Website Proposal Terms and Conditions
Additional Terms & Conditions for Quote
Updated January 29, 2015 – Please print for your records.
Online electronic approval of a project estimate (“Website Proposal”) indicates the acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (“Agreement”) by an authorized representative of the client entity (“Client”).
1. Ownership of Intellectual Property
A. Except for the Background Technology as defined in Exhibit A (License Agreement), Client shall own all right, title and interest in and to any and all Deliverables (as defined in the Website Proposal), project descriptions and specifications (including any copyrights therein) which may be included in Deliverables. Vendor and Client expressly agree that, other than the Background Technology, the work performed by Vendor hereunder shall be work made for hire to the maximum extended permitted by the Copyright Act of Canada, and that Client shall be the exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Deliverables hereunder, including any and all ideas, inventions and works of authorship (including developments, innovations and improvements to existing Client products or confidential information) conceived or made by Vendor alone or with others in the course of Vendor’s engagement hereunder, together with any and all copyrights, trade secret rights, patents and other proprietary rights therein, whether now known or hereafter to become known, for the respective maximum terms of protection available throughout the world (the “Client Intellectual Property”). In the event that all the foregoing right, title and interest do not vest automatically in Client, Vendor hereby irrevocably transfers, sells and assigns to Client, its successors and assigns, all such right, title and interest (including any and all copyrights, trade secret rights, patents and other proprietary rights therein). Vendor agrees to execute such other documents as Client may reasonably request from time to time to confirm such transfer of right, title and interest, including any short form assignment of copyright, patent or other proprietary rights, and such other documents concerning the work performed hereunder as Client may deem desirable to file with any copyright, patent or other proprietary rights authority in the world.
B. Client hereby authorizes Vendor the right to use its name, trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos (collectively “Marks”) in news releases, case studies, articles, brochures, marketing materials, advertisements, customer testimonials and other publicity or promotions in connection with Client’s engagement of Vendor (collectively, “Marketing Materials”). In connection therewith, Client grants to Vendor a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, nonsublicenseable license to use Client’s Marks for the purposes contemplated by this Section. All uses of the Marks shall be in accordance with the Mark guidelines provided by Client from time to time. Nothing contained herein shall give Vendor any interest in Client’s Marks. Vendor shall not take any action that would impair the value of, or goodwill associated with, Client’s Marks and, as between the parties, all uses of Client’s Marks shall inure to the benefit of Client.
2. Confidential Information
A. All information relating to Client that a reasonable person would believe to be confidential or proprietary, or which is clearly marked as such, will be held in confidence by Vendor and will not be disclosed or used by Vendor except to the extent that such disclosure or use is reasonably necessary to the performance of the Deliverables; provided that such party receiving the information are bound by confidentiality obligations no less restrictive than those contained herein.
B. All information relating to Vendor that a reasonable person would believe to be confidential or proprietary, or which is clearly marked as such, will be held in confidence by Client and will not be disclosed or used by Client except to the extent that such disclosure or use is reasonably necessary to the performance of Client’s duties and obligations under this Agreement; provided that such party receiving the information are bound by confidentiality obligations no less restrictive than those contained herein.
C. These obligations of confidentiality will extend for a period of one (1) year after the termination of this Agreement, but will not apply with respect to information that (a) the receiving party can demonstrate is independently developed by the parties without reference to the other party’s confidential information, (b) lawfully becomes a part of the public domain, or (c) the receiving party can demonstrate was information of which the parties gained knowledge or possession free of any confidentiality obligation.
3. Warranty and Disclaimer
A. Vendor represents, warrants and covenants that (a) the Deliverables will be provided in a workmanlike manner and in conformity with generally prevailing industry standards, and (b) and will conform with the specifications set forth in the Website Proposal.
B. Vendor further represents and warrants that: (a) it shall take commercially reasonable steps to ensure the Deliverables are free from viruses, disabling programming codes, instruction or other such items that may interfere with or adversely affect the Deliverables or the web site, (b) it has all necessary rights in the intellectual property licensed or assigned to Client under this Agreement, and has the power and authority to grant to Client the rights contemplated hereunder, free and clear of any and all security interests, liens, claims, charges or encumbrances, (c) the Deliverables, as delivered by Vendor, and the use thereof by Client, will not infringe upon or violate any applicable laws or regulations or any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, laws, regulations and rights concerning infringement or misappropriation of such party’s intellectual property rights.
