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Term and Conditions

The purpose of these ‘Terms and Conditions’ is to explain to you, our client, the standard of service which we are committed to providing, the co-operation that we will seek from you and the basis upon which we will handle your project(s) and charge you for the work that we do.

1.1 Each contract for work will be assigned to an Account Manager. It is the responsibility of the Account Manager to oversee all aspects of your project and he/she will be your immediate contact. It will be their responsibility to monitor budgets and targets, ensuring that your project runs according to the agreed schedule and meets with your approval. To ensure a high level of efficiency within the team, the Account Manager will take an active role at the beginning of your project and at key stages throughout its development.
1.2 We will endeavour to keep you fully informed as to the progress of your project.
1.3 Your Account Manager and his/her team will afford your project due priority. You will understand that as a busy graphic design company, our directors and Account Managers maintain a very full caseload. From time to time very urgent matters may arise on other projects, which will prevent us from giving your case immediate attention. We will never lose sight of the fact that your project is of the utmost importance, but we do seek your understanding if such eventualities should arise.
1.4 We shall endeavour to keep costs of meetings to a minimum. Where possible we will include these charges within the estimate or quotation for work. Should circumstances arise where this is not possible you will be advised in advance of any expected costs. Meetings at our premises are charged 50% of the hourly rate(s) of those attending, meetings at your place of work or designated location are charged at the hourly rate of those attending.
1.5 Travelling time up to 1 hour in each direction will not be charged. All other travelling time will be charged at 25% of the attendee’s hourly rate. Expenses for travel to/from meetings totalling over £5.00 will be charged at cost and added to your invoice.
1.6 If you feel that the service we provide falls short of our commitment as set out in these conditions, or of the standard that you feel entitled to expect, please tell us. You should write either to your Account Manager. If, however, you find our service satisfactory or (we hope) better that this, we do ask that you consider recommending us to others.
1.7 Current hourly charge out rates can be obtained from any member of our team upon request.

We ask you to give us any information, pictures, logos, etc and instructions that we request from you promptly, in order that we may progress with your project as efficiently as possible.
2.2 Any information, graphics or other files supplied to us must conform to our software/print requirements.
2.3 We ask that you settle our accounts promptly and in accordance with clause 6.

In the absence of any written instructions we will not discuss your project with any other person, persons or company other than those directly involved with the project. In particular, we will not disclose any information (plans, ideas, original concepts, etc) other than where it is necessary to enable us to carry out your instructions or proceed with the project.
3.2 Similarly, we will not be able to give information to or receive instructions from any person other than yourself, in the absence of your specific written instructions. In the case of Companies and Partnerships we will accept instructions from any Director or Partner, unless you provide us with written instructions to the contrary.
3.3 You may of course authorise us to disclose information to and receive instructions from any person on your behalf. If you wish us to deal with any other person in this way then please confirm the position to us in writing.
3.4 We will take careful notes of meetings, instructions and activities on your project to ensure that the fullest possible information is kept on file so that any member of the team dealing with your project will be able to understand the current position. The task to collate and store this information will fall to your designated Account Manager.

We appreciate that out clients like to know in advance how much the work for a project will cost. However, this is frequently not possible because the amount of work required is dictated by changes to and progression with your project and by the virtue of the type of work that we do.
4.2 Notwithstanding, the difficulty in estimating our costs we will always try to give the best estimate possible.
4.3 Our estimate or quotation will, of course, be based on the initial information that you have given us and may be subject to variation if unknown factors emerge which complicate the project. You will be advised if such unforeseen complications arise and we will discuss with you our revised estimate of charges.
4.4 Broadly, our professional charges are calculated by reference to the amount of time spent on your project. Each Drayson Design employee or design consultant is allocated a basic hourly charging rate. The current rates are available upon request.

Should you have to cancel or postpone a project for whatever reason, you will be charged for all work-undertaken to-date. You may also be subject to charges in circumstances where machinery or services have been reserved for your project (such as booking your project onto a print press) and cannot be substituted for an alternate project.
5.2 In circumstances where you have to postpone a project, we reserve the right to request all outstanding payments to be settled prior to commencement of any further work. We may, at our discretion, request that the entire balance for the project be settled also.

