LimeTechs STANDARD DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT


THIS AGREEMENT is made BETWEEN: LimeTechs ("the Provider");

and (“The Customer”) _______________________________________

Customer Address:   ________________________________________
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Date of agreement: _________________________________________

1 DEFINITIONS
1.1 In this Agreement the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
1.1.1 "the Price" means the sums to be paid by the Customer to the Supplier as specified in Schedule 3 in consideration of the performance of the Project;
1.1.2 "the Project" means the design and delivery of the Website or Application;
1.1.3 "the Specification" means the specification set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement;
1.1.4 "URL" stands for universal resource locator; and
1.1.5 "the Website or Application" means the Website or Application to be designed or developed by the Supplier for the Customer.
1.2 The Schedules form part of the operative provisions of this Agreement and references to this Agreement shall, unless the context otherwise requires, include references to the Schedules.
1.3 Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words denoting any gender shall include all genders.
1.4 The headings of the paragraphs of this Agreement are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

2 INTRODUCTION
2.1 The Customer wishes to establish an internet Website or Application to operate as a _________________________________________________________________________________
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2.2 The Supplier is engaged in business as a Website or Application designer and developer and has agreed to supply a Website or Application for the Customer upon the following terms and conditions.

3 DUTIES OF SUPPLIER
3.1 In consideration of the payment by the Customer of the Price and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Supplier agrees:
3.1.1 To develop and deliver the graphical, technical and navigational design ("the Website or Application Design") as set out in the Specification contained in Schedule 1 to this Agreement;
3.1.2 to create and deliver the pages of the Website or Application containing all text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials to be featured, displayed or used in or in relation to the Website or Application ("the Web Pages") as set out in the
Specification; and
3.1.3 to advise the Customer in relation to the Website or Application Design and the production of the Web Pages.
3.2 Subject to Clause 3.3, the Supplier undertakes to carry out the objectives set out in Clause 3.1 in accordance with the Timetable as set out in Schedule 2 to this Agreement.
3.3 Where the Customer has engaged more than one supplier in the provision of brand identity, design and development services, the delivery obligations set out in Clause 3.2 shall be conditional upon the performance of third parties as set out in the Timetable.
3.4 On completion of the Project, the final Website or Application will be uploaded to the web hosting company specified by the Customer or to the LimeTechs Hosting platform with agreed yearly costs to the customer.

4 DUTIES OF CUSTOMER
4.1 The Customer shall deliver to the Supplier all drafts, concepts, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials for use in accordance with this Agreement in the agreed format and shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that it is correct and update it when required to do so pursuant to this Agreement.
4.2 Where the Customer has engaged more than one supplier in the provision of brand identity, design and development services, the Customer shall deliver the brand identity or design to the Supplier by the date set out in the Timetable.

5 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
5.1 The Supplier shall nominate a Project Manager as set out in Schedule 4 to this Agreement who shall be available to respond to the Customer’s enquiries and who shall manage the Project upon the terms of this clause. The Project Manager shall act promptly and fairly at all times during the term of this Agreement and in particular shall:
5.1.1 contribute as many hours or days of work as are required from time to time for the needs of the Project in accordance with the Timetable; and
5.1.2 keep records of all work carried out in relation to the Project by him or any other employee or agent of the Supplier, such records or copies thereof to be made available to the Customer on request and to remain confidential to the Supplier and the Customer.
5.2 The Customer shall nominate a Project Co-ordinator as set out in Schedule 4 to this Agreement who shall be available to co-ordinate with the Project Manager and who shall provide all information and documentation required by the Supplier for the proper performance of the Project.
5.3 The parties shall ensure that the Project Manager and the Project Coordinator review the progress of the Project on a weekly basis and agree a report of it.
5.4 If the Project Manager or the Project Co-ordinator is prevented by illness or injury from performing his duties under this Agreement, the Supplier or the Customer (as the case may be) shall report the fact and its expected duration to the other party. If the Project Manager’s absence through illness or injury continues for more than 7 consecutive working days, the Supplier shall make available an alternative suitably qualified and experienced Project Manager acceptable to the Customer. If the Project Co-ordinator’s absence through illness or injury continues for more than 7 consecutive working days, the Customer shall make available an alternative suitably qualified and experienced Project Co-ordinator.
5.5 The Supplier shall be entitled to procure the services of any other persons with suitable skills and experience as are necessary from time to time in order to complete the Project in accordance with the Timetable.

