Website Design Terms & Conditions

By placing an order with Futurewebz, you confirm that you are in agreement with and bound by the terms and conditions below.

Definitions:
The Client: The company or individual requesting the services of Futurewebz.
Futurewebz: Primary designer/site owner & employees or affiliates.

General:
Futurewebz will carry out work only where an agreement is provided either by email, telephone, mail or fax. Futurewebz will carry out work only for clients who are 18 years of age or above. An 'order' is deemed to be a written or verbal contract between Futurewebz and the client, this includes telephone and email agreements.

Website Design:
Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure that the website and any scripts or programs are free of errors, Futurewebz cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred due to malfunction, the website or any part of it.
The website, graphics and any programming code remain the property of Futurewebz until all outstanding accounts are paid in full.
Any scripts, cgi applications, php scripts, or software (unless specifically agreed) written by Futurewebz remain the copyright of Futurewebz and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of Futurewebz.
Futurewebz 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.
Any additions to the brief will be carried out at the discretion of Futurewebz and where no charge is made by Futurewebz for such additions, Futurewebz accept no responsibility to ensure such additions are error free and reserve the right to charge an according amount for any correction to these or further additions.
The client agrees to make available as soon as is reasonably possible to Futurewebz all materials required to complete the site to the agreed standard and within the set deadline.
Futurewebz will not be liable for costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the failure to meet agreed deadlines.
Futurewebz will not be liable or become involved in any disputes between the site owner and their clients and cannot be held responsible for any wrongdoing on the part of a site owner.
Futurewebz will not be liable for any costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the work carried out on behalf of the client or any of the clients appointed agents.
Futurewebz 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.
A deposit of at least 30% is required with any project before any design work willl be carried out..
Once a website has been designed and completed the final balance of payment is then due in accordance with our payment terms. There are no exceptions to this, i.e. If the client decides they no longer want the site, as they have commissioned the work and paid a deposit they are still obliged to pay for the work that has been done. Non payment will result in legal action being taken if necessary.

Database, Application and E-Commerce Development:
Futurewebz cannot take responsibility for any losses incurred by the use of any software created for the client. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure products are problem free and accurate, the ultimate responsibility lies with the client in ensuring that all software is functioning correctly before use.
The client is expected to test fully any application or programming relating to a site developed by Futurewebz before being made generally available for use. Where "bugs", errors or other issues are found after the site is live, Futurewebz will endeavour (but is not obliged to) to correct these issues to meet the standards of function outlined in the brief

Compatibility:
Futurewebz will endeavour to ensure that any developed/designed site or application will function correctly on the server it is initially installed in and that it will function correctly when viewed with the web browsing software Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6 or above and to an acceptable level with Mozilla browsers. Futurewebz can offer no guarantees of correct function with all browser software.

Website Hosting:
Whilst Futurewebz recommends hosting companies to host websites, no guarantees can be made as to the availability or interruption of this service by Futurewebz cannot accept liability for losses caused by the unavailability, malfunction or interruption of this service, or for loss of turnover, sales, revenue, profits or indirect, consequential or special loss.
Futurewebz 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 hosting service should the necessity arise.

Domain & Registration Transfer of Ownership:

The Domains Registrar - changing ownership of a domain name is a PERMANENT function. You will not be able to change the ownership back once you have made the change.

As you may know, ownership change means to transfer all of the rights and duties of domain names to designated person/corporate.

To change the ownership of a domain name, the registrar must reset the domain name license. This effectively means the registration period starts from the day it is reset, any previous registration period will be lost.

A £90.00 fee for the transfer and domain license reset will be applied + an administration fee of £30.

Domain & Registration Change of IPS tag:

The change of IPS (host) tag will incur an administration fee of £30.

Payment of Accounts:
A deposit is required from any new client before any work is carried out. It is the Futurewebz policy that any outstanding accounts for work carried out by Futurewebz or its affiliates are required to be paid in full, no later than 14 days from the date of the invoice unless by prior arrangement with Futurewebz.
Once a deposit is paid and work completed you are obliged to pay the balance of payment in full. We will contact clients via email and telephone to remind them of such payments if they are not received when due.
If accounts are not settled or Futurewebz have not been contacted regarding the delay, access to the related website may be denied and web pages removed, we will then pass such cases to the Small Claims Court to pursue payment, non payment can result in county court judgements (ccj's) being added to the clients credit rating.
Following consistent non payment of an invoice our Solicitors will contact the client in question, with a view to taking the matter further and if need be to seek payment through legal procedures, and if necessary court summons.

Complaints Procedure:
Anyone who experiences a problem with their web service provided by Futurewebz should raise the matter directly using our online contact form or by telephone to do so, giving sufficient information to locate the material (such as an url) and clearly outlining the grounds for complaint.
Futurewebz will approach the individual responsible for the material in question with a view to resolving the matter to the satisfaction of the complainant.