Terms of Service
The above-named Client (hereinafter referred to as “Client”) is engaging DORTS DIGITAL LTD (“DORTS DIGITAL”) for the purpose of providing services such as web design, graphic design, tech support, and/or any other service or consultation requested by Client. The Client hereby authorizes DORTS DIGITAL full access to any accounts related to a requested project. The Client also authorizes DORTS DIGITAL full access to any third-party accounts with any relevance to a project which may be reasonably necessary to satisfactorily complete the project. DORTS DIGITAL will not make unauthorized withdrawals or purchases using financial accounts owned solely by the Client.
Web Design Compatibility
Designing a website to fully work in multiple browsers (and browser versions) can require considerable, extra effort. It could also involve creating multiple versions of code/pages. DORTS DIGITAL represents and warrants that the website we design for you will work in the current versions of the following web browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
While DORTS DIGITAL will make customary industry-standard efforts to design a fully functional website, DORTS DIGITAL’s warranty does not cover browsers not listed above, nor does the warranty guarantee compatibility with future versions of said web browsers.
Assignment of Projects
DORTS DIGITAL reserves the right to assign subcontractors to projects to ensure that the terms of this agreement are met as well as on-time completion.
Copyrights and Trademarks
The Client unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to DORTS DIGITAL for inclusion in any 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, indemnify and defend DORTS DIGITAL and its approved subcontractors from any liability (including reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs), including any claim or suit, threatened or actual, arising from the use of such elements furnished by the Client.
DORTS DIGITAL and the Client agree to cooperate and work together to complete projects in a timely manner. However, if the Client does not supply DORTS DIGITAL with complete text and graphics content for the initial project within 45 days of the effective date of this agreement, the entire deposit amount of the agreement shall be retained by DORTS DIGITAL as liquidated damages and the contract shall become null and void, at DORTS DIGITAL’s option, unless the project is canceled in writing by the Client prior to 45 days of the effective date of the agreement, at which point hours billed and expenses incurred are not reimbursable.
Any web design project will be published to the Client’s hosting service upon receipt of final payment or delivered via alternative media upon the receipt of full payment. The Client understands that although DORTS DIGITAL offers hosting services, they are not automatically provided in connection with web-based projects. The Client agrees to select a hosting service that allows DORTS DIGITAL full access to the Client’s account. The Client will be solely responsible for any and all hosting service charges.
Electronic Commerce Laws
The Client agrees that the Client is solely responsible for complying with any laws, taxes, and tariffs applicable in any way to any project or any other services to be performed by DORTS DIGITAL as contemplated herein, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend DORTS DIGITAL and its approved subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, fine, penalty, or tariff arising from the Client’s exercise of Internet electronic commerce and/or any failure to comply with any such laws, taxes, and tariffs.
Copyright of the finished project is owned by the Client. Rights to source code, work-up files, and computer programs owned by DORTS DIGITAL shall remain the property of DORTS DIGITAL and are not intended to be transferred to the Client. DORTS DIGITAL and its subcontractors may display graphics and other design elements as examples of their work in their respective portfolios. Projects may contain a link to DORTS DIGITAL’s websites.
Payments must be made promptly in accordance with the terms of this Contract. DORTS DIGITAL reserves the right to remove any web project from viewing on the Internet or suspend any service related to the Client’s account if at any time payment due hereunder is more than thirty (30) days past due. Any balance carried over 30 days is subject to a penalty equal to 10% of the balance plus the agreed hourly rate for the administration of the said past-due account. DORTS DIGITAL will not be responsible for any loss of business, real or perceived, occurring from a web project being taken offline. If Client suspends progress of a project for any reason, Client is still responsible for payment-in-full within 15 days of issue of statement. In the event, the payment by Client remains delinquent for thirty (30) days past its due date and this matter is referred to a third party for collection, the Client agrees to pay reasonable collection costs and fees (including reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs) actually incurred by DORTS DIGITAL. Regardless of the place of signing of this agreement, the Client agrees that for purposes of venue, this agreement was entered into Harris County, Texas, and any dispute will be litigated or arbitrated in Harris County, Texas and the Client hereby consents to the personal jurisdiction of the Texas State Courts. All payments will be made in U.S. Dollars.
If the Client chooses a package price for a service, a deposit of 50% of the total package price is due at signing, and the remaining balance due upon delivery. If the Client chooses a package price and fails to provide adequate materials and correspondence required to complete the project, the remaining balance will be due 3 months from the execution of this agreement, regardless of the state of the project.
Client and DORTS DIGITAL agree that services outside a package price and/or after the launch of the website shall be completed at a rate of $90 per hour with a 15-minute minimum and may require a deposit of 50% of the estimated total cost. Hourly rate subject to change effective 6 months after the signing of this agreement. Subsequent payments will be due within 15 days of the issue of the statement, typically at the beginning of each month.
If the client imposes a tight deadline on an hourly-based project, it may be subject to a rush fee rate of $115 per hour at DORTS DIGITAL’s discretion. DORTS DIGITAL will clear rush fees with the client before proceeding.
Refunds will only be given at the discretion of DORTS DIGITAL. Any authorized refund is subject to a fee equal to 2 administrative hours at the current hourly rate plus any time spent on the project including but not limited to travel, consultation, and project administration.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this contract, neither DORTS DIGITAL nor any of its employees or agents warrants that the functions contained in any project or service will be uninterrupted or error-free. The entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, and performance of any project is with the Client. In no event will DORTS DIGITAL be liable to the Client or any third party for any damages, including, but not limited to, service interruptions caused by Acts of God, the Hosting Service or any other circumstances beyond our reasonable control, any lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential, punitive, or special damages arising out of the operation of or inability to operate a project or service provided by DORTS DIGITAL, failure of any service provider, of any telecommunications carrier, of the Internet backbone, of any Internet servers, your or your site visitor’s computer or Internet software, even if DORTS DIGITAL has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Furthermore, in no event will DORTS DIGITAL be held liable for loss of data or service interruption due to hacking or any other type of attack on your website or server. Any service restoration, data recovery, and/or rebuilding of the website is the sole financial responsibility of the Client.
Termination of Services
The Client retains the right to obtain a digital copy of project files that DORTS DIGITAL has created so long as the Client’s balance is paid in full. This does not include the license to any third-party software or DORTS DIGITAL proprietary software unless the license has been paid by the Client.
The user asserts that he/she is an authorized agent of the Client and is conducting business with DORTS DIGITAL with the full knowledge and permission of the Client’s company owner(s). It is the Client’s sole responsibility to authorize or deny communication between Client and DORTS DIGITAL by a member of Client’s company. Any communication, consultation, or project request from the Client, employees of the Client, or representatives of the Client will be considered billable by DORTS DIGITAL at the current hourly rate.
This agreement, together with all attachments hereto, constitutes the sole agreement between DigitalBlocs and the Client. Any amendment or modification to this contract must be authorized by a written request signed by both Client and DigitalBlocs. Use of this site and services provided by DigitalBlocs signifies agreement to the terms, conditions, and stipulations of this agreement on behalf of his or her organization or business. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties.