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Between Shakibul Islam and Blaine Hansen
I will always try to do my best to fulfill your needs and meet your goals, but sometimes it is best to have a few simple things written down so that we both know what is what, who should do what and what happens if things go wrong. In this contract you won't find complicated legal terms. We do want what's best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future.
Blaine Hansen is hiring Shakibul Islam located at Bangladesh to redesign and enhance the user interface and user experience of the Early Shares web page for the fixed fee of $450. The payment plan and timetable is at the end of the document.
What do both parties agree to do?
As my client, you have the power and ability to enter into this contract on behalf of your company or organization. You agree to provide me with everything that I need to complete the project including text, images and other information as and when i need it, and in the format that I ask for. You agree to review our work, provide feedback and sign-off approval in a timely manner too. Deadlines work two ways and you will also be bound by any dates that we set together. You also agree to stick to the payment schedule set out at the end of this contract.
I have the experience and ability to perform the services you need from me and I will carry them out in a professional and timely manner. Along the way I will try to meet all the deadlines set but we can't be responsible for a missed launch date or a deadline if you have been late in supplying materials or have not approved or signed off our work on-time at any stage. On top of this I will also maintain the confidentiality of any information that you give us, which shall continue after termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Details of the works
I will redesign and implement the new design in an organized modular way, making scaling the front-end easy and maintainable.
This contract includes one main design plus the opportunity for you to make up to two rounds of revisions. If you're not happy with the designs at this stage, you will pay me in full for all of the work that i have produced until that point and you may either cancel this contract or continue to commission us to make further design revisions at the hourly rate of $30.
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If needed, you will supply photographs in digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs we can suggest vendors of stock photography. If during the design process photos are needed, I will add placeholders and wait for photographs to be provided.
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 your options or your opportunities to change your mind.
We will work closely with you to provide a set of revisions to make sure we are both happy with the final product. Acceptable revisions throughout this engagement are:
• 2 Changes to overall design after submission of page. This is includes the overall page layout and style.
• Minor changes like color, font size, padding, margin, and small placement changes to elements can be submitted at anytime, and you will not be charged.
The quoted price/s at the beginning of this document is a fixed price based on the number of days that we estimate we'll need to accomplish everything you have told us you want to achieve. If you have a change of mind, want to add extra pages or templates or even add new functionality, that won't be a problem. Any changes or additions that you would like to be made outside of the spectrum specified in this contract should be submitted in writing. After receiving a formal request, you will be provided with a quote for said changes. Such changes will be charged at the agreed upon hourly rate .
No changes will be made without your approval and sign off.
During the performance of this contract or at anytime we provide services to you our hourly rate will be $30 per hour .
I have budgeted and estimated the UX & UI Design portion of this project at 6 - 12 Days.
We can't guarantee that the functions contained in any web page templates or in a completed web site 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.
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
You guarantee to us that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork that you provide us for inclusion in the web site are either owned by your good selfs, 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 give you a copy of all files and you should store them really safely as we are not required to keep them or provide any native source files that we used in making them.
You also own text content, photographs and other data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
We love to show off our work and share what we have learned with other people, so 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 web sites, in magazine articles and in books about web design.
We are sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that we send you promptly. As we're also sure you'll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule, which will be as follows, but may be revised based on further conversations between us.
30% of total estimated fee upon agreement of initial design: $0,000
40% of total after UI/UX phase of contract and before beginning design implementation and code architecture/refactor phase: $0,000
Remaining 30% of fee payable not more than 14 days after receipt and acceptance of finished product: $0,000
Interest accrued if payment is more than 14 days late is 5% of outstanding amount to be added every 7 days, starting from 15th day after receipt of finished product.
All parties should sign below and keep a copy for their own records.