Terms of Service & Conditions of Engagement
In these terms of service/engagement
Technology Solutions is also called “We” or “Technology Solutions Ltd” in this agreement.
The client means the person or business accepting the terms of this agreement/engagement and is also referred to as “you” or “yourself” in this contractual agreement.
Charges and Fees
All new web design projects require an initial deposit of 50% at the time of acceptance. The final balance will be due upon completion of the web development project and must be paid before it is released to the client or published to the internet. Technology Solutions Ltd retains the right to hold all graphics, and project development work (with the exception of content and graphics provided by the client), until payment is received in full for such items.
Commencement of Work
Work will begin as soon as is practicable once the form at the bottom of this page has been agreed to and submitted to Technology Solutions Ltd. This forms an agreement between Technology Solutions Ltd and yourself (the client). If for any reason there is any non communication from the client or a change in circumstances which results in the termination of the project, the client agrees to pay for any time spent on the project by Technology Solutions Ltd – but not yet billed – in full.
The client acknowledges that this is a continuing authority and can only be cancelled by giving Technology Solutions Ltd 10 days prior notice in writing.
The client accepts that payment terms in relation to Technology Solutions Ltd’s fees provide that payment is to be made within one month (30 days) of the date of the invoice unless otherwise agreed with Technology Solutions Ltd in writing.
Web Site Design Credit
All Technology Solutions Ltd clients will have a small ‘Design (and/or Development) by Technology Solutions Ltd’ text link in the footer of their website on no less than one page.
By hiring Technology Solutions Ltd to work with you on your website you are agreeing to this, and you understand that this link may not be removed without Aotearoa Web Design Ltd’s prior consent, or unless some other arrangement has been agreed to – by both parties.
Technology Solutions Ltd highly recommend using Google Apps for domain based (firstname.lastname@example.org) email hosting and storage.
Technology Solutions Ltd provide website hosting through BlueHost. You agree that your contractual relationship is solely with Technology Solutions Ltd and not any web host.
Ownership and Copyright
Upon completion of the project and upon full payments for services rendered, Technology Solutions Ltd transfers all rights and ownership of custom designs and programming Technology Solutions Ltd to the client.
Software and third party graphics or programs are not transferred to the client, and remain under copyright of their respective owners or publishers.
Technology Solutions Ltd reserves the right to resell custom designed websites that remain unpaid by the original client. Aotearoa Web Design Ltd also reserve the right to resell unaccepted mock-ups or other graphics created, or code written by Aotearoa Web Design Ltd but not in legal use by the client.
WordPress Security, and Administrator Level Access
Technology Solutions Ltd are happy to provide administrator level access to any website developed by us.
Deadlines and Timeframes
Technology Solutions Ltd understands the importance of completing projects in a timely manner.
However, any delays incurred by the client will cause a subsequent and equal delay in any agreed schedules, and will impede Technology Solutions Ltd’s ability to meet any deadlines previously agreed to at the beginning of the project.
Should any project be inactive for a period of 30 days (or more) due to any client related delay, a reestablishment fee of $260 + GST will apply in order to cover time spent becoming reacquainted with the requirements of the project.
If Technology Solutions Ltd is unable to communicate with a client on a project for an extended period of time (5 business days or more) – by phone or email, the project will be put on hold.
If an invoice has not been paid within 60 days of the date of issue, all services relating to that invoice shall be suspended.
Services purchased from Technology Solutions Ltd are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.
In no event shall Technology Solutions Ltd be liable to the client for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of their website, services, web hosting and/or goods provided to the client. This includes, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, loss of data or other losses directly resulting from the use of the website, services, and/or goods provided to the client. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the web design rests with the client.