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Website Development Terms and Conditions

By placing an order and paying a deposit with Active Domain Systems, 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 Active Domain Systems.

Active Domain Systems: Primary Web Site Developer

General

IT WIZ Australia will carry out work only where an agreement is provided either by email, telephone, mail or in person. IT WIZ Australia 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 Active Domain Systems and the client, this includes telephone, email agreements or face to face.

Website and Graphic Design

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure that the website and any scripts or programs are free of errors, IT WIZ Australia 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 IT WIZ Australia until all outstanding accounts are paid in full.

Any scripts, cgi applications, php scripts, or software (unless specifically agreed) written by IT WIZ Australia remain the copyright of Active Domain Systems and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of IT WIZ Australia.

IT WIZ Australia 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 IT WIZ Australia and will be charged at $60 per hour, IT WIZ Australia 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 Active Domain Systems all materials required to complete the site to the agreed standard and within the set deadline.

IT WIZ Australia will not be liable for costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the failure to meet agreed deadlines.

IT WIZ Australia 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.

IT WIZ Australia 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.

IT WIZ Australia 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.

Website Design Payment
A deposit of 50% is required with any project before any website design work will be carried out. Final balance is due on the website going live.
The website and all scripts associated remain the property of IT WIZ Australia until the full account has been paid by the client.

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 website being taken offline and all associated email being suspended. Legal action will be taken if necessary.

If client does not supply all material or site is delayed due to the client not having all information then the client will be required to make a further 25% deposit. Larger projects which take longer than 3 months will also require a further 25% after 3 months unless otherwise agreed.

Meetings: IT WIZ Australia charges $60 per hour for website consultations.

Additional Work: IT WIZ Australia agrees to provide a draft on all work before sign off (logo's/ graphics and website). The client is obliged to pay for any text changes, graphic design, programming at $60 per hour.

Database, Application and E-Commerce Development

IT WIZ Australia 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.

Any scripts, cgi applications or software (unless specifically agreed) written by IT WIZ Australia remain the copyright of IT WIZ Australia and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of Active Domain Systems.

Where applications or sites are developed on servers not recommended by Active Domain Systems, the client is expected to provide or seek any information,additional software,support or co-operation pertaining to the server required in order for the application to be correctly developed. Where large applications are to be developed, it is the clients responsibility to provide a suitable testing environment which is identical to the final production environment.

The client is expected to test fully any application or programming relating to a site developed by Active Domain Systems before being made generally available for use. Where "bugs", errors or other issues are found after the site is live, Active Domain Systems will endeavor (but is not obliged to) to correct these issues to meet the standards of function outlined in the brief.

IT WIZ Australia cannot be held responsible for problems or additional costs arising due to any errors made by third parties, or failure to maintain a current copy of your own website. (Back ups can be made at your request.)

Website Hosting

We offer hosting services for our clients we do this by buying server space from a company that we have been using since 2005. This company is Crazy Domains. They have great customer and technical service as well as an impressive uptime history.

Should you require any additional information, please refer to the Crazy Domains website for their terms and conditions.

Active Domain Systems cannot be held responsible for problems or additional costs arising due to any errors made by third parties, or failure to maintain a current copy of your own website. (Back ups can be made at your request.)

Whilst IT WIZ Australia recommends crazy domains, no guarantees can be made as to the availability or interruption of this service by IT WIZ Australia 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.

Hosting Payment Policy & Billing Procedures

All payments for hosting and domain services can be made through hosting.activedomainsystems.com.au

Payment of Accounts

A deposit is required from any new client before any work is carried out. It is theIT WIZ Australia policy that any outstanding accounts for work carried out by IT WIZ Australia or its affiliates are required to be paid in full, no later than 30 days from the date of the invoice unless by prior arrangement with IT WIZ Australia.

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 to remind them of such payments if they are not received when due.

If accounts are not settled or IT WIZ Australia 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.

Passing of Rights

Once all amounts due to us from you are paid and cleared you are assigned the rights to use, as applicable, the products and services, including, the web site which includes the text, graphics, animation, audio components and digital components contained within the finished web site, in accordance with these terms and conditions, the Project Agreement and any applicable agreement, terms or licence but no rights of ownership are conveyed unless specifically stated in the Project Contract.

No such rights as described in above will pass until all amounts due to us from you are paid. This means that we will have a lien over any service, products, data or information. If you have not paid the invoice in full within 1 month from the date of the invoice you agree that you will forfeit your rights.

The rights to photographs, graphics and any third party items such as source code, always remain the property of their respective owners.

Unless you have our specific written agreement in the Project Contract, all products, including Content Management Systems, interfaces, navigational devices, menus, menu structures or arrangements, icons, help, all operational instructions, scripts, cgi applications, software, programming/source code, and all other components of any source or object computer code that comprises the Website, all literal and non-literal expressions of ideas that operate, cause, create, direct, manipulate, access, or otherwise affect the Content and design elements used or developed and all software, and our products and results of our services remain our property and we retain full ownership rights and all intellectual property rights. You specifically agree not do anything that may in any way infringe upon or undermine our rights, title, or interest in the Website or our products and services. This includes, but is not limited to, any sale, transfer or gift of the whole or of any part of any item, data or anything whatsoever that we own. You fully understand that we may reproduce, reuse, develop and use in any other way we choose, anything within our ownership

Complaints Procedure

Informal procedure

Anyone who experiences a problem with their web service provided by IT WIZ Australia should raise the matter directly using our online contact form to do so, giving sufficient information to locate the material (such as an url) and clearly outlining the grounds for complaint.

IT WIZ Australia will approach the individual responsible for the material in question with a view to resolving the matter to the satisfaction of the complainant.

Formal complaints procedure

The formal complaints procedure should only be used where the complainant feels that the nature of the complaint is too serious to be dealt with informally, or where a satisfactory conclusion has not been reached after following the informal procedure.

A formal complaint should be made in writing to IT WIZ Australia, who will acknowledge receipt and ensure that the matter is looked into as soon as possible.

An initial response to any complaint can be expected within seven days of its receipt; a full and considered response to the complaint should be completed within 30 days and any subsequent remedy implemented with the minimum of delay.

By signing below you have read and understood the terms & conditions provided by Active Domain Systems.