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By placing an order with The Web Workshop Limited, you confirm that you are in agreement with and bound by the terms and conditions below.
The Web Workshop Ltd is registered in Scotland under registration number SC319529.
Registered Office is 5 Teapot Bank, Morebattle, Kelso TD5 8QF
VAT Reg. No: 856 4877 69
The Client : The company or individual requesting or enquiring about the services of The Web Workshop Ltd.
The Web Workshop: The Web Workshop Ltd - Primary designer/site owner & employees or affiliates.
These terms and conditions apply to the creation by The Web Workshop of any website and associated hosting and maintenance services or creation of branding, print, photography, or any other solutions for the client.
These terms and conditions are intended to form a binding contract between The Web Workshop and the Client, which should be interpreted only under Scottish (UK) law. Nothing in the following clauses overrides any rights that the Client has in law, other than where it is agreed in law that this is allowable.
Conceptualising is the process of producing website concepts for clients. Concepts can include site mock ups, graphics and design proposals. For higher cost websites this may be included but for low cost sites (below £1000) please bear in mind that unless previously agreed, only one concept is possible. You should therefore ensure that you let us have your preferred colour scheme and design requirements beforehand. If you don't do this we will design the website appropriately but if it is not to your taste we may not be able to rework the website without additional charges. This is why it is often best to show us other websites that you like as an example of what you require.
Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure that the website and any scripts or programs are free of errors, The Web Workshop cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred due to malfunction, the website or any part of it.
The domain names, website, graphics and any programming code remain the property of The Web Workshop until all outstanding accounts are paid in full.
Any HTML, XHTML, CSS coding, scripts, CGI applications, ASP/php scripts, or software (unless specifically agreed) written by The Web Workshop remain the copyright of The Web Workshop and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of The Web Workshop.
The Web Workshop 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.
The Web Workshop designs websites in accordance with The Client's specifications. It is The Client's responsibility to ensure that the website and its content comply with standing regulations. We cannot accept responsibility for any failure to comply with regulations related to accessibility, selling online or those related to a specific business or trade. We can research this on The Client's behalf upon request, but in any business where complex compliance issues exist we recommend that the client takes legal advice from their company lawyer.
Any additions to the brief will be carried out at the discretion of The Web Workshop and where no charge is made by The Web Workshop for such additions, The Web Workshop accepts 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 The Web Workshop all materials required to complete the site to the agreed standard and within the set deadline. On any occasion where we cannot progress your website because you have not provided the required information when you have agreed to do so, and we are delayed as result, we reserve the right to impose a discretionary surcharge of up to 25%.
Text content should be delivered as a Microsoft Word (or similar) document with the pages in this 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. The Web Workshop will not be liable for costs incurred, compensation or loss of earnings due to the failure to meet agreed deadlines.
The Web Workshop 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. The Web Workshop 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.
The Web Workshop 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.
The Web Workshop is not responsible for The Client's on-going web site promotion. Should The Client require the site to be promoted on an ongoing basis a separate contract must be agreed. The order in which websites are ranked in the natural search results is controlled by the search engines. While we can optimise your site for this we are unable to make any guarantees about the success of any search engine promotion activity.
The website is provided to and accepted by The Client as a fully functioning, completed work. The Web Workshop is not responsible for future support. However, we are more than happy to provide upon request and for an agreed fee. No guarantee of future support is given unless an ongoing support package is negotiated.
A copyright statement and link to The Web Workshop will appear in small type at the bottom of The Client's Web site. The Web Workshop will submit The Client's website to several of the major search engines as part of the design commission. If a client wishes The Web Workshop to promote a web site as a separate commission, The Web Workshop will make every reasonable effort to promote the website effectively but cannot guarantee high placings in search engine results.
The Web Workshop can accept no responsibility or liability if any search engine, online directory or search site, submitted to as part of a web site promotion commission, chooses not to list a client's web site.
The Web Workshop does not undertake to maintain or update The Client's website as part of the design commission. If The Client wishes The Web Workshop to maintain or update a web site as a separate commission, The Web Workshop will create with The Client a maintenance contract appropriate to the amount of work required. Web site maintenance may also be undertaken on a time and materials basis if the client so wishes.
The Web Workshop reserves the right to alter prices at any time without notice. If The Client has commissioned any services from The Web Workshop prior to a change in prices, that commission will not be subject to any increase until it is due for review, but any subsequent commission may be subject to an increase.
The Web Workshop makes no guarantee that e-commerce websites/online shops created by The Web Workshop will generate sales. Other factors including product prices and how the Client markets the site will influence online sales.
The initial consultation/meeting between The Web Workshop and The Client is free of charge. If, after the initial free consultation, The Client wishes The Web Workshop to carry out any further work, e.g. prepare a formal proposal, screen shot, etc, a non-returnable deposit of ¶135 + VAT may be requested. If charged, this amount will be deducted from the final amount due, should The Client engage the services of The Web Workshop.
