Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all services, including website design and development, mobile application design and development or any other software, design and digital service (the Services) provided by ZEDSOFT LIMITED (ZEDSOFT) to the Client, in conjunction with any relevant quotation provided to the Client by ZEDSOFT LIMITED (Terms), unless otherwise agreed in writing. Acceptance of a quote, purchase and/or use of the Services shall be considered acceptance of the Terms.

1. Charges

Charges for the Services are defined in the project quotation that the Client receives from ZEDSOFT via email. Quotations are valid for a period of 30 days. ZEDSOFT reserves the right to alter a quotation or decline to provide the relevant Services after expiry of 30 calendar days.

Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all of the Services require an advance payment of a minimum of twenty five (25) percent of the project quotation total before the work begins. A second payment of twenty five (25) percent is required after the client review and design sign off stage, with the remaining percentage of the project quotation total due upon completion of the work, prior to upload to the server or release of materials.

The Client agrees to reimburse ZEDSOFT for any additional expenses necessary for the completion of the work. Expenses may include (but are not limited to) purchase of domain names, special fonts and stock photography & videography.

All Charges are exclusive of VAT.

2. Invoicing and payment

ZEDSOFT shall submit invoices in line with the timescales above. Invoices are normally sent via email, but hard copy invoices are available upon request. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice by the Client.

Payment for services is due by bank transfer only. Bank details will be made available on invoices.

If the Client fails to make any payment due to ZEDSOFT by the due date for payment, then, without limiting ZEDSOFT’s remedies under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the Client shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Client shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.

Accounts unpaid thirty (30) days after the date of invoice will be considered in default. If the Client in default maintains any information or files on ZEDSOFT’s web hosting, ZEDSOFT will, at its discretion, remove all such material from its web hosting. ZEDSOFT is not responsible for any loss of data incurred due to the removal of the service. Removal of such material does not relieve the Client of the obligation to pay any outstanding charges assessed to the Client's account. Clients with accounts in default agree to pay ZEDSOFT reasonable expenses, including legal fees and costs for collection by third-party agencies, incurred by ZEDSOFT in enforcing these Terms.

3. Client Review

ZEDSOFT will provide the Client with an opportunity to review the appearance and content of the website during the design phase and once the overall website development is completed. At the completion of the project, such materials will be deemed to be accepted and approved unless the Client notifies ZEDSOFT otherwise within seven (7) days of the date the materials are made available to the Client. No further changes can be made after the initial seven (7) day period unless agreed between both parties, this may incur further charges for the Client for time spent during design and development, this cost will be invoiced accordingly by ZEDSOFT.

4. Turnaround Time and Content Control

ZEDSOFT will install and publicly post or supply the Client's website by the date specified in the project proposal, or at the date agreed with Client upon ZEDSOFT receiving initial payment, unless a delay is specifically requested by the Client and agreed by ZEDSOFT. If at any point ZEDSOFT is delayed to install and publicly post or supply the Client’s website, for each calendar date beyond the due date the client will be notified.

In return, the Client agrees to provide ZEDSOFT promptly with all necessary cooperation, information, materials and data, access to staff and timely decision-making which may be reasonably required by ZEDSOFT for the performance of the Services. This shall include the Client delegating a single individual as a primary contact to aid ZEDSOFT with progressing the commission in a satisfactory and expedient manner.

During the project, ZEDSOFT will require the Client to provide website content; text, images, movies and sound files, along with any relevant material or background information.

5. Failure to provide required website content

ZEDSOFT is a small business, and to remain efficient we must ensure that work we have programmed is carried out at the scheduled time. On occasions we may have to reject offers for other work and enquiries to ensure that your work is completed at the time arranged.

This is why we ask that the Client provides all the required information and material in advance. On any occasion where progress cannot be made with the Client’s website because we have not been given the required information in the agreed time frame, and we are delayed as a result, we reserve the right to impose a surcharge of up to 25% of the Charges. If the Services involve Search Engine Optimisation we need the text content for the Client’s site in advance so that the SEO can be planned and completed efficiently.

If the Client agrees to provide us with the required information and subsequently fail to do within ten (10) days of project commencement we reserve the right to close the project and the balance remaining becomes payable immediately. To summarise, please do not give us the go ahead to begin until you are ready to do so.

NOTE: Text content must be delivered as a Microsoft Word, Google Documents, email (or similar) document with the pages in the supplied document representing the content of the relevant pages on your website. These pages must have the same titles as the agreed website pages. Please contact us if you need clarification on this.

For any further updates to the website after the projects completion, the client can make the changes themselves or pay for maintenance cost which will cover further changes to the website such as text, images, video and layout. This will be agreed with the client and confirmed within a maintenance agreement which may have to be purchased and upheld for a certain length before cancellation or adjustment.

6. Web Browsers

ZEDSOFT makes every effort to ensure websites are designed to be viewed by the majority of visitors. Websites are designed to work with the most popular current web and mobile browsers (e.g. Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge etc.). The Client agrees that ZEDSOFT cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems and platforms.

