Terms of Service
The following Terms of Service apply to all products and services provided by Nought Design Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Nought Design) and in the event of any dispute are governed by the laws of England & Wales.
All work is carried out by Nought Design on the understanding that the client has agreed to our terms of service.
Copyright is retained by Nought Design on all design work including words, pictures, ideas, visuals and illustrations unless specifically released in writing and after all costs have been settled.
If a choice of designs is presented and one is chosen for your project, only that solution is deemed to be given by us as fulfilling the contract. All other designs remain the property of Nought Design, unless specifically agreed in writing.
At the time of proposal, Nought Design will provide the customer with a written estimate or quotation. These Terms of Service can be read at any time on the Nought Design website.
A copy of the written estimate or quotation is to be agreed with and dated by the customer to indicate acceptance and should be returned to Nought Design.
Alternatively, the client may send an official purchase order in reply to the estimate or quotation which binds the client to accept our terms of service, or an email acknowledging acceptance of the quotation.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Nought Design Terms of Service are what govern the job, not any conditions on the customer’s purchase order.
Charges for design services to be provided by Nought Design will be set out in a quote that is provided to the customer. This may take the form of an email, online message or verbal agreement, and will contain both the quote amount and scope-of-work.
- Small projects - under £280.00
At the time of the customer’s acceptance of the quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms of Service, an invoice will be issued for one hundred (100) percent of the total amount, at which time a non-refundable payment of 25% of the quoted fee will become immediately due. The remaining seventy five (75) percent of the project quotation total will be due immediately upon completion of items outlined in the scope-of-work, and prior to upload to any servers or the release of materials.
- Medium projects - £281.00 - £560.00
At the time of the customer’s acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms of Service, an invoice will be issued for one hundred (100) percent of the total amount, at which time a non-refundable payment of 50% of the quoted fee will become immediately due. The remaining fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total will be due immediately upon completion of items outlined in the scope-of-work, and prior to upload to any servers or the release of materials.
- Large projects - £561.00+
At the time of the customer’s acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms of Service, an invoice will be issued for fifty (50) percent of the total amount, at which time a non-refundable payment of 50% of the quoted fee will become immediately due. The remaining fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total will be due immediately upon completion of items outlined in the scope-of-work, and prior to upload to any servers or the release of materials. For large projects, alternative invoicing/payment schedules may be requested in writing.
We will supply proofs and PDF files as appropriate for printing, or other graphic files as detailed in the scope-of-work or request.
Charges for design work do not cover the release of our copyright design source files, including but not restricted to indd, psd, AI, png, fla or other source files or raw code; if the Client requires these files for transfer to an in-house or other designer, they will be subject to a separate quotation or ‘buy-out’ charge.
Charges for Other Services
Charges for any additional services requested during the project that are over and above the estimated time or out of scope, will become fully payable (100% of the quoted amount) at the time of estimate or quotation acceptance.
Payments may be made by online transfer, credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or Debit Card to the following account details:
Business Name: Nought Design Limited
Account number: 17370171
Sort code: 04-06-05
The customer will be provided with a final invoice prior to final publication. At this time the remainder of the amount due will become payable and the customer will also be required to signify approval by email to Nought Design.
Any invoice queries must be submitted by email within 1 working day of the invoice date.
Accounts which remain outstanding after the date of invoice, will incur late payment interest charge at the Bank of England Base Rate plus 8% on the outstanding amount from the date due until the date of payment.
Payments made by cheque must be previously agreed and may be subject to an administration charge. Cheques should not be sent in regular mail unless sent recorded delivery.
Publication and/or release of work done by Nought Design on behalf of the client, may not take place before cleared funds have been received.
Returned cheques will incur an additional fee of £50 per returned cheque. Nought Design reserves the right to consider an account to be in default in the event of a returned cheque.
An account shall be considered default if it remains unpaid for 1+ days from the date of invoice, or following a returned cheque. Nought Design shall be entitled to remove Nought Design‘s and/or the customer’s material from any and all computer systems, until the amount due has been fully paid. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, hosting, domain registration, search engine submission, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, printers, photographers and libraries.
Removal of such materials does not relieve the customer of its obligation to pay the due amount.
Customers whose accounts become default agree to pay all Nought Design‘s reasonable legal and accounting expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of the debt and these Terms of Service.
