Website Adelaide Terms and Conditions

  1. Standard Terms and Conditions

These are the standard terms and conditions for website design and development (‘Website Build’) and apply to all contracts and all work undertaken by Website Adelaide for its clients.

The terms ‘us’ or ‘our’ or ‘we’ refers to Website Adelaide.

The terms ‘you’ or ‘your’ refers to the client of Website Adelaide.

Website Adelaide operates in accordance with Australian Competition and Consumer Law.

Website Adelaide reserves the right to refuse service to any client, if these are not aligned with our business operating principles and policies.

  1. Client Agreement

During the website briefing, it is your responsibility to provide Website Adelaide with clear guidelines along with the specific detail of what you may require.  The quote we provide is based on our best understanding of your requirements based on the information provided. When such details are not provided, we will proceed with our understanding of your requirements and quote accordingly.

At a later stage, if a discrepancy arises, it may lead to additional costs to accommodate the changes.  Therefore, it is essential that you clarify every aspect of your Website Build and ensure you have been quoted on the right requirements.

On your written acceptance via email of the quote this becomes the ‘Client Agreement’ and is deemed thereafter a written contractual agreement between you and Website Adelaide.

Once the Client Agreement has been finalised, any additions, changes or enhancements in the functionality of the Website Build will affect the Client Agreement and may incur additional costs and a revised delivery date.

  1. Fees and Deposits

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and are exclusive of GST unless specified and are guaranteed for 60 days from the date of quotation.

Payments schedule for your website
All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and are exclusive of GST unless specified, and are guaranteed for 60 days from the date of quotation.

Phase 1 payment

$500 deposit to start the website project. 

A first-page suggestion is built and sent to the clients for approval.

Phase 2 payment

When the home page suggestion is approved, and the client is happy with the design, look and feel, I will send a second invoice of $500 to continue the work.

Phase 3 payment

This is when all pages, according to the sitemap, have been built and sent to the client for approval. Website Adelaide will then send a milestone payment of 80% of what is left to pay for the full quote.

Phase 4 final payment

The remaining cost of the website quote is due within ten working days of the website being completed and approved. The website will be launched when the invoice has been paid in full.

Website Adelaide reserves the right to invoice the final payment if the client takes more than 1 month to come back with feedback in order to complete the project. 

  1. Supply of materials and information

After deposit has been paid, you must supply all materials and information required by us to complete the work in accordance with the Client Agreement within 10 working days of instructing us to commence the website.  Such materials may include, but at not limited to, written copy, logo, photographs, video and other printer material.

The build of the website will not commence until all materials and information have been supplied.  Where there is any delay in supplying there materials to us which leads to a delay of the agreed completion time, then Website Adelaide have the right to extend any previously agreed deadline by a reasonable amount.

Where you fail to supply materials and information within 2 months and that prevents the progress of the work, the $300 deposit will not be refundable.

If you wish to keep your current web hosting package, then you are required to release to Website Adelaide, the codes to the control panel within 10 working days of instructing us to commence your Website Build.  No work can be started without access to the control panel, unless specifically stated otherwise in the Client Agreement.

  1. Variations

Website Adelaide will begin the Website Build by creating a home page/ first page (‘First Page’) which will show the suggested design, layout and colours of the website.  However, this initial stage will not commence until the $300 deposit of the total fee payable under the Client Agreement has been received.

You do have the opportunity to request a revision to the website design.  However, Website Adelaide have the right to limit the number of design proposals to a reasonable amount and may charge for additional designs if you make a change to the original design per the Client Agreement.

Any major deviation from the agreed specifications of the Website Build, including but not limited to, the website design, text content, images and colour scheme, per the Client Agreement will be an additional charge of $150.00 per hour (exclusive of GST).

When you have agreed and accepted the First Page, Website Adelaide will suggest the layout and design theme of the other pages. When have you agreed to the layout and design theme, we will there after continue and build the rest of the pages.

If you fail to deliver the changes and the additions requested within the next 10 working days after receiving communication from Website Adelaide, we reserve the right to issue the final invoice of the contract.

  1. Hosting

If you already have hosting, Website Adelaide can build the website on that server. However, there is an extra fee of $100.00 for this service because webhosting companies have different control panels and routines, which means it can take longer to get started with some of them.

Website Adelaide work closely with a hosting company in Adelaide named and we highly recommend setting up hosting services with them.  We will then help with the process. hosting fee for the standard package is $66 per year. You will be in contact with Joel Williams who sets it up and sends us the codes we need to get started.

Website Adelaide believe provide one of the best control panels with possibilities to set up as many domain name emails as you like and more.  Joel Williams can also set up the domain name for the client and there is a fee of $20 per year for

You will be the sole owner of the hosting package, your website and the domain name.

Website Adelaide will not be liable or responsible for any 3rd party hosting issues or faults that may occur through or any other hosting provider chosen including but limited to if the website is off-line and not being able to operate, a vital website feature is unusable, security issues and breaches that impair the day to today business operations for the client.

  1. Project Delays and Client Liability

Any timeframes that Website Adelaide give are contingent upon your full co-operation and supply of materials and information.

