These project terms and conditions are part of the contract you enter into when you engage Made of Words Limited. Please read them carefully and email jess@madeofwords.co.nz if you have any questions.

These Terms and Conditions apply to all work provided by: Made of Words

Trading as:      Made of Words Limited
NZBN:             9429041957103

1.   DEFINITIONS
“You” is the client, its employees and agents.
“We”, “Us” and “Our” is Made of Words Limited, its employees and agents.

2.   QUOTES AND PROPOSALS
1.1.  All quotes and proposals are valid for 30 days from submission date.
1.2.  All quotes include:
        1.2.1.     1 round of revisions at no extra charge.
        1.2.2.     Additional charges, at an hourly rate of $90, will be charged for any additional revisions or proofreading outside of the proposal scope.
1.3.  You have maximum of 14 days from the submission of the first draft to request revisions.
1.4.  Additional charges, at an hourly rate of $90, will be charged for any additional revisions or proofreading supplied after the 14-day revision period.
1.5.  This quote does not include (unless specifically stated):
        1.5.1.     Liaison with other agents such as graphic designers or web developers.
        1.5.2.     Meetings outside of the initial creative brief.
        1.5.3.     Travel time for onsite meetings.

2.   PAYMENT
2.1.  The final invoice will be issued on the last working day of the month in which the work was completed.
2.2.  Payment is due on the 20th of the following month.
2.3.  Made of Words reserves the right to charge you interest on overdue accounts at a rate of 10% for the first 21 days overdue and 20% thereafter.
2.4.  If we engage a third-party organisation to recover your debt, you are responsible for paying the additional costs involved, including any legal expenses.
2.5.  You can pay via bank transfer (preferred) or PayPal.
2.6.  Any costs additional to the Services ordered (including couriers, 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 itemised separately in the invoice.
2.7.  We are liable by law for GST and you must pay us the GST amount (not applicable to international clients).

3.   FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS
3.1.  Additional face-to-face meetings can be added to the project at your request.
3.2.  Face-to-face meetings will be charged at our hourly rate of $90, and will include any necessary travel time.
3.3.  Meetings must be cancelled at least 24 hours before – or the full charge of the meeting will be added to your final invoice.

4.   CHANGES IN SCOPE
4.1.  Any modifications to the original project brief during the course of execution will render the provided quotation invalid.
4.2.  Additional fees/charges may be applied to cover time and expenses required to complete any new work.
4.3.  The new quote will need to be approved before work can restart.

5.   TIMEFRAMES
5.1.  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.
5.2.  We will inform you within two business days if there are any timeframe issues.
5.3.  If we are unable to 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.

6.   COMMUNICATION
6.1.  You are asked to nominate one primary contact for all revisions and contact throughout the project.
6.2.  If you do not communicate with us for 30 days, the project will be deemed closed and any final amount owing will be billed.

7.   CONFIDENTIALITY
7.1.  If we’ve signed a separate confidentiality agreement or Non-Disclosure agreement with you, then that agreement takes precedence.
7.2.  We won’t disclose any information that you indicate is confidential.
7.3.  You agree not to disclose any information about our pricing structure or project documents.
7.4.  Made of Words reserves the right to use ‘the Client’ projects for our own promotional use unless a Non-Disclosure Agreement precluding this has been signed by JO.
7.5.  Made of Words may approach ‘the Client’ for a testimonial after the project is completed to their satisfaction, although provision of the testimonial is not obligatory.
7.6.  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.

8.    TERMINATION
8.1.  ‘The Client’ may terminate the job at any time via email.
8.2.  If ‘the Client’ terminates the job, Made of Words will invoice for the total stage in progress at the minimum estimated fee.
8.3.  Made of Words may terminate the job at any time via email.
8.4.  If Made of Words terminates the job, will invoice for the total stage in progress at the minimum estimated fee.

9.   RISK
9.1.  Made of Words is not responsible for any delivery delay if the delay or failure to supply is caused by matters beyond reasonable control including, without limitation:

  • Acts of God

  • Power failure

  • Equipment failure

10.   COPYRIGHT
10.1.  You gain full copyright and intellectual property rights for any work delivered by Made of Words when you complete the final payment.
10.2.  Until final payment is received Made of Words retains the intellectual property for all work delivered.

11.   CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES
11.1.  We endeavour to ensure that our work doesn’t infringe on any copyright or other right of a third party.
11.2.  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 unauthorised access to, or alteration of your transmissions or data.
11.3.  You agree to indemnify and to hold us harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including solicitors fees, due to materials included in any work undertaken at your request.
11.4.  All materials provided by you are assumed to be legal and accurate.
11.5.  You are responsible for checking the factual accuracy of the content for this project.
11.6.  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.
11.7.  Made of Words takes no responsibility for the material and how it is used once you have approved the final draft.
11.8.  If you wish to make a claim about incorrect performance or breach of these Terms and Conditions you must send it, in writing, to Made of Words within six months of delivery.
11.9.  Any imposed liability shall be limited to resupply of information or services.

12.   ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersede any previous agreement between the parties. 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.

They shall be governed by New Zealand law, and the parties hereby agree to submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of New Zealand courts.