Software Development Contract (HackerBay, Inc.)

This is a software development contract.

HackerBay, Inc.

21 DryDock Ave, STE 610E, Boston, MA. 02210.



We’ll always do our best to fulfill your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to
have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and when, and
what will happen if something goes wrong. In this contract you won’t find any complicated legal
terms or long passages of unreadable text. What we do want is what’s best for both parties, now and in the future.

So, in short:

You are hiring HackerBay, Inc. (Company) at Hourly Rate, as discussed in our previous correspondence.

What do both parties agree to do?

You: You have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or
your organization. You'll participate in a planning meeting before we start building your project, as
well as weekly meetings to review our work and provide feedback. You agree to stick to the
payment schedule set out in this contract.

Us: With your guidance, we will write user stories and design wireframes that convey the essence
of your app idea. We'll then implement these stories as a web and/or mobile application ("app").
We'll provide estimates for how long each story might take, and if those estimates turn out to be
off, we'll let you know as soon as we're aware of it. When we finish a story, we'll send the working
app to you for feedback. At the end of each week, we will meet with you to review what we've
built, and give you a chance to add, change, and re-prioritize your user stories.

What's not included

Ongoing costs
Running a web application involves ongoing costs, such as for hosting and external services. You
are responsible for these costs both during our engagement and afterwards. We will outline the
costs of any service we plan to use before integrating it into your app.

User support
We will support you by developing and improving your app for as long as you retain our services,
but we will not provide support to your app's users. If you need user support, please let us know by writing to us at [email protected] We have a separate team that does just that.


We’re 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 pay our weekly
invoices within 7 days of us sending them to you.

Warranties and liability

We'll work hard to build an app to your satisfaction, but we can’t guarantee that our work will be

Therefore, we can’t be liable to you or any third party for any damages. To the extent permitted by
law, you will be fully responsible for any losses, even if we knew or should have known about
them. Our total liability, including for any implied warranties, will be limited to the amount you
paid us under this contract.

In legal terms, the app we will be provided "as-is", and to the extent permitted by law, we exclude
all warranties.

Legal stuff

You cannot hire current or past employees from HackerBay, Inc. directly or indirectly in your organisation except through us. This contract is the entire agreement between you and us, and completely replaces any previous agreements. You can’t transfer this contract to anyone else without our permission. If it turns out part of this contract isn’t enforceable, you and we will remove that part, and it will not affect the rest of the contract. This contract stays in place and need not be renewed.

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