Terms & Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions so that you fully understand how we can best work together on a project - please contact us for any queries.

In short, we are in the business of working with our partners to improve their client acquisition, revenue and profitability, but the majority of the systems, corporations and people who come into play in a marketing, sales and business scenario are completely beyond our control. 

Examples include, but are not limited to: 

- We can’t force Google, Facebook or any other ad platform or publisher to list or show your ad in any particular position, rank, or order 

- We can’t make people see, notice, view or watch your ad, listing, offer, services or product 

- We can’t compel people to like your ad, listing, offer, services or product even if they do see it 

- We can’t make them click on the ad or the link if they see or like it 

- Once they click, we can’t make them like your website or anything they see on it 

- We can’t prevent them from leaving your website 

- We can’t make them accept your offer, product or service in any way, including opt-ins, calls, contacts or purchases, even if they have seen it and liked it 

- Most importantly of all, even if someone gets this far, and likes and wants whatever you have to offer them: we can’t make them pay you

1. Definitions

The following Terms and Conditions document is a legal agreement between Phillip Ellis trading as Click Seekers Solutions, hereafter "the Developer", and "the Client" for the purposes of website design or development. These Terms and Conditions set forth the provisions under which the Client may use the services supplied. The Developer is an Internet web design provider offering the Client graphical design, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Magetno, Wordpress and other related computer programming languages.

2. Acceptance of Work

Quotations are valid for 30 days from date of issue. When the Client places an order to purchase a website or website updates from the Developer, the order represents an offer to the Developer to purchase the website or website updates. No contract for the supply of services exists between Client and Developer until the Developer sends an invoice to the Client for payment. The invoice equals acceptance by the Developer (or third party supplier) of the Client's offer to purchase services from the Developer and this acceptance of work is a valid contract between Client and Developer regardless of whether the Client receives the invoice.

Any other services on the order that have not been included in the invoice do not form part of the contract. The Client agrees to check that the details of the invoice are correct and should print and keep a copy for their records.

The Developer is liable to withdraw the from contract at any time prior to acceptance.

Additional work requested by the Client that is not specified in the agreed quotation is subject to an additional quotation by the Developer on receipt of specification. If the work is needed as part of an existing project, then this may affect time scale and overall delivery time of the project.

If a functional specification and a set of testing criteria is included within the quotation, the Developer is responsible for fulfilling the testing criteria as the sole criteria for completion of the contract.

The Client agrees that the standard development platform (available upon request) is an agreeable platform for development of the website and all acceptance testing will occur only on the standard development platform. The Client further agrees that any requests relating to hardware or software outside the standard development platform will be deemed additional work.

The Client agrees to provide any needed information and content required by the Developer in good time to enable the Developer to complete a design or website work as part of an agreed project.

Any work is subject to a minimum hourly charge of £45.


3. Permission and Copyright

Copyright of the completed web designs, images, pages, code and source files created by the Developer for the project shall be with the Client upon final payment only by prior written agreement. Without agreement, ownership of designs and all code is with the Developer.

These terms of use grant a non-exclusive limited license so that the Client can use the design on one website on one domain name only. The Client is not permitted to use a design for more than one website without prior written agreement between the Client and the Developer.

The Client agrees that resale or distribution of the completed files is forbidden unless prior written agreement is made between the Client and the Developer.

The Client hereby agrees that all media and content made available to the Developer for use in the project are either owned by the Client or used with full permission of the original authors. The Client agrees to hold harmless, protect and defend the Developer from any claim or suit that may arise as a result of using the supplied media and content.

The Client agrees that the Developer may include development credits and links within any code the Developer designs, builds or amends. If the Developer designs a website for a Client, then the Client agrees that the Developer may include a development credit and link displayed on the Client's website. If the Developer builds or amends a website for a Client, then the Client agrees that the Developer may include a development credit and link displayed on the Client's web page, which may be within the code but not displayed on a web browser if requested by the Client.

The Client agrees that the Developer reserves the right to include any work done for the Client in a portfolio of work.

The Client agrees to abide by the terms of any third party software or media included within any work done for the Client. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Googlemaps, Media under the Creative Commons license, RSS feeds, Open Source GPL Software etc.