Thereafter, all time spent communicating or consulting with The Client or their agents in person, by telephone, email, letter, Skype, etc, will be charged at The Web Workshop's discretion at their hourly rate, which is available on request. Time spent travelling to and from meetings/consultations with The Client or their agents will be charged at The Web Workshop's discretion at their hourly rate and distance will be discretionally charged at 45p per mile.
All time spent consulting/meeting with The Client and/or their agents, excluding the initial free consultation, is deemed chargeable.
The Web Workshop reserves the right to alter prices at any time without notice. If The Client has commissioned any services from The Web Workshop prior to a change in prices, that commission will not be subject to any increase, but any subsequent commission may be subject to the alteration in prices.
A minimum of £25+VAT is chargeable for any updates, administration, etc., that is requested by The Client.
Prices given in quotes or estimates are for the time it is estimated to build The Client's website providing that all materials to be included on The Client's site - images, text, logos, etc - are provided web-ready, and no editing or adjustments will be required before it can be used. Any extra time taken to edit, adjust or otherwise prepare material for The Client's website will be charged at The Web Workshop's discretion at their hourly rate, which is available on request.
A deposit of up to 25% may be required before any design work will be carried out. Where The Client's website is to be hosted on a server not controlled by The Web Workshop, 75% of the final estimate must be paid before any design work can commence, unless otherwise agreed.
Flexible Payment Plan
We also offer a flexible payment plan of up to 6 months depending on the final cost of the project to allow you to spread the cost accordingly. This is at the discretion of The Web Workshop. Please ask for details on enquiry.
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.
Invoices will be sent by email unless otherwise requested.
Payment is currently accepted by cheque or bankers draft in UK Pounds Sterling, unless otherwise agreed. If your cheque is returned by the bank as unpaid for any reason, you will be liable for a "returned cheque" charge of £25.
Credit card payments can also be accepted via our Paypal electronic invoice system. These are subject to a 3.5% surcharge.
Should The Client wish to cancel at any point during the process they shall remain liable for the work that has taken place and shall be invoiced accordingly.
Payment of Accounts
A deposit is required from any new client before any work is carried out. It is the The Web Workshop's policy that any outstanding accounts for work carried out by The Web Workshop or its affiliates are required to be paid in full, no later than 7 days from the date of the invoice unless by prior arrangement with The Web Workshop.
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, telephone and/or letter to remind them of such payments if they are not received when due.
If accounts are not settled or The Web Workshop has 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 a debt collection agency or the Small Claims Court to pursue payment. Non-payment can result in county court judgements (CCJs) being added to the client's 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.
The Web Workshop shall also be entitled to charge such reasonable costs as it may incur in recovering any overdue balances.
All prices exclude VAT at 20%.
Database, Application and E-Commerce Development
The Web Workshop 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 HTML, XHTML, scripts, cgi applications or software (unless specifically agreed) written by The Web Workshop remain the copyright of The Web Workshop and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of The Web Workshop.
Where applications or sites are developed on servers not recommended by The Web Workshop, 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 client's 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 The Web Workshop before being made generally available for use. Where "bugs", errors or other issues are found after the site is live, The Web Workshop will endeavour (but is not obliged to) to correct these issues to meet the standards of function outlined in the brief.
The Web Workshop 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 8+ and to an acceptable level with Mozilla browsers. The Web Workshop can offer no guarantees of correct function with all browser software. Especially where those browsers do not support or fully support W3C standards-based code.
The Web Workshop makes every effort to design pages which display acceptably in the most popular current browsers, but cannot accept responsibility for pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after pages have been designed.
The Web Workshop makes no guarantee that websites will render correctly in Internet Explorer 6 or previous versions thereof.
The Client should note that The Web Workshop uses third party hosting services, and reserves the right to change the hosting service used at will so as to provide the most reliable and cost-effective service possible.
The Web Workshop offers professional Web Hosting Services. In the extremely rare event of a hacker attack, virus outbreak or other unforeseen event outside of our control The Web Workshop 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.
The annual hosting fee is designed to be suitable for typical small business use. The Web Workshop therefore reserves the right to immediately withdraw from, or renegotiate hosting services with, any Client whose use of bandwidth or storage space is deemed by The Web Workshop as inappropriate to The Web Workshop's hosting service. Storage and bandwidth limits are available on request.
The Web Workshop 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.
All Hosting accounts with The Web Workshop run for 12 months at a time, and are automatically renewed when the hosting period expires. If a client does not wish to renew their hosting account with The Web Workshop, the client must inform The Web Workshop by email or post no later than 14 days before the hosting period expires. It is up to The Client to keep a note of renewal dates for their accounts.
All secure server facilities with The Web Workshop run for 12 months at a time, and are automatically renewed when the secure server facilities expire. If a client does not wish to renew their secure server facilities with The Web Workshop, the client must inform The Web Workshop by email or post no later than 14 days before the secure server facilities expire. It is up to The Client to keep a note of renewal dates for their accounts.