6 ALTERATIONS
6.1 The Customer may at any time request alterations to the Specification by notice in writing to the Supplier.
6.2 On receipt of the request for alteration the Supplier shall, within 5 working days or such other period as may be agreed between the parties, advise the Customer by notice in writing of the effect of the alteration, if any, on the Price, the Timetable and any other terms already agreed between the parties. Any increase in the Price shall be in accordance with the standard charges of the Supplier for labour. For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer’s requirement that the Supplier carry out amendments or modifications or corrective or remedial work pursuant to Clause 7 shall not constitute an alteration within the meaning of this Clause.
6.3 Where the Supplier gives written notice to the Customer agreeing to perform an alteration on terms different to those already agreed between the parties, the Customer shall, within 5 working days of receipt of such notice, advise the Supplier by notice in writing whether or not he wishes the alteration to proceed.
6.4 Where the Supplier gives written notice to the Customer agreeing to perform an alteration on terms different to those already agreed between the parties, and the Customer confirms in writing that he wishes the alteration to proceed on those terms, this Agreement shall be deemed automatically to have been amended so as to include the alteration and thereafter the Supplier shall perform this Agreement upon the basis of such amended terms.

7 TESTING
7.1 On completion of the Website or Application the Supplier shall provide the Customer with a temporary URL or hosting space where the Website or Application can be viewed and tested. If the Project
Co-ordinator in his sole discretion considers that the Website or Application has failed in any way to perform in accordance with the Specification and/or that amendments or modifications or corrective or remedial work are required, he shall promptly advise the Supplier in writing outlining the areas which require to be modified. On receipt of this notice the Supplier shall, subject to Clause 7.2, free of charge, investigate and make the changes to the Website or Application (including corrections or enhancements to the software used) necessary to ensure that it will perform in accordance with the Specification. Following the necessary changes, the Customer shall test the Website or Application again on the same terms as above and if no further changes are intimated by the Customer, this shall be referred to as "successful completion". For the avoidance of doubt, the Supplier shall not undertake any changes free of charge where they require the Website or Application to operate in a manner not provided for by the Specification.
7.2 Where the Project Co-ordinator considers that the Website or Application has failed and on investigation pursuant to Clause 7.1 this proves to be a result of an error by the Customer, the Supplier shall be entitled to charge for the costs of investigation and of making the changes that are necessary and agreed at the Supplier’s then current price list.
7.3 The Supplier shall ensure that successful completion occurs on or before the date set out in the Timetable for completion to occur. If any delay in achieving successful completion is due to delay or error beyond the control of the Supplier, the relevant dates set out in the Timetable shall be deemed deferred as agreed.
7.4 Upon successful completion:
7.4.1 The Customer shall be required to sign the Supplier’s formal acceptance form, confirming that the Supplier has successfully completed the Project under the terms of this Agreement; and
7.4.2 The Supplier shall deliver to the Customer all software in relation to the Website or Application, together with a final invoice to be paid within 7 days.
7.5 Not with-standing any provisional acceptance or use of the Website or Application by the Customer, final acceptance of it shall not occur until successful completion and shall be without prejudice to any of the Customer’s rights set out in this Agreement.
7.6 Risk of loss or damage of any kind to the Website or Application, the software used, the content or the documentation related to it shall pass to the Customer only upon successful completion.

8 PRICE AND PAYMENT
8.1 In consideration of the performance of the Project the Customer shall pay the Supplier the Price according to the Terms of Payment as specified in Schedule 3 to this Agreement. The Price is inclusive of VAT and shall not be subject to any adjustment or increase except as agreed in accordance with Clause 6.
8.2 The Customer shall make payment to the Supplier within 7 working days of receipt of an invoice from the Supplier, all payments to be made in pounds sterling and in the manner specified in Schedule 3. Payment by the Customer of any sum under this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any claims or rights the Customer may have against the Supplier and shall not constitute any admission by the Customer as to the performance by the Supplier of his obligations under this Agreement.
8.3 The Supplier reserves the right to alter the Supplier’s price list at any time but such alteration shall only take effect one month after notice has been given to the Customer.