4. Material

The Developer reserves the right to refuse to handle:

Any media that is unlawful or inappropriate.
Any media that contains a virus or hostile program.
Any media that constitutes harassment, racism, violence, obscenity, harmful intent or spamming.
Any media that constitutes a criminal offence, or infringes privacy or copyright.

5. Domain names and Hosting

The Developer can, at its own discretion, but is not obliged to, offer domain name registration and hosting via a third party service.

The Client agrees that registration of a domain name does not provide endorsement of the right to use the name. The Client is responsible for ensuring they have due title to the domain name. The Developer holds no liability and the Client hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Developer from any claim resulting from the Client's registration of a domain name.

The domain name is registered in the Client's own name, with the address and contact details of the Developer. The Client should be aware that a domain name is registered with a third party and as such the Client shall agree to fully abide by the terms and conditions set out by the third party for such services.

The Client agrees to take all legal responsibility for use of third party domain name and hosting services and supply truthful details to the third party services.

The Client agrees that information submitted for registration of domain names is then available to the general public via the Nominet Whois system. However, Clients who are using their website for non-trading purposes may ask the third party registrar for their contact information not to be included in the Nominet Whois system.

The Client is liable to pay the Developer for any domain name registrations and the initial set-up of the hosting if included as part of the website build.

Any support relating to the domain name, hosting and email services is between the Client and the third party service.

Any other domain name and hosting services or costs not included by the Developer, including but not limited to further domain name registration fees, domain name transfer charges, yearly domain name renewals, hosting charges, yearly hosting renewals, hosting upgrades, extra disk space, bandwidth and any other related or hidden charges, are to be paid by the Client to the third party services.

The Client agrees to pay the domain name and hosting fees as soon as required by the third party. Any modifications needed to the domain name or hosting services are to be made between the Client and third party service.

The Client agrees that if at any time their contact details, including email address, change, it is their responsibility to contact the third party and update their contact details. Failure to do so may mean that renewal invoices for the domain name and hosting services are not received by the Client.

Payment for domain name and hosting services is to be made immediately on receipt of an invoice from the third party service. Failure to comply with the payment terms may result in the Client's domain name becoming available to another party and/or the website and email services becoming unavailable.

The Client agrees to pass on FTP details and any other access details relating to their domain name and hosting account that the Developer requires to upload the website if required as part of a project.

The Developer reserves the right without notice to cancel, reject or refuse work with domain names or hosting services without reason for such rejection or refusal. The Client agrees to be liable for their use of the domain name, hosting and email services with the third party and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Developer from any claim resulting from the Client's publication of material and use of the domain name, hosting and email services.

The Client agrees to take full responsibility for all usage of the domain name, hosting and email services and to fully abide by the terms and conditions set out by the third party for such services.

6. Projects

The Client agrees that an HTML page built from a graphic design may not exactly match the original design because of the difference between the display in design software and the rendering of HTML code by Internet browser software. The Developer agrees to try to match the design as closely as is possible when building the code.

During a website project it is important that the Client communicates information to the Developer to achieve the required result.

The Client agrees they are permitted a maximum of 4 hours of alteration on projects of £3000, with an additional 1 hour of alteration available per whole £1500 of cost after that, unless quoted otherwise. All alterations are to be requested in writing either by email or postal mail by the Client. After the allocated time for alterations is used up, either in design or coding, the Developer reserves the right to advise the Client of such and send a separate quotation to the Client and to request payment for any further alterations. The Developer reserves the right to request payment be received for further alterations before continuing work. Upon completion of agreed design, the Client is asked to confirm in writing by email or postal mail that the design and the screen size is signed off as complete and agree that any further design alterations are chargeable.

If the Client requests design or content alterations to pages that have already been completed, new pages or different functionality other than that specified in the original quotation, the Developer reserves the right to quote separately for these alterations.

If optimised pages are included as part of the project, the Developer will optimise the Client's web pages that already make up part of the project. Optimised pages is not creation of new pages. The optimisation of the web pages can include the meta tags, keywords, description, title, alt tags and text provided by the Client.

The Developer endeavours to create pages that are accessible to search engines. However, the Developer gives no guarantee that the site will become listed with search engines.

If an error or issue with the design or code arises during the project, which does not allow the design or code to match the original specification, then the Client agrees that the Developer can apply a nearest available alternative solution.

The Developer at all times applies reasonable skill and care in provision of services. On request, the Developer can create a copy of the website on one CD to be posted to the Client on project completion. A small charge will be made to cover the cost of this, unless quoted otherwise.

