Web Design Contract Template
Developing a legal contract to bind the agreement between a web designer or developer and its clients can be a very expensive and time consuming exercise.
Thankfully the kind folk at Media Surgery have gone through the expense for you and put together a legal agreement that a freelance (or agency) web designer, developer or search engine optimiser can use.
There are three documents:
The Terms: Your standard terms and conditions. This is the nuts and bolts of the agreement and includes provisions for rejected work, non payment, changing search engine algorithms, your intellectual property, third party disclaimers, maintenance fees and when the total fees should be paid.
The Works: This is a detailed list of the work that is to be carried out. This can be based on your accepted proposal.
The Contract: The actual contract between you and your client. This ties "The Terms" and "The Works" together.
I have worked with legal contracts many times in the past, and this one is of a high standard. It strikes the balance between covering yourself and not over whelming you clients.
Of course, I in no way give you any guarantees or warranties! If you have any doubts what so ever, seek professional legal advise (at least you have a starting point).
EDITED - This used to be free, but now costs $22 / £15. Thanks Josh for the heads up.
Download the contract from Media Surgery