Web Design T&C
The following terms and conditions document is a legal agreement between Digital Savvy LTD
hereafter “Developer” and “Client” for the purposes of website design or development. These
Terms and Conditions set forth the provisions under which the Client may use the services
Developer is an Internet web design provider offering the Client graphical design, HTML, CSS,
For an explanation of the industry standard terminologies used between “Developer” and “Client” for the purposes of website design or development CLICK HERE
2.ACCEPTANCE OF WORK
Quotations are valid for 7 days from date of issue.
When the Client places an order to purchase a web site or web site updates from Developer,
the order represents an offer to Developer to purchase the web site or web site updates which is
accepted by Developer only when an invoice is sent to the Client. No contract for the supply of
services exists between Client and Developer until Developer sends an invoice to the Client for
payment. The invoice equals acceptance by Developer (or third party supplier) of Clients offer
to purchase services from Developer and this acceptance of work is a valid contract between
Client and Developer regardless of whether Client receives the invoice.
Any other services on the order which have not been included in the invoice do not form part of
the contract. The Client agrees to check the details of the invoice are correct and should print
and keep a copy for their records.
Developer reserves the right to withdraw from contract at any time prior to acceptance.
3. PERMISSION AND COPYRIGHT
All pages, images, text and code on Developer's web site is copyrighted material.
Client and any visitors to the Developer's website may not use any of the pages, images, text
or code on the web site for use on Client's or visitors own web site or to create a web site or
templates without prior written permission from Developer.
Copyright of the completed web designs, images, pages, code and source files created by
Developer for the project shall be with the Client upon final payment only by prior written
agreement. Without agreement, ownership of designs and all code is with the Developer.
on one web site on one domain name only. The Client is not permitted to use a design for more
than one website without prior written agreement between the Client and the Developer.
Client agrees that resale or distribution of the completed files in full or in part is forbidden unless
prior written agreement is made between the Client and the Developer.
Client hereby agrees that all media and content made available to Developer for use in the
project are either owned by the Client or used with full permission of the original authors. The
Client agrees to hold harmless, protect and defend Developer from any claim or suit that may
arise as a result of using the supplied media and content.
Client agrees that Developer may include development credits and links within any code
Developer designs, builds or amends.
Client agrees that Developer reserves the right to include any work done for the Client in a
portfolio of work.
Developer reserves the right to refuse to handle: a) Any media which is unlawful or
inappropriate; b) Any media which contains a virus or hostile program; c) Any media which
constitutes harassment, racism, violence, obscenity, harmful intent or spamming d) Any media
which constitutes a criminal offence, infringes privacy or copyright e) Any other questionable
media at Developers own discretion
5. DOMAIN NAMES AND HOSTING
Client agrees to take all legal responsibility for use of third party domain name, hosting and
email services and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Developer from any claim
resulting from the Client's publication of material and use of the domain name, hosting and
email services. Any support or payment due relating to the domain name, hosting and email
services are to be made between the Client and the third party service.
Client agrees to pass on FTP details and any other access details relating to their domain name
and hosting account which the Developer requires to upload the web site if required as part of a
Developer reserves the right without notice to refuse work with domain names or hosting and
email services without reason for such rejection or refusal.
All alterations for web sites projects are to be requested in writing either by email or ticketing
system by the Client. After the specified allowed hours of alterations have been completed,
Developer reserves the right to advise the Client as such and send a separate quotation to
the Client and to request payment for any further alterations. Developer reserves the right to
request payment be received for further alterations before continuing work.
Upon completion of an agreed design the Client is asked to confirm in writing by email or or
ticketing system that the design is signed off as complete and agree that any further design
alterations are chargeable.
Client agrees to provide any needed information and content required by Developer in good
time to enable Developer to complete a design or web site work as part of an agreed project.
Client agrees that a HTML page built from a graphic design may not exactly match the original
design because of the difference between the display in design software and the rendering of
HTML code by internet browser software. Developer agrees to try and match the design as
closely as is possible when building the code.
