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Site-Maker Website Design

This Contract Agreement is made
of .................(month), 20.....(year), between:

Business Name ("Client"):
Having its principal place of business at:
City: State: Zip:
Phone: Fax:

And Site-Maker Website Design having its principal place of business at:

2708 Foothill Blvd., Suite 407, La Crescenta, CA 91214

In consideration of Client retaining Site-Maker to design or redesign, and/or build and/or maintain a website for Client, it is agreed as follows:

1. Compensation and Term

The above named Client retains Site-Maker, and Site-Maker agrees to perform the following services: designing or redesigning, and/or building, and/or maintaining a website for Client according to *specifications agreed upon, and detailed at the bottom of this contract, between Site-Maker and Client.

Term shall be until the agreed upon website work is completed within the time frame specified.
Date to begin work:__________________ Date work is to be completed:__________________

Client is solely responsible for supplying website content, authoring, organization, images in file format unless Site-Maker is hired specifically for this purpose and it is stated in the agreed upon specifications. If all text and graphics necessary to complete the work are not received by Site-Maker within 30 days from the date of contract the balance of payment may become due and payable upon request. Any products or services not specified in this contract are not required of Site-Maker.

The following fees shall apply:

A fee in the amount of $________ to complete the agreed upon work. 50% of said fee is due after initial consultation and before work is begun. The remaining 50% shall be due and payable when work is completed and shall be received before website is uploaded to it's final destination. This fee does not include: the cost of domain registration, hosting set up fee, hosting, merchant account, secure online authorization or shopping cart.

Maintenance, if included in this contract, shall be on a monthly basis, with a minimum of $25 in any month where updating is necessary. Fees will be assessed on an hourly basis at $75/hr. No fee will be charged in a month where no updating is necessary. Search engine optimization, beyond the basic submission included herein shall be contracted on the same basis as maintenance.

Site-Maker agrees to complete this project within the estimated budget, unless client requires additional work or services not agreed upon, or if client requires multiple design drafts or repeated changes which would significantly increase work required of Site-Maker. Site-Maker will not charge any fees in addition to those specified in this contract without first consulting the client and reaching an agreement regarding this. If it becomes necessary for Site-Maker to bring legal action to collect any sums due under this Agreement, it shall be entitled to collect, in addition to all damages, its costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees.

This Agreement shall commence on the date stated above, and shall remain in effect until all obligations under this Agreement have been properly completed.

2. Warranties by Site-Maker

Site-Maker represents and warrants to Client that it has the experience and ability to perform the services required by this Agreement; that it will perform said services in a professional and competent manner; that it has the power to enter into and perform this Agreement; . However, Client will not determine or exercise control as to general procedures, formats or sub-contracting necessary to have these services meet Client's satisfaction.

3. Independent Contractor

Site-Maker acknowledges that the services rendered under this Agreement shall be solely as an independent contractor. It is expressly understood that this undertaking is not a joint venture.

4. Confidentiality

Site-Maker recognizes and acknowledges that this Agreement creates a confidential relationship between Site-Maker and Client and that information concerning Client's business affairs, customers, vendors, finances, properties, methods of operation, computer programs, and documentation, and other such information, whether written, oral, or otherwise, is confidential in nature. All such information concerning Client is hereinafter collectively referred to as "Confidential Information."

5. Non-Disclosure

Site-Maker Associates agrees that, except as directed by Client, it will not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement disclose any Confidential Information to any person whatsoever and that upon the termination of this Agreement it will turn over to Client all documents, papers, and other matter in its possession or control that relate to Client.

6. Grant

Client agrees that copyrights to Site-Maker's work product produced in the performance of this Agreement shall remain the exclusive property of Site-Maker, and that it will not sell, transfer, publish, disclose or otherwise make the work product available to third parties without Site-Maker's prior written consent. Any rights granted to Client under this Agreement shall not affect Site-Maker's exclusive ownership of the work copyright.

7. Site-Maker agrees to design, build, install, and/or maintain a website for Client according to agreed upon specifications below, including validated HTML, link check, custom graphics, header or logo as specified, all pages and links necessary to display products and/or services of client. Site-Maker shall also prepare the site for search engine submission, which shall include analysis of text for keyword content, alt tags for images, preparation and installation of keyword and content meta tags, and submission to the major free submission search engines. Presently we submit to Yahoo, Google, MSN, Open Directory, Alta Vista, Fast/All the Web.. Site-Maker does not guarantee listings on search engines as they alone determine who they will list and who they will not. Site-Maker will provide two months of minor changes and/or updates and up to two hours of consultation. This work shall be completed for the above stated fee.

*Specifications agreed upon

To be stated on an individual basis:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Client and Site-Maker have duly executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

Site-Maker Website Design Client:
Name: Name:
Title: Title:
Date: Date: