Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

Website Data Collection

Thrive Web Designs values your privacy. We do not collect or share any of your personal information other than what you specifically provide us when you contact us, or through our website analytics.

Online Chat

We use Olark as a chat solution on the website so you can easily chat with us as questions arise. All conversations are kept within Olark and are not shared outside of our company. Please visit Olark’s privacy page for more information.

Contact Form

As you have inquiries or ask for a quote, you’ll use our contact form. All contact information is kept secure on our website database and only shared within the company, specifically to contact you about a project or answering an inquiry. Your information does not leave our company.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze user activity in order to improve the Website. For example, using Google Analytics we can look at aggregate patterns like which pages are visited most. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and experience of the website. For further details, please see Google’s privacy compliance page: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Thrive Web Designs and/or his licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Thrive’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Thrive’s express written consent.


Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Thrive reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Thrive’s discretion.

If Thrive provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

Thrive may disable your user ID and password in Thrive’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.


No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Thrive makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Thrive does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.


Limitations of liability

Thrive will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Thrive Web Designs has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.


Payment Terms and Workflow

A minimum deposit amount equal to at least 50% of the project total will be due prior to work starting. Once the website contract/agreement has been signed by both parties and payment has been accepted, work will commence. Once work has started, basic design concepts will be presented to the client and in-depth discussion about website details will be discussed and implemented for a web design layout. This stage is crucial for the company to ensure that they are completely satisfied with the site design. Client will be asked to agree to an acceptance of the layout, and at that time we will move forward with the completion of the website.

Once your website is completed, we will send you notification via email or phone call to notify you that your website has been launched. If your 100% satisfaction is achieved, the remaining and final payment equal to 50% of the project total will be due within 7 days from when the site goes live. If the 7 day minimum is not met, an additional 10% charge will be added to the amount due. If after 30 days of notification, payment has still not been received, simple interest at a rate of 15% will accrue.

If payment arrangements have been made, then the above late fees mentioned are non-existent. Thrive Web Designs encourages clear communication throughout the entire process to ensure payments are made on time, as well as the final product being delivered is executed properly and efficiently.


Payment Terms for Recurring Hosting, Maintenance and Related Fees

Thrive Web Designs will provide the Client with an invoice reflected the total amount due for website/design fees, and monthly/yearly fees. We will send the invoice to the Client via email and provide them with 25 days(NET 25) to pay. Each invoice has a due date and the Client agrees to pay invoices on time. Thrive Web Designs provides the Client with a 5 day grace period past the due date. We will contact the Client on the day of the invoice being due to notify them of the 5 day grace period for them to submit payment.

* If after 5 days the Client has still failed to submit payment, unless otherwise agreed upon both parties, Thrive Web Designs has the right to pull the Client’s website offline until full payment has been confirmed as mailed out by the Client.


Time Frame for Completion

Although time may vary due to certain factors, on average the website design and development process will take roughly 4-6 weeks. We agree to work efficiently to ensure delivery of a new website no later than 30 days from the initial receipt of payment, pending that all marketing material and content has been provided by client on time. If after 6 weeks, client has failed to deliver content to complete website process, Thrive Web Designs may ask for the remaining amount owed, and continue working at the client’s pace towards completion.


Copyrights and Trademarks

Until final receipt of final payment has been made, Thrive Web Designs will hold ownership of your website. Once the final payment has been made, the client will own all rights to their website, including all design files, domain name ownership & control, etc. If client decides to switch hosting providers, we will never charge any release fee to hand over ownership of website. As a courtesy, we will ask for your site to include a link to Thrive Web Designs on the bottom portion of the page. This is completely optional and up to the client upon their discretion.


Website Design Project Copyright & Ownership

Copyright to the finished website produced by Thrive Web Designs will be owned by Thrive Web Designs until all work is paid for. Once the final payment has been received, the Client will then own 100% of their copyright, their website and files upon request. Thrive Web Designs retains the right to display graphics and other web design elements as examples of their work in their respective portfolios.  All web design projects will contain a copyright/legal statement with a link to Thrive Web Designs’ design website/portfolio, although this is optional based on Client’s preferences.