Developer endeavours to create pages that are search engine friendly, however, Developer
gives no guarantee that the site will become listed with search engines or of certain search
results. In no event shall Developer be held liable for any changes in search engine rankings as
a result of using Developers code.
If an error or issue with the design or code arises during the project which does not allow the
design or code to match the original specification, then Client agrees that Developer can apply a
nearest available alternative solution.
After site completion, a Client or a third party of their choosing may wish to edit their web site
code for them to make updates. However, the Client agrees that in so doing they assume full
responsibility for any issues which occur as a result of changing the code themselves. If Client
or a third party of their choosing edits the web site code and this results in functionality errors or
the page displaying incorrectly, then Developer reserves the right to quote for work to repair the
Developer reserves the right to assign subcontractors in whole or as part of a project if needed.
Client agrees that it is their responsibility to have regular backups of their website and software
made by themselves or third party services in case of a software or hardware failure.
All communications between Developer and Client shall be by telephone, mobile text, email,
Skype or ticketing system, except where agreed at Developer's discretion.
7. WEB BROWSERS
Developer shall make every effort to ensure sites are designed to be viewed by the majority of
visitors. Sites are designed to work with the main browsers Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
latest releases. Client agrees that Developer cannot guarantee correct functionality with all
browser software across different operating systems.
Clients agree that after handover of files any updated software versions of the main browsers
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, domain name setup changes or hosting setup changes
thereafter may affect the functionality and display of their web site. As such, Developer reserves
the right to quote for any work involved in changing the web site design or website code for it
to work with updated browser software, domain name or hosting changes. HTML rendering for
Internet Explorer 6 is not supported. Additional project time and costs - to agreed development
specification - will be undertaken if Internet Explorer 6 is deemed to be a Client requirement.
8. PAYMENT TERMS
All prices are exempt of VAT.
All invoices must be paid in full within 15 days of the invoice date and Developer will carry out
work only where an invoice has been paid by the Client for the work, unless otherwise agreed at
Additional work requested by the Client which is not specified in the agreed quotation is subject
to a separate quotation and Developer reserves the right whether to quote or accept additional
work. If additional work is accepted by Developer may affect timescale and overall delivery time
of the project.
The Client can choose either to pay the full cost in one payment or split the cost into 2 payments
to be agreed with the Developer. Should the cost be split into 2 payments then the first half of
the payment will amount to at least 50% of the total project cost. This payment is to be received
before work commences and the second payment to be received once the development site is
signed off and prior to the handover of finished files.
Once an invoice is sent to the Client it must either be paid either by bank transfer, cheque made
payable to "Digital Savvy LTD" and sent with proof of posting to the Developer's main postal address.
Developer reserves the right to decline further work on a project if there are invoices
outstanding with the Client.
Client may request that the Developer cancel a project in writing by email or via Ticketing Sytem
to Developer and the project is cancelled only if Developer confirms work has not been started
on the project. If Developer has begun or completed the work and the Client no longer requires
the files but have agreed to the work, they are still obliged to pay Developer for the work that
has been carried out.
All invoices are submitted by email except where required otherwise by regulations or agreed at
Developer reserves the right to remove its work for Client from the Internet if payments are not
9. LIABILITY AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Developer provides their web site and the contents thereof on an "as is" basis and makes no
warranties with regard to the site and its contents, or fitness of services offered for a particular
purpose. Developer cannot guarantee the functionality or operations of their web site or that it
will be uninterrupted or error free, nor does it warrant that the contents are current, accurate or
The Client agrees Developer is not liable for any bugs, performance issues or failure of their, or
third party, web-based software.
Developer endeavours to provide a web site within given delivery timescales to the best of
it's ability. However, the Client agrees that Developer is not liable for any claims, losses,
costs incurred or compensation due to any failure to carry out services within a given delivery
The Client agrees Developer is not liable for absence of service as a result of illness or holiday.
The Client agrees Developer is not liable for any failure to carry out services for reasons beyond
it's control including but not limited to acts of God, telecommunication problems, software
failure, hardware failure, third party interference, Government, emergency on major scale or any
social disturbance of extreme nature such as industrial strike, riot, terrorism and war or any act
or omission of any third party services.