During the development phase of the website there will be regular feedback given in order to progress the website.  There is an expectation that you will reply within 48 hours to requests from Website Adelaide in regards to feedback and/or additional materials or information that is needed.   A failure to do so may result in a delay in the agreed timeframe for the website build.

  1. Approval of the website

On completion of the website you will be notified and have the opportunity to review it.  You must notify us in the writing of any unsatisfactory points within 10 working days of such notification.

Any of the work which has not been reported in writing to us as unsatisfactory within the 10 working days review period will be deemed to have been approved.

Once approved or deemed approved, work cannot be subsequently rejected and the contract will be deemed to have been completed and the remaining fee of the invoice will be due within 7 working days. After the website is fully paid, it will be launched.

  1. Rejected work

If you reject any of our work within the 10 working days review period, or not approve subsequent work performed by use to remedy any points recorded as being unsatisfactory, and we, acting reasonably, consider that you have been unreasonable in any rejection of the work, we can elect to treat this contract as at an end and take measures to recover payment for the completed work.

  1. Payment

Upon completion of the 10 working days review period, Website Adelaide will invoice you for the remaining fee balance of the website build.  This invoice must be paid within 7 working days from the date of issue.

  1. Late fees and charges

All outstanding invoices will incur a late penalty fee of 10% of the pending amount and an administration fee of $5 per month, from the due date.

Due date: is the date on which the payment is due as per the terms on the invoice.

Outstanding invoice: an invoice is deemed to be outstanding if the payment is still due after due after 7 working days of the expiry of the due date.

Debt collection: a client is provided a further 7 working days after a late payment fee is applied to pay the invoice.  Failure to pay will result in the outstanding amount being referred to a debt collector.

Website Adelaide will not be liable for any costs or charges associated with the recovery of the outstanding amount.  Any charges associated with the recovery of the debt (debt collectors, administration charges, legal fees) will be referred to the client for processing.

If you are going to be late with your payment for a particular reason or have any queries regarding your invoice please contact Website Adelaide immediately on receiving the invoice or reminder emails, so that arrangements can be made.

  1. Warranty by you as to ownership of intellectual property rights

You must obtain all necessary permissions and authorities in respect of the use of all copy, graphic images, registered business logos, names and trademarks, or any other material that you supply to Website Adelaide to include in your website or web applications.

  1. Use of the Website

Once you have paid us in full for the website, Website Adelaide grant you the right to use the website and its related software and contents for the life of the website.

The rights granted to you do not include rights to re-use the code for another website or re-sell the programming codes for any commercial or non-commercial purposes.

In the event of a Webmaster change, the website owner is not allowed to the display the credits to the new website, uncles such time that the website functionality and appearance is changed by over 50% of Website Adelaide’s original work.

  1. Search Engine Optimisation

Website Adelaide do not guarantee any specific position in search engine results for your website.  However, as part of the Website Build, we do perform on-site SEO according to our best knowledge and the best use of the material provided to build the website.

  1. Consequential Loss

Website Adelaide are not liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer which is in any way attributable to any delay in performance or completion of our contract, however that delay arises.

Website Adelaide will not be responsible in the event of any loss or liability to a client after the website is being delivered including product failure, and or damage (whether direct, indirect, or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by the client or its customers.

  1. Non-Disclosure

Website Adelaide agree that we will not at any time disclose any of your confidential information to any third party.

  1. Additional Expenses

You agree to reimburse Website Adelaide for any requested expenses which do NOT form part of your client agreement including, but not limited to the purchase of templates, third party software, stock photographs and/or videos, domain name registration, web hosting or comparable expenses.

  1. Backups

You are responsible for maintaining your own backups with respect to your website and we will not be liable for restoring any client data or client websites.

  1. Courts of Jurisdiction

The client agreement constituted by these terms and conditions and any proposal will be construed according to and is governed by the law of South Australia.  You and Website Adelaide submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in and of South Australia in relation to any dispute arising using these terms and conditions or in relation to any services we perform for you.

  1. Cross Browser Compatibility

By using current versions of WordPress, Website Adelaide endeavour to ensure that the website we create are compatible with all current modern web browsers such as the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.  Third party extensions, where used, may not have the same level of support for all browsers.  Where appropriate we will substitute alternative extensions or implement other solutions, on a best-efforts basis, where any incompatibilities are found.

Website Adelaide is not responsible or liable for any faults that are due to introductions of new internet browsers or new browser versions, changes to search engines. plug-ins, modules, upgrades or updates to software or hardware technologies.

  1. E-Commerce

You are responsible for complying with all relevant laws relating to e-commerce and to the full extent permitted by the law will hold harmless, protect and defend and indemnify Website Adelaide for any claim, penalty, tax, tariff loss or damage arising from you or your client’s use of Internet electronic commerce.

Website Adelaide will not be responsible in the event of any loss or liability to a client during construction of the website, and after the website has been delivered including product failure, and or damage (whether direct, indirect, or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by the client or its customers.

Website Adelaide is not responsible for any loss of revenue, profit business opportunities, goodwill, or anticipated savings, indirect or consequential loss or punitive damages arising from the clients E-commerce website or selling any product or services online.

  1. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, all terms, conditions, representations or warranties whether expressed or implied or statutory or otherwise relating in any way to the service Website Adelaide provides are excluded, OTHER than the express provisions of these terms and conditions.