Put A Ring On It

Whoa whoa speed-racer…

Who am I kidding I’m excited too! My brain is on overload because since last we spoke. I’ve got a billion ideas and visuals vying for my finger tips to get clickin! But all good things in time. Let’s make sure we take a little time to make sure we dot our I’s and cross our T’s.

Below you’ll find my simple service agreement. Terms & Conditions if you will. Make sure to check yes, so we can get this affair on and poppin! If you have any questions, special requirements, etc. Please feel free to email me at virgen@LiveAboveTheFold.com and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

Confirmation of Engagement

  • Project Title/Description: Design
  • Turn-A-Round: 30 Days
  • Copyright Usage: The rights granted to Client are for the usage of the Final Design. All other rights to be negotiated separately.
  • Fee: Advance deposit to initiate work. Remaining Balance due upon receipt of written approval of final version(s). Final design elements rendered within 5-7 business days following receipt of balance.

Copyright Usage: The rights granted to Client are for the usage of the Final Design in its original form only. Client shall have: Nonexclusive rights, unlimited duration, worldwide, electronic use, this website only. All other rights to be negotiated separately.


1. Reservation of Rights:

All rights not expressly granted above are retained by the Designer. Any use additional to that expressly granted above requires arrangement for payment of a separate fee.

2. Revisions:

Revisions may be made only by the Designer at the Preliminary Design phase. Additional fees will be charged for revisions made after 3 preliminary design revisions, and for additions to project scope.

3. Payment Schedule:

50% upon project commencement, remaining upon project completion.

4. Payment Terms:

Payment due 15 days from issuance of invoice. A one and one half (1.5%) monthly service charge will be billed against late payments. Grant of copyright is conditioned upon receipt of final payment, and upon Client’s compliance with the terms of this agreement.

5. Cancellation Fees:

In the event of Cancellation, Designer will be compensated for services performed through the date of cancelation in the amount of a prorated portion of the fees due. Upon cancellation all rights to the design revert to the Designer and all original art must be returned, including sketches, comps, or other preliminary materials.

6. Credits and Promotion:

A credit line suitable to the design of the pages will be used. Designer reserves the right to include screenshots of the completed work in her portfolio.

7. Preliminary Works:

Designer retains all rights in and to all Preliminary Designs. Client shall return all Preliminary Designs to Designer within thirty (30) days of completion of the project and all rights in and to any Preliminary Designs shall remain the exclusive property of Designer.

8. Permissions and Releases:

The Client agrees to indemnify and hold the Designer harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to materials included in the Design at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or privacy release was requested, or for which uses exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release.

9. Miscellaneous:

This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Its terms can be modified only by a writing signed by both parties, except that the Client may authorize expenses or revisions orally. Any dispute arising out of this agreement will be resolved by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/or binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and courts of such state shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue.

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