C. Client warrants and represents that it is the rightful owner or licensee of all content that it may provide to Vendor for implementation on the web site.
D. THE WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION AND THE WEBSITE PROPOSAL, IF ANY, ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY ORAL OR WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS, PROPOSALS OR STATEMENTS MADE ON OR PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
4. Limitation of Remedies
Client’s sole and exclusive remedy for any claim against Vendor with respect to a breach of Section 3(A) will be the correction by Vendor of any material defects or deficiencies therein of which Client notifies Vendor in writing within thirty (30) days after the completion of the Deliverables. In the event Vendor is unable to correct any material defects or deficiencies to Client’s reasonable satisfaction, Vendor shall reimburse Client for all fees paid related to such Deliverables. In the absence of any such notice, the Deliverables will be deemed satisfactory to and accepted by Client. Payment or use of the web site or the Deliverables (as defined in the Website Proposal) shall in no way preclude Client’s ability to assert a warranty claim within the warranty period.
5. Limitation of Liability
In no event will either party be liable for any loss of profit or revenue by the other party, or for any other consequential, incidental, indirect or economic damages incurred or suffered by the other party arising as a result of or related to this Agreement, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, even if such party has advised of the possibility of such loss or damages. The parties further agree that the total liability of either party for all claims of any kind arising as a result of or related to this Agreement, or to any act or omission of such party, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, will not exceed an amount equal to the amount actually paid by Client to Vendor for the Deliverables.
A. Client will indemnify and hold Vendor harmless from and against any claims by third parties, including all costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred (“Damages”), arising out of or in conjunction with (i) Client’s performance under or breach of any obligation or agreement of this Agreement, and (ii) any actual or threatened claim that the content provided by Client to Vendor infringe any intellectual property, including, but not limited to, infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret made against Vendor by any third party.
B. Vendor shall indemnify, defend, and hold Client harmless from, and against any and all third party Damages arising out of or resulting from (i) Vendor’s performance or breach of any obligation or agreement of Vendor under this Agreement, (ii) any misrepresentation made by Vendor in this Agreement, or (iii) any actual or threatened claim that the Deliverables or the Deliverables infringe any intellectual property, including, but not limited to, infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret made against Client by any third party.
7. Relation of Parties
The performance by Vendor of its duties and obligations under this Agreement will be that of an independent contractor, and nothing herein will create or imply an agency relationship between Vendor and Client, nor will this Agreement be deemed to constitute a joint venture or partnership between the parties.
8. Employee Solicitation
During the period of this Agreement and for twelve (12) months thereafter, neither party will solicit, directly or indirectly, the employment of any employee, former employee, subcontractor, or former subcontractor of the other party that (a) with respect to Vendor, performed the Deliverables for Client, or (b) with respect to Client, oversaw the performance of the Deliverables. The terms “former employee” and “former subcontractor” will include only those employees or subcontractors of either party who were employed or utilized by that party on the Effective Date of this Agreement. Both parties agree that nothing contained herein shall prohibit the other party from employing general recruiting strategies, such as placement of advertisements, posting of positions on either party’s web sites and other similar methods.
Either Party may terminate any project covered by a Website Proposal with at least 10 days’ written notice to the other Party. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Parties, Client shall, within 30 days of the date of termination, pay Vendor for all work performed up to the date of termination, based either on the quoted price per deliverable in the Website Proposal or, if no such definition was made, based on Vendor’s standard hourly rate of $150, plus reimbursement for any project expenses. If monies paid by Client to Vendor under the Website Proposal exceed the amount due to Vendor under this Agreement, Vendor shall refund the difference to Client within 30 days of the date of termination.
10. Failure to Pay
If Client fails to pay any invoice within 60 days of due date, Vendor shall have the right to withhold further work. Further, if Client fails to pay any website hosting services invoice within 90 days of due date, Vendor may disable the website for which the hosting fees apply until all such invoices are paid.
