GENERAL TERMS AND PROCEDURES FOR WORKING WITH WRITCOMM
WritComm agrees to produce written materials such as text, articles, blogs, content and editing services (the “Work”) at the request of the Client for fees agreed upon in advance.
The Writer agrees that she will be the sole author of the Work, which will be original work by Writer, free of plagiarism. The Writer agrees to use reasonable care to ensure that all facts and statements in the Work are true and that the Work does not infringe upon any copyright, right of privacy, proprietary right, right of publicity or any other right of a third party. The Writer agrees that the Client has the right to edit the Work as they deem appropriate for publication, and that Writer will cooperate with the Client in editing and otherwise reviewing the Work prior to publication. The editing of this work may attain a separate fee.
Once the work has been finalised, the content, words and any associated written pieces will become the sole property of the client for business purposes.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND NON-DISCLOSURE
The Writer acknowledges that she may be furnished or may otherwise receive or have access to information which relates to the Client’s past, present or future products, vendor lists, creative works, marketing strategies, pending projects and proposals, and other proprietary information which gives the Client an opportunity to acquire an advantage over its competitors who do not know or use it (the "Proprietary Information"). The Writer agrees to preserve and protect the confidentiality of the Proprietary Information and all physical forms thereof, whether disclosed to Writer before this Agreement is signed or afterward. In addition, Writer shall not disclose or disseminate the Proprietary Information to any third party and shall not use the Proprietary Information for his or her own benefit or for the benefit of any third party. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, The Writer shall be prohibited from discussing the Client or the Work with a representative of the press or media, either directly or indirectly, without the Client’s express prior written approval.
The Client agrees to pay the Writer the amount outlined in the agreed Quote or Invoice.
All first-time WritComm clients are required to pay for the work prior to the first draft being sent.
PAYMENT AND COLLECTION
Unless otherwise specified in writing, invoices not paid within 14 days of the invoice date will accrue interest at 1.5% per month. The Client agrees to pay all reasonable legal fees (at least 15% of all amounts due, including interest) if any account is placed with a collection agency.
DIRECTOR’S PERSONAL GUARANTEE
Where a Business or Company enters into an Agreement with us, the Company agrees to ensure that the Company Directors enter into a personal guarantee with us to guarantee all and any payments due to us from the Company are paid in full.
Should the Company or Business fail to make payment of the services provided, the applicable Company or Business Director(s) will be personally liable for any amount outstanding.
REVIEW AND AMENDMENTS
(i) Once you have provided payment, and the document has been finalised and sent to you, you have the option to review the document and request an amendment. This amendment request is to be made within seven (7) days of the finalised document being provided to you.
(a) When an amendment is requested, The Writer will determine the length of time that it takes to make the amendment, in consultation with you.
Upon acceptance of the Work, the Client accepts responsibility for any further processes in which the Work is used (i.e. film output, printing, etc.) The Writer is not responsible for errors occurring in this work or projects related to this work after acceptance of the Work, and once the Client becomes legal owner of the content. The Writer will not be held liable for any changes or amendments made by the Client once the Work has been accepted.
Any verbal or written changes made by the Client to the scope of the Work following its initiation by the Writer may be subject to additional charges. Should such changes negate any part of the Work already completed at the time of the changes, the Client accepts responsibility for payment of the completed work and all services related to it, in addition to charges for the change itself.
Upon written or verbal cancellation, the Client is responsible for payment for all expenses incurred and any work done toward the completion of the project based on the percentage of project completed. Should the Client cancel the project following its completion, the Client is responsible for full payment as per the above cost plus all other expenses incurred.
*Disclaimer: At no point will any advice or document that is provided by Written Communications to the Client be considered as legal advice.