AFRICAN WEB SITES, AFRICAN
WEB HOSTING & DOMAIN NAMES FROM WEBFUNDIS
A New Approach
to Information Technology for East Africa.
OUTLINE CONTRACT BETWEEN
WEBFUNDIS.COM & CLIENT
This document outlines the framework within which any work or service/s carried
out or provided by Webfundis.com or any of it's associated companies is
undertaken. It also outlines the Clients responsibilities. It is not intended
to be a complex legal document, we like to work with clients on a "common
sense" basis using "best business practice" as our model. Real business issues
do, we know, occasionally interrupt the smooth flow of agreements and this
document is our way of trying to provide for those situations so that everyone
knows the basis they are working on.
WEBSITE STARTER PACKAGE
Webfundis agrees in exchange for the agreed fee of $650.00, 50% of which
($375.00) is due with this signed Company order, the remaining 50% ($375.00)
when the site goes live, to construct and provde a website based on the following
Material from up to 5 A4 pages (3 images and logo per page if required),
a Response form may be one of these pages. Due to the nature of presentation
on the web the client may well end up with more than 5 web pages from the
material but this is allowed for in the price and ALL pages will be Search
Engine ready. (NB. The construction of the site at this price does not include
for any moving images, whether animated .gifs, java, DHTML or Flash).
A virtual server on which the site will be hosted for one year; this server
will include it's own cgi-bin, unlimited email addresses and re-direction
of these addresses, 10 POP 3 boxes if required and up to 100MB of server
space, FTP access. (NB. Should your site become a mega hit or a world-wide
smash with large amounts of file transfer, we reserve the right to recommend
a different server option to accommodate the increased demand on the servers
and bandwidth available. This will always be done in consultation with the
client. It is something we have to say to cover ourselves against extremes
but it is something we have never had to do with any of our clients to date
- 5 years!).
A domain name for one year., either .com or .co.tz or similar.
Alterations, Additions & Updates after site completion: Webfundis
undertakes to do minor changes, eg. One off change of phone/fax numbers for
$10.00. Other work undertaken on the site by Webfundis.com will be charged
for on the basis of our hourly rate, at present $40.00 per hour.
Client Responsibilities : Clients are responsible for providing
Webfundis.com with all relevant material for placing on the website at the
time of order (or at a time agreed between the Client and Webfundis.com).
This includes text for all pages, images, logos etc. Please note that apart
from minor changes (eg. phone numbers), any alterations to the initial brief,
after we have started work on the design of the site, will be charged for
on an hourly basis. Our present rate for such work is $40.00 per hour.
Clients acknowledge that the Webfundis.com Site Starter Package does not
include for any Search Engine Registrations. Clients also acknowledge
that having a website on the Internet does not of itself guarantee business
or clients. Like any business activity (unless one is very lucky), a successful
website venture requires work and effective use of the promotion tools available,
i.e. Search Engines and Directories. Many clients may wish to undertake this
themselves and we at Webfundis.com have a search engine registration package
available at extra cost.
Webfundis.com strongly recommends that Clients undertake Search Engine
Registration one way or another. Without such promotion of your site
through the Search Engines and Directories, potential customers on the web
will not be able to find you unless they have your exact address.
Clients undertake to choose their domain names in accordance with general
web principles and in good faith. They also agree to indemnify webfundis.com
for any legal or other expenses incurred in any domain name dispute procedure.
This is required due to some rather dubious practices by individuals in the
past, who have registered names of existing companies and businesses in an
attempt to gain a premium price for re-selling the name.
VIRTUAL SERVERS AND SERVERS
Webfundis.com uses it's own servers and those leased from other providers,
both in the U.K. and U.S. Clients are placed on the most cost beneficial
option according to their site requirements. Whichever server a Client's
site is placed on, the Client will always deal with Webfundis.com and
Webfundis.com will be available for any technical advice required. Although
Webfundis.com always attempts to be helpful, unless it is part of an Agreement
or Contract, Webfundis.com cannot undertake the installation of software
or the trouble-shooting of client-installed software.
SEARCH ENGINE REGISTRATION
Webfundis.com cannot be held in any way responsible for the fact that Client's
sites are not being registered with any Search Engines or Directories on
the Internet. Webfundis.com does offer its Search Engine Registration service
on a two-weekly submission basis; however, as this is a time-consuming exercise,
Webfundis.com charges for this service at $175.00 per quarter.
SEARCH ENGINE HEALTH WARNING!!!
Search Engine placements of your site and keyword combinations etc. can go
down as well as up. Not only are the SE/Ds are very much a law unto themselves
but there are many others out there, both site owners doing it for themselves
and professionals like Webfundis.com, trying to get sites as high as possible
in the rankings at the expense of others. Often SE/D rankings can change
from week to week or at particular points in their updating cycle and one
is not always able to remedy this.
THE COST IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS
The cost for keeping the website on the Internet, together with any domain
name costs, for the second and subsequent years will be $200.00 per year.
(this does not include any work or changes that may be required on the
Webfundis.com requires that 50% of the $650 starter package (i.e. $375) to
be paid prior to any work being undertaken, this is to accompany an official
company order. The remaining 50% of the cost is payable immediately the site
Search Engine Submissions and re-submissions are charged on a quarterly basis
- i.e. every three months - in advance.
Neither Webfundis.com, nor anyone else, has complete control over the functioning
of the Internet. We undertake to use our best endeavours to ensure your website
is available through the Internet at all times; however, there are many factors
such as routing problems, heavy traffic, local ISP problems, name server
problems, hardware failures on the international system for which Webfundis.com
cannot be held responsible (although we do try our best to ameliorate these
when they do arise).
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