Developer is not liable for any consequences or financial losses such as, but not limited to, loss
of business, profit, revenue, contract, data or potential savings, relating to services provided.
On handover of files from Developer to Client, the Client shall assume entire responsibility in
ensuring that all files are functioning correctly before use.
Whilst every effort is made to make sure files are error free, Developer cannot guarantee that
the display or functionality of the web design or the web site will be uninterrupted or error free.
If after handover of files errors are found in code the Developer has created and the main
browsers Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, domain name setup and hosting setup are the
same as when work began, then Developer can correct these errors for the Client at it's own
If after handover of files errors are found in code the Developer has created and the main
browsers Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have released an updated software version,
or the domain name setup or hosting setup has been changed, Developer can correct errors
for the Client free of charge and reserves the right to quote separately for any additional work
needed as a result of changes to the browser software, domain name setup or hosting setup.
Should Client goes into compulsory or involuntary liquidation or cannot pay its debts in the
normal course of business, Developer reserves the right to cancel forthwith any projects and
invoice Client for any work completed.
Developer shall have no liability to the Client or any third parties for any damages, including
but not limited to, claims, losses, lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental, consequential, or
special damages arising out of the operation of or inability to operate these web pages or web
site, even if Developer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
There are sometimes laws and taxes which affect Internet ecommerce. Client agrees that it
is their responsibility to comply with such laws and will hold harmless, protect, and defend
Developer and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, or tariff arising from the
Client’s exercise of Internet ecommerce.
Developer may from time to time recommend to the Client that updates are needed to their
site to comply with, including but not limited to, new legislations, software releases and web
standards. Developer reserves the right to quote for any updates as separate work. Client
agrees Developer is not liable for any failure to inform or implement these updates to their site.
Client agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Developer harmless from any and all
demands, liabilities, costs, losses and claims arising from omission to inform or implement these
Client agrees to use all Developer services and facilities at their own risk and agree to defend,
indemnify, save and hold Developer harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, costs,
losses and claims including but not limited to attorney’s fees against Developer or it's associates
that may arise directly or indirectly from any service provided or agreed to be provided or
any product or service sold by the Client or its third parties. Client agrees this indemnification
extends to all aspects of the project, including but not limited to website content and choice of
Client also agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Developer against any liabilities
arising out of injury to person or property caused by any service provided or agreed to be
provided or any product or service sold by the Client or third parties, including but not limited to,
infringement of copyright, infringement of proprietary rights, misinformation, delivery of defective
products or services which is harmful to any person, business, company or organisation.
Developer and any third party associates agrees that, except if directed by the Client, it will
not at any time during or after the term of this agreement disclose any confidential information.
Likewise, the Client agrees that it will not convey any confidential information about Developer
to another party.
Developer and any third party associates shall use information provided by the Client in relation
to this agreement in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and also for the following
purposes 1) to identify the Client in communications with them 2) to contact the Client from time
to time to offer them services or products which may be of interest to or benefit the Client.
Developer reserves the right to terminate a project with a Client at any time without prior
notification if it finds the Client in breach of these terms and conditions. Developer shall be the
sole arbiter in deciding what constitutes a breach. No refunds are given in such a situation.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of Scotland which shall claim venue and
jurisdiction for any legal motion or claim arising from this agreement. This agreement is void
where prohibited by law.
Where one or more terms of this contract are held to be void or unenforceable for whatever
reason, any other terms of the contract not so held will remain valid and enforceable at law.
Any and all matters pursuant to this agreement are governed by Scottish Law and are under
exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
Developer reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior
notice, the latest terms and conditions can be found at the Developers web site at http://
www.Digital Savvy LTD.com with a date of last update.
By accepting a quotation or making a payment of invoice to use the services supplied, the
Client acknowledges to have read, understand, and accept the Terms and Conditions of this
Agreement, and agrees to be legally binding by these Terms and Conditions.