SORXMEDIA TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1.1. This Agreement is an agreement between SORXMEDIA INC. (herein called «SORXMEDIA») and the party agreeing to purchase any of the services provided by SORXMEDIA, herein called the «Client». This Agreement applies to the purchase of all and / or any of the services provided by SORXMEDIA, including web design, web development, videography, photography, 3D modeling, hosting, digital marketing, support and maintenance, and other web-based tasks, herein called the «Services».
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
UPON THE SIGNING OF THE OFFER BY THE CLIENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SERVICES OFFERED BY SORXMEDIA, A CONTRACT IS CREATED BETWEEN SORXMEDIA AND THE CLIENT, CONSISTING OF THE OFFER AND THE PRESENT CLIENT AGREEMENT. THE CLIENT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. CLIENT’S USE OF THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
2. SERVICES OFFERED BY SORXMEDIA:
2.1. SORXMEDIA will design, produce and develop services for the Client, as requested by the Offer, herein called the «Offer».
2.2. The design, production and development process will be as follows:
2.2.1. SORXMEDIA will begin the design and production and will present to the client Design Drafts, based on the Offer, which will include the major design elements of the Offer. Herein called «The Prototype Phase»
2.2.2. Upon approval of the Design Drafts by the Client, SORXMEDIA will continue with the production until it meets the demands and specifications of the Client as stipulated in the Offer.
2.3. SORXMEDIA agrees that after the Prototype Phase, if requested by the Client, they will make reasonable changes to the Design Drafts. However, Client agrees and acknowledges that any changes beyond reasonable commercial practice will be charged extra from the quotation given by the Offer at an agreed rate of €40 plus applicable VAT per hour of work.
2.4. SORXMEDIA will offer maintenance and support services to the Client if applicable to the project for twelve (12) months, commencing on the date of delivery by SORXMEDIA. The maintenance and support services to be provided shall be detailed in the Offer (herein called «Maintenance and Support Services»).
2.5. The Client agrees that functionality and interactivity enhancements are not included in the Maintenance and Support Services and if requested by the Client will be charged extra from the quotation given by the Offer.
2.6. The Client accepts that SORXMEDIA may assign some of the services offered by this Agreement to sub-contractors.
3. CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1. Client agrees that by signing the Offer, Client is giving specific instructions as to the Services he wants to purchase from SORXMEDIA.
3.2. Client shall at all times cooperate fully with SORXMEDIA in connection with SORXMEDIA’ provision of the Services.
3.3. Client shall provide SORXMEDIA any requested information and / or material and / or equipment that is reasonably necessary for the execution of the Services not later than 6 weeks from the date the Offer has been signed. Client acknowledges and agrees that any delays in Client’s performance of its obligations under this Agreement will extend the time of SORXMEDIA’ performance of its obligations and cause delays on project deadlines, for which delays SORXMEDIA will not in any event be liable.
3.4. In case the Client fails to deliver and / or provide SORXMEDIA with the requested information and / or material and / or equipment within the time period mentioned in paragraph 3.3, SORXMEDIA shall have the right to terminate the Agreement by providing one week’s written notice to the Client. In case of such termination the Client shall be liable to SORXMEDIA for damages and / or any consequential and / or indirect loss and / or loss of profit, whether that was contemplated at the time of signing the Agreement or not.
3.5. Client acknowledges and agrees that any changes or reconsiderations the Client may require from SORXMEDIA to any functional or visual designs of the Website might cause delays on the project deadlines, for which delays SORXMEDIA will not in any event be liable.
4.1. Payment of the agreed amount, for the Services offered by SORXMEDIA to the Client, as stipulated in the Offer shall be settled by Client as follows:
i) 40% of the total amount will be paid upon signing of the Offer.
iii) 60% of the total amount will be paid upon the completion and delivery of the Website to the Client.
4.2. Client agrees that the total amount for the Services provided must be paid before the delivery.
4.3. Client agrees that any changes or reconsiderations the Client may require from SORXMEDIA to any functional or visual designs of the project after the review and delivery stage will be charged extra from the quotation already given by the Offer at an agreed rate of €40 plus applicable VAT per hour of work.
