The not-so-fine print.
Terms & Conditions
You will receive an invoice within 24 hours of submitting the Get Started form. This invoice is for the full amount including any optional sections you have requested.
The invoice will come from Tallack Media Corp.
Payment is due in full within 48 hours of receiving the invoice. Work will not commence on the project until payment is made and we have received all requested assets and information. We will contact you via email to let you know of any additional assets or information we require that you did not provide or we need in additional to what you included in the Get Started form.
If the payment is not returned within 48 hours, this agreement will be deemed null and void.
The base price for a SimpleSite is $1095+gst.
This includes an about section, services or products list, and a contact form. You also receive your choice of one free optional section, a gallery, FAQ, pricing list, or testimonials section.
Each additional optional section is $75.
If you’d like us to build a blog page, it’s an additional $200. This covers the cost and time for us to create the template for the blog archives as well as the template for the posts.
Hosting is available for a price of $240 per year. This is invoiced with the initial invoice. Renewal will be one year from the date that the site goes live, not from the original billing date.
For example if you order a site including the normal about section, services, and a contact form, and selected both an FAQ and a Gallery, the total price would be $1170 +gst broken down as follows:
Standard Site: $1095
First Optional Section: $0
Second Option Section: $75
The Important Stuff
You agree that you have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or your organization. You’ll give us the assets and information We tell you we need to complete the work requested. Work will not commence until we have all requested assets and information. You’ll review our work, provide feedback and approval in a timely manner too. Deadlines work two ways, so you’ll also be bound by dates we set together.
We agree that we have the experience and ability to do everything we’ve agreed with you and we’ll do it all in a professional and timely manner. We’ll maintain the confidentiality of everything you give us.
We endeavour to have your site ready for launch within two weeks of commencement. In order to do this you agree that you will review our work within 48 hours of submitting it to you. If necessary, you can request one round of revisions at no charge. We agree to complete those revisions within 48 hours. Any additional revisions after the first round will be billed at our normal hourly rate of $95 per hour.
We understand that writing the text copy for your site can be difficult. Our standard package includes basic copy writing service for the about section, and services section at no additional cost.
You are required to provide us with an outline of your business. We’ll take the time to rewrite your outline to be easy to read, and just as importantly, easy for Google to pickup. We will only use the information outline in your overview. We will not do additional research into your company or industry beyond what you provide to us.
If you are comfortable with your own copy writing, we’re happy to use exactly what you submit at your request.
Search Engine Optimization
We cannot guarantee any specific search engine ranking, nor can we promise to get a site higher up or to the ‘top of Google’, but we build every site in a way that is accessible and optimized for search engines in an effort to increase its chances.
Browser testing no longer means attempting to make a website look the same in browsers of different capabilities or on devices with different size screens. It does mean ensuring that a person’s experience of a design should be appropriate to the capabilities of a browser or device.
We test our work in current versions of major desktop browsers including those made by Apple (Safari), Google (Chrome), Microsoft (Edge), Mozilla Firefox and Opera. we’ll also test to ensure that people who use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 for Windows get an appropriate experience.
We won’t test in other older browsers or any modern browser that currently has less than a 3% marketshare.
Mobile browser testing using popular smaller screen devices is essential in ensuring that a person’s experience of a design is appropriate to the capabilities of the device they’re using. We test our designs in the latest version of:
iOS: Safari, Google Chrome
Android: Google Chrome
We won’t test in Blackberry, Opera Mini/Mobile, specific Android devices, Windows or other mobile browsers.
Intellectual property rights
Just to be clear, “Intellectual property rights” means all patents, rights to inventions, copyright (including rights in software) and related rights, trademarks, service marks, get up and trade names, internet domain names, rights to goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (or rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or shall subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
First, you guarantee that all elements of text, images or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you’ve permission to use them. When you provide text, images or other artwork to us, you agree to protect us from any claim by a third party that we’re using their intellectual property.
We guarantee that all elements of the work we deliver to you are either owned by us or we’ve obtained permission to provide them to you. When we provide text, images or other artwork to you, we agree to protect you from any claim by a third party that you’re using their intellectual property. Provided you’ve paid for the work and that this contract hasn’t been terminated, we’ll assign all intellectual property rights to you as follows:
You’ll own the completed website we build. You’ll have administrator access to the finished WordPress site allowing you to backup, copy, and move your site as necessary. You are responsible for having your own backups of the site. You own all intellectual property rights of text, images, site specification and data you provided, unless someone else owns them.
We’ll own any intellectual property rights we’ve developed prior to, or developed separately from this project and not paid for by you. We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license its use to you, in perpetuity for this project only.
We do not grant exclusive use of the template or design used to build your web site. We use these templates for multiple clients.
Displaying our work
We love to show off our work, so we reserve the right to display all aspects of our creative work, including sketches, work-in-progress designs and the completed project on our portfolio and in articles on websites, in magazine articles and in books.
We can provide hosting for your SimpleSite on our cloud server. This includes automated WordPress theme, plugin, and core updates as well as weekly backups of your site and simple security built right in.
SimpleSite hosting is billed annually at $240 per year.
If you choose to host your web site with us then we will provide technical support on the hosting and issues related to hosting as well as management and maintenance of your site as part of your hosting subscription. We are able to restore your site from a back in the case of any issues that may arise. We do not actively check for issues with hosted sites. You are required to notify us of any issues.
We will migrate your site to our hosting at no additional cost.
Hosting does not include any labour towards making changes or additions to your web site nor does it include any technical support required as a result of changes you have made to the site. Any changes or additional support requested will be billed at our normal hourly rate of $95.
Alternatively, should you already have professional hosting or even manage your hosting in-house, we are able to assist you in getting your site set up on your hosting, however we are not liable for any technical support or financial issues that arise as a result of third party hosting. There may be an additional charge for us to migrate your site to third party hosting.
We’ll carry out our work in accordance with good industry practice and at the standard expected from a suitably qualified person with relevant experience.
That said, we can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free and so we can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised us of them.
Your liability to us will also be limited to the amount of fees payable under this contract and you won’t be liable to us or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if we’ve advised you of them.
Finally, if any provision of this contract shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
The small print
Just like a parking ticket, neither of us can transfer this contract to anyone else without the other’s permission.
We both agree that we’ll adhere to all relevant laws and regulations in relation to our activities under this contract and not cause the other to breach any relevant laws or regulations.
This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.
Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of Canadian courts.