Terms of Service
The following Terms of Service shall apply when you (the Client) enter into an internet marketing agreement with Gridline Marketing (Gridline).
Gridline Marketing provides consulting services including, but not limited to:
Complete Internet Marketing & Management, Website Design & Development, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing & Management, Website Analytics Setup & Management, Link Building, Article Marketing, Press Releases, Copy Writing, Blog Marketing, Online Classified Advertising. These services may be provided either individually or as any combination thereof as agreed between Gridline and the Client.
Fees for our marketing services vary as each client is different. We have to take into account many factors such as the size of a client’s website and any initial work that might be required thereon, the anticipated time and money that we expect to invest into any outsourcing that may be necessary, the pricing of any specialty tools and services that may be required and of course the time to be spent by our own staff and associates in providing the contracted services.
Website development normally requires an agreed advance payment. On larger projects, we may request interim payments as set milestones are reached. In all cases, the final pre-agreed payment is billed only upon completion of the website. Ownership of the website shall be passed to the client only when it is fully completed and the final payment has value in our bank account.
All fees are non-refundable although we may, at our sole discretion offer full or partial refunds in cases where we may be at fault. Fees can be quoted and payment accepted in New Zealand dollars, US dollars, British pounds or Euros (to the client’s preference) and are subject to local taxes where applicable.
All of our marketing services are billed monthly in advance. In addition, a once-only set up fee will be billed at the commencement of our services. Supply of our services will commence immediately upon receipt of the set up fee and the first monthly marketing fee. Thereafter our services will be ongoing without interruption, providing monthly fee payments are received in a timely manner. We do not offer credit facilities and bills are payable upon presentation of our invoice. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate all services without notification in the event of late payment. We reserve the right also to add administration fees and interest to any accounts not paid in accordance with these Terms of Service.
Gridline confirms that any information received regarding the intellectual property, or business affairs of the Client will be treated in full confidence and will never be revealed to any other persons, firms or organizations unless required to do so by law.
TERMINATION BY GRIDLINE MARKETING
Gridline may terminate an agreement without notice if:
The Client does not accept and comply with these Terms of Service and the Agreement established between the two parties.
Gridline may terminate an agreement by providing one month’s written notice of termination if:
Gridline believes on reasonable grounds, that mutual confidence and trust do not exist between both parties.
Gridline believes on reasonable grounds that, by continuing to act for the Client, it may breach any professional conduct rules which may be binding upon those working in the Internet Marketing profession.
Gridline may terminate an agreement for any other reason by providing two months’ written notice of termination.
TERMINATION BY THE CLIENT
The Client may terminate an agreement by the provision of two month’s written notice of such termination at any time and will be liable for all fees due and payable up to the date of termination of Gridline’s services.
If the Client does not provide such notice, it will be obliged to pay all fees due for work carried out and in any case will be obliged to pay for any other charges that might have been incurred by Gridline on behalf of the Client.
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand and you further agree that any court proceedings shall take place in New Zealand.