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Ownership of Web Design
Upon completion of a custom website design and payment of web design and development fees, the client is the owner of the commissioned website. The client may continue to use the commissioned website to promote the client’s company or organization regardless of whether he/she chooses to continue further services with InvidMedia. The client does not have the right to resell the design or development to other companies.
Ownership of Web Domain Name
Website domain names are leased from domain name registration companies. When InvidMedia registers a domain name for a client, that registration will be made in the client’s name. Upon payment of any outstanding fees, the client has the right to use that domain name regardless of whether he/she chooses to continue further services with InvidMedia. Domain name renewal and renewal fees are the responsibility of the client. If the client chooses to have InvidMedia renew the domain name on behalf of the client, an additional service fee will apply. Clients are advised to closely monitor the renewal date of a registered domain name and to verify that the renewal of said domain name has been completed. InvidMedia cannot be responsible for expired domain names.
Ownership and Copyright
All text and photos used as content in a commissioned website must be provided by the client. The client must have ownership or written permission to use all content he/she provides for use. It is up to each client to ensure his/her design and/or content does not infringe on any trademark, service mark, or copyright. InvidMedia cannot be responsible for intellectual property infringements on behalf of clients.
The initiation of a web design or development project requires a signed or electronically submitted signup form, payment of half of the initial web design/development fees for custom website design or the entire setup fee for blogs or templates, plus the client logo or any other element that is required to be used in the design.
10 Business Day Guarantee
Ten Business Day Guarantee on Mockups – InvidMedia takes pride in handling requests in a timely manner. Starting from the date of the project initiation, InvidMedia will submit an initial mockup to the client within ten business days or the client will be entitled to a $100 discount off the second half of the initial web design fees. If the client requires modifications to the design, the same two-week guarantee applies on subsequent mockups starting from the time the feedback is given on the previous mockup.
Project Timliness Incentives and Penalties
InvidMedia cannot complete a website if the client does not provide content (the text and/or photos to be used in the website) or other required elements (pre-existing logo or account login information, etc.). If InvidMedia is waiting for content or other pieces of information, the client will be notified. If the client fails to handle the requests in a timely manner, the website may be delayed. (Professional writing and photography services are available for a surcharge if the client needs assistance with content development.) In order to keep projects on track, InvidMedia offers incentives and penalties. If a client provides all content (text & photos) and other required elements within ten business days of project initiation, the client will receive a $50 discount off the website design fee. Alternatively, if the client has not submitted all content and other required elements within 30 days of project initiation, client will be billed $30 per month for every month the project is delayed. If the client-driven delays continue, InvidMedia will complete as much of the project as possible without the missing elements. In order to keep all accounts current, InvidMedia may bill for the completed project and add missing elements later at they are received. If more than 60 days from the website design and build has passed, and the client still has not submitted the remaining missing content, InvidMedia reserves the right to consider the project complete in its entirety and bill for all future work.
How Content Can Be Submitted
All content must be submitted electronically via dropbox, cloud, email (contact us for the correct email address) or on CD mailed to InvidMedia, 1499 Huntington Dr. Ste. 500, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Text must be selectable as actual text rather than as flattened images. Both text and photos/graphics must be clearly labeled with the name of the page on which it will be displayed. Content may not be submitted via fax or paper copies. Exceptions to this policy must be approved in advance and will incur a surcharge.
How Revisions are Handled
We take pride in providing attractive designs, and the vast majority of our clients are extremely pleased with the design we create for them. However, design is a subjective art, and not everyoneâ€™s tastes are the same. While we will gladly make initial minor modifications for no additional charge, it is important to be clear on how revisions to the look of a website design are handled. The web design signup form is the contract which describes the look a commissioned web design project will achieve. Design preferences should be specified at that time, prior to the commencement of any design work. If any design preference stated in the web design signup form was not met, the adjustments will be made free of charge. If the client develops preferences or changes his/her mind after the completion of the work, adjustments will be made by the hour at $125.00 per hour unless otherwise negotiated.
