By placing an order with aledesign.co.uk, you confirm that you are in agreement with and bound by the terms and conditions below.
The Client: The company or individual requesting the services of aledesign.co.uk.
aledesign.co.uk: Primary designer/site owner.
aledesign.co.uk will carry out work only where an agreement is provided either by email, telephone, mail or fax. aledesign.co.uk will carry out work only for clients who are 18 years of age or above. An 'order' is deemed to be a written or verbal contract between aledesign.co.uk and the client, this includes telephone and email agreements.
Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure that the website and any scripts or programs are free of errors, aledesign.co.uk cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred due to malfunction, the website or any part of it.
The website, graphics and any programming code remain the property of aledesign.co.uk until all outstanding accounts are paid in full.
Any scripts, cgi applications, php scripts, or software (unless specifically agreed) written by aledesign.co.uk remain the copyright of aledesign.co.uk and may only be commercially reproduced or resold with the permission of aledesign.co.uk.
aledesign.co.uk cannot take responsibility for any copyright infringements caused by materials submitted by the client. We reserve the right to refuse any material of a copyrighted nature unless adequate proof is given of permission to use such material.
Any additions to the brief will be carried out at the discretion of aledesign.co.uk and where no charge is made by aledesign.co.uk for such additions, aledesign.co.uk accept no responsibility to ensure such additions are error free and reserve the right to charge an according amount for any correction to these or further additions.
The client agrees to make available as soon as is reasonably possible to aledesign.co.uk all materials required to complete the site to the agreed standard and within the set deadline.
aledesign.co.uk will not be liable or become involved in any disputes between the site owner and their clients and cannot be held responsible for any wrongdoing on the part of a site owner.
A deposit of 30% is required with any project before any design work willl be carried out.
Once a website has been designed and completed the final balance of payment is then due in accordance with our payment terms. There are no exceptions to this, i.e. If the client decides they no longer want the site, as they have commissioned the work and paid a deposit they are still obliged to pay for the work that has been done. Non payment will result in legal action being taken if necessary.
Database, Application and E-Commerce Development
Aledesign.co.uk cannot take responsibility for any losses incurred by the use of any software created for the client. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure products are problem free and accurate, the ultimate responsibility lies with the client in ensuring that all software is functioning correctly before use.
The client is expected to test fully any application or programming relating to a site developed by aledesign.co.uk before being made generally available for use. Where "bugs", errors or other issues are found after the site is live, aledesign.co.uk will endeavour (but is not obliged to) to correct these issues to meet the standards of function outlined in the brief
Aledesign.co.uk will endeavour to ensure that any developed/designed site or application will function correctly on the server it is initially installed in and that it will function correctly when viewed with the web browsing software Firefox 14.0.1 and to an acceptable level with other browser like Chrome, Safari and Opera. aledesign.co.uk can offer no guarantees of correct function with all browser software and expecially old version of Internet Explorer. For new device like tablets and smartphones, compatibility must be discussed before placing the order.
Whilst aledesign.co.uk recommends hosting companies to host websites, no guarantees can be made as to the availability or interruption of this service by aledesign.co.uk cannot accept liability for losses caused by the unavailability, malfunction or interruption of this service, or for loss of turnover, sales, revenue, profits or indirect, consequential or special loss.
aledesign.co.uk reserves the right to refuse to handle in any way, material which may be deemed offensive, illegal or in any way controversial, and also to terminate the hosting service should the necessity arise.
Payment of Accounts
A deposit is required from any new client before any work is carried out. It is the aledesign.co.uk policy that any outstanding accounts for work carried out by aledesign.co.uk or its affiliates are required to be paid in full, no later than 14 days from the date of the invoice unless by prior arrangement with aledesign.co.uk.
Once a deposit is paid and work completed you are obliged to pay the balance of payment in full. We will contact clients via email and telephone to remind them of such payments if they are not received when due.
If accounts are not settled or aledesign.co.uk have not been contacted regarding the delay, access to the related website may be denied and web pages removed, we will then pass such cases to the Small Claims Court to pursue payment, non payment can result in county court judgements (ccj's) being added to the clients credit rating.
Following consistent non payment of an invoice our Solicitors will contact the client in question, with a view to taking the matter further and if need be to seek payment through legal procedures, and if necessary court summons.
Anyone who experiences a problem with their web service provided by aledesign.co.uk should raise the matter directly using our online contact form to do so, giving sufficient information to locate the material (such as an url) and clearly outlining the grounds for complaint.
aledesign.co.uk will approach the individual responsible for the material in question with a view to resolving the matter to the satisfaction of the complainant.
Formal complaints procedure
The formal complaints procedure should only be used where the complainant feels that the nature of the complaint is too serious to be dealt with informally, or where a satisfactory conclusion has not been reached after following the informal procedure.
A formal complaint should be made in writing to aledesign.co.uk, who will acknowledge receipt and ensure that the matter is looked into as soon as possible.
An initial response to any complaint can be expected within seven days of its receipt; a full and considered response to the complaint should be completed within 30 days and any subsequent remedy implemented with the minimum of delay.