11. NonAssignment; Successors; Third Party Beneficiaries
Neither party will assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the other party except in cases of merger or any person or entity acquiring all or substantially all of that party’s assets or stock. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon the parties hereto, together with their respective legal representatives, successors, and assigns, as permitted herein. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create any rights in third parties or create any obligations of a party to such third parties.
Any dispute arising under this Agreement will be subject to binding arbitration by a single Arbitrator with the Canadian Arbitration Association, in accordance with its relevant industry rules, if any. The parties agree that this Agreement will be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, without regard to the province’s conflict of law principles. The arbitration will be held in Toronto, Ontario. The Arbitrator will have the authority to grant injunctive relief and specific performance to enforce the terms of this Agreement and the enforcement of this agreement to arbitrate. Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any Court of competent jurisdiction.
If any term of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or contrary to law, it will be modified to the least extent necessary to make it enforceable, and the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
14. Force Majeure
If either party is prevented from complying, either totally or in part, with any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement by reason of fire, flood, storm, computer virus, war, accident, or other acts of God, then upon written notice to the other party, the requirements of this Agreement, or the affected provisions hereof to the extent affected, shall be suspended during the period of such disability. During such period, the party not prevented from complying may seek to have its needs (which would otherwise be met hereunder) met by the other without liability hereunder. The party prevented from complying shall make all reasonable efforts to remove such disability within ten (10) days of giving such notice and the party not prevented from complying pursuant to this Section may terminate this Agreement, without liability, upon expiration of such ten (10) day period. However, Vendor agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to protect the Deliverables, information and the Deliverables it has created for Client from any force majeure event including insuring the appropriate information is backed-up and stored at a safe site on a reasonable basis to help protect from such unforeseen events.
15. No Wavier
The waiver by any party of any breach of covenant will not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding breach or any other covenant. All waivers must be in writing, and signed by the party waiving its rights. This Agreement may be modified only by a written instrument executed by authorized representatives of the parties hereto.
Any notice or other communication which may be permitted or required under this Agreement shall be delivered personally, or by facsimile or other electronic means, or sent by Canadian registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, addressed set forth in the introductory paragraph or to any other address as either party may designate by notice to the other party. Notice given by facsimile or other electronic means shall promptly be confirmed by registered or certified mail or overnight carrier shall be deemed to be received upon verification that such facsimile was received by the other party. Notice by registered or certified mail or overnight carrier and shall be deemed to be received two (2) days following the date of mailing, provided such notice is properly addressed and sufficient postage is affixed thereto, or the actual date of receipt, whichever is earlier.
17. Counterparts; Electronic Signatures
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same document. For purposes of this Agreement, signatures delivered by facsimile transmission or other electronic means will be treated in all manner and respects as originals.
Exhibit A: License Agreement
Provided Vendor receives all payments from Client that are not disputed, Vendor shall grant to Client a license to utilize Vendor’s Background Technology (as defined below).
As between Client and Vendor, Vendor will retain ownership of all right, title and interest in or to any intellectual property that Vendor can substantiate were either owned or developed by Vendor prior to, or independently from, its engagement hereunder (the “Background Technology”). Background Technology shall include, without limitation, various pre‐existing development tools, routines, subroutines and/or other programs, data and materials that Vendor may use or implement in the development of the web site. To the extent that Vendor incorporates any Background Technology into the the Deliverables or any third party technology, Vendor shall identify such Background Technology below and hereby grants to Client a worldwide, nonexclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free, right and license to use, copy, display and create derivative works of the Background Technology and third party technology as necessary to use and modify the Deliverables, the Deliverables and the web site developed by Vendor pursuant to this Agreement. However, upon sale or transfer of the Client’s business, this license shall be transferable to the new owner of Client’s business.
Background Technology and Third Party Technology
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1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1.1. In these terms and conditions the following definitions apply unless otherwise stated:
‘Business Day’ means a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks are open for business.
'Contract' means the contract between the Company and the Client for the supply of Services governed by these Terms and the Order.
‘Client’ means the individual or business entity who purchases Services from the Company and whose details are set out in the Order.
'Force Majeure Event' means an event beyond the reasonable control of either party, including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors.