4.4. Client acknowledges and agrees that further functionality and interactivity enhancements, are not included in the Maintenance and Support Services, and if requested, will be charged extra from the annual fee for the Maintenance and Support Services at a rate of €40 plus applicable VAT per hour of work.
5. RENEWAL OF THE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE:
5.1. SORXMEDIA and Client agree and acknowledge that the Optional Maintenance and Support Services fee of 35% of the web project value will be automatically yearly renewed by the expiration date of the yearly period, unless the Client provides written notice to SORXMEDIA of their intention to terminate the Maintenance and Support Services, one month prior to the expiration date of the yearly period.
5.2. It is agreed that the annual fee for the renewed Maintenance and Support Services shall be settled by Client within one month from the expiration of the yearly support period and that otherwise, SORXMEDIA reserves the right, after providing to Client one week’s written notice, to withhold, suspend or disable all or any of the Services provided by them.
5.3. Client agrees that SORXMEDIA may invoice the Client for any work necessary for the renewal of the Maintenance and Support Services.
5.4. Client acknowledges that software versions, if applicabale, for example WordPress versions, have life cycle of 3 to 4 years and that after that period websites become very vulnerable to hacking attacks, and that these attacks may cause further problems to the hosting server. Client further acknowledges that Client shall upgrade to the newer software version, every 3 or 4 years, which can be done by SORXMEDIA with the additional cost for the migration work to be settled by Client at SORXMEDIA rate of €40 plus VAT per hour of work. Client agrees and acknowledges that if the Client does not upgrade to the newer software version, SORXMEDIA reserves the right, without prior notice to Client, to withhold or suspend the Client’s Website, in order to protect SORXMEDIA’ hosting server from harmful and hacking attacks.
6.1. This Agreement shall be terminated if one of the following events occurs:
- i) By the end of thirty (30) days written notice period sent by the SORXMEDIA where Client has breached any term of this Agreement.
- ii) SORXMEDIA may terminate this Agreement, and withhold or suspend or disconnect or discontinue all or any of the Services and / or any other services provided to Client, immediately, without any prior notice to the Client, where Client is in arrears with payments for any amount owed to SORXMEDIA for one month after it becomes due.
iii) SORXMEDIA may terminate this Agreement immediately, without any prior notice to the Client, where SORXMEDIA determines that Client’s use of the Website or any content of the Website is for fraudulent, unlawful or prohibited purposes, or where Client uses content in a way that affects the performance of the safety of SORXMEDIA’ hosting server.
- iv) In case Client enters into winding up or voluntary or involuntary liquidation proceedings.
- v) SORXMEDIA may suspend or terminate the Services or terminate this Agreement without liability, where a ruling, regulation, or order issued by a judicial, legislative, or regulatory body causes SORXMEDIA to believe that this Agreement and / or the Services provided hereunder may be in conflict with such rules, regulations, and / or orders.
- vi) In any other way stipulated in the Agreement.
6.2. In the event of termination of the Agreement Client shall remain liable for any monies due to SORXMEDIA as well as for any damages, direct or indirect, whether such damages were contemplated at the entering into effect of the Agreement or not as well as for any loss of profit SORXMEDIA suffers by result of such termination.
6.3. All terms in the Agreement that relate to the claim of damages from SORXMEDIA against the Client by reason of termination of this Agreement will survive any termination or cancellation of this Agreement.
7. CLIENT’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:
7.1. Client hereby represents and warrants to SORXMEDIA, and agrees that during the provision of the Services by SORXMEDIA will ensure that:
- i) Client will comply with all terms and conditions of the software and / or hardware and / or other programs used by SORXMEDIA for the provision of the Services.
- ii) Client will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and use the Website only for lawful purposes; and
iii) Client is the owner or valid licensee of the delivered project and each element contained therein, and that Client has secured all necessary licenses, consents, permissions, waivers and releases for the use of the delivered project and each element contained therein, including without limitation, all trademarks, logos, names and likenesses contained therein, without any obligation by SORXMEDIA to pay any fees, residuals, guild payments or other compensation of any kind to any third person,
- iv) Client’s use, publication and display of the project content will not infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person, or constitute a defamation, invasion of privacy or violation of any right of publicity or any other right of any person, including, without limitation, any contractual, statutory or common law right or any “moral right” or similar right however denominated;
- v) Client has used its best efforts to ensure that the Client’s project content is and will at all times remain free of all computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other malicious code if applicable.