Copyrights and Trademarks
By supplying text, images and other data to Nought Design for inclusion in the customer’s website or other medium, the customer declares that it holds the appropriate copyright and/or trademark permissions. The ownership of such materials will remain with the customer, or rightful copyright or trademark owner.
Any artwork, images, or text supplied and/or designed by Nought Design on behalf of the customer, will remain the property of Nought Design and/or its suppliers unless otherwise agreed in writing. A licence for use of the copyright material is granted to the customer solely for the project defined in the scope or request and not for any other purpose.
The customer may request in writing from Nought Design, the necessary permission to use materials (for which Nought Design holds the copyright) in forms other than for which it was originally supplied, and Nought Design may, at its discretion, grant this and may charge for the additional usage. Such permission must be obtained in writing before any of the aforesaid artwork, images, text, or other data is used.
Any software, code, plugin or other third party material used in a web or digital project remains the property of the creator and any ongoing licence fees or fees for upgrades are the responsibility of the client, not Nought Design.
By supplying images, text, or any other data to Nought Design, the customer grants Nought Design permission to use this material freely in the pursuit of the design.
Should Nought Design, or the customer supply an image, text, audio clip or any other file for use in a website, multimedia presentation, print item, exhibition, advertisement or any other medium believing it to be copyright and royalty free, which subsequently emerges to have such copyright or royalty usage limitations, the customer will agree to allow Nought Design to remove and/or replace the file on the site.
The customer agrees to fully indemnify and hold Nought Design free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the customer in not having obtained all the required copyright, and/or any other necessary permissions.
The customer agrees that changes required over and above the estimated work, or in addition to the agreed scope, or where the client makes changes to the supplied copy or changes required to be carried out after acceptance of the draft design, will be liable to a separate charge.
The customer also agrees that Nought Design holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.
Any design, copywriting, drawing, idea or code created for the customer by Nought Design, or any of its contractors, is licensed for use by the client on a one-time only basis and may not be modified, re-used, or re-distributed in any way or form without the express written consent of Nought Design and any of its relevant sub-contractors.
All design work – where there is a risk that another party make a claim, should be registered by the client with the appropriate authorities prior to publishing or first use or searches and legal advice sought as to its use.
Nought Design will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from such claims.
Nought Design is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss, non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. The customer agrees not to hold Nought Design responsible for any such loss or damage.
Any claim against Nought Design shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.
The client agrees to Nought Design’s definition of acceptable means of supplying data to the company.
Text is to be supplied to Nought Design in electronic format as standard text (.txt), MS Word (.docx) or via e-mail / FTP or shared folder.
Images which are supplied in an electronic format are to be provided in a format as prescribed by Nought Design via e-mail / FTP. Images must be of a quality suitable for use without any subsequent image processing, and Nought Design will not be held responsible for any image quality which the client later deems to be unacceptable.
Nought Design cannot be held responsible for the quality of any images which the client wishes to be scanned from printed materials.
Additional expenses may be incurred for any necessary action, including, but not limited to, photography and art direction, photography searches, media conversion, digital image processing, or data entry services, colour correction and alteration of images.
Design Project Duration
Any indication given by Nought Design of a design project’s duration is to be considered by the customer to be an estimation. Nought Design cannot be held responsible for any project over-runs, whatever the cause. Estimated project duration should be deemed to be from the date that cleared funds are received by Nought Design for the initial payment or by date confirmed in writing by Nought Design.
Rights of Access for Website Construction
The client agrees to allow Nought Design all necessary access to computer systems and other locations, as required, in order to complete a website project and until all due funds are cleared, including the necessary read/write permissions, usernames and passwords.
The customer also agrees to allow Nought Design access to any computer systems, usernames and passwords required to remove data and/or sites for failure to comply with these Terms of Service.
The customer agrees to supply Nought Design with all necessary materials, electronic, or otherwise, required to create and complete the project, and to supply them in a timely manner.
Design Project Completion
Nought Design considers the design project complete upon receipt of the customer’s signed Approval form or signoff email. Other services such as printing, display panel production, filmwork, website uploading, publishing etc either contracted on the client’s behalf constitute a separate project and can be treated as a separate charge.
Website design only
Nought Design require that a template is approved by the customer before coding of a site commences. Once the template(s) for the web site are approved by the customer, coding will commence; any changes to navigation items, colours, structure or content that require changes to the template will incur an additional charge.