9 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
9.1 The Customer grants to the Supplier a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the content supplied by the Customer for the purposes of the Project only.
9.2 Copyright to the assembled work of Web Pages produced by the Supplier is owned by the Supplier. Upon final payment the Supplier shall grant to the Customer a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence to use the Website or Application Design, the Web Pages and the parts of the content designed by the Supplier. Rights to graphics, source code and computer programs are not transferred to the Customer and remain the property of the Supplier. The Supplier and any sub-contractors retain the right to display graphics and other web design elements as examples of their work.

10 WARRANTIES
10.1 The Customer warrants and represents to the Supplier that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks or other material supplied to the Supplier for inclusion in the Website or Application are owned by the Customer, or that the Customer has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements and that the Supplier’s use of such material shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
10.2 The Supplier warrants and represents to the Customer that all works created by the Supplier in the course of the Project will, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement, be original work and not subject to any intellectual property or other rights of any third party and that the Customer’s use of the Website or Application shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
10.3 All conditions, terms, representations and warranties that are not expressly stated in this Agreement, whether oral or in writing or whether imposed by statute or operation of law or otherwise, including, without limitation, the implied warranty of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby excluded, save for the statutorily implied terms as to title.

11 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the Supplier’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from the Supplier’s negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
11.2 The entire liability of the Supplier to the Customer in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the Price paid by the Customer under this Agreement.
11.3 In no event shall the Supplier be liable to the Customer for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever. This shall apply even where such a loss was reasonably foreseeable or the Supplier had been made aware of the possibility of the Customer incurring such a loss.

12 TERMINATION
12.1 The Supplier shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing to the Customer if the Customer fails to make any payment when it becomes due.
12.2 Either party may terminate this Agreement forthwith by notice in writing to the other if:
12.2.1 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement and, in the case of a breach capable of being remedied, fails to remedy it within a reasonable time of being given written notice from the other party to do so; or
12.2.2 the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement which cannot be remedied under any circumstances; or
12.2.3 the other party passes a resolution for winding up (other than for the purpose of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction), or a court of competent jurisdiction makes an order to that effect; or
12.2.4 the other party ceases to carry on its business or substantially the whole of its business; or
12.2.5 the other party is declared insolvent, or convenes a meeting of or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors; or a liquidator, receiver, administrative receiver, manager, trustee or similar officer is appointed over any of its assets.
12.3 Any rights to terminate this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any other accrued rights and liabilities of the parties arising in any way out of this Agreement as at the date of termination.

13 FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, the act or omission of government, highway authorities or any telecommunications carrier, operator or administration or other competent authority, the act or omission of any Internet Service Provider, or the delay or failure in manufacture, production, or supply by third parties of equipment or services, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations after notifying the other party of the nature and extent of such events.

14 ASSIGNMENT
Neither party shall be entitled to assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

15 SEVERANCE
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if this Agreement had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

16 NOTICES
Any notice to be given by either party to the other may be sent by either email, fax or recorded delivery to the address of the other party as appearing in this Agreement or such other address as such party may from time to time have communicated to the other in writing, and if sent by email shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to be received on the day it was sent or if sent by fax shall be deemed to be served on receipt of an error free transmission report, or if sent by recorded delivery shall be deemed to be served 2 days following the date of posting.

17 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, oral or written. Unless expressly provided elsewhere in this Agreement, this Agreement may be varied only by a document signed by both parties.

18 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

SCHEDULE 1

 

THE SPECIFICATION
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SCHEDULE 2

THE TIMETABLE
Start date
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Delivery date for third party suppliers (if applicable)

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Completion date

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SCHEDULE 3
PRICE AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

Price
£________________

Method of payment
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Payments due
50% on start, balance on completion

SCHEDULE 4

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The Project Manager/ Co-ordinator

 

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IN WITNESS whereof this agreement is signed on the date above written as follows: 
SIGNED by or on behalf of LimeTechs                                 SIGNED by or on behalf of the Customer
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Date: _____________________________                                  Date: _____________________________