Version 2.01 - May 2021 Updated Jan 2022
Terms & Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to all design services provided by Industry Design Group to the Client.
It is not necessary for any Client to have signed an acceptance of these terms and conditions for them to apply. If a Client accepts a quote or service is commenced then the Client will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the terms applying and have accepted these terms and conditions in full. Rolling service agreements such as hosting, SEO and social media continue until the Client gives ninety (90) days notice in writing of cancellation. Please see 10. Termination Terms of Conditions.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully.
Any purchase or use of our services implies that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.
Charges for services to be provided by Industry Design Group are defined in the project quotation that the Client receives via e-mail. Quotations are valid for a period of 7 days. Industry Design Group reserves the right to alter or decline to provide a quotation after expiry of the 7 days.
Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all website and other design services require an advance payment of 50% of the full project quotation total before the work is supplied to the Client for review. Once work has commenced in any format then deposits are not refundable under any circumstances.
A second charge of 50% is required upon completion of the work, prior to upload to the server or release of materials.
Payment for services is due by paypal or wire transfer. Credit and debit cards may also be used under the Paypal merchant payment engine.
3. Client Review
Industry Design Group will provide the Client with an opportunity to review the appearance and content of the website during the design phase and once the overall website development is completed. At the completion of the project, such materials will be deemed to be accepted and approved unless the Client notifies Industry Design Group otherwise within 2 days of the date the materials are made available to the Client.
4. Turnaround Time and Content Control
Industry Design Group will install and publicly post or supply the Client's website by the date specified in the project proposal, or at date agreed with Client upon Industry Design Group receiving initial payment, unless a delay is specifically requested by the Client and agreed by Industry Design Group.
In return, the Client agrees to delegate a single individual as a primary contact to aid Industry Design Group with progressing the commission in a satisfactory and expedient manner.
During the project, Industry Design Group will require the Client to provide website content; text, images, movies and sound files
5. Failure to provide required website content:
Industry Design Group is a business, to remain efficient we must ensure that work we have programmed is carried out at the scheduled time. On occasions we may have to reject offers for other work and enquiries to ensure that your work is completed at the time arranged.
This is why we ask that you provide all the required information in advance. On any occasion where progress cannot be made with your website because we have not been given the required information in the agreed time frame, and we are delayed as result, we reserve the right to impose a surcharge of up to 25%. If your project involves Search Engine Optimisation we need the text content for your site in advance so that the SEO can be planned and completed efficiently.
If you agree to provide us with the required information and subsequently fail to do within one week of project commencement we reserve the right to close the project and the balance remaining becomes payable immediately. Simply put, all the above condition says is do not give us the go ahead to start until you are ready to do so.
NOTE: Text content should be delivered as a Microsoft Word, email (or similar) document with the pages in the supplied document representing the content of the relevant pages on your website. These pages should have the same titles as the agreed website pages. Contact us if you need clarification on this.
6. Additional Expenses
Client agrees to reimburse Industry Design Group for any additional expenses necessary for the completion of the work. Examples would be purchase of special fonts, stock photography etc.
7. Web Browsers
Industry Design Group makes every effort to ensure websites are designed to be viewed by the majority of visitors. Websites are designed to work with the most popular current browsers (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Google Chrome, etc.). Client agrees that Industry Design Group cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems.
Industry Design Group cannot accept responsibility for web pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after the website have been designed and handed over to the Client. As such, Industry Design Group reserves the right to quote for any work involved in changing the website design or website code for it to work with updated browser software.
Invoices will be provided by Industry Design Group upon completion but before publishing the live website. Invoices are normally sent via email or paypal request, however, the Client may choose to receive hard copy invoices. Invoices are due upon receipt. Accounts that remain unpaid seven (7) days after the date of the invoice will be assessed a service charge in the amount of the higher of one and one-half percent (1.5%) or £250 per month of the total amount due.
