Domain Name Ownership
All domain names will be registered in Acornmedia's/developers name unless there is an express written agreement in place from both parties BEFORE work commencement. Please read this carefully as you will not own any domain name registered by us unless this is specifically requested in writing by the client prior to work commencement.This is surprising to most clients but under the current ICANN legislation and EU law, the legal owner of a domain name is the person/company that registers that domain name.
For full domain name transfer to take place, agreement by Acornmedia to the change of ownership and FULL payment for all related services must be made in full for the entire project before any ownership claims for any element of our work can be considered. No implied ownership of ANY element of our work will be inferred or assumed unless expressly outlined and agreed to by both parties in writing prior to work commencement.
Copyright and Trademarks
Acornmedia reserves full ownership of all elements of text, email addresses, domain names, graphics, photos, videos, designs, social media, websites, databases or other artwork completed by us for inclusion on any website build, SEO and design we create unless it is expressly stated in writing prior to the work being commenced. Only text and artwork actually supplied by the client will remain the property of the client from project commencement. Full payment for the whole project must be made before client ownership of any element of our work can be considered unless expressly outlined and agreed to by both parties in writing prior to work commencement.
Web SEO Service
It may be necessary from time to time to create online platforms in order to ensure client exposure and traffic. These elements may constitute websites, links, directory submissions, domain names, social media and sponsored adverts. These will remain the property of Acornmedia at all times without express written agreement in place from both parties BEFORE work commencement.
Payments must be made on time based on the agreed payment schedule as outlined in the original agreement. In the event of a termination of a contract, Acornmedia reserves the right to retain any transfer details, login details, passwords or files until full payment is made unless previously agreed to in writing at the time of the initial contract.
We offer a full online web service to each client which is intrinsically linked to each type of service that we provide. Non payment of one service may effect other existing services as is the norm for all online businesses. An outstanding invoice for one of our services may have a knock on effect on other existing services already utilised by the client.
This agreement constitutes the sole agreement between Acornmedia and the client regarding any web design or web SEO services project. Any additional work or deviation from these terms and conditions not specified in this contract must be authorised by Acornmedia after a written request has been received and acknowledged by Acornmedia. By engaging us as your web services provider, you are agreeing to this statement and agree to abide by the terms and conditions on this page unless previously agreed to in writing prior to any work commencement.