ZEDSOFT cannot accept responsibility for web pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after the website has been designed, developed and handed over to the Client. As such, ZEDSOFT reserves the right to quote for any work involved in changing the website design or website code for it to work with updated browser software. Updating websites according to future web browser updates and policies will require a maintenance agreement or a stand-alone charge per update.

7. Termination

Termination of services by the Client must be requested in a written notice and will be effective upon receipt of such notice. Email or telephone requests for termination of services will not be honoured until and unless confirmed in writing. The Client will be invoiced for work completed (including any expenses incurred, as outlined in clause 1) to the date of first notice of cancellation for payment in full within thirty (30) days.

8. Indemnity

All ZEDSOFT services may be used for lawful purposes only. The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ZEDSOFT against all damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any and all actions or claims resulting from the Client’s use of ZEDSOFT’s service.

9. Intellectual property

Background IP means any IP Rights, other than Foreground IP, that is used in connection with these Terms.

Foreground IP means any IP Rights that arise or are obtained or developed by, or by a contractor on behalf of either party in respect of the services and deliverables under or in connection with these Terms.

IP Rights means patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, trademarks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.

All Background IP, including but not limited to any IP Rights in data, files and graphic logos provided to ZEDSOFT by the Client, is and shall remain the exclusive property of the party owning it (or, where applicable, the third party from whom its right to use the Background IP has derived).

The Client hereby grants to ZEDSOFT a non-exclusive licence to publish and use such material, which may be sub-licensed to any contractor acting on behalf of ZEDSOFT. The Client must obtain permission and rights to use any information or files that are copyrighted by a third party. The Client is further responsible for granting ZEDSOFT permission and rights for use of the same. A contract for website design and/or placement shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to ZEDSOFT that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained. Evidence of permissions and authorities may be requested. The Client shall indemnify and hold harmless ZEDSOFT against all damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any and all actions or claims that any materials provided to ZEDSOFT by or on behalf of the Client infringe the IP Rights of a third party.

All Foreground IP shall vest in and be owned absolutely by the party creating or developing it. ZEDSOFT hereby grants the Client a non-exclusive licence of such Foreground IP for the purpose of operating the website.

10. Confidentiality

Each party (the Receiving Party) shall use its reasonable endeavours to keep confidential all information and documentation disclosed by the other party (the Disclosing Party), before or after the date of these Terms, to the Receiving Party or of which the Receiving Party becomes aware which in each case relates to any software, operations, products, processes, dealings, trade secrets or the business of the Disclosing Party (including without limitation all associated software, specifications, designs and graphics) or which is identified by the Disclosing Party as confidential (the Confidential Information) and will not use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than the performance of its obligations under these Terms. The Receiving Party shall not disclose Confidential Information to any third party without the prior written consent of the Disclosing Party. This clause shall survive the termination of these Terms for whatever cause.

During the term of these Terms the Receiving Party may disclose the Confidential Information to its employees and subcontractors (any such person being referred to as the Recipient) to the extent that it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of these Terms. The Receiving Party shall procure that each Recipient is made aware of and complies with all the Receiving Party’s obligations of confidentiality under these Terms as if the Recipient was a party to these Terms.

The obligations in this clause 10 shall not apply to any Confidential Information which is:

11. Data protection

For the purposes of this clause, Data Protection Law means the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the Data Protection Act 2018, any other data protection and/or privacy laws applicable to ZEDSOFT, and any applicable laws replacing, amending, extending, re-enacting or consolidating the above from time to time.

Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of Data Protection Law. This clause is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party’s obligations or rights under Data Protection Law.

The Client will comply with Data Protection Law in connection with the collection, storage and processing of personal data (which shall include you providing all the required fair processing information to, and obtaining all necessary consent from, data subjects), and the exercise and performance of your respective rights and obligations under these terms and conditions, including all instructions given by the Client to ZEDSOFT and maintaining all relevant regulatory registrations and notifications as required under Data Protection Law.

The parties acknowledge that if ZEDSOFT processes any personal data on the Client’s behalf when performing its obligations under this agreement, the Client is the controller and ZEDSOFT is the processor for the purposes of Data Protection Law.

The scope, nature and purpose of processing by ZEDSOFT, the duration of the processing and the types of personal data and categories of data subject are set out in our Privacy Notice and the project quotation.

In relation to the processing of personal data under these terms and conditions, ZEDSOFT will:

The Client hereby gives ZEDSOFT consent to engage sub-processors for processing of personal data on your behalf. We shall inform the Client before transferring any personal data processed on your behalf to a new sub-processor. Following receipt of such information you shall notify us if you object to the new sub-processor. If you do not object to the sub-processor within seven calendar days of receiving the information, you shall be deemed to have accepted the sub-processor. If you have raised a reasonable objection to the new sub-processor, and the parties have failed to agree on a solution within a reasonable time, the Client shall have the right to terminate these Terms with a notice period determined by the Client, without prejudice to any other remedies available under law or contract. During the notice period, we shall not transfer any personal data processed on the Client’s behalf to the sub-processor.