Once the project is completed, the Developer will upload the website to the Client's live web address if included as part of a project.

After site completion, a Client or a third party of their choosing may wish to edit their website code themselves to make updates. However, the Client agrees that in so doing they assume full responsibility for any issues which occur as a result of changing the code themselves. If the Client or a third party of their choosing edits the website code and this results in functionality errors or the page displaying incorrectly, then the Developer reserves the right to quote for work to repair the website.

The Developer reserves the right to assign subcontractors in whole or as part of a project if needed.

The Developer will keep a copy of the site and design source files when a website project is being worked on. However, the Client agrees that it is their responsibility to have regular backups made by themselves or the third party hosting services in case of a software or hardware failure at the third party hosting servers.

All communications between Developer and Client shall be by telephone, email, Skype or postal mail, except where agreed at the Developer's discretion.

7. Accessibility & Web Standards

The Developer tests sites and templates to ensure they comply with WAI accessibility standards to Level A conformance at time of sale. Should the Client request that the Developer alter the site or templates to meet specific WAI accessibility guidelines, or if updated WAI accessibility guidelines were introduced after the site or templates were sold to the Client, the Developer reserves the right to quote separately for any additional work needed. If the Client uses Drupal Themes or Modules, or other CMS systems that are not built by the Developer, the overall page may not meet WAI accessibility standards to Level A conformance.

The Developer tests sites and templates to ensure they comply with W3C CSS standards as they are at time of sale. Should updated W3C CSS guidelines be introduced after the site or templates were sold to the Client, the Developer reserves the right to quote separately for any additional work needed. If the Client uses Drupal Themes or Modules, or other CMS systems that are not built by the Developer, the overall page may not meet W3C CSS standards.

The Developer tests sites and templates to ensure they comply with W3C HTML standards as they are at time of sale. Should updated W3C HTML guidelines be introduced after the site or templates were sold to the Client, the Developer reserves the right to quote separately for any additional work needed. If the Client uses Drupal Themes or Modules, or other CMS systems that are not built by the Developer, the overall page may not meet W3C HTML standards.

The Developer shall make every effort to ensure sites are designed to be viewed by the majority of visitors. Sites are designed to work with the standard development platform, which includes recent versions of the main browsers, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The Client agrees that the Developer cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems.

The Client agrees that, following handover of files, any updated software versions of the browsers detailed in the standard development platform, including the browsers Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, domain name set-up changes or hosting set-up changes thereafter may affect the functionality and display of their website. As such, the Developer 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, domain name or hosting changes.

The Client agrees that more advanced applications on a website page may require a newer browser version or plug-in.


8. Payment Terms

Prices are subject to change without notice. All quoted prices are exempt of VAT.

All invoices must be paid in full within 28 days of the invoice date, except where agreed at the Developer's own discretion.

The Developer reserves the right to decline further work on a project if there are invoices outstanding with the Client.

The Developer reserves the right to remove its work for the Client from the Internet if payments are not received.

9. Liability and Warranty Disclaimer

The Developer provides their website and the contents thereof on an 'as is' basis and makes no warranties with regard to the site and its contents, or fitness of services offered for a particular purpose. The Developer cannot guarantee the functionality or operations of their website or that it will be uninterrupted or error free, nor does it warrant that the contents are current, accurate or complete.

The Client agrees that the Developer is not liable for any bugs, performance issues or failure of their Drupal software as Drupal is open-source software distributed under the GPL ("GNU General Public License") and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers. Any bugs, performance issues or failure with the software will be directed to the Drupal Development community via drupal.org.

The Client agrees that the Developer is not liable for any bugs, performance issues or failure of their Joomla software as Joomla is open-source software distributed under the GPL ("GNU General Public License") and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers. Any bugs, performance issues or failure with the software will be directed to the Joomla Development community via joomla.org. The Developer endeavours to provide a website within given delivery time scales to the best of its ability. However, the Client agrees that the Developer is not liable for any claims, losses, costs incurred or compensation due to any failure to carry out services within a given delivery time scale.

