AFRICAN WEB SITES, AFRICAN
WEB HOSTING & DOMAIN NAMES FROM WEBFUNDIS
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to Information Technology for East Africa.
WEBFUNDIS WEB SERVICES
OUTLINE AGREEMENT 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.
Webfundis agrees in exchange for the agreed fee
of which the full cost of the Virtual Server or Server, domain name and any
additional third party software together with 50% of the build cost is required
with signed Company order, the remaining 50% of the build cost is due when
the site goes live,
. to provide services and / or construct a website based on the
detailed brief agreed between Webfundis.com and the Client (see separate
documentation /quote / proposal / specification as appropriate).
Webfundis.com will use it's best endeavours to provide the services and /
or to complete the website within the time-scale agreed with the Client.
The Client is responsible for making sure that Webfundis.com has all the
relevant materials required for the website build or services required.
Any delay in providing such materials will of necessity result in a change
to the expected completion time/launch. Webfundis.com likes to keep to it's
website build schedule and can only do this by taking into account the
requirements of ALL our clients - once we slot a website build into our schedule,
any time slippage can have an affect on other clients' website builds, and
this is something we try to avoid.
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.
Where Webfundis.com uses additional third party software or services, payment
for these is due when the signed order is placed by the Client. Webfundis.com
will under no circumstances purchase or install such software or services,
without prior payment from the Client. The Client should also be aware that
any limitations with such software are not the responsibility of Webfundis.com;
we will give advice on software use, to the best of our abilities, but we
cannot be held responsible for the shortcomings of any particular product.
Webfundis.com will undertake the registration and purchase of domain names,
or of additional domain names, for Clients in the .com, .net. org and .co.uk
domain range. Payment for this service must be made at the time of order
and will be renewable on an annual basis (prices on request). All names are
registered to the Client and become their property. Where the name is for
use on a Webfundis.com server, there is no administrative charge for changing
details or name server pointing etc. Where a Client wishes to use other servers
but have our name servers do the pointing to his/her IP address, there will
be an annual charge (at present $20.00) on top of the registration fee.
There is no registration fee for .co.tz domain names at present - Clients
can register these themselves at no cost. Webfundis.com will undertake the
administrative work for registering a Client's .co.tz name on their behalf,
if this name is to be used on a Webfundis.com server or is required for a
parked/email only domain (the cost for the parked/email only domains is at
present $20.00 per annum - this includes the hosting of a holding page on
our servers, either a POP3 box or email re-direction).
Clients undertake to register domain names in accordance with general web
principles and in good faith. They also agree to indemnify Webfundis.com,
and its associated business partners, 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.
Clients acknowledge 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.
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. Where a Search Engine package has been purchased, Webfundis.com
undertakes to use it's best endeavours and skills to obtain such listings
BUT each of the Search Engines and Directories concerned have their own policies
and ways of operating - some even chop off chunks of their database at regular
intervals, regardless of who is listed there and so sites have to be
re-registered. 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.
A number of the Search Engines and Directories now charge for listing (usually
around $190.00). Webfundis.com will undertake to register Client's sites
through such schemes, as part of their quarterly search engine submission
package, where the client agrees to pay any fees required by the Search Engines
and Directories in advance.
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.
Webfundis.com requires that any actual costs involved (such as a domain name,
software and virtual server) are paid for with official company order together
with 50% of the cost of the web build. The remaining 50% of the cost of the
web build is payable immediately the site goes live.
Search Engine Submissions and re-submissions are charged on a quarterly basis
- i.e. every three months - in advance.
NB. Although some items can only be priced at the time of quotation,
we have included below some standard costings of certain items/services.
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).
per year plus domain name cost
Name(s) .com, .org, .net, co.uk
pages and standard web forms
& special effects required
per web ready image
Software, Licence, Installation & Integration
your database on the web site
password management system
/ Survey management system
- Shopping options etc
Search Engine Registration
Search Engine Registrations
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