Please read the following Terms & Conditions. Your order with us constitutes your agreement and acceptance of the Terms & Conditions.
Thank you for considering Agency Web Designers for your project. Once you have read and accepted these Terms & Conditions of Agreement, please forward a non-refundable 50% deposit of the total amount towards the total cost of your order. Receipt of this payment will be acknowledged.
AWD Group, LLC offers a variety of ways to pay.
1. Check: made payable to AWD Group, LLC and sent to our mailing address.
2. Bank Transfer: Please ask for details of how to make a bank transfer.
4. Credit Cards (Amex, Visa & MasterCard)
STAGE 1: PROVIDING THE CONTENT~
Once your initial payment has been received AWD Group, LLC will register your chosen domain name (if applicable) and proceed to reproduce your text and graphics and produce a layout for you to approve.
You can send us the text of the pages electronically by e-mail, or mail a CD/ROM which allows AWD Group, LLC to copy and paste the text into your Web pages.
Drawings, logos, and photos may be sent electronically (we prefer to receive photos in JPG/JPEG/PNG format and drawings in GIF). If this is not possible AWD Group, LLC can scan the originals, as is, without modification. There will be an additional fee for this service. Final fee to be determined at the time the request is submitted. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you require the originals to be returned.
Communications between you and AWD Group, LLC for the content of your website, will be through e-mail, telephone and/or the postal service. This also applies to any future updates to your pages and/or the creation of new pages. Assuming that all your materials are received at the same time, we will undertake to complete Stage 1 within one week.
AWD Group, LLC will make changes suggested by you, such as spelling errors and change of color, new text, photos or drawings you wish to make. It is imperative that you provide us with materials that have been thoroughly checked by you beforehand for accuracy to ensure prompt completion of your project. This concludes Stage 1.
Once any changes described in the paragraph above have been completed and approved by you, the final amount owing to us, (including any additional charges incurred), will be invoiced to you and on receipt of your payment we will upload your website to a commercial server. This concludes Stage 2.
If you need to make further small changes such as dates, spelling errors, background color, addresses, you can send us these changes and we will implement them FREE OF CHARGE.
OWNERSHIP & INTELLECTUAL COPYRIGHT~
AWD Group, LLC will hold intellectual copyright of any material, including any source code, created for the client until an agreement has been reached. Upon payment in full of the agreed fee the client will be assigned full ownership rights to the website. The client understands that while they own the website, any elements within their site that hold existing copyrights are not transferred to them. Examples include, but are not limited to third party software and scripts, photographs, graphics, and other multimedia such as video and audio. In these cases, the copyright to any of these elements is not transferred to the client, but remains the property and copyright of their respective owners. Upon uploading to the web server (putting the website live), and subsequent transfer of ownership, the client accepts full responsibility for the whole content of the website and any grievances arising as a result of this content, either in the United States, or any other country, will be the sole responsibility of the client. Additionally, AWD Group, LLC will take no responsibility for the content of the third party websites where links have been placed on clients´ websites. It will be your responsibility to pay the renewal fees for web hosting and domain name registration. These will normally be billed directly to you.
If you would like to take over the management of your website once we have uploaded your site to the web host. After we have completed uploading your website you may change your password to maintain security. There is no charge for this service.
CONTENT OF YOUR WEBSITE~
If AWD Group, LLC deems that any content you wish to include on your site is highly pornographic, may cause offence or be considered illegal in any way, we reserve the right to terminate the project. It is imperative that you discuss these matters with us before the commencement of the project. All content provided by the client is the sole responsibility of that client and AWD Group, LLC shall not be liable for any legal issues, offence and disputes that may arise from this content now or in the future. All content provided by AWD Group, LLC (such as stock photos) is the sole responsibility of AWD Group, LLC and the client shall not be liable for any legal issues, offence and disputes that may arise from this content now or in the future.
AWD Group, LLC reserves the right to include a small subtle text link to our site from your web pages. The text shall read 'Site design (and maintained) by AWD Group, LLC' (or 'Agency Web Designers') and will be included at the bottom of your web page(s).
Upon receipt of payment of the full fee, the website becomes the property of the client. AWD Group, LLC reserve the right to display or exhibit any final product(s) to other potential clients except where doing so may violate any confidentiality agreements, which may be in force.
AWD Group, LLC does not provide the following web page content as standard in our normal website designs: flash, CGI scripts, e-commerce (credit card transactions etc.), plug-ins, Java or animation. If you do require any of the above content for your website please submit an e-mail for a quotation.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES~
Should your project require third party services or software, you must pay for these directly to that third party. By incorporating any third party services or products into your website, you also agree to abide by that company's terms & conditions.
CANCELLATION OF YOUR PROJECT~
Please advise us as soon as possible if you wish to cancel the project in which case you will be liable to pay for work done up to the cancellation date.
Refunds on third party services (such as domain name registration, software purchases etc.) are entirely decided by that third party and AWD Group, LLC cannot be held responsible for any money not refunded.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED~
Errors that have occurred as a direct result of changes made to your site by you or a third party; Web server faults that are due to the Web Hosting Company; Errors that have arisen due to unforeseen changes in internet software or hardware - such as new browsers or operating systems.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION & SEARCH ENGINE SUBMISSION~
AWD Group, LLC cannot guarantee any particular search engine ranking or placement.
The initial website content to which we apply search engine optimization shall be supplied by the client.
The client understands that should the client make changes to any site text that we have search engine optimized, the client understands that these changes may have an adverse effect on their search engine ranking. Submission to our list of search engines and directories does not guarantee entry. Search engine submissions are carried out one time only per engine.
AWD Group, LLC cannot be held responsible for any loss financial or otherwise to your business due to an unexpected drop in your search engine rankings.
If there are any errors on your website that are due directly to a mistake on our part, please advise us and we will rectify the error(s) within 5 working days FREE OF CHARGE.