Designs for Subpages
Unless otherwise specified in the design contract, subpages of any website will use the same design as the home page. Mockups are not provided for sub pages unless stated in project proposal and contract. Formatting requests for sub pages will be considered but will not be guaranteed. If the client requires specific looks or formatting for sub pages, this request should be made at the time of the initial contract and may incur additional fees.
Website Maintenance Requests
Clients who have signed up for a maintenance plan receive discounts off the web designerâ€™s hourly rates for website updates. The standard half hour maintenance plan is enough time to add about five photos and a few paragraphs of text. Clients on a InvidMedia web maintenance plan may send update requests via email (contact us for the correct email address). Routine maintenance which fits into the allotted time specified in the client’s maintenance plan is typically completed in about three to four business days. If a client on a website maintenance plan requests more than the scheduled amount of maintenance, he/she will be given a quote and, if approved, the additional work will be completed at a discounted rate of $75.00 per hour and the turnaround time will be based on workload issues. Clients who are not on any maintenance plan may request website updates at the full $125.00 hourly rate and the turnaround time will be based on workload issues. Monthly maintenance plan fees are separate from hosting fees and may be cancelled at any time. (See details under the Termination of Services section.)
One-half of the initial website design and development fees are due upon project initiation. Upon project completion, the remaining balance is due in full within five business days. Once the remaining balance is paid in full, the completed website will be moved from the staging server to the clientâ€™s server so the website will go live. If InvidMedia is the hosting provider, the client\’s under construction page or splash page shall be removed. At that time, InvidMedia will also register the clientâ€™s website with Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines. Payment for monthly services such as Hosting and Maintenance are due within net 20. InvidMedia charges a late fee of 10% of the total outstanding balance for invoices per thirty days.
Search Engine Guarantee
Most every client would like his/her website to rank high in search engine results for selected keywords, yet search engine results are determined by a multitude of constantly changing factors, third party search engines, and the amount and quality of competition on the world wide web. InvidMedia guarantees certain search-engine friendly techniques will be used in the creating of each custom website, such as keywords in the title bar at the top of the browser, the meta tags in the hidden coding behind the scenes for the main page, and, at our descretion, alternate text behind some images. If the keyword placement in these three areas is not to the client’s liking, InvidMedia will change these three items to the clientâ€™s choices one time for free. Subsequent or additional changes will be billed at the standard hourly rate. Additional search engine optimization (SEO) services are available for additional fees. InvidMedia cannot be held responsible for search engine results.
We take pride in offering high quality services and professional customer service. While we make an effort to ensure every aspect of our service is to the clientâ€™s liking, we cannot control every variable. It is up to each client to regularly test the functionality of his/her website, email, and any other product or service to ensure everything works as desired. If any problem is discovered or error has been made, please report the problem to us immediately so we may take appropriate action. We cannot be responsible for perceived loss of revenue under any circumstances. Content changes resulting from a clientâ€™s error and/or problems related to third party vendors or technology, such as hosting servers or browser software may result in additional charges.
Termination of Services
If the client changes his/her mind about doing work with InvidMedia during the course of the initial web design or development phase, the client will be responsible for the amount of work already completed. Depending on the amount of work completed at the time of cancellation, this may mean receiving a full refund, a partial refund, no refund, or owing additional fees. In order to protect clients from unintentional service interruption, clients wishing to terminate any services must request the service termination in writing.
Third Party Vendors
Third party vendors may have separate terms of service agreements. InvidMedia cannot be held liable for disputes with third party vendors. InvidMedia cannot be held responsible for lack of functionality or any other aspect of third party services.
Refusal of Service
InvidMedia reserves the right to decline to do business with any client for any reason.
Changes to Terms of Service
InvidMedia reserves the right to change these terms of service at any time for any reason.