Once web design is complete, Nought Design will provide the customer with the opportunity to review the resulting work. Nought Design will make one set of minor changes at no extra cost within 14 days of the start of the review period. Minor changes include small textual changes and small adjustments to placement of items on the page. It does not include changes to images, colour schemes or any navigation features. Any minor changes can be notified to Nought Design by e-mail.
Nought Design will consider that the client has accepted the original draft, if no notification of changes is received in writing from the customer, within 14 days of the start of the review period.
Nought Design offers a limited hosting services through an out-sourced virtual server. Nought Design does not guarantee continuous service and will accept no liability for loss of service, whatever the cause.
Nought Design may request that clients change the type of hosting account used if that account is deemed by Nought Design to be unacceptable because of poor service, lack of bandwidth or in any other way insufficient to support the website. Fees for hosting on Nought Design’s virtual server are due at the commencement of any period of service and are non-refundable.
Fees due to third party hosting organisations are the responsibility of the client and Nought Design are not liable for their payment, nor for the renewal of domain names, which are the sole responsibility of the customer / domain owner.
Nought Design cannot guarantee the availability of any domain name. Where Nought Design is to register a domain name on behalf of a client it will endeavour to do so but the client should not assume a successful registration.
Search Engine Submission
Due to the infinite number of considerations that search engines use when determining a site’s ranking, Nought Design cannot guarantee any particular placement. Acceptance by any search engine cannot be guaranteed and when a site is accepted, the time it takes to appear in search results varies from one search engine to another. Rankings will also vary as new sites are added. Nought Design recommend that customers use a professional SEO company and are happy to provide details of such companies, but accept no responsibility for their services.
The customer agrees to allow Nought Design to place a small credit on printed material exhibition displays, advertisements and/or a link to Nought Design own website on the customer’s website. This will usually be in the form of a small logo or line of text placed towards the bottom of the page.
The customer also agrees to allow Nought Design to place websites and other designs, along with a link to the client’s site on Nought Design’s own website for demonstration purposes and to use any designs in its own publicity and portfolios.
Rights of Refusal
Nought Design will not include in its designs, any text, images or other data which it deems to be immoral, offensive, obscene or illegal. All advertising material must conform to all standards laid down by all relevant advertising standards authorities. Nought Design also reserves the right to refuse to include submitted material without giving reason. In the situation where any images and/or data that Nought Design does include in all good faith, and subsequently discovers is in contravention to such Terms of Service, the customer is obliged to allow Nought Design to remove the contravention without hindrance, or penalty. Nought Design is to be held in no way responsible for any such data being included.
Cancellation of orders may be made initially by telephone contact, or e-mail, however, following this, Nought Design will need formal notification in writing to the company’s postal address. The client will then be invoiced for all work completed over and above the non-refundable deposit that will have been made at the time of first ordering. The balance of monies due must be paid within 30 days. Please note: any cancellation which is not formally confirmed in writing and received by Nought Design within 14 days of such instruction being issued, will be liable for the full quoted cost of the project.
Nought Design makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, for any and all products and/or services that it supplies. Nought Design will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies. Nought Design is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss of data, or non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. While we take reasonable steps to investigate the materials we recommend, we accept no responsibility for the performance or quality of materials or any consequential loss arising from their failure. The customer agrees not to hold Nought Design responsible for any such loss or damage. Any claim against Nought Design shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.
Nought Design reserves the right to use the services of sub-contractors, agents and suppliers and any work, content, services and usage is bound by their Terms of Service. Nought Design will not knowingly perform any actions to contravene these and the client also agrees to be so bound.
Nought Design and its clients agree to comply with Printers Terms and Conditions which include disclaimers for non-completion on time and the flexibility to supply quantities within 10% of the total ordered. Nought Design recommend that if an exact quantity is required, then 10% extra is added to the quantity and extra time made available should the job be delayed.
These Terms of Service supersede any previous Terms of Service distributed in any form. Nought Design reserves the right to change any rates and any of the Terms of Service at any time and without prior notice.
Acceptance of Terms of Service and Quotation
The placement of an order for design and/or any other services offered by Nought Design, by email, verbally or in writing, is deemed to be acceptance of these terms of service, which are freely available at noughtdesign.com.
An estimate validated by the customer’s signature on the estimate or quotation form, or by email, constitutes acceptance of the estimate or quotation and agreement to comply fully with all the Terms of Service and forms a Contract for Business between the signatory and Nought Design.