We employ two payment systems. One for corporate account customers and one for non-account customers. If you do not have a credit account with us you can apply to your Account Manager who will send you the appropriate application form.
6.2 Credit accounts can only be set up if you have previously utilised our services. You cannot apply for credit on your first project or invoice.
6.3 With the exception of payments for a deposit, credit account customers shall benefit from credit terms of 30 days from the invoice date. Non account customers shall be required to make immediate payment on presentation of our invoices.
6.4 Credit account customers are required to pay a 25% deposit prior to commencement of all multimedia (Web) projects and 50% for printed matter that exceeds £500 net value. The remaining amount due will be invoiced on completion of the project.
6.5 Non-Account customers are required to settle all invoices for printed matter in full prior to the commencement of work. For multimedia (Web) projects payment must be made in full prior to the commencement of any work unless the customer is opting to pay by standing order. In this instance, a 25% deposit shall be payable immediately (and prior to the commencement of any work), followed by three equal monthly payments of the remaining balance. The first of these standing order payments shall be taken on the 25th of the month following the original invoice/deposit payment.
6.6 For on-going projects and/or for a project that exceeds one month (30 days), invoices will be issued at the end of each month and shall detail all work carried out within that month.
6.7 All invoices clearly state the date upon which payment is due. We will expect payment in full on or before this date. If payment is not made on or by the due date, we will automatically impose the Credit Administration Fee as detailed in clause 6.8. This fee will be enforced without prejudice to our other rights. Additionally, if the monies due are in respect of the design and/or hosting of a Web site, we shall be entitled to restrict access to the site or take the site off-line until all monies due are paid in full.
6.8 Invoices not paid by the due date will have a Credit Administration Fee of £20.00 added to the total amount due. This fee is not payable if the invoice is paid in full on or prior to the due date specified. The credit administration fee covers loss of interest and administration costs to recover overdue monies.
6.9 In addition to the credit administration fee, invoices that remain overdue for longer than 90 days (three months) may be referred to our solicitors for litigation and will be subject to further charges. These additional charges are as follows - 4% of the outstanding balance for each month that the amount remains unpaid from the date that the invoice became due. This amount is accumulative and will be applied at monthly intervals (or part thereof) following the invoice due date.
6.11 Cheque, Cash and BACS transfer shall be the only accepted forms of payment.
6.13 Title to goods and intellectual copyright remain with us until all monies due for the work/service provided are fully paid.

Until we have confirmed successful registration of the domain name to you in writing by means of an invoice or otherwise, there is no guarantee that the name requested has been secured. We reserve the right to refuse registration requests that we consider being of an explicit sexual, indecent or racist nature or where the name is likely to be used for immoral purposes.
7.2 UK Sub Domain Name registrations/renewals (Nominet) are for a period of two years, TLD (Top Level domain) names (Internic) can be registered for up to 10 years. Once registered, a Domain Name cannot be ‘unregistered’. If a Domain Name is no longer required you should refrain from renewing it upon expiry. After a period equalling approximately six months of your non-renewal of the Name, Nominet (UK Sub Domain Names) or Internic (TLD Names) will place the Domain Name back into general circulation.
7.3 We will purchase domain names on behalf of, and in the name of the client. All billing and administrative contact details will be set to Drayson Design. We will always endevour to remind clients that their domains are due for renewal, however the onus for renewing domains, ultimately lies with the client. We will NOT renew a domain name unless we have been given specific instructions to do so. If a domain falls into redemption period before we have been notified to renew it, then the client will be expected to pay all extra costs incurred to restore the domain. Please request the current costs before proceeding. Domain names will remain the property of Drayson Design until paid for in full.
7.4 We may charge a nominal fee of £5 to transfer a Domain Name to our control. Transfer away of a Domain name to another ISP or Tag holder, or a new account holder will incur a fee of £40, unless we incure further charges, which will be passed on to you.
7.5 Transfers of a domain name away from Drayson Design normally takes 5-7 working days, athough it could be a great deal longer on some occassions. We will not initiate a transfer away from Drayson Design unless there is at least 3 weeks left before the expiry date to ensure the safety of the domains.

