Halls Group (UK) trading as Halls Group (UK), Lords Design & Halls Hosting (“we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We operate this website.

When you visit this Website, you may have done so having accessed one of the following domain names:

  • www.hallshosting.co.uk
  • www.lordsdesign.uk
  • www.hallsgroup.uk
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY LOGGED

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, to help combat fraudulent orders and to help us comply with European Union VAT obligations. We use this information for no other reason.

ORDER FORMS

Our site uses an order form for customers to request services which is delivered to you over secure HTTP using 128-bit encryption. We collect sensitive information which is used only for our purpose, no third party receives any type of information from us.

Contact information from the order forms is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary.

Billing information that is collected is used to bill the user for services.

Unique identifiers are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user’s identity.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

We use this data to tailor our visitor’s experience at our site showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

SECURITY

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use strong SSL encryption to ensure your privacy.

THIRD PARTIES

Information collected on this site is strictly for our use, NO OTHER OUTSIDE PERSONS MAY VIEW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH BILLING INFORMATION, ETC.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies. Cookies are tiny text files which identify your computer to our server as a unique user when you visit certain pages on the Website and they are stored by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to recognise your Internet Protocol address, saving you time while you are on the Website.

We only use cookies for your convenience in using the Website and not for obtaining or using any other information about you (for example targeted advertising). Your browser can be set to not accept cookies, but this would restrict your use of the Website.

If you want to find out more information about cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org or to find out about removing them from your browser, go tohttp://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

Please note that we collect data from the Website about use of the Website using a web analysis tool which uses cookies that are (able to be) used to generate pseudonyms for a user’s profile. This means that use cookies (which may be stored on your computer after you leave the Website) can store information about your visit.

Please also note that our suppliers and partners may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

CONTACTING THE WEB SITE

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact: hello@lordsdesign.uk

Information:

You (‘Client’)

Halls Group (UK) trading as Halls Hosting and Lords Design based in the United Kingdom.

Registered office at Halls Group (UK), 2 Sunnyhill, Witley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5RN

 

All services provided by Halls Group (UK) may only be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United Kingdom laws or international treaties. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute. The client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Halls Group (UK) from any claims resulting from the use of service which damages the subscriber or any other party.

Prohibited are sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to our servers, or any other server on the Internet. Links to such materials are also prohibited.

Examples of unacceptable content or links:

Pirated software

Hacker programs or archives

Warez sites

 

To view all of our features in the MAX Plan please click here.

Have you got any questions regarding our MAX Plan? Do get in touch with us by clicking here. We are more than happy to help.

 

Acceptance:

 

It is not necessary for any Client to have signed an acceptance of our terms and conditions for them to apply. If the client has accepted a quote, paid for the invoice or brought our MAX Plan, then the client will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the terms applying and have accepted these terms and conditions in full. Any purchase or use of our services implies that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions in full and understand them.

 

Services:

 

The client must give information of what type of website, logo design or any bespoke software/services they would like us to make and give us all information required including images and text of what they want on their website. For an example a client will contact us asking us to build a sports website and gives us text for about us page, pricing for their services and images. It is important you tell us everything you want on your website and the type of website you want.

 

Unlimited Use:

 

Clients being on our MAX Plan, get fully unlimited use on the services we offer.

 

Logo:

 

If you would like us to make you a logo for your business or personal use then please tell us, all the information required, for an example like the name, the detail of what you want it to look like and a slogan (optional) . We will then send you up to 6 different logo concepts each time. Once you have agreed on the design of what we have made for you, then own the full copyright of that image. Any images that has not been accepted, are still the copyright of Halls Group (UK).

 

Bespoke Services:

 

If you require a bespoke service, then please give us as much information as you possibly can, this will help us give you the best service possible. We can do any type of services like HR software to invoice software to CRM software (Client relationship management). If you are not sure what type of service you want, please do get in touch with our Team to give you the best possible service for your needs.

 

Client Review:

 

Halls Group (UK) will provide the client the opportunity to review the appearance and content of what we have done for you.

 

Turnaround Time:

 

Halls Group (UK) will give the client an estimated time for the service you wish us to make (website, logo design, video editing, bespoke services etc) Sometimes the estimated time might be pushed forward or pushed back depending on what you have asked us to do for you. Once we have received all the information we have asked for, we will give you a time and date we believe the service should be finished by.