‘Company’ means Just for Contractors a company registered in Canada under company number 735061681RT0001 whose registered office is at 29 Mountbatten Crescent, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1T6.
‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
‘Order’ means the order placed by the Client through counter-signing the Company’s Quotation form.
‘Order Form’ means a Quotation form counter-signed by the Client which together with these terms and conditions shall form a binding contract.
‘Quotation’ means the written quotation prepared by the Company which contains its proposals for providing Services to the Clients.
‘Services’ means the services the Company will provide to the Client as specified in the Order.
‘Specification’ means the description or specification of the Services in the Order.
‘Terms’ means these terms and conditions as updated from time to time by the Company.
‘HST’ means value added tax chargeable under Ontario law for the time being and any similar additional tax.
‘White Label Work’ means Services provided by the Company to a Client who rebrands these services as their own for the benefit of their client.
1.2. Where these Terms use words in their singular form, they shall also be read to include the plural form of the word and vice versa. Where these Conditions use words which denote a particular gender, they shall be also read to include all genders and vice versa.
1.3. The headings in this document are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of these Terms.
1.4. A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or statutory provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted.
2. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
2.1. These Terms shall apply to all agreements concluded between the Company and the Client to the exclusion of any other terms that the Client seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2. These Terms and the Order may only be varied by express written agreement between the Company and the Client.
3. THE CONTRACT
3.1. The Order constitutes an offer by the Client to purchase the Services in accordance with these Terms. The Client shall ensure that the terms of the Order and any relevant Specification are complete and accurate.
3.2. The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Company issues a written acceptance of the Order, or when the Company has started to provide the Services having received the Order, whichever happens first, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
3.3. The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the Company to provide the Services to the Client and for the Client to purchase those Services, in accordance with these Terms.
3.4. The Client acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Company which is not set out in the Contract. Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising issued by the Company and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Company's catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or any other contract between the Company and the Client for the supply of Services.
3.5. A Quotation for the supply of Services given by the Company shall not constitute an offer. A Quotation shall only be valid for a period of 14 Business Days from its date of issue.
3.6. For any White Label Work the Client understands and agrees that the Company have no contractual relationship and therefore no liability in respect of the ultimate client with whom the Client agrees to perform the White Label Work for.
4. COMPANY OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES
4.1. The Company warrants that it will provide the Services as stipulated in the Order using reasonable care and skill to conform in all material respects with the Specification.
4.2. The Company shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified in the Order but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the provision of the Services. The Company shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Services caused by a Force Majeure event or the Client’s failure to provide the Company with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions relevant to the supply of the Services.
4.3. The Company shall have the right to make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law.
4.4. The Company shall be entitled to use a Group Company or other subcontractors for the provision of the Services provided always that the Company shall remain liable to the Client for the performance of the Services as if it had carried them out itself.
5. CLIENT’S OBLIGATIONS AND INDEMNITIES
5.1. The Client shall provide assistance and technical information to the Company, as reasonably required by the Company in sufficient time to facilitate the execution of an Order in accordance with any estimated delivery dates or milestones. The Client shall have sole responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of all information provided to the Company and warrants and undertakes to the Company that the Client’s employees assisting in the execution of an Order have the necessary skills and authority.
5.2. The Client shall be obliged as quickly as possible and within the agreed deadline to comment on and or approve materials provided under the Services, including (without limitation) advertising copy, search terms and graphic material submitted by the Company. In addition, the Client shall be obliged as quickly as possible and within the agreed deadline to implement changes on websites, in IT systems or where it may otherwise be required by the Company.
5.3. The Client shall be obliged to inform the Company immediately of changes of domain names, websites, technical setup and any other material information regarding the technical infrastructure which may affect the Services delivered by the Company.
5.4. In the event that the Client fails to undertake those acts or provide those materials required under this clause 5 within any agreed deadline (and at least within 15 Business Days of the date requested by the Company) the Company shall be entitled to invoice for the Services that it has supplied and the remaining Services specified in the Order whether or not the Company has been able to deliver them.
