BASIC DESIGN RATE
The basic hourly rate of $125.00 per hour applies to design and development work. Although the subjective nature of design does not permit us to give firm quotes, we are glad to provide an estimate of projected project costs. We recognize the need for budget control, and we will provide verbal or written reports on time as the project progresses. Billable time on design projects includes all time spent directly on the project, including: project research and development, client consultations, design work, revisions, proof output, coordinating with sub-contractors, and communications (phone, email, and in person). Billable time may also include travel time to client’s location or other location associated with the job, as required.
Contingency costs cover elements of the project not covered by the contract and may include:
•Rush charges for projects with quick deadlines
•Charges for delayed payment (See payment terms)
•Charges for changes to the project outside the parameters agreed upon
Expenses are incurred when the project requires use of materials or vendors other than design work performed by ADMARDE SOLUTIONS, INC.. Expenses may include:
•Printing, color proofs, film and other pre-press production items
•Photography sessions and film development
•Stock Photo and/or Clipart purchases specifically related to the project
•Paper purchases (usually included in printing costs)
•Print coordination fees and job pickup/delivery costs
•Web Site Hosting & Domain Name Registration fees
•Sub-contracting, other vendor costs & Project Management Fees
BILLING AND PAYMENT TERMS
50% of estimated graphic design and contingency costs are due upon beginning a project and/or contract signing unless the project is small or of short duration (determined at initial consultation). Payment must be made before any work is started on a project. ADMARDE SOLUTIONS, INC. reserves the right to invoice client at any time if project extends beyond projected completion date, or if the number of billable hours on the project exceeds the estimated project time. 100% of printing costs must be paid prior to submitting the project to print, unless credit has been established. All invoices are due and payable upon receipt and must be paid UPON COMPLETION of project, unless otherwise specified in the contract. A penalty for late payment will be assessed as follows: 1.5% of unpaid balance per month overdue.
Invoices may be paid by cash, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or check. A min. of a $30 fee will be assessed for all returned checks regardless of amount. The Client shall be responsible for all collection or legal fees necessitated by late or default in payment. Admarde Solutions, Inc. reserves the right to withhold delivery and any transfer of ownership of any current work if accounts are not current or overdue invoices are not paid in full. All grants of any license to use or transfer of ownership of any intellectual property rights under this Agreement are conditioned upon receipt of payment in full which shall be inclusive of any and all outstanding Additional Costs, Taxes, Expenses, and Fees, Charges or the costs of all legal services.
COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS, AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE LAWS
The client unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to Admarde Solutions, Inc. for inclusion in the project are owned by the client, or that the client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect and defend Admarde Solutions, Inc. and its contractors from any claim or suit arising from the use of such elements furnished by the client.
The client agrees that the client is solely responsible for complying with such laws, taxes and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend Admarde Solutions, Inc. and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax or tariff arising from the client’s exercise of Internet electronic commerce.
Should client or designer stop the project at any time during the development period, designer will invoice for work completed up to the point of termination. Cancellation fees may apply as determined by ADMARDE SOLUTIONS, INC.
POLICY AMENDMENT (as of 12/01/09)
The invoice is due and payable in full within 30 days of the invoice date. Any unpaid delinquent balance shall bear a finance charge of 1.5% per month (18% per year) or the maximum interests allowable by law whichever is the highest. In the event an attorney is employed or expense is incurred to compel payment of the invoice or any action or proceeding is commenced, the Client agrees to pay Admarde, all cost and expenses associated with collection of unpaid sums, including but not limited to court costs and attorney’s fees. The Client, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change terms of payment and/or discontinue further services, without prejudice to any other lawful remedy, until past due payments are made and satisfactory assurances of Client’s credit standing is received by Admarde.
By contracting our services states that you have read and accept the above Terms.