Terms of Service

The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by OrangeAmbition Web Design. All work is carried out by OrangeAmbition Web Design with the understanding that the client has agreed to OrangeAmbition Web Design’s terms and conditions.

All work is billed in 1 minute increments at an hourly rate with a minimum of 1 hour billed per invoice. All clients will be billed $80.00 per hour unless a different rate is agreed on in writing or via email.

All assignment of work requested of OrangeAmbition Web Design will be billable unless OrangeAmbition Web Design indicates otherwise by email or in writing.

Charges for services to be provided by OrangeAmbition Web Design will be set out in a written estimate or quotation that is provided to the client. At the time of the client’s signed acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, a deposit (specified below) will become immediately due. Work on the project will not commence until OrangeAmbition Web Design has received this amount.

For projects with less than 30 days turn-around, a deposit of $200.00 or 50% of the estimate (whichever is lower) is due at the beginning of the project with the balance due within 30 days OR the entire project is considered 100% COD.

For long term projects (more than 1 month turn-around, or on retainer) a deposit of 25% is due at the beginning of the project. On the last day of each month, an invoice is generated for the time spent on the project during that month. Invoices are due within 30 days (by the issuing of the next month’s invoice). When the project is completed, the final invoice is generated on the day of completion, and due within 30 days of the date issued.

Charges for any additional services beyond the scope of the project proposal will become fully payable at the time of estimate or quotation acceptance. If the client requests the project work be accelerated, or provide last minute author’s alterations, additional overtime or rush charges above OrangeAmbition Web Design’s standard rate may be charged.

GST (5%) applies to all invoices for fees and expenses related to professional services rendered. All rates and quotations are exclusive of taxes. Accordingly, the appropriate amount of taxes will be shown separately on the invoice, with the tax registration number, so that the Purchaser will have the information required to claim an input tax credit to the extent allowed by legislation.

Invoices will be sent via email in PDF format, unless a different format or delivery method has been requested. All invoices are due within 30 days of the date on the invoice, except short turn-around projects designated COD.

It is the client’s responsibility to make sure OrangeAmbition Web Design has their current email address and that their email account is working properly to accept emails from OrangeAmbition Web Design. All changes to a client’s contact information must be submitted in writing or via email.

Payments may be made by cash, Cheque, PayPal or previously agreed electronic funds transfer.

Returned cheques will incur an additional fee of $45.00 per returned cheque. OrangeAmbition Web Design reserves the right to consider an account to be in delinquent in the event of a returned cheque.

An account shall be considered delinquent if it remains unpaid after 30 days from the date of invoice, or following a returned cheque. A delinquent account will incur a late fee of 5% per month. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, graphic design, illustration, hosting, domain registration, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, printers, photographers and libraries.

Clients whose accounts become delinquent agree to pay OrangeAmbition Web Design any and all legal expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.

OrangeAmbition WebDesign reserves the right to remove the client’s material from any and all computer systems until final payment is made.

At the time of proposal, OrangeAmbition Web Design will provide the client with a written estimate or quotation. The Terms and Conditions can be read on OrangeAmbition Web Design web site.

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

The client 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 additional charges.

The client also agrees that OrangeAmbition Web Design holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.

Any indication given byOrangeAmbition Web Design of a design project’s duration is to be considered by the client to be estimation. OrangeAmbition Web Design shall use commercially reasonable efforts to meet all project schedules and requested delivery time frames agreed upon in the proposal. Estimated project duration should be deemed to be from the date that cleared funds are received by OrangeAmbition Web Design for the initial payment or by date confirmed in writing by OrangeAmbition Web Design.

OrangeAmbition Web Design considers the design project complete upon receipt of the client’s signed approval. Other services such as printing, display panel production, film work, web site uploading, publishing, etc, either contracted on the client’s behalf constitute a separate component of the project and can be treated as a separate charge.

OrangeAmbition Web Design and the client must work together to complete the project in a timely manner. OrangeAmbition Web Design will make every effort to make corrections or changes to design work based on the client’s feedback. The client agrees not to hold OrangeAmbition Web Design liable for any consequential losses associated with project delays, for any reason.

The client agrees to OrangeAmbition Web Design’s definition of acceptable means of supplying data to the company. Text is to be supplied to OrangeAmbition Web Design in electronic format as standard text (.txt), MS Word (.doc) on portable memory format such as a memory stick, or via e-mail.

Images which are supplied in an electronic format are to be provided in a format as prescribed by OrangeAmbition Web Design via portable memory format such as memory stick or e-mail. Images must be of a quality suitable for use and OrangeAmbition Web Design will not be held responsible for any image quality which the client later deems to be unacceptable. OrangeAmbition Web Design cannot be held responsible for the quality of any images which the client wishes to be scanned from printed materials.

Additional expenses may be incurred for any necessary action, including, but not limited to, photography and art direction, photography searches, media conversion, digital image processing, or data entry services.

Once web design is complete, OrangeAmbition Web Design will provide the client with the opportunity to review the resulting work. OrangeAmbition Web Design will make one set of minor changes at no extra cost within 14 days of the start of the review period. Minor changes include small textual changes and small adjustments to placement of items on the page. It does not include changes to images, colour schemes or any navigation features. Any minor changes can be notified to OrangeAmbition Web Design by e-mail or post.

OrangeAmbition Web Design will consider that the client has accepted the original draft if no notification of changes is received from the client within 14 days of the start of the review period.

Due to the infinite number of considerations that search engines use when determining a site’s ranking, OrangeAmbition Web Design cannot guarantee any particular placement. Acceptance by any search engine cannot be guaranteed and when a site is accepted, the time it takes to appear in search results varies from one search engine to another. Rankings will also vary as new sites are added.

