We’ll always do our best to fulfill your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and when, and what will happen if something goes wrong. In this contract, you won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. We do want what is best for both parties, now and in the future.
So in short:
You are hiring TechBear LLC (“We or Us”) to:
- Website changes and service, IT help line, graphic design, SEO, eCommerce, email setup or backup, and other business support as directed.
- The plans are day to day and can be canceled at any time by either party.
- We bill to 1/10th of an hour. There is a 6 minute minimum per change.
- TechBear charges all unbilled hours every Wednesday.
- You will be given a portal at https://books.techbear.com/portal/techbear to see timesheets and billing in real time. Please review your hours prior to sending work.
- Clients charged $500 or more a week will have a 7% training fee added to their weekly bill. This training time will be specifically for your account and you will see the notes and activity.
What do both parties agree to?
You: 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 project. You’ll review our work, provide feedback and approval in a timely manner too. You also agree to stick to the payment terms.
Us: 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 endeavor to meet every deadline that’s set and on top of that we’ll maintain the confidentiality of everything you give us.
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Either party can cancel this agreement at any time and for any reason.
In the event that you want to cancel your service, please email [email protected] informing us of your intent to cancel. We will then download all of the files and documents for your site and deliver them to you. Please note, it will take a web professional to load your site onto another server.
In the event that we wish to cancel this agreement, we will contact you via the main contact email we have been provided.
Graphics and photographs
You should supply graphic files in an editable, vector digital format. You should supply photographs in a high-resolution digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs, we can suggest stock libraries.
Site changes and support
Can be reached at [email protected]. Please note your client code when emailing.
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.
This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between us and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements.
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.
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 website we design for you plus the visual elements that we create for it. We’ll give you source files and finished files and you should keep them somewhere safe as we’re not required to keep a copy. 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.
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’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that we are paid promptly. Therefore, we only take payment via credit card on file. We charge you each week for any open invoices.
But where’s all the horrible 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 will 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 Delaware courts.
TechBear’s capabilities include but are not limited to:
Updates, blogs, news, changes, backups, hosting, email set up.
Explainer Videos/ Video Presentations/ Whiteboard demos
Includes graphics, music, voice over, etc. The easiest way to explain your product or service.
Includes internet research, data mining, spreadsheet input, etc.
Includes email setup, program installation, malware removal, firewall maintenance, virus protection maintenance, etc.
G Suite/ Outlook/ Zoho
Includes setup, customization, digital letterhead, mobile phone set up, etc.
Includes newsletters, business cards, letterhead, banners, flyers, etc.
Includes creation, format change, updating, holiday changes, special events, etc.
On page, off page, link building, audits, changes, alt tags, keyword research, competitor, research, long tail keyword research.
Includes website design, blog additions, changes to pictures, additions to site, etc.
Includes thee following: Database work, PHP, MySQL, SQL and JAVA, ASP (Active Server Pages).
Includes website integration, setup, graphic design, mailing, dedicated IP, website landing pages and tracking, database maintenance, email bounce tracking and removal, etc.
Includes account set up, content creation, posting, etc.
Includes account set up, monitoring, Facebook ads, Google Adwords, reports, keyword research, etc.