56 Degrees Design standard conditions of contract
VAT – All prices are subject to VAT at 20% as appropriate.
Additional work – The attached quotation is based on the specification supplied by the client. If that specification alters then 56 Degrees Design reserves the right to increase its fee by a mutually agreed amount.
Delays – If any project is delayed or put on hold due to action on the client’s part, 56 Degrees Design reserves the right to issue an interim invoice covering the work carried out up to that date.
Client approval – Clients are asked to check material and proofs carefully before giving 56 Degrees Design final approval to proceed (eg: where material is to be printed or sent to the media). 56 Degrees Design cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies not detected by the client at this stage and shall be indemnified by the client in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising from these errors and inaccuracies.
Illegal matter – 56 Degrees Design will not handle material which, in its opinion, is or may be of a libellous nature or an infringement of the proprietary or other rights of any third party. 56 Degrees Design shall be indemnified by the client in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising out of any libellous matter or any infringement of copyright, patent design or of any other proprietary or personal right contained in any material produced for the client. The indemnity shall extend to any amounts paid on a lawyer’s advice in settlement of any claim.
Insolvency – If the client ceases to pay his debts in the ordinary course of business or cannot pay his debts as they become due or being a company is deemed to be unable to pay his its or has a winding-up petition issued against it or being a person commits an act of bankruptcy or has a bankruptcy petition issued against him 56 Degrees Design without prejudice to other remedies shall have the right not to proceed further with the contract or any other work for the customer and be entitled to charge for work already carried out (whether completed or not) and materials purchased for the customer such charge to be an immediate debt due to it.
Client’s property – All property supplied to 56 Degrees Design by or on behalf of the client shall while it is in the possession of 56 Degrees Design or in transit to or from the client be deemed to be at the client’s risk unless otherwise agreed and the customer should insure accordingly.
56 Degrees Design invoices – 56 Degrees Design’s credit terms are 15 days from the date of the invoice unless otherwise agreed.
Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998. We reserve the right to claim statutory interest at 8% above the Bank of England base rate at the date the debt becomes overdue in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998. For our purposes, this is day 32 – the date of the invoice being day one.
Third party invoices – Third party invoices are the responsibility of the client and the client shall indemnify 56 Degrees Design against any claims costs or expenses arising from the client’s failure to pay any third party invoices according to the contract’s terms of payment. If 56 Degrees Design pays any third party invoices strictly by prior agreement then the client agrees to meet the cost of such payment in full within 21 days of the relevant 56 Degrees Design invoice.
Liability – 56 Degrees Design shall not be liable for any loss to the customer arising from delay in transit by a third party (eg: the Post Office).
Force majeure – 56 Degrees Design shall be under no liability if they are unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond their control including (without limiting the foregoing) Act of God, legislation, war, acts of terrorism, fire, flood, drought, failure of power supply etc.