The Client agrees that the Developer is not liable for any failure to carry out services for reasons beyond its control, including but not limited to acts of God, telecommunication problems, software failure, hardware failure, third party interference, Government, emergency on a major scale or any social disturbance of extreme nature such as industrial strike, riot, terrorism and war or any act or omission of any third party services. The Developer is not liable for any consequences or financial losses such as, but not limited to, loss of business, profit, revenue, contract, data or potential savings, relating to services provided.

On handover of files from Developer to Client, the Client shall assume entire responsibility in ensuring that all files are functioning correctly before use. Whilst every effort is made to make sure files are error free, the Developer cannot guarantee that the display or functionality of the web design or the website will be uninterrupted or error free. If, after handover of files, errors are found in code the Developer has created and the standard development platform, domain name set-up and hosting set-up are the same as when work began, then the Developer can correct these errors for the Client free of charge for a period of 3 months, after acceptance of the work. After the 3-month period, the Developer reserves the right to quote separately for any work involved in correcting an error.

If, after handover of files, errors are found in code the Developer has created and the standard development platform, or the domain name set-up or hosting set-up have been changed, the Developer can correct errors and reserves the right to quote separately for any additional work needed as a result of changes to the browser software, domain name set-up or hosting set-up.

Should the Client go into compulsory or involuntary liquidation or cannot pay its debts in the normal course of business, the Developer reserves the right to cancel forthwith any projects and invoice the Client for any work completed.

The Developer shall have no liability to the Client or any third parties for any damages, including but not limited to claims, losses, lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of the operation of or inability to operate these web pages or website, even if the Developer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

There are sometimes laws and taxes that affect Internet e-commerce. The Client agrees that it is their responsibility to comply with such laws and will hold harmless, protect, and defend the Developer and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, or tariff arising from the Client's exercise of Internet e-commerce.

The Developer may from time to time recommend to the Client that updates are needed to their site, including but not limited to new legislation compliance, software compatibility and web standards. The Developer reserves the right to quote for any updates as separate work. The Client agrees that the Developer is not liable for any failure to inform or implement these updates to their site. The Client agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold the Developer harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, costs, losses and claims arising from omission to inform or implement these updates.

10. Indemnification

The Client agrees to use all Developer services and facilities at their own risk and agrees to defend, indemnify, save and hold the Developer harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, costs, losses and claims, including but not limited to legal fees against the Developer or its associates that may arise directly or indirectly from any service provided or agreed to be provided or any product or service sold by the Client or its third parties.

The Client agrees that this indemnification extends to all aspects of the project, including but not limited to website content and choice of domain name.

The Client also agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend, the Developer against any liabilities arising out of injury to property or person caused by any any product or service sold by the Client or any service provided or agreed to be provided or by third parties, including but not limited to infringement of proprietary rights, misinformation, infringement of copyright, delivery of defective services or products that are harmful to any company, person, business, or organisation.

11. Nondisclosure

The Developer and any third party associates agree that, unless directed by the Client, it will not at any time during or after the term of this agreement disclose any confidential information. The Client agrees that it will not convey any confidential information about the Developer to another party, unless directed by the Developer.

12. Privacy Policy

The Developer and any third party associates shall use information provided by the Client in relation to this agreement in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This infomation will also be used to identify the Client in communications with them and to contact the Client from time to time to offer them services or products that may be of interest to or benefit the Client.

13. Interpretation

The Developer reserves the right to terminate a project with a Client at any time without prior notification if it finds the Client in breach of these Terms and Conditions. The Developer shall be the sole arbiter in deciding what constitutes a breach. No refunds will be given in such a situation.

Where one or more terms of this contract are held to be void or unenforceable for whatever reason, any other terms of the contract not so held will remain valid and enforceable at law.

Any and all matters pursuant to this agreement are governed by English Law and are under exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales which shall claim venue and jurisdiction for any legal motion or claim arising from this agreement. This agreement is void where prohibited by law.

By accepting a quotation or making a payment of invoice to use the services supplied, the Client acknowledges to have read, understand, and accept the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement, and agrees to be legally binding by these Terms and Conditions.

The Developer reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. The latest Terms and Conditions can be found at the Developer's website at terms-and-conditions.

13. Performance

The Supplier shall perform the Service(s) with reasonable care and skill, in accordance with generally recognised commercial practices and standards in the industry; and all laws and regulations applicable to the Service(s).

Representations and Authorities

The Client authorises the Supplier to access their online accounts and will provide login in details when needed to perform the Service(s). These accounts may include but are not limited to web hosting, website, advertising, analytics, CRM, ERP or social media accounts.

