Anneka Jones Copywriting

Service Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to all work provided by Anneka Jones Copywriting and are part of the contract you enter when you engage with us.

 

Please read them through carefully and get in touch if you have any questions – annekajones@outlook.com

 

By agreeing in writing to a retainer or project fee and/or making a deposit payment to initiate the contract, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.

 

Last Updated 1 Nov, 2022

 

DEFINITIONS

“You” is the client, its employees and agents.

“We”, “Us” and “Our” is Anneka Jones Copywriting, its employees and agents.

 

1. QUOTES AND PROPOSALS

1.1  Where the scope is clear, we may quote a flat rate. All quotes and proposals are valid for 30 days from the submission date.

1.2  Quotes do not include (unless specifically stated):

  • Liaison with other agents such as graphic designers or web developers.

  • Travel time or travel costs for onsite meetings.

  • Meetings outside of those required for the initial creative brief and two rounds of revisions, or meetings specified in the project plan.

1.3  Onsite meetings can be added to the project at your request. (Pending clearance to travel, post-COVID-19) These meetings will be charged at a pre-determined hourly rate and will include any necessary travel time plus travel costs. Meetings must be cancelled at least 24 hours before – or the full charge of the meeting will be added to your final invoice.

2.  DEPOSITS

2.1  A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total amount quoted is required on approval of the quote before work can begin.

2.2  Where the amount is less than GBP500, the full amount may be required on approval of the quote before work can begin.

2.3  The deposit invoice must be paid before any project work can begin.

2.4 By paying a deposit, you are reserving future time in our calendar. Work will commence on the agreed-upon date, provided we have the deposit and necessary information from you.

 

3. PAYMENT

3.1  The final invoice will be issued when the final sign-off is given or within 14 days of submitting a complete draft if no feedback is given (whichever occurs first).

3.2  Payment terms are 14 days from the date on your invoice, with the exception of deposits, which must be received to start the project.

3.3  Anneka Jones Copywriting reserves the right to charge interest on overdue accounts at a rate of 10% for the first 21 days overdue and 20% thereafter.

3.4  If we engage a third-party organization to recover your debt, you are responsible for paying the additional costs involved, including any legal expenses.

3.5  You can pay via bank transfer (preferred).

3.6  Any costs additional to the Services ordered (including couriers, software, other media and travel costs) are in addition to the amount quoted and shall be charged to ‘the Client’ as required.  These costs will be itemized separately in the invoice and mutually agreed upon in advance of incurring the costs.

 

4. CHANGES IN SCOPE

4.1  Any modifications to the original project scope during the course of execution will render the provided quotation invalid. 

4.2  Additional fees/charges may be applied to cover the time and expenses required to complete any new work. These additional fees will be quoted in advance of incurring the time and/or expenses.

4.3  The new quote will need to be approved and the revised deposit paid before work can restart.

 

5. TIMEFRAMES AND COMMUNICATIONS

5.1  You are asked to nominate one primary contact for all revisions and contact throughout the project.

5.2  We endeavour to deliver all work by the agreed deadline. However, circumstances beyond our control, including major illness or family emergencies may prevent us from getting work to you on time.

5.3  We will inform you within two business days if there are any timeframe issues.

5.4  If we are unable to begin or complete work because we have not received information from you, we will continue the project at our next opportunity. This may affect your overall timeline.

5.5  You have a maximum of 14 days to respond with revisions from submission of a first, second or third draft of the copy.

5.6 Additional charges, at a pre-determined hourly rate will be charged for any additional revisions or proofreading supplied after the 14-day revision period. 

5.7  If you do not communicate with us for 14 days, the project will be deemed closed and any final amount owing will be billed.

 

6. CONFIDENTIALITY

6.1  If we’ve signed a separate confidentiality agreement or Non-Disclosure agreement with you, then that agreement takes precedence.

6.2  We won’t disclose any information that you indicate is confidential.

6.3  You agree not to disclose any information about our pricing structure or project documents.

6.4  Anneka Jones Copywriting reserves the right to use ‘the Client’ projects for her own promotional use unless a Non-Disclosure Agreement precluding this has been signed by Anneka Dunboyne Jones.

6.5  Anneka Jones Copywriting may approach ‘the Client’ for a testimonial after the project is completed to their satisfaction, although the provision of the testimonial is not obligatory.

6.6  We reserve the right to refer to this project and your business name, and to use your logo and content for promotional or educational purposes.

 

7. RISK

7.1.  Anneka Jones Copywriting is not responsible for any delivery delay if the delay or failure to supply is caused by matters beyond reasonable control including, without limitation:

o   Acts of God

o   Power failure

o   Equipment failure

 

8. COPYRIGHT

8.1.  You gain full copyright and intellectual property rights for any work delivered by Anneka Jones Copywriting when you complete the final payment.

8.2.  Until the final payment is received, Anneka Jones Copywriting retains the intellectual property for all work delivered.

 

9. CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES

9.1.  We endeavour to ensure that our work doesn’t infringe on any copyright or other rights of a third party.

9.2  We are not liable in any way for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential losses or damages resulting from use of services including but not limited to: loss of data and other intangibles; costs or damages resulting from or related to any services purchased or obtained; resulting from unauthorized access to, or alteration of your transmissions or data.

9.3  You agree to indemnify and to hold us harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including solicitor’s fees, due to materials included in any work undertaken at your request.

9.4  All materials provided by you are assumed to be legal and accurate.

9.5  You are responsible for checking the factual accuracy of the content for this project.

9.6  We work hard to ensure our work is free from errors, but we don’t offer an error-free guarantee. You are responsible for final approval.

9.7  Anneka Jones Copywriting takes no responsibility for the material and how it is used once you have approved the final draft.

9.8  If you wish to make a claim about incorrect performance or breach of these Terms and Conditions you must send it, in writing, to Anneka (Dunboyne) Jones within six months of delivery.

9.9  Any imposed liability shall be limited to resupply of information or services.

 

10. TERMINATION

10.1.  ‘The Client’ may terminate the job at any time via email.

10.2.  If ‘the Client’ terminates the job, Anneka Jones Copywriting will invoice for the total stage in progress at the minimum estimated fee.

10.3.  Anneka Jones Copywriting may terminate the job at any time via email.

10.4.  If Anneka Jones Copywriting terminates the job, we will invoice for the total stage in progress at the minimum estimated fee.

 

11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersede any previous agreement between the parties (excluding NDAs). A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions.

These project terms and conditions are part of the contract you enter into when you engage Anneka Jones Copywriting. Please read them through carefully and get in touch if you have any questions.

They shall be governed by UK British Law, and the parties hereby agree to submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of British Courts.