5.5. The Client shall indemnify and keep the Company indemnified fully against all liabilities, costs and expenses whatsoever and howsoever incurred by the Company in respect of any third parties as a result of the provision of the Services in accordance with the Order, Specification, or the content of the Client’s advertising or web pages which result in claims or proceedings against the Company for infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights of third parties, or for breach of confidentiality or contract or for defamation.
5.6. The Client undertakes to comply with all applicable rules, regulations, codes of practice and laws relating to its use of the Services, including without limitation its obligations under the Data Protection Act, Competition Act and equivalent legislation and hereby agrees to indemnify and to keep the Company indemnified in respect of any and all costs, claims or proceedings whatsoever brought against the Company by any third party in connection with any breach of the same by the Client.
5.7. As standard across the Services and unless otherwise notified, the Client shall be exclusively responsible for implementing the optimization changes recommended by the Company. As notified by the Company, in certain cases for amendments to existing optimizations, the Client shall allow the Company use of the site’s FTP or content management system’s username and password in order to gain access to add in keywords.
5.8. The Company require that prior notice be given for any alterations relating to the Client’s website(s) that may affect the services supplied by the Company. If alterations are made by the Client or a third party to the Client’s site(s) search engine placements may be affected and the Company cannot be held responsible.
5.9. The Company advises that regular, fresh content added to the site will help to improve the stability of rankings within search engines and the Client understands that regular, unique content plays an important part in the success of a website and failure to add unique content will lessen the impact of SEO services.
5.10. In respect of all White Label Work the Client shall indemnify the Company against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Company arising out of or in connection with the contract between the Client and their client for the White Label Work.
6.1. Unless otherwise expressly stated, all prices shall be in Canadian Dollars and shall be exclusive of HST and other duties. In the event that duties are introduced or changed after the conclusion of an Order, the Company shall be entitled to adjust the agreed prices accordingly.
6.2. The Client acknowledges that certain Services may involve the licensing of third party Intellectual Property Rights and that the Client may be required to enter into a licence directly with such third party. Unless otherwise expressly stated, all prices shall be exclusive of costs for the acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights for materials to be included in marketing materials, including if relevant (but without limitation) pictures and licences from third party owners and licensors.
6.3. The price stated in the Order shall be a an estimate based on a qualified estimate of the number of hours required to provide the Services. This is an estimate only and Services shall be invoiced in accordance with the actual number of hours spent in accordance with the price set out in the Order or Quotation and in the event that the price is not so stipulated, the Client shall be charged at the hourly rate specified in the Company’s then current price list. the Company shall be obliged to update the estimate and budgets on an ongoing basis following, among other things, changes made to an Order.
6.4. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that costing estimates are accurate, the Company reserves the right to amend any estimate, should an error or omission have been made.
7.1. The Company shall invoice the Client monthly, either in advance or following Services delivered. Before the Company carry out any work Clients are usually asked to provide a non-refundable fees deposit. This deposit is like a rent deposit. It is kept securely and will be offset against the Client’s last invoice(s) when the work detailed in an Order has been completed. Also, if the Client does not pay a monthly invoice when it is due the Company shall use the deposit to pay the invoice and will not do any further work until the deposit is replaced.
7.2. The Client shall pay each invoice submitted by the Company within 15 Business Days of the date of the invoice and in cleared funds in accordance with clause 7.3 below. The invoice number shall be stated on all payments and payment b, Cheque and Bank Transfer and Credit Card are accepted.
7.3. The Client shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the Client shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the Company in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part. the Company may, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Client against any amount payable by the Company to the Client.
7.4. In the event of overdue payment, interest shall accrue on the invoice amount at the statutory rate prescribed by the current prime rate bank rate plus 3%. At the Company’s discretion, a fee of $10 (to cover administrative expenses and not as a penalty) shall be charged per reminder for overdue payment submitted to the Client. the Company shall be entitled to submit such reminders on a weekly basis once the fees have become overdue. the Company expressly reserves all rights at all times to bring any legal action it considers appropriate to recover any unpaid sums.
7.5. Late payment shall be considered as constituting a material breach of the Contract entitling the Company (at its discretion) to cancel the Contract or to affirm the Contract and assert the usual remedies for breach.