The Client confirms that any account to which the Supplier is given access has not been compromised, hacked, defaced or infected prior to the commencement of the Agreement.

The Client warrants that any of their employees or contractors assisting the Supplier have the necessary skills and authority.

The Client confirms that any text, graphics, photos, designs, codes, data, trademarks and artwork supplied in connection with the Agreement are owned by the Client, or that they have permission from the rightful owner to use these items; the Client grants the Supplier an irrevocable licence to use these items for the purposes of providing the Service(s) for the duration of the Agreement.

The Client warrants that all the facts, claims and offers given by it about its products or services are accurate and in no way misleading and that the terms of any offers contained therein will be honoured.

The Client warrants that it has not relied on any representations made by or on behalf of the Supplier save as contained in this Agreement.

15. Change control

The Client may during the term of the Agreement request a change in the Service(s) by notifying the Supplier in writing of its requirements. The Supplier shall give due consideration to any change request, and answer within no more than 5 working days to either confirm its acceptance of the change request, provide a written proposal with any variation that it reasonably considers necessary or to provide the Client with a written statement of its reasons for not accepting the change request.

16. Approval

Where the Supplier is requested to make any amendment to text or images within the Client’s website these changes will be offered to the Client for approval. If the Client waives the right to approve, it is agreed that any amendments by the Supplier shall be considered as approved by the Client.

17. Payment

The Client shall pay each invoice submitted to it by the Supplier, in full and in cleared funds, within seven days of receiving an invoice through our direct debiting facilitator, GoCardless / paypal / stripe / invoice2go or any similar provider or bank that the Supplier may nominate from time to time.

If payment terms within the Agreement are agreed in writing on a direct invoice basis, the Client shall pay each invoice submitted to it by the Supplier, in full and in cleared funds, within 14 days of receipt. Interest will be due on any overdue amount at the rate of 2% per annum above the Bank of England base rate at the relevant time.

If a payment is overdue for more than 30 days, the Supplier reserves the right to suspend all Service(s) until payment has been made in full.

18. Internet Data and Email 

Data transmitted across the Internet is on an open channel and the Supplier shall not be liable to the Client for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss sustained because of data loss, corruption, misuse of the Client’s information by third parties or as a result of viruses, trojans and other malicious code transmitted to or from systems in which the Client has an interest.

19. Search Engine Optimisation Services (SEO)

The Supplier aims to maximise the performance of and traffic to the Client’s websites, however the performance of the Service(s) cannot guarantee specific results. The Supplier has no control over the policies of search engines or directories with respect to the sites and/or content that they accept now or in the future. Any search engine or directory, in their sole discretion, may choose to exclude the Client’s web site(s) or content at any time. The Client accepts that if they independently make changes to their website without the Supplier’s input that they may affect search engine placements; following these independent changes, if additional work is needed to recover ranking position this will be subject to a separate quotation.

20. Social Media Services

The Client recognises that it is not practical for the Supplier to notify the Client of each posting that it makes on behalf of the Client on any/all social media channels and the Client agrees that this is unnecessary.

The Client may request that the Supplier makes changes to any content or postings at any time in writing, and the Supplier may levy reasonable additional charges for such work.

The Supplier reserves the right to edit or amend any content on any social media channels that it considers to be offensive, unlawful or inappropriate, or which appear to infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

The Supplier shall not be responsible for any errors in any postings or any unsatisfactory Service(s), which are not notified in writing to it, nor for any errors which are approved by or are the fault of the Client or any third party.

21. Paid advertising solutions - pay per click (PPC) or display advertising (CPM) 

The Supplier shall invoice the Client for the management and/or set up costs. The Client shall be responsible for ensuring that adequate budget is available to carry out the Service(s) and agrees to be billed directly by Google, Bing, Facebook, Linked In or other advertising providers for their charges.

The Supplier aims to maximise the interaction with the Client’s website based on agreed goals, however the performance of the Service(s) does not guarantee specific results.

The Supplier accepts no responsibility for any detrimental effect on the PPC campaign(s) which results from search engine policies, functionality or service, any activity by the Client or any third party including, but not limited to, fraudulent activity or alterations made to the Client’s website or advertising copy.


22. Statutory Rights

These Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.