Website Design Terms
In purchasing any services from Clifton Designs, you, the client, agree to the following terms of this contract.
Partial Payment Options.
Your website will NOT be live until all payments have been made and you purchase hosting.
Partial Payments - 1/2 down is required to start the website creation process and the last payment is due BEFORE work to begin on the SECOND half of the website. Only 40%-50% percent of the website will be created before the last payment is DUE.
All payment plans will be created on Clifton Designs account and you will have full access only once the entire amount owed has been paid and cleared via co ownership.
Failure to make payments will result in loss of site. All sales are final and non refundable.
Monthly Payment Plans
Customer agrees to an automatic payment to be made through Clifton Designs website every month for a minimum of one year.
Failure to make payments will result in loss of site. You will have a 5 day grace period to reconnect payment and failure to do so will be loss in website. This means the website will no longer be on the internet. You are agreeing to these terms and agreeing that if website is down you will not sue in any form.
All sales are final and non refundable.
The amount paid to Clifton Designs is non-refundable without exception. Cancellations, partial or other refunds are not offered. In the event that a client during the developmental stage of a project has not responded to communication attempts within 30 days to further the completion of the project, the project shall be canceled without prior notice and all previously paid amounts will be forfeited to Clifton Designs. This contract is for one business website creation only and does not transfer to any other business venture if first business fails. Websites are created on Clifton Designs account and co ownership is given after website is completed.
Agreement for Services: By submitting this form and purchasing from Clifton Designs, you agree that you understand completely the explicit condition that there will be absolutely no refunds for work performed under any circumstances. This serves as a service contract for producing the product(s) ordered and paid for accordingly per invoice terms. Any payments made to Clifton Designs for creative services only. Hosting fee (on Wix) and URL fee are additional costs to complete webpages and landing pages paid to third-party providers used by the designer and not paid to Clifton Designs. Clifton Designs delivers custom work in a timely manner for individually created products. By submitting this form, you are also agreeing that you have reviewed our Terms page and/or invoice terms. Purchaser agrees that all payments that have been made to Clifton Designs are non refundable as stated on the store purchase and/ or invoice paid. Purchaser hereby agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in this contract. I acknowledge that I will have to pay more for website updates regardless of where it is. If client makes any changes to the site at all they are taking full responsibility to the site and are agreeing that the site is completed per terms and any future work will be done at Clifton Designs hourly rate or monthly package..
A website project should take a max of 1 to 3 months to complete once started. Any time after this is considered scope creep and continued work would be an additional cost.
Scope creep in project management refers to changes, continuous or uncontrolled growth in a project's scope, at any point after the project begins.
All websites are created and designed on the Wix Platform on Clifton Designs Main account. Client will have access to the dashboard and editor as a contributor only.
Footer Text - You agree and allow the text to be shown and visiable on the footer of your website as long as it is active, "Created by Clifton Designs". Removing this in any way is against this agreement and violating terms of contract.
Email: If using godaddy or another outside email provider the client is responsible in setting up and making sure that their email is working correctly. Down email or a down website is in no fault to Clifton Designs.
Stores: Client is responsible for inputting all business information for the backend of the store platform, Ecwid.
All designs created by Sandy Clifton can and will be used for promotional purposes to display on sites like a portfolio, website, facebook, blog, etc..
ADA Compliance - If you would like try to make your website more ADA compliant you would need to have selected that optional add on on the website to have your website created with ADA compliance in mind. ADA compliant is not included. Failing to purchase this upgrade option will be the soul responsibility on the client. Clifton Designs is in no way responsible for your ada compliance but can help you improve your site accessibility. Clifton Designs is not an expert and does not claim to be an expert at ADA compliance.
Important note about compliance:
CliftonDesigns.com cannot guarantee or ensure that the use of our services is compliant with all accessibility laws and worldwide regulations.
You are responsible for reviewing and complying with local legislation applicable to you or to your site visitors.
Paypal Automatic Monthly Payment Agreement
Each month you will be automatically billed for the amount you chose before checkout for a max of x months. Payments are through Paypal. Billing date is on the day of the month you begin, each month.
All recurring websites are the property of Clifton Designs until final payment has been made.
Clifton Design services are non-refundable.
