This is a comprehensive agreement, suitable for any software house to reuse with clients in any country.
It will protect you from many legal pitfalls and provide you with a thorough framework for the legal relationship and the progress of the work.
You may use this document as your standard contract that all clients must accept, or you may vary the terms on a client by client basis as you negotiate details.
The document covers all stages of website development, from graphic design to testing. It does not cover on-going hosting provision, or services such as marketing.
The customer approves the work in stages and pays for additional work on an agreed basis.
Some of the more important matters covered in this agreement include:
- the procedure for writing a specification that covers all elements of the website design and development work, to provide a precise instruction to you and a record of the work for your client
- how the customer may change to specification, so that it is clear what work is additional to the original agreement
- testing and acceptance
- payment for work
- identification and protection of your intellectual property