7.6. In the event that the Services cannot be delivered either in full or in part due to the Client’s failure to assist or delay in assisting in the execution of the Order, the Company shall be entitled to charge to the Client an estimated amount, corresponding to the amount that would have been due had the Services been rendered in accordance with the Order. the Company shall be entitled to payment on the basis of the Company’s price list applicable from time to time for any additional work required because of the Client’s failure to assist or delay in assisting.
7.7. If the Client subsequently requires the Company to complete the work within a shorter time frame than specified in the Order the Company reserves the right to charge additional monies to prioritize such projects ahead of pre-planned work.
8. DELAYS AND COMPLAINTS
8.1. In the event that the Client proves that the Services are delayed or not in accordance with the Contract, the Company shall be obliged to remedy or redeliver, at its own discretion, without undue delay. In the event that the Services continue to be not in accordance with the Contract after reasonable attempts have been made to remedy this, the Client shall be entitled to cancel the Order in accordance with clause 13.2 a), provided that the breach is material.
8.2. Complaints concerning delays or breach of Contract shall be submitted immediately after the time when the Client became or should have become aware of the matter. If the Client fails to bring the defect (unless by its very nature it is impossible to ascertain within such a period) to the attention of the Company within 48 hours the Client shall be deemed to have accepted the Services and shall not be entitled to assert remedies based on delays or breach of Contract.
8.3. The Client hereby acknowledges that certain Services rely upon goods and/or services being provided by third parties (‘Third Party Services’). The Client acknowledges that the Third Party Services will be governed by that third parties’ terms and conditions and that the Company cannot provide any warranties in respect of the Third Party’s Services and will not be liable to the Client for any delays and/or failings in respect of the same. Providers of Third Party Services may provide their own warranties to the Client and the Client must satisfy itself whether or not such warranties (where given) are acceptable for the Client’s business purposes or risk management policies.
8.4. the Company’s only responsibility in respect of the Third Party Services is to take reasonable care and skill when selecting the providers of the same.
8.5. The Client’s exclusive remedies for late delivery or Services not conforming with the Contract are as specified in this clause 8 and, if the remedies set out in these Terms have been exhausted, the Client’s final remedy is limited to cancellation of the Contract and the Company’s sole liability is to refund any payments for Services not conforming with the Contract, subject to the limitations set out in clause 9 below.
9.1. Except as expressly stated in this Clause 9, the Company shall have no liability to the Client for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in connection with the provision of the Services or for any claim made against the Client by any third party.
9.2. Without prejudice to the generality of Clause 9.1 above, the Company shall have no liability for any losses or damages which may be suffered by the Client whether the same are suffered directly or indirectly or are immediate or consequential which fall into the following categories:
a) Any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in relation to the Contract even though the Company was aware of the circumstances in which such loss could arise;
b) Loss of profits; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity or goodwill;
c) Loss of data; and
d) Fraudulent clicks on any of the Client’s accounts managed by the Company.
9.3. To the extent such liability is not excluded by sub-clauses 9.1, 9.2 and clause 10 below, the Company’s total liability (whether in contract, tort (including negligence or otherwise)) under or in connection with the Contract or based on any claim for indemnity or contribution (including for damage to tangible property) or otherwise will not in any event exceed the total sum invoiced for the Services.
10. OTHER LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
10.1. The Company shall not be liable for downtimes, interference in the form of hacking, virus, disruptions, interruptions, faulty third-party software, search engines or websites on which a service is dependent or other deliveries from a third party. the Company shall use its reasonable efforts to assist in remedial efforts if so requested by the Client. Any work connected with remedial efforts as described above shall be charged to the Client separately in accordance with these Terms or (at the Company’s discretion) the Company’s price list applicable from time to time.
10.2. The Company shall not be liable for any changes made without notice by the Client or a third party employed by the Client to domain names, websites, links, technical setup etc. and affecting the Services delivered by the Company. Preceding or subsequent work connected with any adjustments required as a result of such changes shall be charged to the Client in accordance with these Terms or on the basis of the Company’s price list applicable from time to time at the Company’s discretion.