 

Failure to provide requested content:

 

Halls Group (UK) is a small business, to remain efficient we must ensure that work we have programmed is carried out at the scheduled time. We ask that you provide all the required information in advance. On any occasion where progress cannot be made for your service, because we have not been given the required information in the agreed time frame, and we are delayed as result, we reserve the right put your project on hold. If your project involves Search Engine Optimisation, we need the text content for your site in advance so that the SEO can be Planned and completed efficiently. If you agree to provide us with the required information and subsequently fail to do within one week of project commencement, we reserve the right to hold the project. Simply put, all the above condition says is do not give us the go ahead to start until you are ready to do so. You can contact us anytime if you have any questions regarding the above.

 

Annual Payment:

 

For annual payment, the full invoice must be paid in advance before we can start the

 

Monthly Payments:

 

We currently offer 2 options for monthly payments.

Option 1 – £50.00 deposit which needs to be paid upfront and then the monthly costs would be £17.50 for 11 months.

Option 2 – £100.00 deposit which needs to be paid upfront and then the monthly costs would be £13.20 for 11 months.

 

Deposits:

 

Deposits are only on pay monthly plans. Deposits are non refundable. Unless the client requests a cancellation before the project starts The deposit goes against the client’s invoice. After a year if the client counties with the Max Plam monthly option, they won’t need to pay for another deposit.

 

Invoices:

 

All invoices will be sent administered and sent from Halls Group (UK).

 

Web Design – Web Browsers:

 

Halls Group (UK) will make every effort to ensure websites are designed to be viewed by most visitors. Websites are designed to work with the most popular current browsers (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Google Chrome, Edge etc.). Client agrees that Halls Group (UK) cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems. Halls Group (UK) cannot accept responsibility for web pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after the website have been designed and handed over to the Client.

 

Termination:

 

Termination of services by the Client must be requested in a letterhead letter and will be effective on receipt of such notice. E-mail or telephone requests for termination of services will be honoured only on letterhead letter. Once you agree for the service you have asked us to make and design, then you are agreeing that you are fully satisfied with the work and no future refunds can be given for the fees paid. This does include everything in our Halls MAX Plan.

 

Indemnity:

 

All Halls Group (UK) services must be used for lawful purposes only. You agree to indemnify and hold Halls Group (UK) harmless from any claims resulting from your use of our service that damages you or any other party.

 

Copyright:

 

The Client retains the copyright to data, files and graphic logos provided by the Client, and grants Halls Group (UK) the rights to publish and use such material. The Client must obtain permission and rights to use any information or files that are copyrighted by a third party. The Client is further responsible for granting Halls Group (UK) permission and rights for use of the same and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Halls Group (UK) from all claims resulting from the Client’s negligence or inability to obtain proper copyright permissions. A contract for website design and/or placement shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to Halls Group (UK) that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained. Evidence of permissions and authorities may be requested. Halls Group (UK) retains the full copyright to the design, source code, images etc of all services we have made for the client. If the Client wants the full design, source codes, images etc made by Halls Group (UK) will only be granted if prior write agreement is made by Halls Group (UK) and a small fee might have to be paid before anything is agreed regarding our copyright. Without written agreement from Halls Group (UK) the ownership of the design and all the code made by Halls Group (UK) remains the property and copyright of Halls Group (UK). We reserve the right to charge you extra to get the source code of our design. If you download or use our design on another hosting company or any other company, we will take legal action if no written agreement has been made by Halls Group (UK). We also reserve the right to hide the source code from being accessed if necessary to protect our copyright and data. These terms of use grant a non-exclusive limited license so that the Client can use the design on one domain name only, unless agreed otherwise. The Client is not permitted to use our service for more than one domain without prior written agreement between the Client and Halls Group (UK). The Client agrees that resale or distribution of the completed files is forbidden unless prior written agreement is made between the Client and Halls Group (UK). The Client agrees to abide by the terms of any third-party software or media included within any work done for the Client. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Google maps, Media under the Creative Commons license, RSS feeds, Open Source GPL Software etc.

 

Content Management Systems:

 

All our website design is based on WordPress. WordPress is one of the most advance program in the world. We use the main core of the software of WordPress and adapted and make it even better using our own software. Client will have access to the admin part of WordPress, but it will be limited access to stop client messing around settings on the website. If the client wants full admin settings then we will be happy to do this, but if you change any of the settings on it we are not liable to change them back to make the website work correctly again. WordPress is an open source software which allows companies like ours to adopt and make it more powerful.

