Terms & Conditions

Authorization

The named client is engaging Wegeler Web Design, as an independent contractor for the specific web design project of developing and/or improving a web site, hereinafter referred to as "web design project" to be installed on either on a Wegeler Web Design server or on the client's account on an Internet Service Provider (ISP) / Web Presence Provider (WPP) computer, hereinafter refer to as "Hosting Service". If the client does not choose Wegeler Web Design as the Hosting Service then the client hereby authorizes Wegeler Web Design to access their Hosting Service account, and authorizes the Hosting Service to provide Wegeler Web Design Service with "full access" to the client's account, and any other programs needed for this web design project that are included as part of the client's service agreement/level. The client also authorizes Wegeler Web Design to submit the completed web design project to major Web Search Engines.

Development

The following is included in the quoted web design project rate:

Client Web Design Project Detail
Web Design Package Features
Web Design Additions or Options
Browser Compatibility

Designing a web site to fully work in multiple browsers (and browser versions) can require considerable, extra effort. It could also involve creating multiple versions of code/pages. Wegeler Web Design guarantees that the web site we design for you will work in:

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 5 and up
Netscape Navigator/Communicator version 4 and up

While Wegeler Web Design will make every effort, always, to design a fully functional web site, our guarantee does not cover AOL, text-based browsers, or any requested special effect that we have advised you against.

Assignment

Wegeler Web Design reserves the right to assign subcontractors to this web design project to insure that the terms of the agreement are met.

Copyright and Trademarks

The client unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to Wegeler Web Design for inclusion in the web design project are owned by the client, or that the client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect and defend Wegeler Web Design and its subcontractors from any claim or suit arising from the use of such elements furnished by the client.

Maintenance

This agreement allows for minor web site maintenance to pages over a 1-month period, up to an average of one half hour per regular web site, including updating lines and making minor changes to a sentence or paragraph. It does not include updating replacing nearly all the text from a page with new text, major page reconstruction, new pages, guest books, discussion webs, navigation structure changes, attempted updates by client repairs or web design projects delivered to the client via diskette. The period of 1 months begins on the date the clients web design site has been published to a hosting service or 30 days from the date this agreement was signed, which ever comes first. If the client's web design package includes database access using PHP, then very minor page code changes will be accepted under this maintenance plan, major page code and/or database structural changes will be charged at current hourly rates.

Completion Date

Wegeler Web Design and the client must work together to complete the web design project in a timely manner. We agree to work expeditiously to complete the web design project no later than 30 days after the client has submitted all necessary materials. If the client does not supply Wegeler Web Design with complete text and graphic content for this web design project within 45 days of the date this agreement was signed, the entire amount of the agreement becomes due and payable. If the client still has not submitted all the required contents within 60 days after signing this agreement, an additional continuation fee of 15% of the total agreement price will be assessed for each month until the web design project is published or the client cancels the web design project in writing.

Project Delivery

The web site design project will be published to the client's hosting service upon receipt of the second payment or delivered via diskette upon receipt of full payment. Hosting services require a separate contract with Wegeler Web Design. The client agrees to select a hosting service which grants Wegeler Web Design full access to the client's account via FTP. The client will be solely responsible for all hosting service charges.

Electronic Commerce Laws

The client agrees that the client is solely responsible for complying with such laws, taxes and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Wegeler Web Design and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax or tariff arising from the client's exercise of Internet electronic commerce.

Web Design Project Copyright

Wegeler Web Design owns copyright to the finished web design site produced by Wegeler Web Design Service. The client will be assigned rights to use the web design project as a web site, once final payment under this agreement and any additional charges incurred have been paid. Rights to photos, graphics, source code, work-up files and computer programs are specifically not transferred to the client, and remain the property of their respective owners. Wegeler Web Design and its subcontractors retain the right to display graphics and other web design elements as examples of their work in their respective portfolios. All web design projects will contain a copyright/legal page with a link to Wegeler Web Design web site.

Payments

The total charge will be broken down into two equal payments which must be made promptly based on the schedule below. Delinquent bills will be assessed a $15 charge if payment is not received within 10 days of the due date. If an amount remains delinquent 30 days after its due date, an additional 5% penalty will be added for each month of delinquency. Wegeler Web Design reserves the right to remove any web design project from viewing on the Internet until final payment is made. In case collection proves necessary, the client agrees to pay all fees incurred by that process. This agreement becomes effective only when signed by Wegeler Web Design. Regardless of the place of signing of this agreement, the client agrees that for purposes of venue, this agreement was entered into in Bernardsville, New Jersey, US and any dispute will be litigated or arbitrated in New Jersey, US. Adding of Meta Tags (Description and Keywords) and the submission of the web design project to Web Search engines and updating only occur after the full final payment is made. All payments will be made in US $ funds.

Contract Signing: First Payment Due

Delivery: Second Payment Due