Terms & Conditions
The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by Instant Solutions & Consultancy PBC (hereinafter referred to as Instant Solutions & Consultancy).
All work is carried out by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY on the understanding that the client has agreed to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY's terms and conditions.
Copyright is retained by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY on all design work including words, pictures, ideas, visuals and illustrations unless specifically released in writing and after all costs have been settled.
If a choice of design is presented, only one solution is deemed to be given by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY as fulfilling the contract. All other designs remain the property of INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY, unless agreed in writing that this arrangement has been changed.
At the time of proposal, INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will provide the customer with a written estimate or quotation. The Terms and Conditions can be read on the INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY website.
A copy of the written estimate or quotation is to be signed and dated by the customer to indicate acceptance and should be returned to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY. Alternatively, the client may send an official order in reply to the estimate or quotation which binds the client to accept INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY’s terms and conditions, or an email acknowledging acceptance of the quotation. No work on a project will commence until acceptance of the quotation has been received by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY.
Charges for design services to be provided by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will be set out in the written estimate or quotation that is provided to the customer. At the time of the customer's signed acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted fee will become immediately due. Work on the project will not commence until INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY has received this amount. The Client is awarded 3 reviews after their final selection from the samples made according to the design package chosen, after which there is an additional fee of $20 per hour.
Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all design services require an advance payment of a minimum of fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total before the work is supplied to the Client for review. The remaining fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total will be due upon completion of the work prior to upload to the server or release of materials.
Charges for Other Services
Charges for any additional services over and above the estimated design, will become fully payable (100% of the quoted amount) at the time of estimate or quotation acceptance.
The customer will be provided with an Approval Form and Invoice prior to final publication. At this time the remainder of the amount due will become payable and the customer will also be required to sign and return the Approval Form to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY. Accounts which remain outstanding for 30 days after the date of invoice, will incur an extra charge of 5% Interest per week of the outstanding amount.
Payments may be made by online transfer, cash, bank deposit, cheque, Western Union and Money gram (for foreign clients).
Publication and/or release of work done by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY on behalf of the client, may not take place before cleared funds have been received.
Returned cheques will incur an additional fee of $80 per returned cheque. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY reserves the right to consider an account to be in default in the event of a returned cheque. If this occurs the client will no longer be allowed to make payment to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY by cheque.
An account shall be considered default if it remains unpaid for 30 days from the date of invoice, or following a returned cheque. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY shall be considered entitled to remove INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY and/or the customer's material from any and all computer systems, until the amount due has been fully paid. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, hosting, domain registration, search engine submission, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, printers, photographers and libraries. The 30 day period can only be forgone if there is a contractual agreement between the service provider and the client relevant to the order.
Removal of such materials does not relieve the customer of its obligation to pay the due amount. Customers whose accounts become default agree to pay INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY reasonable legal expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.
Copyrights and Trademarks
By supplying text, images and other data to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY for inclusion in the customer's website or other medium, the customer declares that it holds the appropriate copyright and/or trademark permissions. The ownership of such materials will remain with the customer, or rightful copyright or trademark owner.
Any artwork, images, or text supplied and/or designed by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY on behalf of the customer, will remain the property of INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY and/or its suppliers.
The customer may request in writing from INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY, the necessary permission to use materials (for which INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY holds the copyright) in forms other than for which it was originally supplied, and INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY may, at its discretion, grant this. Such permission must be obtained in writing before it will allow any of the aforesaid artwork, images, text, or other data to be used.
By supplying images, text, or any other data to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY, the customer grants INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY permission to use this material freely in the pursuit of the design.
Should INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY, or the customer supply an image, text, audio clip or any other file for use in a website, multimedia presentation, print item, exhibition, advertisement or any other medium believing it to be copyright and royalty free, which subsequently emerges to have such copyright or royalty usage limitations, the customer will agree to allow INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY to remove and/or replace the file on the site.
The customer agrees to fully indemnify and hold INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the customer in not having obtained all the required copyright, and/or any other necessary permissions.
The customer agrees that changes required over and above the estimated work or required to be carried out after acceptance of the draft design will be liable to a separate charge after 3 reviews.
The customer also agrees that INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.
If Instant Solutions & Consultancy is unable to service the client within a feasible timeframe then the client can acquire the service of other design firms. Any alterations to information on the artwork do not warrant the editing firm the right to ownership of the design. Instant Solutions & Consultancy will not supply source files to the client. We will only supply a flattened image of the design ready to serve its designed purpose.
Any design, copywriting, drawing, idea or code created for the customer by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY, or any of its contractors, is licensed for use by the client on a one-time only basis and may not be modified, duplicated, or re-distributed in any way or form without the express written consent of INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY and any of its relevant sub-contractors.
All artwork submitted by the client is the responsibility of the client (e.g. Images, quotes etc.) and that which is sourced by Instant Solutions & Consultancy e.g. pictures the service provider downloads, is the responsibility of the service provider. If there are any picture chosen by the client while the service provider is consulting within their premises, the responsibility falls on the client as they would have influenced the change in design by selecting particular material - where there is a risk that another party make a claim, should be registered by the client with the appropriate authorities prior to publishing or first use or searches and legal advice sought as to its use.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from such claims. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss, non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. The customer agrees not to hold INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY responsible for any such loss or damage. Any claim against INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.
The client agrees to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY’s definition of acceptable means of supplying data to the company.
Text is to be supplied to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY in electronic format as standard text (.txt), MS Word (.doc) on CD-ROM, or via e-mail / FTP.
