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Ownership: You, the client, have ownership of the final design for use in any media application that is beneficial to your business. Inkstain Design Studio (IDS) retains the right to use the final design, or any versions of the design created in the process, within printed and online portfolios, including promotional materials such as newsletters and advertisements. The client also gives IDS permission to use client’s full name, business address, and/or website address, for testimonial purposes on her website, or other business-related media. The client understands that it is the client’s responsibility to copyright the design (www.copyright.gov) and/or seek trademark (www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm).
Confidentiality: IDS acknowledges that they may receive or have access to information that relates to your past, present, or future products, vendor lists, creative works, marketing strategies, pending projects/proposals, and other proprietary information. IDS agrees to protect the confidentiality of your proprietary information and all physical forms thereof, whether disclosed with IDS before work begins or afterward. Unless strict confidentiality is requested by you in advance of the scheduled design service, IDS can display materials and final work created for you on the IDS website (www.inkstaindesignstudio.com).
Compensation: Client agrees to pay IDS 50% of the total project cost before any services are provided, and the remaining 50% is to be paid before any workable files are delivered. If the parameters of the work change, or if it involves more time than estimated, IDS will inform you and they can renegotiate the work’s cost. IDS is responsible for the payment of all federal, state, and/or local taxes with respect to the services they perform for the client as an independent contractor. The client will not treat IDS as an employee for any purpose.
Client Approval: Upon acceptance of the work, Client accepts responsibility for any further processes in which this work is used (e.g. film outpost, printing, etc.). IDS is not responsible for errors occurring in this work or projects related to this work after acceptance of the work by the client.
Cancellation: Both parties understand that Client or IDS may terminate the service at any time if, for any reason, the relationship is deemed unsatisfactory by either party. Upon written or verbal cancellation, Client is responsible for payment for all expenses incurred and any work done towards the completion of the project based on the percentage of the project completed that is determined by IDS. Should Client cancel the project following its completion, Client is responsible for full payment as per the agreed upon estimate plus all expenses incurred. In the event of cancellation, IDS retains ownership of all copyrights and original work created.
Delays: Illness, injury, or other events beyond IDS’s control, such as: fire, theft, and computer failure may result in a delay of unpredictable length.
Originality: IDS affirms that all designs are original and therefore owns the rights granted under this agreement, and that the rights granted do not conflict any other agreement.