Terms/Conditions and Warranties
- 1.0 Introduction
- 2.0 Nature of Contract
- 3.0 Briefing and Instructions
- 4.0 Pricing and Payments
- 5.0 Commencement of Work
- 6.0 Timescale, Milestones and Deadlines
- 7.0 Termination of Contract and Pause Clause
- 8.0 Revisions, Corrections and Allowable Adjustments
- 9.0 Errors and Omissions
- 10.0 Copyrights, Plagiarism and Claims
- 11.0 Completion and Closure of Works
- 12.0 Intellectual Property Rights and Indemnification
- 13.0 Validity and Enforceability
Please ensure that you read and understand the following terms and conditions before proceeding with any contract, agreement or exchange of information with the copywriter (WritersKing.com) doing business under the name and style Writers King LTD. Note the terms and conditions are binding and cannot be varied by any instructions or whatsoever except by an express written agreement signed by the Editor-in-chief on behalf of the copywriter.
2.0 Nature of Contract
Any contract entered with any given client is specifically between the client and the copywriter, as rights and liabilities cannot be transferred by such client to any third party. Also, the form of relationship between a client and the copywriter is that of an independent contractor. The copywriter has not given and will not give the impression of being an employee, a partner, agent, worker, or representative of a client and thus not an employee, a partner, agent, worker, etc. to a client. The implication thereof is that our time and services to a client are limited to the particular work at hand including any extension of time and services made necessary within the circumstances of a given work.
3.0 Briefing and Instructions
For each specific contract, a client is expected to write and send by email or via any other channel agreed with the editor-in-chief the specific instructions applicable to the prospective work outlining the requirements for the work. The copywriter will in view of the requirements and instructions supplied inform the client if the copywriter can deliver the work as instructed and on due date. The instruction usually covers the topic, case study, style of writing, reference styles, length of contents (words or pages), etc.
4.0 Pricing and Payments
The pricing for a given work depends on the nature of requirements, instructions, time frame and other relevant factors; therefore, based on the instructions supplied by a client, the copywriter through the editor-in-chief shall inform the client of the chargeable fees for that particular work only. Note that where a client made changes to the brief and instructions initially supplied; it may call for adjustment in the chargeable fees usually upward. Before commencement of any work, a client is to make a 50% non-refundable deposit of the agreed cost price to an account designated by the copywriter through the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief will forward an invoice of the balance of 50% when the work is half-way done and the full-work will only be delivered to a client after the balance has been duly received by the editor-in-chief. However, where the work specifications cover a large volume; payments can be staggered and will be paid in accordance with the agreed project milestones.All payments are to be made electronically and proof of payment sent to the editor-in-chief within 24 hours of making such payment.
5.0 Commencement of Work
No work will be commenced until the client has made an initial payment of 50% non-refundable deposit of the agreed cost price and send an email to the editor-in-chief prescribing that: 1. The client has made such payment as stated immediately above, 2. The client has read and understood the terms, conditions and warranties and agreed without exceptions to the contents thereof, 3. The client authorises the copywriter to resume work and agrees to the chargeable fees Upon the fulfilment of the conditions under this clause 5.0; a work will be deemed to have been commenced and the timeline starts counting thenceforth.
6.0 Timescale, Milestones and Deadlines
The Copywriter understands the importance and implications of working and delivering jobs on or before due dates, and thus will make sincere efforts to ensure that all works are delivered within the agreed time. However in rare cases where the copywriter cannot meet up with the agreed deadline; the editor-in-chief will inform the client as soon as possible and variations in the timeline can be made therefrom. Note that the editor-in-chief or the copywriter is not and will not be liable to a client or a third party for missing of deadlines or penalties arising therefrom to the person or interests of a client or a third party.
