T&Cs

Below are Sites For Sole Traders’ Terms and Conditions. These become legally binding once the first payment has been received and for the duration of that service we provide you in future.

Definitions:

The ‘Client’: The person, persons, business or organisation requesting the services of Sites For Sole Traders.

‘Project’: Any work undertaken or service provide by Sites For Sole Traders for the client on their request.

‘Domain’: Is the website address as specified by the client.

General Terms:

1. The contract between Sites For Sole Traders and the client will be on these conditions. Any variations to these conditions shall have no effect unless agreed in writing. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By accessing this website and paying for our services you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. Sites For Sole Traders reserves the right to change the T&Cs at any time without notice.

2. Sites For Sole Traders also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue Sites For Sole Traders temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you. You agree that Sites For Sole Traders shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of Sites For Sole Traders.

3. Sites For Sole Traders cannot take responsibility and are not liable for any copyright infringements caused by materials submitted by the client. Any content including text, images or logo copied from another website and supplied to Sites For Sole Traders for use on their website is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to refuse any material of a copyrighted nature unless adequate proof is given of permission to use such material.

4. Any additions to briefs provided will be carried out at the discretion of Sites For Sole Traders and where no charge is made by Sites For Sole Traders for such additions, Sites For Sole Traders accept no responsibility to ensure such additions are error free.

5. Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable for costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the failure to meet agreed deadlines.

6. Sites For Sole Traders will carry out work only where an agreement is provided either by email, telephone, mail or verbally. Sites For Sole Traders will carry out work only for clients who are 18 years of age or above.

7. Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable or become involved in any disputes between the client and their customers and cannot be held responsible for any wrongdoing on the part of a client. eg. Any disputes re content/images that have been provided to us for inclusion on the site.

8. These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, as do we. This applies to all products and services supplied by Sites For Sole Traders to customers in the UK, and inside and outside the European Union.

9. Payment

We will provide an invoice to cover the deposit when the cheque has cleared or the BACS payment has reached out account. We will provide an invoice to cover the final payment for the website design and any associated services upon completion of the work. Invoices are normally sent by email. Accounts remaining unpaid thirty days after the invoice date will attract a service charge of 2% of the amount due or £50 per month, whichever is the higher, and additional interest in line with The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act. If payment is not received within a further seven days, the responsibility for recovery of the money will be transferred to a debt recovery agency.

Website Design:

1. Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure that the website is free of errors, Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred due to malfunction, the website or any part of it.

2. When carrying out website re-design work, Sites For Sole Traders cannot take responsibility and are not liable for any copyright infringements caused by material taken from the clients existing website. The client agrees that any imagery, text or design on their existing website are free and available to use. Any content including text, images or logo copied from another website and supplied to Sites For Sole Traders for use on their re-designed website is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to refuse any material of a copyrighted nature unless adequate proof is given of permission to use such material.

3. Any imagery or design-work made by Sites For Sole Traders and included on the website do not become the copyright of the client and may not be commercially reproduced, redistributed or resold. Where stock images used have been taken from Stock image websites, the stock image websites and/or the various artists who provide content and/or images to the Stock image site own all rights, including the copyrights in and to the images.

4. Where Sites For Sole Traders have purchased images from stock image websites. These images are strictly for use by Sites For Sole Traders on the website. The client has no right to directly or indirectly use, copy, reproduce, resell, redistribute, provide access to, share or transfer any of these images. Sites For Sole Traders are not liable for misuse of these images by the client or any other person/s.

5. Sites For Sole Traders retains the right to use your website as an example of our work in, including but not limited to, our portfolio displayed on our website(s), promotional and other materials. We retain the right to display your website in our portfolio in any form that we have deemed appropriate.

6. If necessary, Sites For Sole Traders retains the right to make alterations to clients’ websites at any time and without notice. Any changes will be upgrades and in clients’ interest.

7. Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable for any costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the work carried out by the client on the website, on behalf of the client or any of the clients appointed agents.

8. Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable for any costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the unavailability of the site, its servers, software or any material provided by its agents.

9. Sites For Sole Traders cannot take responsibility for any losses incurred by the use of any work created for the client. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure websites are problem free and accurate, the ultimate responsibility lies with the client in ensuring that all content is functioning correctly before it goes live. This includes work conducted by a member of the Sites For Sole Traders Team during a face-to-face tutorial or tweaking session.

10. The client is expected to test fully the whole website developed by Sites For Sole Traders. Where “bugs”, errors or other issues are found after the site is live, Sites For Sole Traders is not obliged to correct these issues and should instead be corrected using the CMS by the client.

11. Sites For Sole Traders can offer no guarantees of correct function with all browser software. Sites For Sole Traders can offer no guarantees as to the availability or interruption of Website Hosting by the web host. Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept liability for losses caused by the unavailability, malfunction or interruption of the web hosting, or for loss of turnover, sales, revenue, profits or indirect, consequential or special loss.