All Hosting Accounts and Secure Server facilities with The Web Workshop are payable annually in advance.
Payment for Web Hosting Accounts with The Web Workshop cancelled before the 12 months hosting period expires will be refunded in proportion to the amount of the hosting period remaining, up to a maximum of £125+VAT.
Full or partial refunds for secure server facilities with The Web Workshop cannot be given if the contract is cancelled before the 12 month period has expired.
The Web Workshop advises that The Client should download their own periodic backups of their website. This can be done through The Client's Control Panel. Get in touch for more details. The Web Workshop shall not be liable for the loss or delay of any email directed to or from an email address supplied under The Web Workshop's service. The Client is advised that it is their responsibility to perform regular checks that their "The Web Workshop" email is fully operational.
The Web Workshop shall not be liable for breaks in service or availability of The Client's website, except insofar as it will extend the hosting period paid for proportionately to any such break in service.
The Web Workshop shall not be liable for the misuse of data of any kind associated with the website and obtained in a fraudulent or illicit manner by third parties.
The Web Workshop does not accept responsibility for any liability to third parties for breach of their Intellectual Property Rights in relation to the domain name(s) requested by its clients. The Web Workshop shall not be liable for any failure to register or renew any website name (domain name) as requested by the Client, or for any delay in so doing which results in the loss of the domain name.
Upon successful Registration or Transfer, The Web Workshop will host the client's domain name(s) for the Initial Registration Period and for such time as it remains validly registered to the client subject to such rules of the respective Naming Organisation as may be in force from time to time.
Domain Names secured by The Web Workshop on behalf of its clients will automatically be renewed and liable for payment before the Registration Period has expired. If a client does not wish their Domain Name(s) to be renewed, they must inform The Web Workshop by email or post no later than 14 days before the Registration Period expires. It is up to The Client to keep a note of renewal dates for their domain names.
Domain Names secured by The Web Workshop on behalf of their clients shall be registered in the client's name and address. Unless otherwise requested, The Web Workshop's administration email address webmaster (at) web-workshop dot net will be entered as the Admin Contact email address. As part of the registration process, The Client is required to provide certain information and to update this information to keep it current, complete and accurate. This information includes: (i) full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available; (ii) the name of an authorised person for contact purposes in the case of a registrant that is an organization, association, or corporation. It is The Client's responsibility to notify The Web Workshop of any changes to these changes so that domain name records can be updated. The Client acknowledges that providing inaccurate information or failing to update information promptly will constitute a material breach of this Agreement and will be a basis for cancellation of your domain name.
The Client acknowledges that The Web Workshop will make some of the information that The Client provide during the registration process publicly available as required by the registry for The Client's domain name. Additionally, The Client acknowledges that the registry for The Client's name may impose guidelines, limits and/or requirements that relate to the amount and type of information that The Web Workshop may or must make available to the public or to private entities. The Web Workshop will not otherwise disclose The Client's information to any third party unless it is required to maintain The Client's domain name. The Client may request a copy of their information in The Web Workshop's possession to review, modify or update such information.
The Web Workshop makes no claim that its domain name costs are less than or equivalent to those of other domain name providers. The Client is free to secure domain names from any other supplier they wish to, in which case they will be wholly and totally responsible for its administration, management, renewal and any modifications necessary to facilitate the hosting of any web services and/or email from The Web Workshop. Any administration of domain names other than those held on behalf of clients will be subject to an administration fee – see 'Charges' above.
Limitations of Liability
Where The Client uses a third party product or service (e.g. PayPal/WorldPay for e-commerce, or MailChimp or Constant Contact for email newsletters) then their relationship is exclusively with the supplier of that product. Though The Web Workshop may introduce these products and services, it is entirely up to the Client to inform themselves both as to benefits and risks and to correct usage.
The Client should note that the internet is operated by many companies not under The Web Workshop's control, and that it is therefore not possible for The Web Workshop to guarantee quality of service beyond using reasonable endeavours to solve Client issues. The Web Workshop can in no circumstances be liable for any consequential loss on the part of the Client howsoever caused. The Web Workshop liability to compensate any Client for any failure on its part shall be limited to 1.5 times the fees paid to The Web Workshop by the Client during the previous 12 months in connection with the relevant The Web Workshop service provided.
Anyone who experiences a problem with their web service provided by The Web Workshop Limited should raise the matter directly by e-mail to HHUUmailroom@web-workshop.netUUHH with the subject reference 'Web service complaint' , giving sufficient information to locate the material (such as an url) and clearly outlining the grounds for complaint.
The Web Workshop Limited 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 The Web Workshop Limited, 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.
Should The Web Workshop Limited waive any of these terms on an individual basis, this shall not affect the validity of remaining clauses or commit The Web Workshop Limited to waive the same clause on any other occasion.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions your statutory rights are not affected.
The Web Workshop Limited reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms and Conditions.
Last updated: 12 January 2012