7.0 Termination of Contract and Pause Clause
If Upon commencement of work but before completion a client wishes to terminate a contract, he shall forfeit the initial deposit paid and may be required to pay extra fee based on the level of work already done. Unless the balance of 50% is paid within 5 working days from such terminations, all correspondences with such client will be severed and any discussion regarding such work shall be deemed a fresh contract. Note that such termination is to be done via emails or any other means of correspondence being used between the editor-in-chief and the client. A contract is deemed abandoned and thus impliedly terminated where a client fails to respond to communication within 10 working days of making the initial payment of non-refundable deposit. Where a client fails to provide feedbacks, or data in line with the request of the copywriter or in accordance with the project milestones; the work will be deemed ‘paused’ and may be rescheduled based on availability and workloads on the side of the copywriter. Note that the failure to provide feedbacks or data exceeding 30 days will be deemed as termination of contract.
8.0 Revisions, Corrections and Allowable Adjustments
A given work by a client is entitled to revisions by the client for two times only and the copywriter is to effect the observations made by the client accordingly; however, where the revisions have to do with adjustments or changes in topics, variables, case study, work volume not initially indicated, chapters’ outlays and work outlines agreed to by the client, etc., the copywriter will charge the client extra fees for such revisions and corrections. The two Revisions allowable within the limited scope must be done by the client within the first 60 days the job was completed and transmitted to the client; thus, any revision coming after the allowable period of 60 days or within the two revisions which the client is entitled to will attract an extra fee based on the extent and nature of the corrections to be effected. However in the case of journal papers with extended period of reviews, the copywriter must be notified on time and updated as to the timelines and processes within at least 10 working days before the expiration of the allowable period of 60 days as failure to do so will lead to the contract being marked as completed and thus not covered under the extended period of revisions for journal papers only. Note that revisions are not to be accepted for parts of the work contents sent to the client for acknowledgment and completion of payments; as revision will only be accepted and acted upon based on overall observations of the entire work contents-this is for the purpose of coherency and comprehensive flows of ideas and information which may be severed in partial content revisions. However, for works in the forms of a thesis, revisions may be accepted according to the chapters.
9.0 Errors and Omissions
The Copywriter will ensure that all works are duly proofread and pass the tests of grammatical and factual accuracy, however, it does not imply that all works by the copywriter is overtly or completely free from typographical, grammatical and factual errors and misconstructions.
10.0 Copyrights, Plagiarism and Claims
The Copywriter will ensure that all works produced meet and satisfy all copyrights laws and rules, passes the plagiarism tests; and that the facts and statements contained in the work are to the best of the knowledge of the copywriter the truth as at the time of doing the work; therefore the work does not infringe the rights of a third party or any copyright. Notwithstanding that all the works produced by the copywriter are original; the client must take responsibilities and necessary steps to confirm the authenticity of the work produced at any given time. Note that for the purpose of this clause, the copywriter or its agents are not liable to any client or third party for claims arising from any breach of copyrights, or damages whatsoever arising as a result of a work done for a client at any given time; and this applies to all other works done prior to the issuance of this terms, conditions and warranties.
11.0 Completion and Closure of Works
A work is deemed is completed once the instructions given to the client are carried out by producing the work or project for the client and payment of the 50% balance is made by the client followed by the completed work being transmitted to the client for onward revisions. A work is deemed closed when after completion, the allowable period or number of revisions had elapsed or the observations contained in the revisions have been effected accordingly. Note that where the 50% balance payment is not paid as prescribed within 14 working days after communication to the client of the completion of the work and no further information is received from the client as to payment plans and modes acceptable to the editor-in-chief within the proceeding 5 days therefrom, extra fee of 4% of the total agreed fee for that particular work will accrue for every additional 14 days.
12.0 Intellectual Property Rights and Indemnification
Upon completion of the work or project, all copyrights are impliedly transferred to the client. However, the copywriter and her agents reserve the right to make use of any extracts of the work in respect to the copywriter’s portfolio or marketing. The client agrees to indemnify the copywriter, editor-in-chief and any agent of the copywriter against action that may arise or damages incurred as a result of the client using the services provided by the copywriter or her agents.
13.0 Validity and Enforceability
The contents of these terms, conditions and warranties are valid and enforceable in the court of law. In a case where a particular provision is void or illegal and thus unenforceable; it does not affect the validity and enforceability of the entire contents as such is only limited to the voided or illegal provision only.