Website Design and Hosting Agreement
Thank you for choosing Lawn Care Domains for your website design and hosting needs. Please review and digitally sign the agreement at the bottom of this page.
- Service Description: The service you are paying for is a website template that is licensed on a monthly basis. In addition to receiving the website design license on a monthly basis, you also receive website hosting included with the monthly fee as well. All website updates, backups, maintenance, server updates, etc at the responsibility of Lawn Care Domains.
- Design Ownership: The website design is owned by Lawn Care Domains and you are simply licensing the design monthly. If you choose to cancel the contract, the website design, layout, photos, content and functionality are retained by Lawn Care Domains. The only exception is client provided content. If you write content that you want placed on the website, you are free to take this content with you to your new website.
- Domain Ownership: The website domain is owned by the client and is not owned or controlled by Lawn Care Domains. Your domain registrar will charge a yearly fee for domain ownership which is the responsibility of the client. Lawn Care Domains points your to domain to look at our server where we host your website, but you will always control and own your domain name.
- Plan Inclusions: Your plan includes the website design license, website hosting, website maintenance, website update, server updates, security fixes, and website back up. Your plan also includes 1 hour of customization work included when you sign up. If you want to change the layout, edit content, or add pages, we provide 1 hour for free so you can get basic tweaks completed on the website without paying an additional cost. Your plan includes free unlimited content updates. Please see “content” below. Your plan includes utilizing the Stripe payment gateway. Other payment options may be used, but these are considered customization time.
- Plan Exclusions: After the first 1 hour of included customization, your plan does not include adding new pages, changing the layout, changing payment processors, or anything else outside of a content update. Any work that is not part of the plan inclusions will be billed at a rate of $50/hour. If you want additional photos added to the website, you must provide those photos or purchase them from istockphoto.com (or similar) for us to include them on the website.
- Phone Consultations: Phone calls take significantly more time than email communication. While there is not a charge for phone calls generally speaking, any time spent discuss SEO, Pay per click advertising, potential layout out changes / updates / etc to the website, marketing ideas, etc, that do not have a clear instructions for us to do something may be considered phone consultation time at our sole discretion. This phone consultation time may be billed at $50/hour when we deem that time spent on the phone is for consultation purposes and not for discussing specific changes on the website/setup/etc.
- Content: The content, or text found on the website, can be changed at any time free of charge. However, Lawn Care Domains will not write content for you. You can provide us with the written content and where it should be placed, and will will update the website accordingly. If your content requires us to change the layout to make things fit, this is considered customization and will be billed at $50/hour.
- Contract Term: The contract term is month to month. You may cancel your contract at any time and it will terminate at the end of the current 30 day term. Your website will remain active until this time. The contract term begins on the day your website goes live.
- Branding: The “Powered by LawnCareDomains.com” link in the footer is a requirement. If you do not wish to have this link on your website, you will agree to pay an additional $10.00 per month for Lawn Care Domains to remove our link from the bottom of your website.
- Admin Panel Access: If requested, access to the wordpress admin panel will be granted. However, you will only have the ability to create and edit blog posts. The original website content/pages and all other admin controls will not be accessible. You understand and agree you will only be able to add new blog posts with your admin access. In addition, no access will be granted via FTP.
- Buy out pricing: All of our website designs, including all elements, are available for purchase at a cost of $5,000 per design. However, the buy out price only includes a single use on your personally owned lawn care business. You cannot resell our website designs. Past payments will not be credited towards this $5,000 cost to buy out the website design.
- Contract Termination: To terminate your contract, simply email Lawn Care Domains that you would like your contract to end. We will cancel the automatic payments that process each month.
- Design Theft: If you cancel your contract, you understand and agree that you cannot use any images that were previously used in our designs in your website. In addition, you cannot copy the website in any way. If your new website is substantially similar to our design or if you use any images from our designs, you understand and agree that you will be held immediately liable for the $5,000 buy out pricing.
- Deposit Amount: We require a 1 month deposit before we begin building out your website on our demo server. This deposit is to ensure you are serious about moving forward and is non-refundable. If you decide you do not want to move forward with the website after you make your deposit, we will not issue a refund as we spend a lot of time building out the website. Your deposit will be credited to the first month which begins when the website goes live.
- Monthly Payment: Your payment is due on the first day of the month your contract started on. All payments will be made via credit card and will be automatically billed each month. No payment plans, checks, or other forms of payment will be accepted. Automatic payment is required.
- Late Payments: If your credit card payment is declined and/or your payment is not received for any reason, we reserve the right to temporarily take down your website after 14 days past due. An “Under Construction” or “Temporarily Unavailable” page will be displayed on your website until payment is made.
- Limitation of Liability: You agree to hold Lawn Care Domains, it’s officers, owners, shareholders, affiliates, and parent companies harmless from any loss of business due to website downtime, server issues, or any other technical issues arising for any reason. In addition, you agree that the maximum loss sustained while utilizing the service is the monthly fee charged by Lawn Care Domains. Note: No customer data, credit cards, customer details or any other important information is stored on the website.