Terms and Conditions
The cost for the work requested has been calculated to match the advertised price. This calculation includes the state tax rate of the State of Connecticut.
Any recipient of the services provided by Creative Strength Designs must sign a contract agreement and pay an initial down payment before work on a project can began. Partial payment may be allowed for any service if considered reasonable under certain circumstances. Partial payments can be requested after an initial down payment over $300.00. As such any recipient of service can gain the right to partial payments with the purchase of a service(s) amounting over $500.00. The full amount for the service provided must be paid in full before the finished work is released to the receiving party; at which point the receiving party will receive back control of any digital file, copy of a design and to be printed or otherwise by other means outside of CSD.
If the service in question provides a website of any level, the client requesting the service has the option upon completion of the project to choose one of the following:
1. Receive back full control of the website and all assets pertaining to it; fully taking the property out of the hands of Creative Strength Designs.
2. Receive back partial control of the website, allowing for client access into editable portions of the website for maintenance purposes.
3. Allow Creative Strength Designs to hold full control of the website (primarily the back end portions) for constant sight maintenance, when requested, and to fill the role of webmaster for the client. A maintenance fee of $25 per hour will apply.
All "full service" website services are charged on an hourly rate. Websites in this category will not be compromised with the client and Creative Strength Designs will proceed according to the signed contract agreement.
1. Time of Payment
All invoices shall be paid within 30 days of receipt. The grant of any license or right of copyright is conditioned on receipt of full payment.
2.Default in Payment
The Buyer shall assume responsibility for all collection of legal fees necessitated by default in payment.
Buyer shall make additional payments for changes requested in original assignment. However, no additional payment shall be made for changes required to conform to the original assignment description. The Buyer shall offer CSD first opportunity to make any changes.
Buyer shall reimburse CSD for all expenses arising from this assignment, including the payment of any sales taxes due on this assignment. Buyer’s approval shall be obtained before any increases in fees or expenses that exceed the original estimate by 10% or more.
In the event of cancellation of this assignment, ownership of all copyrights and the original artwork shall be retained by CSD, and a cancellation fee for work completed, based on the contract price and expenses already incurred, shall be paid by the Buyer.
6. Ownership of Artwork
CSD retains ownership of all original artwork, whether preliminary or final (With exception of any artwork or resources provided to the artist.) All artwork, once paid for in full, will be turned over to the buyer for ownership.
7. Credit Lines
The Buyer shall give CSD and any associated artist a credit line with any editorial usage (i.e. book illustrations). If similar credit lines are to be given with other types of usage, it must be so indicated here:
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Buyer shall indemnify CSD against all claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, due to uses for which no release was requested in writing or for uses which exceed authority granted by release.
Modifications of the Agreement must be written, except that the invoice may include, and Buyer shall pay, fees or expenses that were originally authorized in order to progress promptly with the work.
10. Warranty of Originality
CSD and associated artists warrant and represent that to the best of their knowledge, the work assigned hereunder is original and has not been previously published, or that consent to use has been obtained on an unlimited basis; that all work or portions thereof obtained through the undersigned from third parties is original or, if previously published, that consent to use has been obtained on an unlimited basis; that the Artist / Company has full authority to make this agreement; and that the work prepared by the Artist / Company does not contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter. This warranty does not extend to any uses that the Buyer or others may make of CSD’s product that may infringe on the rights of others. The Buyer expressly agrees that they will hold the Artist and Company harmless for all liability caused by the Buyer’s use of the Artist / Company’s product to the extent such use infringes on the rights of others.
11. Limitation of Liability
Buyer agrees that it shall not hold the CSD or it’s agents liable for any incidental or consequential damages that arise from the Artist’s failure to perform any aspect of the Project in a timely manner, regardless of whether such failure was caused by intentional or negligent acts or omissions of CSD or third party.
12. Acceptance of Terms
The signature of both parties shall evidence acceptance of these terms.
By signing this contract the receiving party agrees to not disclose any information regarding the basic ideals or concepts of the requested service(s) outside of the boundaries of this contract. CSD understands that any discussion outside of this contract will be considered as a breech and failure to comply with the agreement.