Design Terms & Conditions

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(1.) RIGHTS IN THE FINAL DELIVERABLES

 

[1.1] Trademarks. Upon completion of the Services, and expressly conditioned upon full payment of all fees and costs due, Designer assigns to Client all of Designer’s rights, including trademark and Copyright, in and to Trademarks created by Designer. Designer shall cooperate with Client and shall execute any additional documents reasonably requested by Client to evidence such assignment. Client shall have sole responsibility for ensuring that Trademarks do not infringe the rights of third parties, and Client shall indemnify, save and hold harmless Designer from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses arising out of any claim, demand, or action by a third party alleging trademark infringement, or arising out of Client’s failure to obtain trademark clearance or permissions, for use of Trademarks.

 

[1.2] Client Content. Client Content, including pre-existing Trademarks, shall remain the sole property of Client or its respective suppliers, and Client or its suppliers shall be the sole owner of all trademark, trade secrets, patents, Copyrights, and other rights in connection therewith. Client hereby grants to Designer a non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use, reproduce, modify, display and publish the Client Content solely in connection with Designer’s performance of the Services and promotional uses of the Deliverables as authorized in this Agreement.

[1.3] Third Party Materials. Intellectual property rights in Third Party Materials shall be owned by the respective third parties. Designer shall inform Client of all Third Party Materials to be procured by Designer that Client may need to license at Client’s own expense, and unless otherwise arranged by Client, Designer shall obtain a license for Client to use the Third Party Materials consistent with the usage rights granted herein. Client shall indemnify, save and hold harmless Designer from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, losses or expenses arising out of any claim, demand, or action by a third party arising out of Client’s failure to obtain copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy, defamation or other releases or permissions with respect to materials included in the Final Works at Client’s request.

 

(2.) RIGHTS RESERVED TO DESIGNER

 

[2.1] Preliminary Works/Working Files. Designer retains all proprietary rights, including property ownership, intellectual property rights and Copyrights, in and to all Preliminary Works and Working Files, and Client shall return to Designer all Preliminary Works and Working Files in Client’s possession within thirty (30) days of completion of the Services.

 

[2.2] Original Artwork. Designer retains property ownership in any original artwork comprising Final Works, including all rights to display or sell such artwork. Client shall return all original artwork to Designer within thirty (30) days of completion of the Services.

 

[2.3] Designer Tools. Designer Tools and all intellectual property rights therein, including Copyrights, shall be owned solely by Designer. Designer hereby grants to Client a non-exclusive, nontransferable (other than the right to sublicense such uses to Client’s publisher, web hosting or Internet service providers), perpetual, worldwide license to use the Designer Tools solely with the Final Deliverables for the Project. Client may not directly or indirectly, in any form or manner, decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise disassemble or modify any Designer Tools comprising software or technology.

 

(3.) SUPPORT SERVICES

 

[3.1] Warranty Period. “Support Services” means commercially reasonable technical support and assistance to maintain and update the Deliverables, including correcting any errors or Deficiencies, but shall not include the development of enhancements to the Project or other services outside the scope of the Proposal. During the first month following expiration of this Agreement (“Warranty Period”), if any, Designer shall provide up to 1 hour of Support Services at no additional cost to Client. Additional time shall be billed at Designer’s regular hourly rate, then in effect upon the date of the request for additional support.

 

[3.2] Maintenance Period. Upon expiration of the Warranty Period and at Client’s option, Designer will provide Support Services for the following 6 months (the “Maintenance Period”) for Designer’s hourly fees of $75 per hour. The parties may extend the Maintenance Period beyond one year upon mutual written agreement.

 

(4.) ENHANCEMENTS

 

During the Maintenance Period, Client may request that Designer develop enhancements to the Deliverables, and Designer shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to prioritize Designer’s resources to create such enhancements. The parties understand that preexisting obligations to third parties existing on the date of the request for enhancements may delay the immediate execution of any such requested enhancements. Such enhancements shall be provided on a time and materials basis at Designer’s then-ineffect price for such services.

 

(5.) ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS

 

[5.1] Deficiencies. Subject to the representations and warranties of Client in connection with Client Content, Designer represents and warrants that the Final Deliverables will be free from Deficiencies. For the purposes of this Agreement, “Deficiency” shall mean a failure to comply with the specifications set forth in the Proposal in any material respect, but shall not include any problems caused by Client Content, modifications, alterations or changes made to Final Deliverables by Client or any third party after delivery by Designer, or the interaction of Final Deliverables with third-party applications such as web browsers other than those specified in the Proposal. The parties acknowledge that Client’s sole remedy and Designer’s sole liability for a breach of this Section is the obligation of Designer to correct any Deficiency identified within the Warranty Period. In the event that a Deficiency is caused by Third Party Materials provided or specified by Designer, Designers sole obligation shall be to substitute alternative Third Party Materials.

 

[5.2] Designer Tools. Subject to the representations and warranties of the Client in connection with the materials supplied by Client, Designer represents and warrants that, to the best of Designer’s knowledge, the Designer Tools do not knowingly infringe the rights of any third party, and use of same in connection with the Project will not knowingly violate the rights of any third parties except to the extent that such violations are caused by Client Content, or the modification of, or use of the Deliverables in combination with materials or equipment outside the scope of the applicable specifications, by Client or third parties.

 

(6.) COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

Designer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all Final Deliverables shall be designed to comply with relevant rules and regulations known to Designer; however, Client, upon acceptance of the Deliverables, shall be solely responsible for conformance with all rules, regulations, and laws relating to Client’s use thereof, including without limitation, relating to the transfer of software and technology, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act.