8. PROHIBITED USES:
8.1. The Client may not use the Services in connection with any fraudulent, unlawful, illegal or prohibited activity and / or any tortious or actionable activity and / or any disruptive, controversial or abusive activity and / or any activity otherwise prohibited by any Laws or by this Agreement.
8.2. The Client will not store or provide any content to the project or link the projects to any material which violates local or foreign laws or this Agreement or any of its modifications.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
9.1. SORXMEDIA assume no liability against Client or any other third person, for any direct, indirect, secondary damages or loss of profits or any similar damage occurred due to technical problems and disturbances within the Internet that are not in their sphere of influence, including, but not limited to, communications failure, server downtime, bugs, software updates, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to SORXMEDIA’ records, programs, equipment or services.
9.2. It is explicitly stated and agreed that SORXMEDIA’ liability to Client in relation to this Agreement, whether in tort and / or contract and / or other causes, and whether caused by failure of delivery, non-performance, defects, breach of warranty or howsoever otherwise caused, will not exceed the aggregate service fee already paid to SORXMEDIA by the Client for the Services provided.
9.3. In relation with any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or similar damage and with any loss of profit or revenues, loss of use or loss of data, or similar economic loss, SORXMEDIA will be only liable in cases of intentional infliction of such loss or if they are found to be grossly negligent. In this case SORXMEDIA will only be liable for predictable damage, for a maximum of the aggregate service fee already paid to SORXMEDIA by the Client for the Services provided.
9.4. The Client agrees and acknowledges that for the period which SORXMEDIA provides to the Client Digital Marketing, SORXMEDIA assumes no liability for the following:
9.4.1. For the exclusion of the Website from any search engine and / or any Social Media at any time, as SORXMEDIA has no control over the search engine and Social Media’s policies as to which sites and content are acceptable by them.
9.4.2. For rankings / traffic / indexing issues related to Google penalties or Algorithm changes.
9.4.3. For the Client’s choice to link to or obtain a link from any particular website without prior consultation with SORXMEDIA.
9.4.4. For the activities and comments of other Social Media users.
9.5. SORXMEDIA will not be liable for any unauthorised access to, or any corruption, erasure, theft, destruction, alteration or inadvertent disclosure of data, information or content transmitted, received or stored in its system by the Client or any other third party.
9.6. This limitation of liability reflects an informed, voluntary allocation of risks (known and unknown) between the parties that may exist in connection with this Agreement. The terms of this section will survive any termination of this Agreement.
10.1. Client agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified and harmless SORXMEDIA and shall be liable to SORXMEDIA for any direct or indirect damages, including but not limited to financial loss and property damage, resulting from any claims, suits, actions, demands, proceedings and expenses (including, but not limited to lawyer’s fees) threatened, asserted or filed by a third party against SORXMEDIA arising out of the Client’s use of the Services which breaches this Agreement or is for unlawful, prohibited or fraudulent purposes.
10.2. Notwithstanding the above, Client agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified and harmless SORXMEDIA from all claims by third parties arising out of illegal internet content stored in the Website by the Client.
10.3. The terms of this section will survive any termination or cancellation of this Agreement.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:
11.1. The Client acknowledges that neither SORXMEDIA nor any of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, attorneys, suppliers, and merchants makes any warranties or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties or representations of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, for the Services they provide. Further no warranties or representations are being made that the Services will not be interrupted or error free, or as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services or as to their accuracy, reliability or content. No oral advice or written information given by SORXMEDIA will create a warranty and the Client may not rely on any such information or advice.
11.2. SORXMEDIA will not be liable, and they expressly disclaim liability for the content of any data transferred either to or from the Client or stored by the Client or any of the Client’s clients via the Services provided by SORXMEDIA.
11.3. SORXMEDIA does not guarantee continuous service, service at any particular time, integrity of data, information or content stored or transmitted via the Internet.
