Time limit on estimates
The fees and timescales in this proposal will remain valid for 60 days from the date of submission.
The fees quoted are for the estimated time required by Dusted Design Partners Limited staff members in connection with completion of the project. Should the programme be varied significantly or final project scope extended at the clients request then we reserve the right to amend our estimate of fees accordingly.
As is standard professional consultancy, outside supplier costs are not included in the professional fees and will be charged additionally. Such costs typically include research, design and trademark searches and registration, hosting or domain name registration, photography, translation, deliveries and presentation material.
Travel, accommodation and general out-of-pocket expenses directly relating to the project are also charged in addition. Both supplier costs and expenses are invoiced at the cost plus twenty percent (20%) on a monthly basis to or at the completion of each stage of works (whichever is sooner) cover Accounting and Administration support.
On commencement of each phase of the project we will invoice fifty percent (50%) of the estimated professional fees for that phase. The balance of the fees for each stage will be invoiced on completion of that phase.
Payment will be made on 30 days from the date of the invoice.
Termination of contract
The client may terminate the project upon completion of any phase of works without prior notice or penalty or without incurring any costs other than those incurred up to the end of that phase. In the event of the project being cancelled in mid-phase the full fees agreed for that phase and all expenses actually incurred will be due and payable.
Every effort will be made to maintain the strictest confidence concerning any material, plans or policies divulged to us in the due course of the client relationship. Confidentiality agreements can also be signed if required which ceases to be applicable after project termination or completion, whichever is the sooner.
Design rights and protection
The designs, names, marks or other material in final form that is approved by a client, selected for its use and paid for in full will be the exclusive property of the client. All other design, code, research, findings, intellectual property and materials developed in the course of the project shall remain the property of Dusted Design Partners Limited, as is usual in the sector. Whilst we meet industry service levels and practice adequate security procedures, legal protection and appropriate registration of designs, images (inc third parties) names, marks, domains, all data and stored databases on or outside Dusted premises globally, or other material developed by Dusted Design Partners Limited is the clients sole responsibility and recommend clients seek professional legal and third party specialist assistance as required in assessing each area individually.
The designs, names, marks, all data and stored databases on or outside Dusted premises globally and other materials created by Dusted Design Partners Limited are believed not to infringe upon the rights of others. However, Dusted Design Partners Limited cannot warrant that its client will be immune from claims of others due to the complexity of the laws and regulations governing such rights and the virtual impossibility of searching names and designs worldwide.
It is recommended that clients consult their own legal counsel as to both availability and registerability of proposed designs, names, marks, domains and other material as soon as those items are approved.
These terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England.