 

Design Credit:

 

A link to Lords Design will appear in either small writing or by a small graphic logo at the bottom of the Client’s website. The writing or logo will be designed to fit in with the overall site design. If a client requests that the design credit be removed, a small fee will be applied. The Client also agrees that the website for the Client may be presented in Halls Group (UK) portfolio. If the Client removes the design credits without informing us, we reserve the right to suspend the client account until the logo or small writing is restored.

 

Google AdWords:

 

Google AdWords is a great way for our clients to get their brand in the market, new clients and keep returning clients. Halls Group (UK) will only mange the account to make sure the adverts are reaching the full potential. The client must instruct Halls Group (UK) to make the adverts on Google AdWords. The client agrees that Halls Group (UK) will not be liable to pay any invoices on Google AdWords or add credits to the clients account. The client is fully responsible for their Google AdWords account. The client also agrees to give Halls Group (UK) login details for our team to make the correct adverts. Any adverts we make after the client has instated us to do so will get an email of the estimated cost from Google.

 

Post-Placement Alterations:

 

Halls Group (UK) cannot accept responsibility for any alterations caused by a third party occurring to the Client’s pages once installed. Such alterations include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.

 

Domain Names:

 

The client main domain will be renewed every year from Halls Group (UK) as part of our MAX Plan, any additional domains the client owns will get 60% off discount each domain. If we pay for the domain and then the client cancels the services with Halls Group (UK) we will keep the domain until the client has paid the domain fee with have paid.

 

General:

 

These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings or agreements. The Client’s signature below or payment of an advance fee constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Payment online is an acceptance of our terms and conditions.

 

Governing Law:

 

This Agreement shall be governed by English Law.

 

Moving your website away from us:

 

We don’t like to think of a client leaving us, but if a client should wish to maybe move their services away from us, then we will be happy to assist with this transfer happening. However, we do need to make you aware of the following:

Providing all your account payments are up to date, we will then assist you with a transfer to another web host, or web design company. They will need to contact us directly, so we can make sure the transfer completes without any unnecessary disruptions.

ONLY your content files and associated files that make the website work on internet will be transferred. Any work-up files, ORIGINAL images created by ourselves, help files or other non-essential file, program or software/script will not be transferred to your new provider or source code without agreement (see under copyright)

If your website employs the use of a database, then only the database content will be transferred. It will be up to your new supplier to provide the necessary database systems to import the data to.

 

IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for downtime associated with the transfer process, nor can we guarantee that your existing website “as it is” will work flawlessly on another web hosting server. You will need to make sure with your new provider that they will be able to ensure that your website files are compatible with their own specific hosting system.

 

Hosting:

 

As being a MAX Plan client, you will be added to our top Plan called “Platinum” As such the client must agree to Halls Group (UK) Legal Agreements – Order Terms and ConditionsTerms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

 

Liability:

 

Halls Group (UK) hereby excludes itself, its Employees and or Agents from all and any liability from:

Loss or damage caused by any inaccuracy;

Loss or damage caused by omission;

Loss or damage caused by delay or error, whether the result of negligence or other cause in the production of the web site;

Loss or damage to clients’ artwork/photos, supplied for the site. Immaterial whether the loss or damage results from negligence or otherwise.

The entire liability of Halls Group (UK) to the Client in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.

 

Severability:

 

Such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable valid, legal and enforceable provision, which comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the invalid.

 

Maintenance:

 

As part of being a Halls MAX Plan client we will always make sure your website and bespoke software is always up to date, fix bugs, keep it secure and much more. We will look after your services for the full duration of a year with Halls Group (UK).

 

No Limit on Halls Group (UK) Engagements:

 

The client shall agree that any agreement entered into does not prevent Halls Group (UK) from providing similar services to other clients using the general marketing concepts and the know-how and experience gained hereunder or from developing/maintaining products or services which might be competitive with the deliverables and materials provided by Halls Group (UK)

 

Parts:

 

As noted in our copyright section, we reserve the right to restrict parts of the “admin area” of the services we offer (website backend software and the backend software of a bespoke services). This is to protect our source code and copyright of our design. Master logins, theme coding, plugins, users, pages or other areas might be restricted. If there is something you need to update on the website just send us a support ticket and we will be happy to help. (This is part of our WebCare services) If you need access to users for an example then we will be happy to do this only on request. The reason why we restrict access to areas is because there is some services we need active to make sure the website or bespoke services is running correctly. By removing or deactivating one then it could break the website design or bespoke software which we will not fix.