ZEDSOFT shall enter into appropriate written agreements with all of its sub-processors on terms substantially similar to these Terms. We shall remain primarily liable to the Client for the performance or non-performance of the sub-processors’ obligations. Upon your request, we are obliged to provide information regarding any sub-processor, including name, address and the processing carried out by the sub-processor.

We will not transfer personal data processed on your behalf to a country outside the United Kingdom which is not recognised by the European Commission to have an adequate level of protection in accordance with the Data Protection Law unless the transfer is effected by such legally enforceable mechanism(s) for transfers of personal data as may be permitted under Data Protection Laws from time to time.

12. Standard Media Delivery

Unless otherwise specified in the project quotation, this Agreement assumes that any text will be provided by the Client in electronic format (Word or Google Docs delivered via USB drive, e-mail or FTP) and that all photographs and other graphics will be provided physically in high quality print suitable for scanning or electronically in .gif, .jpeg, .png or .tiff format. Although every reasonable attempt shall be made by ZEDSOFT to return to the Client any images or printed material provided for use in creation of the Client's website, such return cannot be guaranteed.

13. Design Credit and Marketing

A link to ZEDSOFT will appear in either small type or by a small graphic at the bottom of the Client's website. If a graphic is used, it will be designed to fit in with the overall site design. If a client requests that the design credit be removed, a nominal fee of 10% of the total development charges will be applied. When total development charges are less than £6000, a fixed fee of £600 will be applied and invoiced accordingly for the removal.

The Client agrees that the website, app or any other software developed for the Client may be presented in ZEDSOFT’s portfolio, and hereby grants ZEDSOFT a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use its name, logo and branding for advertising, marketing and promotional activities.

14. Third Party Servers

ZEDSOFT designs and tests websites to work on its own or servers and cannot guarantee correct functionality if the Client wishes to use a third-party server. In the event that the Client is using a third-party server, it is the responsibility of the Client and any third party host to ensure that the server is compatible with the website and error-free. ZEDSOFT will assist the Client to configure the server if this is required. However, this may be subject to additional charges.

If the Client's website is to be installed on a third-party server, ZEDSOFT must be granted temporary read/write access to the Client's storage directories which must be made accessible. Depending on the specific nature of the project, other resources might also need to be configured on the server.

15. Post-Placement Alterations

In the event that the Client wishes to make changes to the website once installed, the Client agrees to give ZEDSOFT the opportunity to quote to provide such changes. There is no obligation on the Client to accept the quote provided by ZEDSOFT. It is entirely up to ZEDSOFT to determine a quote for the work unless agreed before.

ZEDSOFT cannot accept responsibility for any changes caused by the Client or a third party occurring to the website once installed. Such changes include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.

16. Domain Names

ZEDSOFT may purchase domain names on behalf of the Client. Payment in relation to, and renewal of, those domain names is the responsibility of the Client. The loss, cancellation or otherwise of the domain brought about by non or late payment is not the responsibility of ZEDSOFT. The Client should keep a record of the due dates for payment to ensure that payment is received in good time.

17. Third Party Products

Any third party software which ZEDSOFT agrees to provide shall be supplied in accordance with the relevant licensor’s standard terms. The one-off licence fee for such third party software is included in the Charges payable pursuant to clause 1.

18. General

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous representations, promises, assurances, warranties, understandings and agreements between them, whether written or oral, relating to their subject matter.

A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under this Agreement or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

These Terms do not give rise to rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any part of these Terms.

No variation of these Terms shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

A notice given to a party under or in connection with these Terms shall be in writing and in English, by email or next working day delivery service. Notices to the Client shall be sent to the email address or address last notified to ZEDSOFT. Notices to ZEDSOFT shall be sent to the email address or address set out at https://zedsoft.co.uk/.

19. Digital Marketing

ZEDSOFT will honour the components of your chosen digital marketing scope of work, providing an agreement to a minimum 3 months contract is served and monthly payments are received in advance. In the event that payment is not received on time, we regret that further work will be halted until this is rectified.

20. Liability

Nothing in these Terms shall operate to exclude or limit either party’s liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence; (b) fraud; or (c) any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

ZEDSOFT shall not be liable under or in connection with these Terms or any collateral contract for any: (a) loss of revenue; (b) loss of actual or anticipated profits; (c) loss of contracts; (d) loss of business; (e) loss of opportunity; (f) loss of goodwill or reputation; (g) loss of, damage to or corruption of data; (h) any indirect or consequential loss; (i) loss or damage caused by any inaccuracy, omission, delay or error, whether as a result of negligence or other cause in the production of the website; or (j) loss or damage to the Client’s artwork/photos supplied for the website, whether as a result of negligence or otherwise.

The entire liability of ZEDSOFT to the Client in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.

21. Severability

In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unimpaired and the Agreement shall not be void for this reason alone. Such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable valid, legal and enforceable provision, which comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the original provision.

22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter or formation.