10.3. The Company shall use all reasonable endeavours to deliver Services relating to search engine optimization, links, advertisements, banners, pay per click and google analytics in accordance with the guidelines applicable to the relevant search engines. However, the Company shall not be liable for delayed or non-conforming performance due to changes made to standard terms, assessment algorithms, search criteria, viewing policy, prices and campaign offers or other matters beyond the Company’s control and reserves the right to make changes to Services as a result of the same. In addition, the Company shall not be liable for other changes or discontinuation of search engines.
10.4. The Company shall not be liable for Services relating to search engine optimization, link building, advertisements, banners or sponsorships leading to a minimum number of views, position or frequency in searches on relevant words or otherwise. In addition, the Company shall not be liable for ensuring that such Services lead to a certain volume of traffic, number of clicks, registrations, purchases or the like.
10.5. The Company shall not be responsible for URLs dropped or excluded by a search engine for any reason.
10.6. If the Client does not implement some or all of the Company’s recommendations, the Company shall not bear any liability for any lack of success experienced by the Client relating to the Services.
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
11.1. It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure that they have the right to use any Intellectual Property Rights when they provide any text, image or representation (“Materials”) to the Company for incorporation into the Services and the Client hereby grants or agrees to procure the grant of (as applicable) an irrevocable licence to the Company to use such Materials for the purposes of providing the Services for the duration of the Contract.
11.2. The Client shall be responsible for ensuring that the contents of Materials which the Client has contributed or approved are not in contravention of legislation, decency, marketing rules or any other third-party rights. the Company shall be entitled to reject and delete such material without incurring any liability. In addition, the Company shall be entitled to cancel the Order.
11.3. The Client shall indemnify the Company against all damages, losses and expenses suffered or incurred by the Company as a result of the Materials which the Client has contributed or approved being in contravention of legislation, decency, marketing rules or any action that any such Materials infringe any Intellectual Property Rights of a third party.
11.4. The parties shall be obliged to notify the other party without undue delay of any claims raised against a party as described above.
11.5. Unless expressly stated otherwise in these Terms or in an Order, the Intellectual Property Rights created, developed, subsisting or used in connection with the Services and whether in existence at the date hereof or created in the future shall vest in and be the property of the Company or the relevant third party from whom the Company has acquired a right of use with a view to executing the Order. The Client agrees to execute and deliver such documents and perform such acts as may be necessary from time to time to ensure such Intellectual Property Rights vest in the Company.
11.6. The Intellectual Property Rights as mentioned in Clause 11.2 shall not be used, assigned, distributed, copied, forwarded to online or offline activities by the Client without a separate, express written agreement.
11.7. If the Company makes software, scripts, ASP services etc. available to the Client as part of the execution of an Order, the Client shall only acquire a non-exclusive personal non transferable license to use such material until the Services under this agreement cease.
11.8. The Client hereby irrevocably licenses the Company to use and display the Client’s name, figure, logo etc. as a reference on the Company’s website, other marketing materials or types of media whilst they are a Client of the Company and for 18 months after the Contract terminates. The Client agrees to send the Company it’s most recent logo or figure as and when it is amended from time to time.
12. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PERSONAL DATA
12.1. A party (Receiving Party) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the Receiving Party by the other party (Disclosing Party), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party's business or its products or its services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party's obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party. This clause shall survive termination of the Contract.
12.2. During the term of the Contract and for a period ending 5 years from the date of its conclusion, the Company shall take the same care as the Company uses with it own confidential information, to avoid, without the Client’s consent, the disclosure to any third party (except a subcontractor working on the Services who is subject to similar undertakings of confidentiality) of any of the Client’s business or operational information which the Client has designated as confidential.
12.3. The obligation in Clause 12.2 shall not apply to any information which is or becomes publicly available otherwise than through a breach of this agreement, is already or rightly comes into the Company’s possession without an accompanying obligation of confidence, is independently developed by the Company, or which the Company is required to disclose by law.
12.4. During the term of the Contract and for a period ending 5 years from termination thereof, the Client will not disclose to any persons within its organization that do not have a need to know, or to any third party, any information and non Client materials provided by the Company concerning the method or approach the Company uses in providing the Services.
