Website Contract

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    Looking to update our contracts and include some specific language, specifically that covers any liability for hosting services (not responsible for downtime, emails, etc.). I've got a bunch of pieces, but nothing specific.

    Also if anyone has anything that outlines that lack of payment can result in website (and emails) being taken down.


  • doesnotexist0

    you've just written a majority of what you're looking for.

    • now just get someone to sign itdoesnotexist
    • I have written pieces, but I'd much prefer a solid contract, especially w the taking down for non paymentformed
    • which can open a huge liability if not worded correctlyformed
    • ^ Not really. Just make sure the condition of non-payment is VERY specific.ETM
    • Ownership of website remains the developers until payment made in full. Account is considered delinquent if payment is not received within 120 days of invoiceETM
    • issue date. At this point the developer, as owner of the property, can exercise rights to disable the site temporarily or permanently.ETM
    • Just needs a bit more legalese.ETM
  • evilpeacock1
    • I found that one, but the language doesn't come across as professional and looks like it opens things for liabilities. Thanks thoughformed
    • Yeah, I hear you. Still, this is the only consistently updated web-related open source contract I know of.evilpeacock
  • noneck0

    This is what I use:

    Website Hosting
    Consultant’s website hosting service is provided on an “as is, as available” basis. Consultant specifically disclaims any other warranty, express or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Consultant be liable for any consequential, indirect, special or incidental damages, even if Consultant has been advised by client of the possibility of such potential loss or damage. If consultant’s website hosting service to client is disrupted or malfunctions for any reason, consultant shall not be responsible for losses of income due to disruption of service, beyond the fees paid by client to consultant for the website hosting services, during the period of disruption of malfunction.

  • doesnotexist0

    hire an IP lawyer. well worth the couple hundred bucks for them to draft something up for you.

  • doesnotexist1

    this isn't rocket science. you can write it yourself, just make sure it makes sense and you get signatures.

  • bklyndroobeki0

    I'm working on a (roughly small in size) project for a client.

    Their contract stipulates that I CANNOT use the funds for lobbying (and a slew of other legalities pertaining to legislation), or to support any of the presidential candidates, which I'd had no intention of spending this money towards, with but a little weirded out about an agreement telling me where my money should go. Is this common? The agreement is also through the end of the year whereas I let them know that I will not be available after this project.

    I billed them (15 days ago) for 50% and started the work. With them, I usually begin-- everything is always such a hurry... and usually the deposit comes in way later which hadn't been favorable for me in the past.

    They sent me the contract days ago and something doesn't feel right about signing it, amongst other stipulations.

    My gut is telling me to walk away completely and deliver to them the assets I currently have in place for them to use (possibly handing the work off to a colleague).

    Another part of me is saying don't sign, complete the project as fast and as efficiently as I can without it eating up too much of my time, Wait for the deposit, don't take on any further projects with them, and say my farewell. Or am I blowing this outta proportion?

    • collect money before starting work. if they didn't sign and you haven't received a check, stop immediately and do not give them anything.doesnotexist
    • i did start working. client that i've had for years. i don't want to sign that contract though.bklyndroobeki
    • don't want bad blood. i actually want to recommend them to a colleague and take on new things..bklyndroobeki