This Website design and development Terms of Service (“the Terms of Service”) is entered into by and between SirsteveHQ Limited (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”) and the Client who orders SirsteveHQ Services (hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, “you”, “your”)
By placing an order with SirsteveHQ Limited for website design and development services, you confirm that you are in agreement with and bound by the terms and conditions below.
“Terms and Conditions”: These are the standard terms and conditions for Website Design and Development and apply to all contracts and all design works undertaken by SirsteveHQ Limited for its clients.
“The Client”: The company or individual requesting the services of SirsteveHQ Limited.”
SirsteveHQ Limited”: A Web Hosting Company
- OUR FEES: You are expected to pay the full amount for your website design before we commence the development of your website. We reserve the right not to commence any work until we receive the full payment for your service except agreed otherwise.
- SUPPLY OF MATERIALS: You must supply everything we need to complete the project on your behalf including the format we need to complete the work in accordance with any agreed specification. Some of the materials to be supplied by you may include but are not limited to images, content, logos, and other printed material you would like to incorporate into your website design. In the event you delay in supplying these materials to us, which could eventually lead to a delay in the completion of work, we reserve the right to extend any previously agreed deadlines by a reasonable amount of time.Where you fail to supply materials required to build your website, and it prevents the progress of the work leading to a stoppage of the work at hand, we reserve the right to invoice you for any part or parts of the work already completed.
- VARIATIONS: We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to make revisions to the design. However, we have the right to limit the number of your design proposals to a reasonable amount and SirsteveHQ Limited at its discretion may charge for additional designs if you make a change to the original design specification after approval has been given. Our website development phase is flexible and allows certain variations to the original specification. However, any major change from the specification will be charged at an additional cost. A minor change is anything that has to do with adjusting of size, change of placement, moving of components, color change, image replacement, or text change. A major change is an addition of a new feature which has been agreed to by SirsteveHQ Limited e.g., new shipping option, new payment option. This does not however mean upgrades of unlimited complexity but within the measurable framework of the existing content management system.
- PROJECT CLAUSES (Please read through this carefully)
- PROJECT DELAYS AND CLIENT LIABILITY: Any time frames or estimates that we give are contingent upon your full cooperation, and submission of complete and final content for the website pages. During development, there is a certain amount of feedback required in order to progress to subsequent phases. We require that you appoint and make available on a daily basis, a single point of contact in order to expedite the feedback process.
- APPROVAL OF WORK: During the design and development phase and upon completion of the work, you will be notified and given the opportunity to review the appearance and content of the website. Upon completion of the project, you must notify us via mail of any unsatisfactory points within seven(7) days of such notification.Any of the work which has not been reported in writing to us as unsatisfactory within the 7-day review period will be deemed to have been accepted or approved. Once deemed approved or accepted, work cannot subsequently be rejected and the contract will be deemed to have been completed and moved live.
- REJECTED WORK: If you reject any of our work within the 7-day review period or not approve subsequent work performed by us to remedy any points recorded as being unsatisfactory, and we, acting reasonably consider that you have been illogical/irrational in the decision, we can elect to treat this contract as terminated and take measures to recover payment for the completed work.
- PAYMENT: Payment will be received in full before work commences and invoices will be received via the contact email address.
- WARRANTY BY YOU AS TO OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: You must obtain all necessary permissions and authorities in respect of the use of all graphic images, registered company logos, names, and trademarks, or any other material that you supply to us to include in your website or web applications.You must indemnify us and hold us harmless from any claims or legal actions related to the content of your website.
- LICENSING: Once you have paid us in full for our work we grant you a license to use the website and its related software and contents for the life of the website.
- SEARCH ENGINES: We do not guarantee any specific position in search engine results for your website. We perform basic search engine optimization integration according to current best practices.
- OWNERSHIP TRANSFER: Upon completion of the project, and payment, the Client shall own the website subject to the following terms and conditions:
- All original artwork, content, etc. provided to the Company by you for inclusion in the website shall remain your exclusive property, regardless of whether or not such content was actually used in the website;
- All photography, graphics, and design created by the Company in the creation of your website shall on full payment, transfer to you as your property; and
- You shall be granted a royalty-free license to all new content, whether produced by us or by others created for your use of the website.
- SUBCONTRACTING: We reserve the right to subcontract any services that we have agreed to perform for you as we see fit.
- ADDITIONAL EXPENSES: You agree to reimburse us for any requested expenses which do not form part of our proposal including but not limited to the purchase of templates, third-party software, stock photographs, fonts, domain name registration, web hosting, or comparable expenses.
- BACKUPS: You are responsible for maintaining your own backups with respect to your website and we will not be liable for any loss in client data or client websites except to the extent that such data loss arises out of a negligent act or omission by us. Visit this link for more information about our backup policy.
- OWNERSHIP OF DOMAIN NAMES AND WEB HOSTING: We will supply your account credentials for domain name registration and/or web hosting if purchased from SirsteveHQ.
