Web Design contract for Delight Consulting
Between Delight Consulting and Champio
We will always do our best to fulfil 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 or large passages of unreadable text. We have no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. We do want what's best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future.
You, Champio, are hiring Delight Consulting located at to develop features for a website for the estimated total price of $ outlined in our previous correspondence. The agreed payment plan is at the end of the document.
What do both parties agree to do?
As our customer, you have the power and ability to enter into this contract on behalf of your company or organization. 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 format that we 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.
We have the experience and ability to perform the services you need from us and we will carry them out in a professional and timely manner. Along the way we will endeavor 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 we will also maintain the confidentiality of any information that you give us.
Details of the works
We will develop features that give functionality to your website. This contract includes one implementation plus the opportunity for you to make up to two rounds of revisions. If you're not happy with the functionality at this stage, you will pay us in full for all of the work that we have produced until that point and you may either cancel this contract or continue to commission us to make further revisions that will be quoted at that time.
Ruby On Rails Code
We will write the necessary Ruby on Rails Code to get your project working to the specs provided by you. This includes a task management system, profiles, settings, comments/subcomments, recommending teammates, activity stream, and AJAX where necessary. We will use programming best practices and write quality code.
We are not responsible for writing or inputting any text copy unless we specified it in the original estimate. We'll be happy to help out though, and can provide an additional estimate for this work, including a free initial consultation, for copy writing or content input.
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 might work. We don't want to limit either your options or your opportunities to change your mind.
The estimate/quotation prices at the beginning of this document are based on the number of days that we estimate we'll need to accomplish everything that you have told us you want to achieve. If you do want to change your mind and add new functionality, that won't be a problem. We can provide an additional quote for that work. Along the way, we might ask you to put requests in writing so we can keep track of changes.
We will do our best to handle any small updates/issues you need taken care of, within a reasonable limit, in the months following the project. If you need new features built, or large additions made to your website, we can provide an additional quote for that work.
We can't guarantee that the functions contained in any web page 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 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 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.
50% of total estimated fee upon the signature of this contract: $1250
Remainder of fee payable not more than 30 days after receipt of finished product: $1250
Interest accrued if payment is more than 30 days late is 5% of the outstanding amount, to be added every 7 days, starting from 31st day after receipt of finished product.
But where is all the horrible small print?
Just like a parking ticket, 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.
Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.
Everyone should sign above and keep a copy for their own records.