11.4. The terms of this section shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
12. PROPERTY RIGHTS:
12.1. The Client agrees that the responsibility for all actions necessary regarding the copyright protection for the designs created by SORXMEDIA especially for the Client will be the Client’s.
12.2. Notwithstanding the above terms of this section, SORXMEDIA will not transfer to Client any SORXMEDIA technology. All rights, titles and interests in and to any SORXMEDIA technology will remain solely with SORXMEDIA. Client shall not, directly or indirectly, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code or other trade secrets from SORXMEDIA.
12.3. SORXMEDIA owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services and SORXMEDIA’ trade names, trademarks, service marks, inventions, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, know-how and other intellectual property rights relating to the design, function, marketing, promotion, sale and provision of the Services and the related hardware, software and systems.
13.1. The Client agrees that SORXMEDIA will use reasonable procedural, technical and physical safeguards in order to protect the personal information of the Client. SORXMEDIA will not disclose to any third party the Client’s personal information outside SORXMEDIA and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without Client’s consent.
13.2. The Client agrees that this data protection cannot be fully guaranteed by SORXMEDIA, as there are many factors throughout the Internet that they are beyond SORXMEDIA’ reasonable control.
13.3. Notwithstanding the above, Client agrees that SORXMEDIA will use the personal information given by the Client to operate and provide their Services to the Client and to communicate with the Client. Further SORXMEDIA reserves the right at all times to disclose any of the Client’s personal information in order to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, court order or governmental request.
13.4. SORXMEDIA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, court order or governmental request.
14. ENTIRE AGREEMENT:
14.1. Both SORXMEDIA and Client agree that this Agreement, along with the documents incorporated herein by reference, supersedes all prior discussions, negotiations and agreements between them and that this Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement between them with respect to the matters covered and the subject matter hereby. No additional terms or conditions relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be effective unless approved in writing by any authorized representative of Client and SORXMEDIA.
14.2. It is explicitly agreed that this Agreement may be modified from time to time by SORXMEDIA in its sole discretion and this modification will be effective when posting to SORXMEDIA’ website or on any subsequent date as may be set forth in any required notice provided by SORXMEDIA in connection therewith.
15.1. The Client agrees that he may not assign or transfer his rights or obligations derived from this Agreement and / or this Agreement and / or the Offer to any third party, without the prior written consent of SORXMEDIA. In the event that Client attempts to perform such assignment, this will be null and void and with no effect whatsoever. The Client agrees that SORXMEDIA may assign its rights to any agent or subcontracts in order to perform its obligations under this Agreement, without the Client’s prior consent.
16. FORCE MAJEURE:
16.1. SORXMEDIA and Client agree that none of them will be liable for any damage occurred to the other party (other than default of payment) if such damage is, directly or indirectly, beyond the parties’ reasonable control, including, but not limited, to acts of God, fire, flood, accidents, labour disputes, acts of war or terrorism, supply shortages or third party’s failure to perform its duties which are relevant to the performance of either party obligations under this Agreement.
17.1. Without prejudice to Section 13 of this Agreement, Client agrees that during the time period where this Agreement is in force, SORXMEDIA may publicly refer to Client, orally and in writing, as their Client. Any other public reference to Client by SORXMEDIA requires the written consent of Client.
17.2. Client agrees to retain a text with link to http://www.sorxmedia.com., on the footer of their Website, after the delivery of the Website. The text will be as below:
«Website Designed and Developed by SORXMEDIA Ltd»
18.1. Each one of the parties agrees that no failure or delay in exercising any of the rights which derive out of this Agreement will constitute a waiver of that right and that the exercise of a single or partial right or remedy by any of the parties will not preclude any other or further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
19.1. Each one of the parties agree that in the event where a clause of this Agreement is held to be void or unenforceable due to illegality, invalidity or unenforceability, or for any other reason, only this offending clause will be considered as void and unenforceable and the rest of the contract will remain intact and enforceable.
20. GOVERNING LAW – JURISDICTION:
20.1. Each of the Parties hereby irrevocably agrees that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of Cyprus. The District Court of Nicosia shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any matter that may arise from the execution of this Agreement.
21.1. Client agrees that any notices given to him by SORXMEDIA will be deemed to be delivered if they are being delivered to the latest address given by the Client to SORXMEDIA.