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Hosting fees are dependent on which hosting plan chosen. By default all hosting plans will be billed annually. Payments are due on the first day of the anniversary month. All sites hosted with OrangeAmbition Web Design will be subject to late fees and collection methods laid out in the “Delinquent Accounts and Late Fees” section of these terms. Any hosting plan 90 days overdue will be considered expired and the web site will be removed from all servers.

OrangeAmbition Web Design may request that clients change the type of hosting account used if that account is deemed by OrangeAmbition Web Design to be unacceptable because of poor service, lack of bandwidth or in any other way insufficient to support the web site.

OrangeAmbition Web Design is not financially responsible for any financial losses you may suffer because of server down time.

All requests for domain name registration must be submitted in writing or by email. Domain name registration is not refundable unless OrangeAmbition Web Design did not register the correct domain name. OrangeAmbition Web Design registers most domain names using a third party service called Bluehost (bluehost.com) unless a different register is requested by the client. All domain name accounts will be registered under OrangeAmbition Web Design’s account with OrangeAmbition Web Design contact information to ensure security and to assure domains are not lost because of failure to renew the domain on time. If the client registers their domain elsewhere, the client is solely responsible for renewing and maintaining its security settings.

OrangeAmbition Web Design cannot guarantee the availability of any domain name. Where OrangeAmbition Web Design is to register a domain name on behalf of a client it will endeavour to do so but the client should not assume a successful registration.

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

The client content, including all pre-existing trademarks, shall remain the sole property of the client or its respective suppliers, and the client or its suppliers shall be the sole owner of all rights in connection therewith. The client hereby grants to OrangeAmbition Web Design a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, display and publish the client content solely in connection with OrangeAmbition Web Design’s performance of the services and limited promotional uses of the deliverables as authorized in this agreement.

Upon completion of the services, and expressly subject to full payment of all fees, costs and out-of-pocket expenses due, OrangeAmbition Web Design grants to the client the rights to the final art as set forth in the proposal. Any additional uses not identified herein or reselling of the artwork is not permitted without prior written consent.

By supplying text, images and other data to OrangeAmbition Web Design for inclusion in the client’s project, the client declares that it holds the appropriate copyright and/or trademark permissions. The ownership of such materials will remain with the client, or rightful copyright or trademark owner.

Any artwork, images, or text supplied and/or designed by OrangeAmbition Web Design on behalf of the client, will remain the property of OrangeAmbition Web Design and/or its suppliers. The client agrees to fully indemnify and hold OrangeAmbition Web Design free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the client in not having obtained all the required copyright, and/or any other necessary permissions.

OrangeAmbition WebDesign retains the right to reproduce, publish and display the final design in OrangeAmbition Web Design’s portfolios and web site, and in galleries, design periodicals and other media or exhibits for the purposes of recognition of creative excellence or professional advancement, and to be credited with authorship of the final design in connection with such uses. Either party, subject to the other’s reasonable approval, may describe its role in relation to the project and, if applicable, the services provided to the other party on its web site and in other promotional materials, and, if not expressly objected to, include a link to the other party’s web site.

OrangeAmbition Web Design will not include in its designs any text, images or other data which it deems to be immoral, offensive, obscene or illegal. All material must conform to all standards laid down by all relevant standards authorities. OrangeAmbition Web Design also reserves the right to refuse to include submitted material without giving reason. Any images and/or data that OrangeAmbition Web Design does include in all good faith, and then finds out that it contravenes these Terms and Conditions, the client is obliged to allow OrangeAmbition Web Design to remove the contravention without hindrance, or penalty. OrangeAmbition Web Design is to be held in no way responsible for any such data being included.

Cancellation of orders may be made initially by telephone contact, or e-mail, however, following this, OrangeAmbition Web Design will need formal notification in writing to the company’s postal address. The client will then be invoiced for all work completed over and above the non-refundable deposit that will have been made at the time of first ordering. The balance of monies due must be paid within 30 days. Please note: any cancellation which is not formally confirmed in writing and received by OrangeAmbition Web Design within 14 days of such instruction being issued, will be liable for the full quoted cost of the project.

OrangeAmbition Web Design may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this agreement, at any time and at its sole discretion, by posting a change notice or a new agreement on its web site. Modifications may include, but not limited to, changes in the scope of available services and product prices. If any modification is unacceptable to the client, their only recourse is to terminate this agreement. The client’s continued Participation with OrangeAmbition Web Design following a posting of a change notice or new agreement on the site will constitute binding acceptance of the change.

OrangeAmbition Web Design makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, for any and all products and/or services that it supplies. OrangeAmbition Web Design will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies. OrangeAmbition Web Design is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss of data, or non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. While we take reasonable steps to investigate the materials recommended, OrangeAmbition Web Design accepts no responsibility for the performance or quality of materials, or any consequential loss arising from their failure. The client agrees not to hold OrangeAmbition Web Design responsible for any such loss or damage. Any claim against OrangeAmbition Web Design shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the client.

OrangeAmbition Web Design reserves the right to use the services of sub-contractors, agents and suppliers and any work, content, services and usage is bound by their Terms and Conditions. OrangeAmbition Web Design will not knowingly perform any actions to contravene these and the client also agrees to be so bound.

OrangeAmbition Web Design and its clients agree to comply with printers’ Terms and Conditions which include disclaimers for non-completion on time and the flexibility to supply quantities within 10% of the total ordered. OrangeAmbition WebDesign recommends that if an exact quantity is required, then 10% extra is added to the quantity and extra time made available should the job be delayed.

The placement of an order for design and/or any other services offered by OrangeAmbition Web Design and validated by the client’s signature on the estimate or quotation form, constitutes acceptance of the estimate or quotation and agreement to comply fully with all the Terms and Conditions and forms a Contract for Business between the signatory and OrangeAmbition WebDesign.