Terms of Service

Here are our no BS terms of service.

The T&C’s 

Between Two Bearded Guys 
And You 

(You refers to any customer who hires us (Two Bearded Guys) (“We or Us”) to: 

  • Design and develop a web site 
  • Set up and maintain web hosting) 

Summary: 

We’ll always do our best to fulfil your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and when, and what will happen if something goes wrong. In these T&Cs you won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something that you might later regret. What we do want is what’s best for both parties, now and in the future. 

Of course it’s a little more complicated, but we’ll get to that. 

What do both parties agree to? 

You: You have the authority to enter into this contract on behalf of yourself, your company or your organisation. You’ll give us the assets and information we tell you we need to complete the project. You’ll do this when we ask and provide it in the formats we ask for. You’ll review our work, provide feedback and approval in a timely manner too. Deadlines work two ways, so you’ll also be bound by dates we set together. You also agree to pay the hosting fees as set out at the end of this contract. 

Us: We have the experience and ability to do everything we’ve agreed with you and we’ll do it all in a professional and timely manner. We’ll endeavour to meet every deadline that’s set and on top of that we’ll maintain the confidentiality of everything you give us. 

Getting down to the nitty gritty 

Hosting 

Unless agreed otherwise, your website will be hosted on our servers. These servers are high-speed SSD, secure servers that come with an SSL certificate. You will have access to unlimited storage, bandwidth and email accounts. 

Additional Software Licences

Sometimes, to provide requested functionality, we need to use 3rd party software. Often, it is necessary to buy a licence for this software that is usually charged annually. We will always verify these charges with you before we make any purchases, but we will not cover the cost of any additional software that you need, this will always be extra. 

Design 

We create designs that adapt to the capabilities of many devices and screen sizes. We create them iteratively using the WordPress framework so we won’t waste time mocking up every template as a static visual. We may use visuals to indicate a creative direction (colour, texture and typography.) We call that ‘atmosphere.’ 

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to review our work and provide feedback. We’ll either share a Onedrive, Google Drive folder or Github repository or development site with you and we’ll have regular contact by either phone, Facebook, or other means of communication. 

If—at any stage—you change your mind about what you want delivered or aren’t happy with the direction our work is taking, you’ll pay us in full for the time we’ve spent working until that point and may terminate this contract. 

Text content 

Unless agreed separately, we are responsible for inputting text or images that have been provided by you into your content management system and creating specified pages on your website.  

Should you not be able to provide content and images, wcan provide professional copywriting and editing services, so if you’d like us to create new content or input content for you, we’ll provide a separate estimate. 

Graphics and photographs 

You should supply photographs in a high resolution digital format. If you choose to buy stock photographs, we can suggest stock libraries. If you’d like us to search for photographs for you, we can provide a separate estimate. 

Your Logo 

If your business has a logo, you should provide this to us in a high quality, high resolution or vector format and we will input this logo into your theme. If you do not have a logo, we can provide professional logo design services. If you’d like us to create a logo for you, we’ll provide a separate estimate.  

Browser testing 

Browser testing no longer means attempting to make a website look the same in browsers of different capabilities or on devices with different size screens. It does mean ensuring that a person’s experience of a design should be appropriate to the capabilities of a browser or device. 

We test our work in current versions of major desktop browsers including those made by Apple (Safari) and Google (Chrome). We won’t test in other older browsers unless we agreed separately. If you need an enhanced design for an older browser, we can provide a separate estimate for that. 

Mobile browser testing 

Testing using popular smaller screen devices is essential in ensuring that a person’s experience of a design is appropriate to the capabilities of the device they’re using. We test our designs in: 

iOS: Safari and Google Chrome
Android: Google Chrome 

We won’t test in Opera Mini/Mobile, specific Android devices, or other mobile browsers unless we agreed separately. If you need us to test using these, we can provide a separate estimate. 

