Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by Bruce, Davis Associates.

All work is carried out by BDA on the understanding that the client has agreed to BDA's terms and conditions.

Copyright is retained by BDA on all design work including words, pictures, ideas, visuals and illustrations unless specifically released in writing and after all costs have been settled.

If a choice of design is presented, only one solution is deemed to be given by BDA as fulfilling the contract. All other designs remain the property of BDA, unless agreed in writing that this arrangement has been changed.

Project Acceptance
Whenever possible, at the time of proposal, Bruce, Davis Associates will provide the customer with a written estimate or quotation.

A copy of the written estimate or quotation is to be signed and dated by the customer to indicate acceptance and should be returned to Bruce, Davis Associates. Alternatively, the client may send an official order or letter in reply to the estimate or quotation which binds the client to accept Bruce, Davis Associates' terms and conditions. No work on a project will commence until either document has been received by Bruce, Davis Associates.

Design Charges
Charges for design services to be provided by Bruce, Davis Associates, will be set out in the written estimate or quotation that is provided to the customer. At the time of the customer's signed acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted fee will become immediately due. Work on the project may not commence until Bruce, Davis Associates has received this amount.

Charges for Other Services
Charges for any additional services over and above the estimated design, will become fully payable (100% of the quoted amount) at the time of estimate or quotation acceptance.

Payment
The customer will be provided with an Approval Form or emailed proof to approve and Invoice prior to final publication. At this time the remainder of the amount due will become payable and the customer will also be required to sign and return the Approval Form or email approval to Bruce, Davis Associates. Accounts which remain outstanding for 30 days after the date of invoice, will incur an extra charge on the outstanding amount.

Payments may be made by cash, cheque, or (for overseas customers), Pound Sterling International Money Order or previously agreed electronic funds transfer.

Publication and/or release of work done by Bruce, Davis Associates on behalf of the client, may not take place before cleared funds have been received.

Returned cheques will incur an additional fee of £50 per returned cheque or more if the bank charges are more than £50. Bruce, Davis Associates reserves the right to consider an account to be in default in the event of a returned cheque.

Default
An account shall be considered default if it remains unpaid for 30 days from the date of invoice, or following a returned cheque. Bruce, Davis Associates shall be considered entitled to remove Bruce, Davis Associates' and/or the customer's material from any and all computer systems, until the amount due has been fully paid. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, hosting, domain registration, search engine submission, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, printers, photographers and libraries.

Removal of such materials does not relieve the customer of it's obligation to pay the due amount. Customers whose accounts become default agree to pay Bruce, Davis Associates reasonable legal expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.

Copyrights and Trademarks
By supplying text, images and other data to Bruce, Davis Associates for inclusion in the customer's website or other medium, the customer declares that it holds the appropriate copyright and/or trademark permissions. The ownership of such materials will remain with the customer, or rightful copyright or trademark owner.

Any artwork, images, or text supplied and/or designed by Bruce, Davis Associates on behalf of the customer, will remain the property of Bruce, Davis Associates and/or it's suppliers.

The customer may request in writing from Bruce, Davis Associates, the necessary permission to use materials (for which Bruce, Davis Associates holds the copyright) in forms other than for which it was originally supplied, and Bruce, Davis Associates may, at it's discretion, grant this. Such permission must be obtained in writing before it will allow any of the aforesaid artwork, images, text, or other data to be used.

By supplying images, text, or any other data to Bruce, Davis Associates, the customer grants Bruce, Davis Associates permission to use this material freely in the pursuit of the design.

Should Bruce, Davis Associates, or the customer supply an image, text, audio clip or any other file for use in a website, multimedia presentation, print item, exhibition, advertisement or any other medium believing it to be copyright and royalty free, which subsequently emerges to have such copyright or royalty usage limitations, the customer will agree to allow Bruce, Davis Associates to remove and/or replace the file on the site.

The customer agrees to fully indemnify and hold Bruce, Davis Associates free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the customer in not having obtained all the required copyright, and/or any other necessary permissions.

Alterations
The customer agrees that changes required over and above the estimated work or required to be carried out after acceptance of the draft design will be liable to a separate charge.

The customer also agrees that Bruce, Davis Associates holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.

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