Terms of Engagement
Jonah and Associates Limited agrees to deliver the requested work in a timely manner and shall conform to the standards as agreed mutually. Jonah and Associates Limited charges for design work based on time, so any changes to an agreement once work has commenced, may result in changes in the fees already stated. In particular, cases, where a job/service requires work beyond our normal business hours and turnaround time, there may be additional fees involved, over and above our standard costs. The client also understands that work, which is halted after a job has begun, will be billed on the basis of what has been completed to that time. Where work is performed by other parties as designated by the client, Jonah and Associates Limited cannot be held liable for their performance, although Jonah and Associates Limited shall make its best effort to work with these other parties.
We regard client confidentiality as of paramount importance. We will not disclose any confidential information obtained from a client or a prospective client unless required or authorized by that party, or by the law.
The client understands that all files, web pages, graphics, and programming work, except those provided by themselves, are the property of Jonah and Associates Limited until any and all fees are paid in full at which time the client retains ownership. In the case of any programming (scripting) work, which includes shopping carts, banner rotation programs, database programs and the like, the client understands that they do not have any rights to duplicate, resell or give away any programs created by Jonah and Associates Limited. Programs created by Jonah and Associates Limited may be used on other websites unless purchased by the client outright.
All work performed by Jonah and Associates Limited is copyrighted by Jonah and Associates Limited. The client understands that they have rights only to the web publication. Any other reproduction by means of printing and/or transferring to other media may be considered copyright infringement. Copyrights may be purchased outright by the client or subject to limited use. The client also understands that all works, expressly marked or not, are protected by copyright laws. Jonah and Associates Limited will take no responsibility for ensuring the material supplied by the client has been authorized for reproduction. The client further warrants that they either own or have properly licensed/obtained copyright(s) or copyright permission to any work which they have supplied for use/reproduction, and the client agrees to assume full legal and financial responsibility for any copyright suit or action which may take place regarding materials they have supplied.
Jonah and Associates Limited’s responsibility for typographical, pricing or other such errors shall be strictly limited to correcting such errors if they are pointed out to us during timely proofreading and site testing phase. It is the client’s responsibility to proofread all work and to ensure that it is (a) satisfactory, (b) correct as to size, content, etc, (c) suitable for intended use, and (d) within proper copyright and other restrictions before the website is opened to the public.
Offensive/ Libelous Material
The client will not use the Web Site, nor any other service provided by Jonah and Associates Limited to publish any material that may be construed as Defamatory, Offensive or Libellous to any other third party. Jonah and Associates Limited shall not be held liable for any material published through its services, Jonah and Associates maintain full indemnity from any claims arising from any defamatory, obscene material, or any other breach of rights on the client’s sites. The client is fully responsible for the content of their Web Site, and any other data transmitted through JONAH & ASSOCIATES Services, and Jonah and Associates will not undertake to monitor or control client data in respect to any content therein. Furthermore, the client agrees to indemnify Jonah and Associates Limited in respect of any claims brought against Jonah and Associates Limited arising from the content of their website or use of any other services, whether it be for defamatory comments, infringements of rights, or any other offense.
Loss of Earnings
Jonah and Associates Limited will not be held liable for any loss of business incurred due to the failure of any of its services. This includes, but is not restricted to, loss of turnover, sales, revenue, profits or indirect consequential or special loss. Jonah and Associates offer a service level agreement that will reimburse the client any monies paid to Jonah and Associates Limited for any failed services, strictly on a pro-rata basis. No other claims will be entertained. Jonah and Associates Limited will not be held responsible for the fraudulent use, or any other misuse, of any material held on our computers, in particular, any Credit Card information held thereon.
To maintain our portfolio credentials, and the integrity of any applicable copyrights, Jonah and Associates Limited maintains the right to place a small logo/text on the client’s website which will link back to Jonah and Associates Limited website. Jonah and Associates Limited also maintains the right to reproduce the client’s website in our portfolio and in any marketing materials.
Domain Name and Website Hosting contracts are charged out by Jonah and Associates Limited on an annual basis. Should a client wish to transfer hosting of either a domain name or website to an alternative ISP at any time, Jonah and Associates Limited are happy to do so subject to the account is fully paid up to the date of the transfer request, and a formal transfer request being lodged by an authorized client contact. Please note that Jonah and Associates Limited automatically renew all domain names as they expire, so should a client not wish to renew a domain name, and avoid a new annual hosting charge, then they must alert Jonah and Associates Limited to this fact before the expiry of the existing contract. The same also applies to website hosting.
For existing clients, with a sound payment track record, most work is carried out on a Payment on a Delivery basis. However, Jonah and Associates Limited reserve the right to request an advance deposit of up to 50% of the estimated design/ development fees before proceeding with any work. Once the client makes the final payment, their website will be made available online. Jonah and Associates Limited terms of engagement are strictly 15 days payment from the date of invoice. We reserve the right to charge up to a maximum of +/- 15% of the amount quoted due to unexpected and increased time spend.
Jonah and Associates Limited terms of engagement are strictly 5 days payment from the date of invoice. Payment after 5 days can only be accepted by special arrangement with the Accounts Department or with 18% interest on the overdue amount will be automatically charged every 15 days if the amount exceeds $500 or every 5 days if it’s below $500. Should the client fail to pay for any work/services supplied after 5 days of invoicing, Jonah and Associates Limited reserves the right to terminate the supplied services, to freeze any ongoing design/ development work, and refer to Baycorp or other debt collection agencies. Once an account becomes 15 days overdue, Jonah and Associates Limited’s standard policy is to suspend all Internet Services supplied to that client. Jonah and Associates Limited shall make best efforts to alert a client to any such overdue payments and service shutdown, typically via email, but it remains the client’s responsibility to ensure all accounts are fully paid up within Jonah and Associates Limited’s payment terms. In addition to full payment of all overdue invoices, an additional $150 (+ GST) re-connection fee will be levied to re-establish any terminated services. Re-establishment can only be authorized once cleared payment has registered within Jonah and Associates Limited’s bank account.
Limitation of Liability / Legal Disclaimer
JONAH AND ASSOCIATES LIMITED
- will not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages, or any loss of revenue or profits, arising in connection with the projects that we undertake.
- is not liable for any sort of loss or consequential results from any advice given on behalf of our company from any of our staff
- is not responsible for any server-side problems incurred due to server downtime, hosting issues, ISP downtime, or Acts of God.
- reserves the right to delay or stop any project development for any reason without liability.
- will notify the client immediately of any changes in project status, and make appropriate arrangements. If a project in progress is canceled by us - the client will be refunded the deposit minus any billable hours.
- is not responsible for any damages incurred from hacking, hackers, illegal activity, nor any changes made to web sites created and maintained by us without prior permission.
- is not responsible for any changes made by the client that causes the website to malfunction and will charge the client for any new changes after the final payment/revision has been for the project.
- will not imply to correct any damages or changes made, however, we can and will repair any damages incurred to the Clients Web Site(s) using the current pricing guidelines set by Jonah and Associates.