 

Remote:

 

As we have a number of web design clients, we had to design a system where we can remotely access website under one “master login” This is to help us quickly connect to your website if you’re having any problems, something needs updating, or anything else. You agree for this remote service to be added to your website.

 

Contract:

 

The Halls MAX Plan is a full one-year contract. Either party can cancel at any time but no refunds will be given.

 

Time Limits:

 

As part of our Halls MAX Plan, as stated several times in our MAX Plan terms, everything is unlimited of the amount of changes, producing, editing etc. We have set limits on what we can do. For an example if a client wants a brand-new website theme and then signs off on that theme. A few weeks later they want us to completely re do the theme from scratch and start all over again. We won’t make a brand-new theme from scratch, we will only do a brand-new theme for the client after 4 weeks from the original one that has been signed off from the client. The client agrees to the time limits. Below is the time limits we have set for certain products we offer in our MAX Plan. On rare occasions when we are busy, we might have to put projects back a few days or weeks, so we can finish the work we have already started to make for other clients.

 

Web Design – After 4 weeks from the date the client signs off.

Logo Design – After 2 weeks from the date the client signs off.

Image/Photo Editing – After 1 weeks from the date the client signs off.

Bespoke Software – After 3 weeks from the date the client signs off.

 

Bookings:

 

The client agrees when becoming a MAX Plan client, there will sometimes have to be booked in when they want work to be carried out by our team. The client must send us all the information they want us to make before any work is carried out (see under “Failure to provide requested content”, our team will then send an estimate time scale to the client. Then our team will book in the work for it to start. On vary rare occasions when we are busy, we might have to put projects back a few days or weeks, so we can finish the work we have already started to make for other clients.

 

Cancellation and Refunds

 

If you no longer wish to continue with your Halls MAX Plan, please submit a cancellation request as soon as possible. We reserve the right to contact you beforehand to confirm the cancellation request or to see if there is anything different we can offer you.

If your renewal date is shortly coming up, you need to do the request at least 7 days before your services are due to be renewed. The client acknowledges that, termination of the agreement for any reason will result in us ceasing to provide the services we offer or made, with the consequences that flow from such cessation, including (but not limited to), deletion of data of all data.

Please click here to see how to cancel your services. Once you have submitted your cancellation request. Please note once we have started your request we can’t stop it half way through the process, all your data on our servers will be removed. If you have sent a cancellation request by accident, you must get in touch with us immediately. When the cancellation process has finished we will get in touch once its finished to confirm your request, there is no way for us to recover any of your data.

Unfortunately, because of the nature of our services we offer, we can’t issue any refunds after a service has been made.

If you do a chargeback (refund from the payment provider you use e.g. bank) you will be liable to pay £30 of the fees we are charged plus the full amount of the MAX Plan fees that hasn’t been used. For an example if you take Halls MAX Plan out in May and then do a Charge back in September you will be liable to pay the rest of the remaining months. if you don’t pay this chargeback “fee” and you would like to carry on being a client of ours then you must pay the chargeback and the rest of the remaining months. If the client doesn’t pay the chargeback and the reaming months we will take legal action or look at different ways of recovering the costs. Your services will also be suspended until the invoice has been paid in full.

 

Discounts:

 

After the one-year contract has ended with Halls Group (UK) and you wish to carry on with some or all services in our Halls MAX Plan you will be entitled to a 10% discount. If the client ends the MAX Plan, and leave us completely and then comes back to Halls Group (UK) no discounts will be horned, you can read more about our discounts by clicking here.

 

Notification of Changes

 

Terms:

 

We reserve the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site and our hosting services & web design will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. The terms can be changed at any time and we reserve the right of not informing you. As of yet we have never changed our terms without informing out clients. We will always keep all our old terms so clients can see the differences in our term changes.

 

Privacy Policy:

 

If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made via relevant channels. If there are any changes in how we use our site clients’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or subscribing for any of our services indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

 

Questions:

 

If you have any questions at all regarding the above terms, then please contact our support team by submitting a ticket or emailing us on support@hallshosting.co.uk

 

Recent Changes:

 

These Terms and Conditions was edited on 04/03/2019.