12.5. Each party agrees to comply with its respective obligations under the Data Protection Act.
12.6. The Client shall be obliged to indemnify the Company for any loss, including costs incidental to legal proceedings, suffered by the Company as a result of the processing of personal data which the Client has contributed being in contravention of the Data Protection Act or marketing law. The parties shall be obliged to notify the other party without undue delay of any claims raised against a party as described in the present clause.
13. TERM, TERMINATION AND ASSIGNMENT
13.1. The Contract shall renew automatically for a further term of one year at the end of each year unless and until either party notifies the other of its wish to terminate the Contract at the expiry of the current year by giving the other party at least 30 days’ written notice to expire at the end of that Contract term.
13.2. Without limiting its other rights or remedies, each party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if the other party:
a) commits a material breach of the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach; or
b) becomes or is insolvent or is unable to pay its debts (within the meaning of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act) or (except for the purposes of a genuine amalgamation or reconstruction) a petition is presented or meeting convened or resolution passed for winding up the defaulting party or the defaulting party enters into liquidation whether compulsorily or voluntarily or compounds with its creditors generally or has a receiver, administrator, or administrative receiver appointed over all or any part of its assets or the defaulting party ceases to carry on all or a substantial part of its business.
13.3. The Company shall, in addition to all other rights and remedies under these Terms be entitled to terminate this Contract without notice in the event that any of its charges for the Services are not paid in accordance with these Terms.
13.4. Upon termination, for whatever reason, the parties shall be obliged to return all materials received from the other pursuant to the Contract without undue delay. If relevant, the Client shall be obliged to remove codes, etc, from websites without undue delay. If the Client fails to do so, the Company shall be entitled to invoice the Client in line with its then current terms and conditions for subsequent Services without such invoicing amounting to a waiver of the Company’s right to terminate the Contract.
13.5. The Client shall not be permitted to assign or transfer all or any part of its rights or obligations under the Contract and these Terms without the prior written consent of the Company.
13.6. The Company shall be entitled to assign or subcontract any of its rights or obligations under the Contract and these Terms and the Client acknowledges that certain elements of the Services will be provided by third parties.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
14.1. Neither party shall be held liable for a Force Majeure Event.
14.2. If a party believes that a Force Majeure Event has occurred, such party shall immediately inform the other party of the start and end of the Force Majeure Event.
14.3. Notwithstanding the other provisions of the present Terms, each party shall be entitled to terminate the Contract without liability to the other by written notice to the other party in the event that the performance of the Contract is impeded for more than 6 months due to a Force Majeure Event.
15.1. The Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services with or without notice to the Client and the Company shall not be liable to the Client or any third party for any modification to or discontinuance of these Services save for the return of any prepaid sums in connection with the provision of the Services which are subsequently not provided.
15.2. The Company shall be free to provide its Services to third parties whether during or following the provision of the Services to the Client.
15.3. During the term of the Contract and for a period of 12 months thereafter, the Client agrees not to employ or engage or offer to employ or engage anyone designated by the Company to work on the Services.
15.4. The failure of either party to enforce or to exercise at any time or for any period of time any right pursuant to these Terms does not constitute, and shall not be construed as, a waiver of such terms or rights and shall in no way affect that party’s right later to enforce or to exercise it.
15.5. If any term of these Terms is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such term shall, insofar as it is severable from the remaining Terms, be deemed omitted from these Terms and shall in no way affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining Terms which shall continue in full force and effect and be binding on the parties to the Contract.
15.6. Any valid alteration to or variation of these Terms must be in writing signed on behalf of each of the parties by duly authorised officers.
15.7. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
15.8. All notices must be in writing to [INSERT COMPANY NAME], [INSERT ADDRESS], or such address as is advised by the Company.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The parties acknowledge and agree that the Contract supersedes any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between the parties, whether made orally or in writing and constitute the entire agreement between the Company and the Client relating to these Services. Therefore, except as expressly provided, all other conditions and warranties (implied, statutory or otherwise) are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
17. LAW AND JURISDICTION
17.1. The Company and the Client shall be obliged to attempt to settle any disputes arising between them including disputes relating to the existence or validity of the Contract through negotiation provided always that either party shall be entitled at all times to exercise any of its other remedies including through taking legal action.
17.2. The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Province of Ontario law and the parties hereby agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Ontario courts.