If, for any reason, a payment is skipped, missed or cancelled, we will contact you for your payment. If failure to make payment that day is denied, the site it taken down and a $25 late fee is applied to reinstate the website usage. After 1 month of missed payments, the site is deleted and hosting is lost, and the site can not be reinstated.
We do not give refunds for our services.
The work order contract is also our Service Contract. By submitting it you are agreeing to these terms above.
Improving Your Site's Accessibility
Web accessibility refers to a practice of making sure that everyone, including people with disabilities, can visit your site and use your services or enjoy your work. There are several ways to improve your site's accessibility, including preparing your images, text, graphics and site structure, as well as enabling accessibility components in your Editor.
1. Assign your text in the below structure.
Site title - H1 - A page should have one H1 tag only
Page Title - H2
Paragraph - P
2. Images - Add a short description to all images on the alt image text option.
3. Color Contrast Ratio - Recommended ratio between the foreground and background should be 4.5 to 1. Will try to make this so.
4. Use clear fonts - In addition, there are several rules of thumb that you should consider:
Write your content using text elements, rather than adding an image with text in it.
Select a font color that creates sufficient contrast with the background.
Try to avoid using formatting (bold, italics and ALL CAPS) to emphasize information, since screen readers do not convey formatting.
Avoid small font sizes.
5. Reducing motion
Avoid or limit auto-play: You can set video and music players to play automatically once the page is loaded. Screen readers may find it hard to read the the site because of the media, and the audio may override the the speech of the screen reader.
Avoid parallax scrolling: In parallax scrolling, the background and foreground move is different speeds. This effect is usually used in page background and strips, and may create accessibility issues such as problems navigating the site using a keyboard or screen reader functionality.
6. Making document files accessible.
7. Turn on the Accessibility option to allow the site to be used as an accessibility website.
Things to note:
This is intended to help you make your site more accessible.
Clifton Designs cannot guarantee or ensure that the use of our services is compliant with all accessibility laws and worldwide regulations.
You are responsible for reviewing and complying with local legislation applicable to you or to your site visitors.
Meeting the New GDPR Requirements - 2018 Europe Law
The client will be responsible for setting up, installing, implementing these requirements.
Wix is a GDPR compliant platform. Learn how to meet the new requirements with dedicated tools for your site.
What Is the GDPR?
On May 25th 2018, a new European Union privacy regulation—known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—will come into effect. The aim is to protect the personal data of all EU citizens. Whatever the location of your business, if you own a website with EU visitors, or if your marketing campaigns target EU citizens, these changes affect you.
What Tools Will Be Available to Me?
From your dashboard, you’ll be able to handle all data requests from your site visitors—like providing access to, or permanently deleting their data. These tools will be available to Wix users by May 25th 2018.
How Can I Prepare for the GDPR as a Wix Site Owner?
Please note, while Wix, Clifton Designs, is providing you with tools to support GDPR requirements, it’s your sole responsibility as a site owner to act in accordance with GDPR guidelines—seeking legal advice if necessary. Clifton Designs does not create, maintain, or give legal advice regarding GDPR.
Acceptance of Terms: By using our Website or subscribing to our Services, you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. The most recent version of these Terms and Conditions may be viewed at www.cliftondesigns.com.
All prices and sales are subject to change at any time without notice. All services are non refundable.
Refunds: The amount paid to Clifton Designs is non-refundable without exception. Cancellations, partial or other refunds are not offered and by purchasing anything on Clifton Designs website you agree to these terms.
Enforcement: These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English language in Universal City, Texas, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the State of Texas. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security, or other equitable remedies from federal and state courts located in the State of Texas or any other court of competent jurisdiction. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award punitive damages, including but not limited to federal or state statutes permitting multiple or punitive damage awards. Any purported award of punitive or multiple damages shall be beyond the arbitrator's authority, void, and unenforceable. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A COURT HEAR CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, AMONG OTHER WAIVERS OF RIGHTS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Severability: To the extent you are located in the United States, if any provisions of this Agreement are not permitted by applicable law or regulation, those provisions shall be of no force or effect as between you and Clifton Designs. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions as between you and Clifton Designs. Entire Agreement: These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein. We may, at our sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.
Terms subject to change at any time without notice.