Please read these terms and conditions as any work I do for you will be subject exclusively to them.
Once you have paid in full all fees due I will assign to you, to the extent that I am lawfully able, the copyright of all materials that I write for you.
However, I retain the right to use extracts of my work for my own marketing and advertising purposes unless you specifically forbid this and we sign a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement.
If, as part of your project requirements, you include materials written by someone else, I will make every reasonable effort to ensure that I do not inadvertently breach their copyright. However, you confirm that you are authorised to send me the material for my use, either as reference material or to form part of a new piece of work and in doing so you will not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party, and you agree to indemnify me against any loss, damages, costs or expenses or other action arising, directly or indirectly, as a result of use of this content.
I will keep confidential any information you disclose to me designated by you as confidential in relation to any work I do for you under these terms. This does not apply to any information which is public knowledge at the time provided or becomes so through no fault of mine. You agree to indemnify me against any loss, damages, costs or expenses or other action whatsoever by you or a third party associated with the accidental disclosure or loss of this information.
Process and Timescale
I charge by the project and will provide you with a quote based on information that you provide to me. Please answer my questions as fully as you reasonably can as this information, along with these terms, forms part of our contract. Any changes or additions to this original brief may incur an additional charge. Unless otherwise agreed, each quote includes an initial draft and two revisions.
Please contact me to discuss amendments or revisions within five working days of you receiving any draft from me. If you need longer please let me know as amendments or revisions advised outside of this timescale may incur an additional charge.
If I provide you with any advice on, for example, format or medium, I do this in good faith based on my knowledge of your needs and within my specific area of expertise. You will therefore be fully responsible for and indemnify me against any loss, damage, consequential loss or costs or other claims arising from any actions you take, or refrain from taking, as a result of acting on my advice.
Payment is strictly 14 days from the invoice date. I reserve the right to charge interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
In some instances I may require a proportion(s) of my fee to be paid in advance and where an advance payment is requested, I reserve the right to delay the provision of my services until such payment is made.
Conflicts of Interest
I will not take on a project with a client if that would create a conflict of interest with an existing client and I reserve the right to withdraw where a conflict arises. I will have the sole right to determine where such conflict of interest exists.
In the event that you wish to withdraw your instructions from me I shall need written notice and you will remain liable for a reasonable proportion of the total fees incurred up to the date of my receipt of your written notice. If a project is cancelled after written confirmation has been received but before the first draft has been submitted, a cancellation fee of 50% of the total fee will be due. If a project is cancelled after submission of the first draft, the fee will be payable in full.
I will take all reasonable care to ensure that any copy I submit to you is free from spelling mistakes and other literal errors. However, you agree that you are responsible for final proofreading and I will not be liable for any loss, damage, consequential loss or cost incurred whatsoever by you or any third party arising from the direct or indirect use of copy supplied by me.
You will therefore be fully responsible for and indemnify me against any loss, damage, consequential loss or costs or other claims arising from any errors in any printed or published form or arising in any manner whatsoever from the direct or indirect use of copy supplied by me or from the reproduction without proper reproduction rights of any words and/or phrases supplied to you by me.
You must ensure that all rights, consents and permissions are obtained to use the copy I supply to you. I do not confirm, suggest or imply that any relevant permissions have been obtained. You will indemnify me against any loss, damage, consequential loss , costs, or other claims that arise relating to the use of names, titles, trademarks, brands or similar.
The laws of England and Wales will govern this agreement.