- CROSS-BROWSER COMPATIBILITY: By using current versions of well-supported content management systems, we endeavor to ensure that the websites we create are compatible with all current modern web browsers such as the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Third-party extensions, where used, may not have the same level of support for all browsers. Where appropriate we will substitute alternative extensions or implement other solutions, on a best-effort basis, where any incompatibilities are found.
- E-COMMERCE: You are responsible for complying with all relevant laws relating to e-commerce, and to the full extent permitted by law will hold harmless, protect, and defend and indemnify SirsteveHQ Limited and its subcontractors from any claim, penalty, tax, tariff loss, or damage arising from your or your clients’ use of Internet electronic commerce.
- PROJECT TIMELINESS REQUIREMENTS FOR CLIENTS: Projects can be hindered if you do not provide feedback or required elements in a timely manner, such as feedback on a design mockup, requested sitemaps, text to be used as content on the web pages, photos for either the design or for the content, the client’s logo, appropriate account login information, etc. For that reason, if SirsteveHQ’s Web Design team is waiting for content or other pieces of information, the client will be notified.If you fail to handle the requests within 3-5 business days, the project timeline will be moved forward. However, if you fail to handle the requests within ten business days, the project will be frozen and you will be required to pay an additional fee to resume the project.
- PAYMENT GATEWAYS: Clients are required to create merchant accounts with their choice payment gateways and send in merchant IDs for integration at an agreed cost depending on the payment gateway of choice.
- Logos: This is created at a discounted rate only for clients who have also subscribed to our website development service.
- Branding: This discount applies to clients who agree to brand their websites with our business name by way of permitting our business name and URL to be on their website.
- Website affiliates: SirsteveHQ Limited runs a website affiliate system whereby a 2% finder’s fee is allotted to sealed website jobs referred by such affiliate partners. The commission is only redeemable after the website has been handed over and the referred client has completed payment.
- REFUND POLICY: There shall be no refund of payment for any website development job once a website template has been chosen as the third-party cost has been incurred.Graphics Design: The client is entitled to a partial refund if not satisfied with our design after four reviews. This is subject to only Logos and any graphics design.
- TERMINATION OF SERVICES: This service shall be terminated with/without notice If we do not get a response from you regarding your website development within six (6) months. If you wish to terminate this service during the course of the initial web design or development phase, kindly notify the web design team via email@example.com stating your reasons for termination.
- WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: We shall provide minor maintenance to your web pages over a period of twenty (20) working days post web development, including updating lines and making minor changes to a sentence or paragraph. This maintenance does not include updating or replacing nearly all the text from a page with new text, major page reconstruction, new pages, guest books, discussion webs, and navigation structure changes, attempted updates by client repairs, or web design projects delivered to the client via diskette. The twenty (20) working days maintenance period shall begin on the date your website has been published to your hosting service. Note however that if your web design package includes database access using Server Side Script, then very minor page code changes will be accepted under this maintenance plan. Major page code and/or database structural changes will be charged accordingly. After the free twenty (20) working days maintenance phase, you can either subscribe to our managed Website Maintenance service or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: In no event shall the liability of the Company for any error made in the performance of the obligations under these terms of service exceed the fees for such services paid to the Company by the Client. The Company shall not be liable to the Client or to any end-user for any damages including, without limitation, consequential damages, lost profits, or any special damages, whether incurred by the Client or end-user.
- NON-DISCLOSURE: We (and any subcontractors we engage) agree that we will not at any time disclose any of your confidential information to any third party.
- DISCLAIMER: SIRSTEVEHQ DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WEB PAGES OR THE WEBSITE WILL MEET THE CLIENT’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEB PAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE WEB PAGES AND WEBSITE SHALL BE ON THE CLIENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT, SIRSTEVEHQ PROVIDES ITS SERVICES “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT (A) THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY EACH PARTY, AND (B) EACH PARTY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, PERFORMANCE OR INABILITY TO PERFORM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE CONTENT, AND EACH PARTY’S COMPUTING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL, VOID, OR FOR ANY REASON UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THAT PROVISION SHALL BE DEEMED SEVERABLE FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY AND ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY REMAINING PROVISIONS.
- GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION: This agreement is constituted by these terms and conditions and any proposal will be construed according to and is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In the event of a dispute between the Company and Client with respect to any issue arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any manner, including but not limited to the breach thereof, parties shall endeavor to resolve such dispute amicably between themselves within thirty (30) days, failing which resolution of such dispute shall be determined by Arbitration. Such arbitration shall be conducted before an arbitrator chosen as follows: either the Company and Client shall agree on a mutually acceptable arbitrator, or the Company shall select one arbitrator and Client shall select one arbitrator, and these two arbitrators shall choose a third arbitrator who will act as arbitrator hereunder. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding upon all parties concerned. Such decisions shall be rendered within thirty (30) days of the closing of the hearing record. The arbitration proceedings conducted hereunder shall be conducted in English Language and in Lagos, Nigeria, and each party shall bear its own costs. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Cap A18, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) shall be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.