Search engine optimisation (SEO) 

Search engine optimisation is something that we put a lot of time and effort into for your website, we use the latest techniques and technology to give you the best chances of ranking highly on Google. However, due to the nature of Google’s search algorithms and the intense competition for website ranking, we can’t guarantee front-page results. 

Changes and revisions
We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind. The quote we give is based on the time that we estimate we’ll need to accomplish everything you’ve told us you want to achieve, but we’re happy to be flexible. If you want to change your mind or add anything new, that won’t be a problem as we’ll provide a separate estimate for the additional work. 

Legal stuff 

We’ll carry out our work in accordance with good industry practice and at the standard expected from a suitably qualified person with relevant experience. That said, we can’t guarantee that our work will be error-free and so we can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised us of them. 

While we will make every effort to ensure that the website is fully GDPR compliant, it will ultimately be your responsibility and liability for GDPR breaches will sit with you. 

Your liability to us will also be limited to the amount of fees payable under this contract and you won’t be liable to us or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if we’ve advised you of them. 

Finally, if any provision of this contract shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 

Phew. 

Intellectual property rights 

Just to be clear, “Intellectual property rights” means all patents, rights to inventions, copyright (including rights in software) and related rights, trademarks, service marks, get up and trade names, internet domain names, rights to goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (or rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or shall subsist now or in the future in any part of the world. 

Blimey. 

First, you guarantee that all elements of text, images or other artwork you provide are either owned by your good selves, or that you’ve permission to use them. When you provide text, images or other artwork to us, you agree to protect us from any claim by a third party that we’re using their intellectual property. 

We guarantee that all elements of the work we deliver to you are either owned by us or we’ve obtained permission to provide them to you. When we provide text, images or other artwork to you, we agree to protect you from any claim by a third party that you’re using their intellectual property. Provided you’ve paid for the work and that this contract hasn’t been terminated, we’ll assign all intellectual property rights to you as follows: 

You own all intellectual property rights of text, images, site specification and data you provided, unless someone else owns them. 

We’ll own the unique combination of these elements that constitutes a complete design and we’ll license its use to you, exclusively and in perpetuity for this project only, unless we agree otherwise. 

We’ll own any intellectual property rights we’ve developed prior to, or developed separately from this project and not paid for by you.  

Displaying our work 

We love to show off our work, so we reserve the right to display all aspects of our creative work, including sketches, work-in-progress designs and the completed project on our portfolio and in articles on websites, in magazine articles and in books. 

Payments 

Website 

We will issue you with an initial quote showing an estimate of the total cost of your project. To proceed you will need to pay a 50% deposit, payment of this deposit signifies your agreement to our terms & conditions. 

We will provide a clear itemised invoice of the work done and time spent on your project. 

We issue quotes and invoices electronically. Our payment terms are 14 days from the date of invoice by BACS the SWIFT international payments system or Stripe Online Payments. All proposals are quoted in Pounds and payments will be made at the equivalent conversion rate at the date the transfer is made. 

You agree to pay all charges associated with international transfers of funds. The appropriate bank account details will be printed on our electronic invoice.  

Hosting 

You will pay £15 per month for the hosting of your website. Should payments be missed, we reserve the right to remove your website from our hosting platform. 

Domain Registration 

In order to list your domain with a registrar, we have to pay a small annual fee of £20 and we will invoice you for this yearly. 

Schedule 

We’re sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices that we send you promptly. As we’re also sure you’ll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule. 

Payment Details 

Please make payments by BACS to the following account:  

Name: Mr. Ross Cheeseright 

Bank: Halifax 

Sort Code: 11-06-73 

Account Number: 11242962 

But where’s all the horrible small print? 

Just like a parking ticket, neither of us can transfer this contract to anyone else without the other’s permission. 

We both agree that we’ll adhere to all relevant laws and regulations in relation to our activities under this contract and not cause the other to breach any relevant laws or regulations. 

This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place. 

Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document under exclusive jurisdiction of English and Welsh courts. 

Oh and don’t forget those men with big dogs. 

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