Accounts unpaid seven (7) days after the date of invoice will be considered in default. If the Client in default maintains any information or files on Industry Design Group environment or any third party environment in the control of Industry Design Group. Industry Design Group will, at its discretion, remove all such material from its web space. Industry Design Group is not responsible for any loss incurred due to the removal of the service. Removal of such material does not relieve the Client of the obligation to pay any outstanding charges assessed to the Client's account. Clients with accounts in default agree to pay Industry Design Group reasonable expenses, including legal fees and costs for collection by third-party agencies, incurred by Industry Design Group in enforcing these Terms and Conditions. Should any invoice contain a discount to the fee then if any invoice is outstanding we reserve the right to remove said discount following seven (7) days of the invoice being overdue.
Termination of services by the Client must be requested in a written notice ninety (90) days prior to end of an service period and will be effective on receipt of such notice. E-mail or telephone requests for termination of services will not be honoured until and unless confirmed in writing. The Client will be invoiced in full for ninety (90) days work on any rolling service provided.
All Industry Design Group services may be used for lawful purposes only. You agree to indemnify and hold Industry Design Group harmless from any claims resulting from your use of our service that damages you or any other party.
The Client retains the copyright to data, files and graphic logos provided by the Client, and grants Industry Design Group the rights to publish and use such material. The Client must obtain permission and rights to use any information or files that are copyrighted by a third party. The Client is further responsible for granting Industry Design Group permission and rights for use of the same and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Industry Design Group from any and all claims resulting from the Client's negligence or inability to obtain proper copyright permissions. A contract for website design and/or placement shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to Industry Design Group that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained. Evidence of permissions and authorities may be requested.
13. Standard Media Delivery
Unless otherwise specified in the project quotation, this Agreement assumes that any text will be provided by the Client in electronic format (ASCII text files delivered on floppy disk or via e-mail or FTP) and that all photographs and other graphics will be provided physically in high quality print suitable for scanning or electronically in .gif, .jpeg, .png or .tiff format. Although every reasonable attempt shall be made by Industry Design Group to return to the Client any images or printed material provided for use in creation of the Client's website, such return cannot be guaranteed.
14. Design Credit
A link to Industry Design Group will appear in either small type or by a small graphic at the bottom of the Client's website. If a graphic is used, it will be designed to fit in with the overall site design. If a client requests that the design credit be removed, a nominal fee of 10% of the total development charges will be applied. When total development charges are less than £5000, a fixed fee of £500 will be applied. The Client also agrees that the website developed for the Client may be presented in Industry Design Group's portfolio.
15. Access Requirements
If the Client's website is to be installed on a third-party server, Industry Design Group must be granted temporary read/write access to the Client's storage directories which must be accessible via FTP. Depending on the specific nature of the project, other resources might also need to be configured on the server.
16. Post-Placement Alterations
Industry Design Group cannot accept responsibility for any alterations caused by a third party occurring to the Client's pages once installed. Such alterations include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.
17. Domain Names
Industry Design Group may purchase domain names on behalf of the Client. Payment and renewal of those domain names is the responsibility of the Client. The loss, cancellation or otherwise of the domain brought about by non or late payment is not the responsibility of Industry Design Group. The Client should keep a record of the due dates for payment to ensure that payment is received in good time.
These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings or agreements. The Client's signature below or payment of an advance fee constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Payment online is an acceptance of our terms and conditions.
19. Social Media Management
Social Media Marketing and Management is defined as helping a client to promote their products or services through social media channels. Industry Design Group will honour the components of your chosen social media package, providing an agreement to a minimum 3 months contract is served and monthly payments are received in advance. In the event that payment is not received on time, we regret that further work will be halted until this is rectified.
20. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by Irish Law.
Industry Design Group hereby excludes itself, its Employees and or Agents from all and any liability from:
- Loss or damage caused by any inaccuracy;
- Loss or damage caused by omission;
- Loss or damage caused by delay or error, whether the result of negligence or other cause in the production of the web site;
- Loss or damage to clients' artwork/photos, supplied for the site. Immaterial whether the loss or damage results from negligence or otherwise.
The entire liability of Industry Design Group to the Client in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.
In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unimpaired and the Agreement shall not be void for this reason alone. Such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable valid, legal and enforceable provision, which comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the invalid,