We shall apply charges for design and Consultancy in-line with our current published tariffs.
8.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, we shall present you with a written quotation prior to the commencement of work.
8.3 Additional work required and not detailed within the original quotation shall be presented to you for approval prior to commencement.
8.4 In circumstances where you have requested a proof, we will not proceed with the work until the proof has been authorised.
8.5 We shall retain all rights to the intellectual copyright of original graphics/files and photographs taken by us unless otherwise agreed in writing. The presentation of the original/source files to you will incur a fee for the release of our intellectual copyright, this is currently 20% of the original contract fee. Upon payment of the fees, we shall relinquish copyright and ownership of all files relating to the contract in your favour.
8.6 All graphic design and creative work is undertaken on the understanding that you are familiar with the quality and style of previous work and projects undertaken by us. In the unlikely event of us not agreeing on the style chosen for your project or approach we have used, you will be required to pay for all work and services undertaken to-date prior to cancellation.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing prior to commencement of work, you shall retain the title of ownership and the intellectual copyright to the design of a Web site once all related invoices and monies due have been paid in full.
9.2 Web sites maintained by us on our server shall only be accessible for modification by our technicians/designers or an appointed representative, irrespective of who owns the title and/or copyright to the Web Site.
9.3 Should you wish to either take the Web site to an alternate server, or modify the site yourself, you must first terminate any maintenance agreement with us. Once this has taken place, we will (for a nominal fee) present the complete Web site to you on CD-ROM. Or, if the site is to remain on our server, you will be provided with the necessary FTP (File Transfer Protocol) address and password. The file format for a Web site presented to you on CD-ROM will be that of whichever Web authoring software we are using, such as one of the following: Adobe GoLive, Macromedia Dreamweaver or Macromedia Flash/Shockwave.
9.4 If the fee quoted to design a Web site includes hosting it on our server, this will be for the first twelve months only, from the date the site goes live, unless agreed otherwise in writing.
9.5 Renewal fees for maintaining the site will be based on the work involved to keep your Web site fully maintained during the first twelve months.
9.6 The hosting fee (excluding any maintenance package) for year two onwards will be calculated according to the space used by the Web site on our server. Web space prices are available upon request. If your site includes extras such as a secure area, database support or any other ‘add-on’ item with an expiration date, these features will be renewed at their current rate and the fee added to your invoice. The renewal of the hosting for a Web site will not ordinarily include the renewal of a Domain name. See the clause about ‘Web hosting’.
9.7 If you fail to renew the Web space allocation for the hosting of a Web site or do not take the site away via the appropriate method, then we shall be entitled to dispose (delete all files) of the site after a period of three months or more has elapsed.
9.8 We shall not be held responsible for technological advances or discoveries made after completion of designing a Web site that cause your Web site to become out of date or prevent it from functioning to its optimum. We reserve the right to make appropriate charges to modify a site and bring it up-to-date with the aforementioned technological advance/discovery.
9.9 Please also refer to clause 8.5 in relation to intellectual copyright of original source/graphic files.

We shall, where deemed appropriate by all parties, insert a small single text credit on projects produced, designed and/or printed by us. The credit will be discreet, non-distracting and will contain only text.
10.2 The credit shall read in one of the following ways; ‘Produced by Drayson Design’, ‘Designed by Drayson Design’, or ‘Printed by Drayson Design’. Whichever of these relevant statements is used may be followed by either our telephone number or web site address depending on the nature of the project. Web site projects will include the words ‘Drayson Design’ being made into a hyperlink to our own Web site (which, when ‘clicked on’, will always open in a new browser window).
10.3 The reason why we place the credit is that the majority of design work is gained by recommendation and word of mouth - obtaining projects in this manner is an integral part of our business.
10.4 Circumstances where we would automatically deem the credit intrusive or inappropriate shall include business cards and small publicity items (smaller than A6 size), business stationery such as letterheads and compliment slips, etc.
10.5 In line with English law, publications such as magazines, journals, newspapers and books are required to carry contact information for the printer/publisher in case of any claims for libel or discrepancies over content or accuracy.

Neither you, our client, or us shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under these terms and conditions which is due to an event beyond the control of such party. Including, but not limited to, act of God, war, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority. Any party affected by such event shall immediately inform the other party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with these terms.

Failure by either you or us to insist upon strict performance of any provision of these terms of business or the failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy to which it is entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under these terms.
12.2 No waiver of any of the provisions of these terms shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both you and us.

If any provision of these terms is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions of these terms shall continue in full force and effect as if the terms had been executed with the illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you our client, and us, relating to the subject matter of these terms.

This Agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.