Terms of Service

Hosting Account(s) Terms

For each site, you will need a separate hosting account. Hosting charge is shown on a per month basis; it is to be paid in full at the beginning of each yearly hosting period. If you would like to have your site content and files backed-up nightly to prevent the loss of your site in the event of the hosting company’s servers crashing or another event that cause loss of your data, please let Matthew know. For $2/month you can have your site backed-up on a nightly basis. Matthew is not responsible for the loss of the data. It is at your sole discretion to add the backup option to your account. If you choose to no longer keep your hosting account, please make contact with Matthew in the time frame and in the specified way(s) listed below in the Cancellation Policy. The 99.9% up-time is based on the hosting company’s advertisement; Matthew is in no way responsible for their servers and their online status.

Domain(s) Terms

Each domain is to be paid in full at the beginning of each yearly domain period. Rates are subject to change from year to year due to the registrar’s domain rate changes. Domains are automatically re-registered 14 days prior to there expiration date to insure that you do not lose your domain. If you choose to no longer keep your domain, please make contact with Matthew in the time frame and in the specified way(s) listed below in the Cancellation Policy.

Terms for Other Services

The charge for optional services are non-refundable after work is completed.
Charges for computer upgrade/repair are non-refundable after work is completed.
Charges for network install and/or configuration are non-refundable after work is completed.

 

Design Services Terms

Matthew reserves the right to use any and all design services (including websites, images, logos, et al) in portfolios, samples, self-promotions, and for professional competition or review.

Correspondence/Communication

The form of communication (email address, phone number, house address, etc.) that your original request is received from will be used for communication between the client and Matthew. If you change your email address, phone number, house address, etc., It is your sole responsibility to contact Matthew via email or written letter notifying him of the change.

Payments

Pricing will be discussed after I receive a detailed description of the work that you would like done. Payments can be made in cash or through PayPal. PayPal is a free service that allows you to send money online in a secure manner.

Websites (sites, domain, hosting, design): Fees for hosting and domain must be paid upfront before domain is acquired, hosting is setup, and work on website is begun. Fees for web design will be split up into two payments. The first payment will include the domain fee, 1 year hosting fee, and a 50% retainer for the design fee. The second payment will include the remaining 50% of the design fee. If the total balance is not paid 5 business day after design completion, Matthew reserves the right to deactivate the site until the balance is paid in full. Payments must be paid in full by or on the due date. After the due date, Matthew reserves the right to disable to the website until the balance is paid in full. The retainer and initial fees are non-refunable.

Graphic and Logo Design: A 50% retainer is required before work is initiated. The remaining amount must be paid before work is delivered to the client.

Other Services (computer upgrade/repair/setup, equipment installation, etc.): Payment for work done must be paid after completion of job. Equipment will not be released to the owner until the fees have been paid in full.

Terms of Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your hosting and/or domain account at anytime, it is required that you notify Matthew in writing–by email or by a written letter–at least one (1) month before your contract renews. If you fail to make contact with Matthew within the above stated time frame, you will be required to pay a late-notice cancellation fee of $50/hosting account and $25/domain.

Your Understanding

By contacting Matthew and agreeing to let him do the work for you constitutes that you have read and understand the regulations stated above.