Terms & Conditions

Definitions

The following definitions apply unless otherwise specified

  1. Andrew Haddleton T/A as GIG Internet Marketing is referred to as GIG, we or us is also inferred to imply GIG Internet Marketing
  2. The Client is referred to as The Client, You or Your are also inferred to imply the Client
  3. ‘Business Hours’ means between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays
  4. ‘Intellectual Property’ means all intellectual property rights including but not limited to: copyright, business names, logos, images, designs, text, trademarks, software, source codes, patents

Liability

GIG shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or loss to a client or any third party. This includes any malicious act (or hacking) or an act or omission by any third party who provided services to GIG which are necessary for supply of the services and products to the client.

GIG is not liable nor responsible for any changes in search engine ranking. While GIG will work to improve search engine positions, the actual outcome is outside the control of GIG and can therefore not be held responsible nor liable for any changes in those rankings in search engines.

GIG is not liable for any legal charges the client may choose to incur for whatever reason.

Prices

All prices for services provided by GIG to the client, unless otherwise specifically stated, are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and are exclusive of GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax).

Payment Terms

  1. Payment for casual maintenance work carried out by GIG is expected within seven days.
  2. Payment for website hosting, domain names, email and contracted maintenance is due before commencement of the period covered by the invoice.
  3. Domain names will not be renewed unless payment has been received.
  4. Payment for website design and build are due as per the agreement between the Client and GIG. If not specified on the invoice, then 14 days is assumed.
  5. Invoices will be emailed. It is the client’s responsibility to provide a current email address for invoices which is regularly checked and notify GIG if this changes.
  6. Any invoices that require posting by mail will incur an additional handling fee.
  7. GIG reserves the right to add a 10% fee of total monies owing to cover administration charges for any account that is overdue.
  8. If an account is not paid by due date, GIG may suspend services. A fee may apply to re-instate the services and this, along with the outstanding amounts, must be paid before services are made live again.
  9. The client will be charged for all costs associated with passing their debt to a third party for collection, including debt collection process fees if incurred, or any court fees incurred.

Business Hours

GIG works “standard business hours”. That is 9:00am to 5pm Monday to Friday NZ time. All Public Holidays are “outside business hours”. Also any Provincial Holidays may have reduced services depending on staff required to undertake work. We also may also provide a slower response during Holiday Periods.

Any work requested to be done outside business hours will incur a minimum one-hour fee of $150+GST where applicable.

Relationship of Parties

The relationship between GIG and the client is that of vendor and vendee, it is not a joint venture, franchisor/franchisee or employer/employee.

The agreement is a commercial agreement between businesses, not a consumer agreement.

Domain Names

If GIG bills you for a domain name(s) and you do not have a current hosting account as well, then we reserve the right to stop providing DNS services for the domain(s).

Unless you have a current hosting account with GIG we do not provide DNS services for any domain(s) where we are not providing Registrar services as well.

Web Hosting

Your web hosting typically covers:

  1. Disk space on one of our servers, as per your plan/invoice
  2. DNS for your domain name(s)
  3. Local and international bandwidth
  4. Email as per your plan/invoice
  5. Monthly backups

Support for the Customer’s web site application, such as web design, development, maintenance, CMS upgrades/updates and email setup are not included in this service and will be charged at GIG’s prevailing rate.

Technology

Any website created by GIG will only support technologies for browsers and computer settings that are current at the time of development. We accept no responsibility if technology changes and/or a product or service is no longer available. The client will be liable for costs involved to upgrade their site to be compliant with the latest version of browser, computer settings or technology.

This client’s responsibility includes ensuring that Content Management System (CMS) and plug-ins are updated, or needing to be patched to limit exploits or “hacking” opportunities.

Clients should be aware that websites can and do look different in different browsers or on different devices. There is no guarantee of a totally consistent appearance.

Fair Use Policy

The GIG hosting and email services are based on a ‘fair use’ policy which ensures that a client’s service or billing is not affected by usage spikes over their current plan allowance.

If you are continually using a level above what your current plan allows, GIG will contact you to discuss alternative options or plans. These will not be charged in arrears.

Acceptable Use: Server Performance

If the client’s web site affects the performance or security of the server systems, GIG at its sole discretion, without notice, may immediately suspend or perform any other action that will prevent your site from impacting other clients and the server system as a whole.

Spam

GIG has a zero-tolerance policy against sending unsolicited emails or spam. If your domain has been found to be sending or has sent spam, we will immediately, without warning, disable your hosting and/or domain. We also reserve the right to refuse or cancel services to know spammers.

If spam has been sent using your account due to weak passwords or hacked services, we will immediately suspend services and let you know. Services will not be resumed until we have been advised that the problem has been fixed.

Website Copies

We can provide a copy of a client’s website. There will be a charge for this.

We backup all client data that is on our servers for seven days in a best endeavour approach. We are not responsible for any data loss.

Termination

  1. Either party may terminate the agreement for regular hosting with one full calendar month notice, unless there has been a separate contract entered into with a different termination clause.
  2. Termination must be given in writing (email).
  3. The client will be liable for any outstanding monies at the time of termination.

Copyright

Copyright of any website created by GIG will be passed to the client on final payment of the website creation charge. Until that time GIG holds the copyright of the website and any “look and feel” of proposed websites provided to the client in any format. If the build of the website is not completed, then unless specific payment is made for any design work, copyright does not pass to the client. Note: “Look and feel” of proposed website designs plus websites under creation and completed will typically have a copyright disclaimer on them advising copyright is with the client. These statements are there only as proposed views and are not in place to show copyright resides with the client.

The copyright of any images and content supplied by the client will be the responsibility of the client.

All intellectual property developed relating to the website shall be the sole property of the client after full payment, except any third party software or pre-existing software belonging to GIG.

Applicable Law

The agreement with the client are to be governed by and construed under the laws of New Zealand.

Updates To These Terms and Conditions

We may update these terms and conditions from time to time. Your continued use of any of our services indicates acceptance of the changes.