Landmark Web Design Terms of Service
In view of the fact that LANDMARK Web Design’s work will bring LANDMARK Web Design into close contact with many confidential affairs of Client not readily available to the public, and plans for future developments, LANDMARK Web Design agrees to keep secret all matters, except for the existence of this engagement generally, and further agrees not to disclose any such matters to anyone outside of LANDMARK Web Design throughout the term of this agreement, without written consent from Client.
Confidential information is that which relates to the Client’s or LANDMARK Web Design’s research, development, trade secrets or business affairs and includes, in the case of LANDMARK Web Design’s confidential information, concepts presented to, but not selected by, the Client; it does not include information that is generally known or easily ascertainable by third parties. LANDMARK Web Design and the Client shall mutually respect and maintain each other’s confidential information and shall use it only to perform their respective obligations hereunder. For the avoidance of doubt, confidential information does not include information, which is public knowledge, was in the recipient’s possession before receipt or is independently developed by the recipient.
The parties to this Agreement agree that no effort shall be made to solicit employees from the other party, directly or indirectly, and that no compensation of any kind may be offered or provided to any person currently compensated by the other party without prior written consent by the prior compensation provider, for the term of this agreement as described below. Neither party shall solicit the other’s employees, independent contractors or consultants or engage them in any work independent the parties’ relationship under this Agreement during the term of the Agreement and for two years thereafter.
Any expenses accrued shall be fully reimbursed to LANDMARK Web Design within 30 Days of notification.
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE. A deposit shall be required for work involving a website build NOT UNDER LANDMARK Web Design’s CONTROL i.e.; a website located in the Customer or Client’s hosting account or anywhere that LANDMARK Web Design can be locked out or access denied. A deposit shall be required for any customer, client or responsible party that is not located within 10 miles of LANDMARK Web Design’s office location. Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.
In the event that LANDMARK Web Design incurs any loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and/or costs) as the result of any claim, suit or proceeding made or brought against LANDMARK Web Design based upon or relating to any work which LANDMARK Web Design has prepared for Client, with the exception of any claims based on damages alleged to have been intentionally caused by LANDMARK Web Design, which work is either approved by Client or was based on materials, statements, ideas or instructions from Client, Client agrees to indemnify LANDMARK Web Design and to hold LANDMARK Web Design harmless from and against any such loss or expense. The obligation to indemnify LANDMARK Web Design hereunder shall not be deemed terminated upon cancellation.
Liability of Landmark Web Design
LANDMARK Web Design shall not be held responsible for delays or nonperformance caused by activities or factors beyond its reasonable control, including delays and nonperformance caused by viruses, denial of service attacks, other acts or omissions by third parties, Internet service providers, the Client or its contractors, strikes, lockouts, work slowdowns or stoppages, accidents, fires, acts of God, terrorism, failure by the Client to timely furnish information or approve or disapprove work, or faulty performance by the Client or others, including third-party contractors hired by LANDMARK Web Design or by Client. LANDMARK Web Design shall not be liable for any indirect, third-party, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising out of this Agreement. LANDMARK Web Design’s maximum liability under this Agreement shall not exceed the total fees received from Client.
Reservation of Landmark Web Design Technology
LANDMARK Web Design shall own and retain all rights to any and all programming source code, software, technology, concepts, ideas, designs and other work, materials and information the creation or development of which predate this Agreement, including all modifications thereto made during the term hereof (the “Pre-existing Material”). LANDMARK Web Design hereby grants to Client a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform LANDMARK Web Design’s programming source code, in compiled machine readable object code form only, to the extent incorporated into the Project, strictly for the purposes and in the territories set out herein.
Ownership and Usage
Subject to LANDMARK Web Design’s receiving full payment under this Agreement, LANDMARK Web Design assigns to the Client, without representation or warranty, all rights, title and interest LANDMARK Web Design may have in any work specifically created by LANDMARK Web Design for the Client pursuant to this Agreement, except that:
- LANDMARK Web Design may use and distribute such work as part of its portfolio for promotional purposes;
- LANDMARK Web Design shall own and retain all rights to any and all concepts, ideas, designs, proposals and other work and materials (collectively, “Work”) which have been presented to the Client but not included in the final work product;
- LANDMARK Web Design shall own and retain all rights to any technology, technical documentation, inventions, algorithms, software, architecture, logic, navigation, 3d modeling files, animation files and other source files for front-end deliverables, computer programs, source codes, game engines or other backend and background elements, files and features incorporated into or utilized by the Work (collectively, “Background Technology”). Unless the parties agree otherwise in a written and signed Statement of Work, LANDMARK Web Design shall retain ownership of any and all Background Technology, including any and all associated intellectual property rights. LANDMARK Web Design hereby grants to Client a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform LANDMARK Web Design’s Background Technology, in compiled machine readable object code form only, to the extent incorporated into deliverables provided hereunder strictly for the purposes and in the territories set out in the applicable Statement of Work. Use of Background Technology for any other project, on any other website or in any other medium shall be subject to additional fees and licenses which may be granted or withheld by LANDMARK Web Design in its sole discretion; and (d) Subject to the services provided hereunder, LANDMARK Web Design shall retain all rights to any illustrations and other proprietary artwork created by the LANDMARK Web Design. Except as otherwise set forth in this Section, LANDMARK Web Design grants Client the limited irrevocable right to use the designs.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
The formation, construction, performance and enforcement of this Agreement shall be in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Idaho without regard to its conflict of law provisions or the conflict of law provisions of any other jurisdiction. In the event of a dispute arising out of this Agreement, the parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/or binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association, or other forum mutually agreed to by the parties. The prevailing party in any dispute resolved by binding arbitration or litigation shall be entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees and costs. In all other circumstances, the parties specifically consent to the local, state and federal courts located in Ada County, State of Idaho OR any State and County that LANDMARK Web Design deems reasonable. The parties hereby waive any jurisdictional or venue defenses available to them and further consent to service of process by mail.
Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect and the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid or enforceable
LANDMARK Web Design shall not be deemed in breach of this Agreement if LANDMARK Web Design is unable to complete the Services or any portion thereof by reason of fire, earthquake, labor dispute, act of God or public enemy, death, illness or incapacity of LANDMARK Web Design or any local, state, federal, national or international law, governmental order or regulation or any other event beyond LANDMARK Web Design’s control (collectively, “Force Majeure Event”). Upon occurrence of any Force Majeure Event, LANDMARK Web Design shall give notice to Client of its inability to perform or of delay in completing the Services and shall propose revisions to the schedule for completion of the Services.