Terms & Conditions

Copyright & Management

You guarantee to us (Parea) that any and all elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or any other artwork or copy you provide us for inclusion in the artwork or website development we create are either owned by you, or that you have full permission to use them. You agree to exercise due diligence in your direction to us regarding all claims and representations. You are responsible for all trademark, service mark, copyright, and patent infringement clearances. You are also responsible for arranging, prior to publication, any necessary legal clearances of materials we produce.

Payment Information

We’re sure you understand how important it is as a business that you pay your invoiced that we send promptly. As we’re also sure you’ll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the payment schedule found within your working agreement with us. As a fallback, our standard payment schedule is as follows:

  • 35% Down payment before work begins
  • 65% Payment before any work or usage rights are released to you.
You agree to pay Parea in accordance with the terms specified in each proposal/estimate/working agreement. Payments past 30 days of sent invoice will incur a late fee of 5% of your total invoice and will reoccur every week past the project due date.

Legal

We can’t guarantee that the functions contained in any web page we develop will be 100% error free and you agree that by using our services we are not liable to you or any third party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental consequential or special damages arising out of the operation of or inability to operate this website and any other website, even if you have advised us of the possibilities of such damages.

Design

If we are designing your application, branding, marketing collateral, and/or website we’ll create designs for the look-and-feel, layout, and functionality of your website. This contract includes one main design plus the opportunity for you to choose up to three rounds of revisions within the quote provided to you. If you’re not happy with the designs at that stage, you will pay us in full for the work completed up to that point and you may either cancel the contract or continue to commission us to make further revisions at our standard design rates (found on your working agreement paperwork).

Text and Copy

We may have written a hundred blog posts, but we’re not responsible for writing or inputting any text copy unless we specified it in the original estimate. We’ll be happy to help though, and in addition to the estimate we will charge you at our standard copy writing or content input rate.

Errors and Opmissions

It is your responsibility to check proofs carefully for accuracy in all respects ranging from spelling to technical illustrations. Parea is not liable for errors or omissions. By paying the remaining balance on your project you agree that all work is correct to your standards.

Travel Times and In-Person Meetings

Meetings as well as travel unlisted or outside the scope/project brief will be invoiced separately at a discounted rate of $55.00 an hour during the span of the project. Standard training and consultation is $85.00 for the first hour and $65.00 each additional hour.

Changes and Revisions

We know from a ton of experience that fixed-price working agreements are typically beneficial to everyone, both you as our client as well as to Parea. However, we also don’t want to limit either your options or your opportunities to change your mind. The estimate/quote found within your working agreement with us are based on the amount of work we estimate we’ll need to accomplish everything that you have told us you would like to achieve. If you do want to change your mind later on, add extra pages, add new functionality, or see more revisions that what’s included in your project scope, that’s not at all a problem. However, you will be charged accordingly and these additional cost will need to be agreed to before the extra/additional work begins.
This additional work may (and probably will) change the estimated time of project completion. We’ll be transparent about all of this when/if it happens and will make sure we’re all on the same page before proceeding. We may also ask you to put requests in writing (emails typically) so we’re able to keep track of these changes. If the project changes substantially throughout the project, we reserve the right to cancel the original project and draft a new project scope and working agreement. At this point you will pay us in full for all billable hours completed and may commission us to complete the new project based on the new scope and requirements. This will require a new quote and new contract prior to beginning.

Rejection / Cancellation of Projects

You shall not unreasonably withhold acceptance of, or payment for, the project. If, prior to completion of the project, you observe any non-conformance with the design or plan, you are to contact us promptly to notify us of these issues. We must be promptly notified so we may have the necessary time to correct these errors. Rejection of the project due to cancellation during its execution will result in a forfeiture of your deposit and the possible billing for all additional labor and/or expenses to date. All elements of the project must then be returned to Parea. Should you become non-responsive and/or unreachable for a period of time more than 20 days, the project will be put on hold and billing up to the point of halting work will be issued if billable hours are greater than the project deposit.

Rights of Ownership

Once a project has been delivered by us to you, and is fully paid for, we will assign the reproduction rights of the design for the uses described in the working agreement/contract. Unless otherwise stated in the working agreement, all editable working files remain Parea’s property.

According to the Copyright law of 1976, the rights to all design and artwork, including but not limited to photography and or illustration related by independent photographers or illustrators are retained by the artist/designer, or purchased from a stock agency on your behalf, remain with the individual designer, artist, photographer, developer, or illustrator. Unless a purchase of “All Rights” (A buyout) is negotiated with Parea and/or their authorized representative, you may not use or reproduce the design or images found therein for another purpose or project, including a reprinting or exhibition. You must contact Parea to arrange the transfer of rights and any additional fees must be paid in full before proceeding.