LionSorbet - Terms & Conditions of Service
The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by LionSorbet Ltd.
All work is carried out by LionSorbet Ltd on the understanding that the client has agreed to LionSorbet Ltd’s terms and conditions.
Copyright is retained by LionSorbet Ltd on all design work including words, pictures, ideas, visuals and illustrations unless specifically released in writing and after all costs have been settled.
If a choice of design is presented, only one solution is deemed to be given by LionSorbet Ltd as fulfilling the contract. All other designs remain the property of LionSorbet Ltd, unless agreed in writing that this arrangement has been changed.
1. Project Acceptance
Once the customer has agreed to the proposal, LionSorbet Ltd will provide an estimate or quotation to be accessible online. We will invite you to ‘Accept’ the estimate online via email correspondance which will form an order for the services outlined. Your acceptance is a validation of the deliverables and costs outlined in the estimate and will constitute acceptance and agreement to comply fully with the Terms and Conditions herein.
Alternatively, the client may send an official order in reply to the estimate or quotation which binds the client to accept LionSorbet Ltd terms and conditions. No work on a project will commence until LionSorbet Ltd has received either document.
2. Design Charges
Charges for design services by LionSorbet Ltd will be set out in the written estimate or quotation and provided to the customer. LionSorbet Ltd will invoice for each stage of the project upon completion and acceptance. Once payment is received LionSorbet Ltd will begin the next stage of the project. All work is currently based on a charge of £75ph + vat for an individual working on any given project.
The customer is given an Approval Form and Invoice before final publication. The remaining balance of the project will become payable. The customer will be required to provide approval of the project via email or written confirmation. Accounts which remain outstanding for 60 days after the date of invoice, will incur an extra charge of 2% per month of the outstanding amount.
Accepted payments: cash, cheque, or (for overseas customers), Pound Sterling International Money Order or agreed electronic funds transfer.
Payment in full is expected before a Publication and/or release of work is granted by LionSorbet Ltd. Returned cheques will incur an additional fee of £30 per returned cheque. LionSorbet Ltd reserves the right to consider an account to be in default in the event of a returned cheque.
An account will be considered in default if it remains unpaid for 60 days from the date of invoice, or following a returned cheque. LionSorbet Ltd will be entitled to remove the customer's material from any and all computer systems and servers, until the account has been paid in full. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, hosting, domain registration, search engine submission, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, printers, photographers and libraries. Removal of such materials does not relieve the customer of it's obligation to pay the due amount. Customers whose accounts become default agree to pay LionSorbet Ltd reasonable legal expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.
Website Hosting: If a customers account remains unpaid after 90 days from the invoice date we will suspend any external services with immediate affect. This includes but not limited to Website Hosting, SSL certificates, Email accounts and Domain Registration. This will prevent your website or other services from being accessed online and could affect your business. Lionsorbet is not obligated to continue paying for services that support your business and feel 90days is an acceptable term of goodwill. To resume services all outstanding invoices must be paid in full along with a admin fee to ensure the site is published and in good working order. This admin fee is currently £35 + vat.
5. Copyrights and Trademarks
By supplying text, images and other data to LionSorbet Ltd for inclusion in the customer's website or other medium, the customer declares that it holds the appropriate copyright and/or trademark permissions. The ownership of such materials will remain with the customer, or rightful copyright or trademark owner.
Any artwork, images, or text supplied and/or designed by LionSorbet Ltd on behalf of the customer, will remain the property of LionSorbet Ltd and/or its suppliers unless otherwise agreed in writing.
The customer may request in writing from LionSorbet Ltd, the necessary permission to use materials (for which LionSorbet Ltd holds the copyright) in forms other than for which it was originally supplied, and LionSorbet Ltd may, at its discretion, grant this. Such permission must be obtained in writing before it will allow any of the aforesaid artwork, images, text, or other data to be used.
By supplying images, text, or any other data to LionSorbet Ltd, the customer grants LionSorbet
Ltd permission to use this material freely in the pursuit of the design.
Should LionSorbet Ltd, or the customer supply an image, text, audio clip or any other file for use in a website, multimedia presentation, print item, exhibition, advertisement or any other medium believing it to be copyright and royalty free, which subsequently emerges to have such copyright or royalty usage limitations, the customer will agree to allow LionSorbet Ltd to remove and/or replace the file on the site.
The customer agrees to fully indemnify and hold LionSorbet Ltd free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the customer in not having obtained all the required copyright, and/or any other necessary permission/s.
The customer agrees that changes required over and above the estimated work or required to be carried out after acceptance of the draft design will be liable to a separate charge. The customer also agrees that LionSorbet Ltd holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.
7. Design Project Completion
LionSorbet Ltd considers the design project complete upon receipt of the customer's signed Approval form or email confirmation from a department manager, director or company owner.
8. Website design only
Once web design is complete, LionSorbet Ltd will provide the customer with the opportunity to review the resulting work. LionSorbet Ltd agree to make reasonable changes at no extra cost within 14 days of the start of the review period. Minor changes include small textual changes and small adjustments to placement of items on the page. Substantial changes such as changes to images, colour schemes or any navigation features may be subject to further charges. Any minor changes can be notified to LionSorbet Ltd by e-mail. LionSorbet Ltd will consider that the client has accepted the original draft, if no notification of changes is received in writing from the customer, within 14 days of the start of the review period.
9. Right of Refusal
LionSorbet Ltd will not include in its designs, any text, images or other data which it deems to be immoral, offensive, obscene or illegal. All advertising material must conform to all Standards laid down by all relevant advertising standards authorities. Any images and/or data that LionSorbet Ltd does include in all good faith, and then finds out that it contravenes these Terms and Conditions, the customer is obliged to allow LionSorbet Ltd to remove the contravention without hindrance, or penalty. LionSorbet Ltd is to be held in no way responsible for any such data being included.
Cancellation of orders may be made initially by telephone contact, or e-mail, however, following this, LionSorbet Ltd will need formal notification in writing to the company's postal address. The client will then be invoiced for all work completed. The balance of monies due must be paid within 30 days. Please note: any cancellation which is not formally confirmed in writing and received by LionSorbet Ltd within 14 days of such instruction being issued, will be liable for the full quoted cost of the project.
Assets are often provided by Lionsorbet at a discounted rate or free of charge to secure a larger job such as website. If the project is cancelled at any stage, the full value of these assets and any work completed on them will be subject to payment or offset against any payments made.
A non-refundable deposit of up to 50% of the estimated project value must be paid is full prior to the work being carried out. This is to book the project and secure our time. Refunds can be given if the project is cancelled within 48 hours of payment and no work has been carried out by LionSorbet Ltd.
LionSorbet Ltd make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, for any and all products and/or services that it supplies. LionSorbet Ltd will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies. LionSorbet Ltd is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss of data, or non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. While we take reasonable steps to investigate the materials we recommend, we accept no responsibility for the performance or quality of materials or any consequential loss arising from their failure.
The customer agrees not to hold LionSorbet Ltd responsible for any such loss or damage. LionSorbet Ltd reserves the right to use the services of sub-contractors, agents and suppliers and any work, content, services and usage is bound by their Terms and Conditions.
LionSorbet Ltd will not knowingly perform any actions to contravene these and the client also agrees to be so bound.
These Terms and Conditions supersede any previous Terms and Conditions distributed in any form. LionSorbet Ltd reserves the right to change any rates and any of the Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.
14. Contact us
For further information about our products and services visit:
Call us on 01604 779030
Email us on : firstname.lastname@example.org
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