Images which are supplied in an electronic format are to be provided in a format as prescribed by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY via CD-ROM, Flash Drive or e-mail / FTP. Images must be of a quality suitable for use without any subsequent image processing, and INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will not be held responsible for any image quality which the client later deems to be unacceptable. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY cannot be held responsible for the quality of any images which the client wishes to be scanned from printed materials.
Additional expenses may be incurred for any necessary action, including, but not limited to, photography and art direction, photography searches, media conversion, digital image processing, or data entry services, colour correction and alteration of images.
Design Project Duration
Any indication given by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY of a design project's duration is to be considered by the customer to be an estimation. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY cannot be held responsible for any project over-runs, whatever the cause. Estimated project duration should be deemed to be from the date that cleared funds are received by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY for the initial payment or by date confirmed in writing by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY.
Rights of Access for Website Construction
The client agrees to allow INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY all necessary access to computer systems and other locations, as required, in order to complete a website project and until all due funds are cleared, including the necessary read/write permissions, usernames and passwords. The customer also agrees to allow INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY access to any computer systems, usernames and passwords required to remove data and/or sites for failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
The customer agrees to supply INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY with all necessary materials, electronic, or otherwise, required to create and complete the project, and to supply them in a timely manner.
Design Project Completion
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY considers the design project complete upon receipt of the customer's signed Approval form. Other services such as printing, display panel production, film work, website uploading, publishing etc. either contracted on the clients’ behalf constitute a separate project and can be treated as a separate charge.
Website design only
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY require that a template is approved by the customer before coding of a site commences. Once the template(s) for the web site are approved by the customer, coding will commence; any changes to navigation items, colours, structure or content that requires changes to the template will incur an additional charge.
Once web design is complete, INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will provide the customer with the opportunity to review the resulting work. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will make one set of minor changes at no extra cost within 14 days of the start of the review period. Minor changes include small textual changes and small adjustments to placement of items on the page. It does not include changes to images, colour schemes or any navigation features. Any minor changes can be notified to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY by e-mail or fax.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will consider that the client has accepted the original draft, if no notification of changes is received in writing from the customer, within 14 days of the start of the review period.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY offers a unlimited & limited in-house hosting service through an out-sourced virtual server. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY does not guarantee continuous service and will accept no liability for loss of service, whatever the cause. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY may request that clients change the type of hosting account used if that account is deemed by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY to be unacceptable because of poor service, lack of bandwidth or in any other way insufficient to support the website. Fees for hosting on INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY’s virtual server are due at the commencement of any period of service and are non-refundable. Fees due to third party hosting organisations are the responsibility of the client and INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY are not liable for their payment, nor for the renewal of domain names, which are the sole responsibility of the customer / domain owner.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY cannot guarantee the availability of any domain name. Where INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY is to register a domain name on behalf of a client it will endeavour to do so but the client should not assume a successful registration.
Search Engine Submission
Due to the infinite number of considerations that search engines use when determining a site's ranking, INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY cannot guarantee any particular placement. Acceptance by any search engine cannot be guaranteed and when a site is accepted, the time it takes to appear in search results varies from one search engine to another. Rankings will also vary as new sites are added. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will not be responsible for the work of any other SEO company if the client wishes to outsource services.
The customer agrees to allow INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY to place a small credit on printed material exhibition displays, advertisements and/or a link to INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY own website on the customer's website. This will usually be in the form of a small logo or line of text placed towards the bottom of the page.
The customer also agrees to allow INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY to place websites and other designs, along with a link to the client's site on INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY own website for demonstration purposes and to use any designs in its own publicity and portfolios.
Rights of Refusal
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will not include in its designs, any text, images or other data which it deems to be immoral, offensive, obscene or illegal. All advertising material must conform to all standards laid down by all relevant advertising standards authorities. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY also reserves the right to refuse to include submitted material without giving reason. In the situation where any images and/or data that INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY does include in all good faith, and subsequently discovers is in contravention to such Terms and Conditions, the customer is obliged to allow INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY to remove the contravention without hindrance, or penalty. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY is to be held in no way responsible for any such data being included.
Cancellation of orders may be made initially by telephone contact, or e-mail, however, following this, INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will need formal notification in writing to the company's postal address or email. The client will then be invoiced for all work completed over and above the non-refundable deposit that will have been made at the time of first ordering. The balance of monies due must be paid within 30 days.
Please note: any cancellation which is not formally confirmed in writing and received by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY within 14 days of such instruction being issued, will be liable for the full quoted cost of the project.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, for any and all products and/or services that it supplies. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss of data, or non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. While we take reasonable steps to investigate the materials we recommend, we accept no responsibility for the performance or quality of materials or any consequential loss arising from their failure. The customer agrees not to hold INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY responsible for any such loss or damage. Any claim against INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY reserves the right to use the services of sub-contractors, agents and suppliers and any work, content, services and usage is bound by their Terms and Conditions. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY will not knowingly perform any actions to contravene these and the client also agrees to be so bound.
INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY and its clients agree to comply with Printers Terms and Conditions which include disclaimers for non-completion on time and the flexibility to supply quantities within 10% of the total ordered. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY recommend that if an exact quantity is required, then 10% extra is added to the quantity and extra time made available should the job be delayed.
These Terms and Conditions supersede any previous Terms and Conditions distributed in any form. INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY reserves the right to change any rates and any of the Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions and Quotation
The placement of an order for design and/or any other services offered by INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY, by email, verbally or in writing, is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions, which are freely available at www.isncworld.com.
An estimate validated by the customer's signature on the estimate or quotation form, constitutes acceptance of the estimate or quotation and agreement to comply fully with all the Terms and Conditions and forms a Contract for Business between the signatory and INSTANT SOLUTIONS & CONSULTANCY.