TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE AND APPLY TO ALL PROJECTS
Property Rights. The elements of design work for the project remain the Designer's property whether or not the project is executed. If the client chooses to terminate the website at any time in the future, Ice Design Studio reserves the right to retain the rights for usage. This means, you own your finished product but we reserve the rights to the ingredients used to create your images including typography, patterns, stock art, textures, and shapes.
Approval of Final Artwork. The Client shall proofread and approve all final type before the production of artwork. Final proof will include artwork, sizes, shipping address and quantity. The email verification of the Client's Representative shall be conclusive as to the approval of all artwork, drawings and other items prior to their release for printing, fabrication, or installation. Ice Design Studio does not offer proofreading, editing or copy writing, unless otherwise noted in Agreement. No refunds or reprints are given after a final approved design has gone to print.
Rights. Other than for the promotional use of the Designer, all services provided by the Designer shall be for the exclusive use of the client's said purposes only. Designs may not be used for other promotional items, website or printed materials without permission. Upon payment of all fees and expenses, reproduction rights for all approved final designs created by the Designer for this project shall be outlined in the original estimate. For further usage, price will be based on a case by case basis.
Ownership. All drawings, artwork, specification, and other visual presentation materials remain the property of the Designer to show in printed or online portfolios for the length of the lifetime of the artist. All preliminary concepts and visual presentations produced by the Designer remain the property of the Designer and may not be used by the Client without the written permission of the Designer. Final artwork and concepts may not be given to other artists to alter, reproduce or post online in any way without express permission of Ice Design Studio.
Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement upon giving written notice to the other as specified herein. Upon termination the Designer may retain any initial payment and the Client shall pay the Designer's standard rates and planned expenses.
The Designer shall retain all artwork, drawings, and specifications, for which reproduction rights have been granted for a specified period from the date of the signing of this Agreement. Upon expiration of this period, usually lifetime of Client, all such materials may be destroyed unless the Client has requested, in writing, that they be retained and agrees to pay reasonable storage charges. The Client shall have reasonable access to all such materials for the purpose of review. The specified time for the Designer to retain such materials shall be two years.
Liability of Designer. The Designer shall take reasonable precautions to safeguard originals and/or other materials provided by the Client. The Designer shall, however, not be liable for any damage to, or loss of any material provided by the Client including artwork, photographs, manuscripts, other than or on account of willful neglect or gross negligence of the Designer. Although Ice Design Studio may recommend that the Client utilize the services of various trades people, we shall have no liability for payment to these trades people, nor shall Ice Design Studio have liability as a result of any services, products, or materials by said service providers.
Refunds. Once a project has been designed in full according to the agreed upon project, no refunds are given after design has been approved. If more than the agreed upon number of layouts is provided along with revisions no deposit is refunded. If print color is poor, your order will be reprinted for you at no cost. Refunds for shipping and printing are not given.
Payment of Fees. Fees are due and payable on the following schedule: 50% deposit, 50% upon completion, [or as stipulated in Agreement]. Payment in full is required before final website is uploaded, files are provided or printed materials are released.