law, all terms, conditions, warranties, undertakings, inducements or representations whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise (other than the express provisions of these terms and conditions) relating in any way to the services we provide to you are excluded. Without limiting the above, to the extent permitted by law, any liability of SME Design under any term, condition, warranty or representation that by law cannot be excluded is, where permitted by law, limited at our option to the replacement, re-repair or re-supply of the services or the payment of the cost of the services that we were contracted to perform.
We reserve the right to subcontract any services that we have agreed to perform for you as we see fit.
We (and any subcontractors we engage) agree that we will not at any time disclose any of your confidential information to any third party.
- ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
You agree to reimburse us for any requested expenses which do not form part of our proposal including but not limited to the purchase of templates, third party software, stock photographs, fonts, domain name registration, web hosting or comparable expenses.
You are responsible for maintaining your own backups, updating webite security unless stipulated by an ongoing Website Management agreement with SME Design.
With respect to your website, we will not be liable for restoring any client data or client websites.
- OWNERSHIP OF DOMAIN NAMES AND WEB HOSTING
We will supply to your account credentials for domain name registration and/or web hosting that we purchased on your behalf when you reimburse us for any expenses that we have incurred.
- GOVERNING LAW
The agreement constituted by these terms and conditions and any proposal will be construed according to and is governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. You and SME Design submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in and of Victoria in relation to any dispute arising under these terms and conditions or in relation to any services we perform for you.
- CROSS BROWSER COMPATIBILITY
By using current versions of well supported content management systems such as “WordPress”, we endeavor to ensure that the web sites we create are compatible with all current modern web browsers such as the most recent versions of Firefox and Chrome. Third party extensions, where used, may not have the same level of support for all browsers. Where appropriate we will substitute alternative extensions or implement other solutions, on a best effort basis, where any incompatibilities are found. The websites SME Design create using the most up to date WordPress Versions which are mobile compatible. We do not guarantee compatibility for all models of mobile devices
You are responsible for complying with all relevant laws relating to e-commerce, and to the full extent permitted by law will hold harmless, protect, and defend and indemnify SME Design and its subcontractors from any claim, penalty, tax, tariff loss or damage arising from your or your clients’ use of Internet electronic commerce.