12. Sites For Sole Traders reserves the right to refuse to handle in any way, material which may be deemed offensive, illegal or in any way controversial, and also to terminate the free hosting service should the necessity arise.

13. Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept liability or responsibility for initial ranking, any change in rankings, or drop off in the position of The Client’s website on search engines (including but not limited to Google, Yahoo, Bing, ASK, AOL Search, and others).

14. Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept liability for initial ranking, any change in rankings, or drop off in the position of your website due to changes in the algorithms of the search engines (including but not limited to Google, Yahoo, Bing, ASK, AOL Search, and others) or the factors that they use to rank websites.

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16. Failure to renew within the expiry date will mean your Sites For Sole Traders website will be deleted.

17. Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable for any costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to failure to renew. The client’s annual renewal is due once a year on the same date that Sites For Sole Traders received the initial payment. Sites For Sole Traders will not publicly release any website until it has been verified by the relevant customer

18. Throughout the website development stage and up until the point where the website goes live at the domain name requested by the client, the website will remain on an Sites For Sole Traders owned and allotted domain name. This protects all data, images and content belonging to the Client from public view.

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20. Sites For Sole Traders will only commence work on all website projects after receiving a 50% deposit of the quoted project fee from the client. The final 50% payment is to be made on completion of the project. The website will become live once the clients remaining balance is paid in full.

21. Once Sites For Sole Traders has begun work on any website project, it is not possible to refund the 50% deposit if the client wishes to cancel the project. Sites For Sole Traders reserves the right to decide whether a refund is applicable if requested by the client.

Branding and Logo Design:

1. Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure that the Branding, Name and/or Logo is free of errors, Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred due to any defect.

2. All imagery or design-work with the Sites For Sole Traders watermark remain the copyright of Sites For Sole Traders and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of Sites For Sole Traders. Upon the final agreement between Sites For Sole Traders and the client, the Sites For Sole Traders watermark is removed and the imagery or design-work becomes the property of the client.

3. Sites For Sole Traders cannot take responsibility for any copyright infringements caused by materials submitted by the client. We reserve the right to refuse any material of a copyrighted nature unless adequate proof is given of permission to use such material.

4. Sites For Sole Traders will not take any responsibility for trademark or copyright issues, or any other issue, caused by a logo or name designed by Sites For Sole Traders.

5. Sites For Sole Traders cannot guarantee that any branding, naming and logo that is designed does not breach any copyright or intellectual property law. It is the full responsibility of The Client to check that any name and/or logo designed by Sites For Sole Traders is available to use under intellectual property law.

6. Sites For Sole Traders cannot take responsibility for any losses incurred by the use of any work created for the client. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure branding, logos and names are defect free, the ultimate responsibility lies with the client in ensuring that no defects are present. This includes work conducted by a member of the Sites For Sole Traders Team at any point during the design process.

7. Sites For Sole Traders retains the right to use your logo/name/brand as an example of our work in, including but not limited to, our portfolio displayed on our website(s), promotional and other materials. We retain the right to display your logo/name/brand in our portfolio in any form that we have deemed appropriate.

Domain Name and Email Addresses:

1. If the client has purchased a domain name through a domain registrar and is therefore the domain name owner, it is their full responsibility to ensure that the domain name renewal fees are paid to their domain registrar on time. If the domain name is owned by the client, Sites For Sole Traders will not pay the domain name renewal fee when the Sites For Sole Traders annual website renewal fee is due.

2. If Sites For Sole Traders has set up a mailbox/email address for the client, Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept liability for loss of turnover, sales, revenue, profits or indirect, consequential or special loss caused by the unavailability, malfunction or interruption of the third party email hosting solution or the recommended mail client Mozilla Thunderbird. Sites For Sole Traders cannot accept liability for losses occurred due to incorrect set up of the clients mailbox/email address by a member of the Sites For Sole Traders team.

Graphic Design Work and Printing:

 

1. When carrying out Graphic Design Work for clients (i.e. for printed products such as business cards and leaflets), Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable for any costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings caused by incorrect printing of these materials. This includes differences in the resolution, colour reproduction, size and layout, between the final proof and the printed products.

2. Once the client has agreed the final proof, Sites For Sole Traders will not be liable for any costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings caused by mistakes or errors that are spotted on the printed products. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the final proof is mistake free and accurate, the ultimate responsibility lies with the client in ensuring that all content is correct before the printing process.

3. Where Sites For Sole Traders have been instructed by the client to print the products containing the Graphic Design Work on the client’s behalf, Sites For Sole Traders shall not be required to guarantee an exact match in colour, resolution, size and layout, between the final proof and the printed product. Where Sites For Sole Traders have used the third-party printer such as Moo to print the products containing the Graphic design Work, the client agrees to be bound to the terms and conditions available at www.instantprint.co.uk.

4. If the printed products require a second round of printing due to differences spotted between the final proof and the initial printed products, the client will be responsible for covering all costs involved.

Your Privacy

We do not share or sell any of your details with third party companies (other than hosting service provider) without your express permission and we will only email you or contact you about work related matters.

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