BetIen Developer's Name and Customer's name
I will always 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 or large passages of unreadable text. I do want what's best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future.
You, Customer's name, are hiring Developer's Name to manage some updates to your Wordpress website. my fee is $ 50 per hour. I have given you a ballpark estimate of 8 hours of work necessary to get the work done. This is not a binding estimate. If I use up the full time estimated, I will check back in with you for the go ahead to continue working. If you choose not to not continue beyond the original estimate, you will still be legally obligated to pay the full hour wages worked regardless of the finished state of the work.
What do both parties agree to do?
As my customer, 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 my 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 and I will carry them out in a professional and timely manner. Along the way I will endeavor to meet all the deadlines set but I 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 my work on-time at any stage. On top of this I will also maintain the confidentiality of any information that you give us.
I will make changes to ymy Wordpress Ibsite as specified in my initial consultation. This contract includes:
If you're not happy with the work as performed you may pay for the hours worked to that point, and cancel the rest of the contract.
In order to perform the changes needed for this project you will need to provide us with the theme source code, login information and access to the wordpress website, ftp access, parent themes, and plugins as needed.
I are not a web site hosting company and so I do not offer or include technical support for web site hosting, email or other services relating to web site hosting. If you do require help with anything beyond the design and development of yyour site, I'll be happy to help as part of an additional charge.
I 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 I 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 I receive my final payment, copyright is automatically assigned as follows:
You own the graphics and other visual elements that I create for you for this project. I will give you a copy of all files and you should store them really safely as I are not required to keep them or provide any native source files that I used in making them.
You also own text content, photographs and other data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
I love to show off my work and share what I have learned with other people, so I also reserve the right to display and link to my completed project as part of my portfolio and to write about the project on websites, in magazine articles and in books about web design.
I are sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that I send you promptly. As I'm 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.
The deposit fee counts towards your total end bill charge and is paid upfront.
Deposit fee: $200
Remainder of fee payable not more than 14 days after receipt of finished product.
Interest accrued if payment is more than 14 days late is 5% of outstanding amount to be added every 3 days, starting from 15th 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 my 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 the laws of the State of Texas.
Everyone should sign above and keep a copy for their own records.