 

Reason for update to MAX Plan Terms – Added Max Plan Monthly Option/s

 

 

You ­ (‘Client’)

Halls Hosting/Lords Design­ (Is the companies involved. Halls Group (UK) trading as Lords Design and its services)

Invoice/Accounts/Data (‘All Invoices/Accounts/Data are administered by Halls Hosting trading name of Halls Group (UK)’)

 

Acceptance:

It is not necessary for any Client to have signed an acceptance of these terms and conditions for them to apply. If a Client accepts a quote, then the Client will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the terms applying and have accepted these terms and conditions in full. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Any purchase or use of our services implies that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions in full and understand them. If there is no special contract in place like a (sponsorship) then this terms apply to you.

 

Project:

The client must give information of what type of website they want and give us the details including images and text of what they want on their website. For an example a client will contact us asking us to build a sports website and gives us text for about us page, pricing for their services and images. It is important you tell us everything you want on your website and the type of website you want. If you don’t this will lead to extra costs to you. If you don’t know what you want, then give us a small idea so we can do some designs for you.

 

Logo:

If you want us to make a logo for you then please tell us what your company is and what the logo will be used for, and some rough idea of what you want the design to look like.

We will then send you up to 6 different logo concepts. Once you have agreed on the design of what we have made for you, then you accept that you don’t want any refunds from us and you own the full copyright of that image.

 

Bespoke Services:

If you require a bespoke service, then please give us as much detail as you and then we can start working on your bespoke service. Bespoke service could be an invoice software where you can bill your own clients for the services you have done for them. We sometimes use open source software and then adapted it for your needs including the look, function etc. of the software.

 

Charges:

Charges for services to be provided by Halls Hosting are defined in the project quotation that the Client receives via e-mail. Quotations are valid for a period of 30 days only. Halls Hosting reserves the right to alter or decline to provide a quotation after expiry of the 30 days. Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all website design services require an advance payment of the full amount of the project quotation total before the work can start. Payment for services is due by bank transfer, debit or credit card or PayPal.

 

Changes and Extra Work:

If the client has forgotten to say something to add to the website that wasn’t in the first quote, then we will add extra costs to the project. If the client doesn’t pay for the extra costs, then we will not do the extra changes.

 

Client Review:

Halls Hosting will provide the Client with an opportunity to review the appearance and content of the website during the design phase and once the overall website development is completed. At the completion of the project, such materials will be deemed to be accepted and approved. The client will only get 3 days or 72 hours whichever is greater to review the content. If the client don’t in this time without informing Halls Hosting why we will deem this as acceptance of the website design and content.

 

Turnaround Time and Content Control:

Halls Hosting will install and publicly post or supply the Client’s website by the date specified in the project proposal, or at date agreed with Client upon Halls Hosting receiving the full payment, unless a delay is specifically requested by the Client and agreed by Halls Hosting In return, the Client agrees to delegate a single individual as a primary contact to aid Halls Hosting with progressing the commission in a satisfactory and expedient manner. During the project, Halls Hosting will require the Client to provide website content; text, images, movies, sound files and information for pages.

 

Failure to provide required website content:

Halls Hosting is a small business, to remain efficient we must ensure that work we have programmed is carried out at the scheduled time. On occasions, we may have to reject offers for other work and enquiries to ensure that your work is completed at the time arranged. Therefore, we ask that you provide all the required information in advance. On any occasion where progress cannot be made with your website because we have not been given the required information in the agreed time frame, and we are delayed as result, we reserve the right to impose a surcharge of up to 25%. If your project involves Search Engine Optimisation we need the text content for your site in advance so that the SEO can be planned and completed efficiently. If you agree to provide us with the required information and subsequently fail to do within one week of project commencement, we reserve the right to close the project. Simply put, all the above condition says is do not give us the go ahead to start until you are ready to do so. NOTE: Text content should be delivered as a Microsoft Word, email (or similar) document with the pages in the supplied document representing the content of the relevant pages on your website. These pages should have the same titles as the agreed website pages. You can contact us if you need clarification on this.

 

Payment:

Invoices will be provided by Halls Hosting we required the full payment of your project to be paid in advance before we can start working on your project. Failure to pay your invoice we reserve the right to cancel the project and the quote which was sent to you via email. We also reserve the right to add a late fee payment to your invoice which is currently £10.00.

 

Monthly Payments:

We do offer monthly payment options to our clients. There will be an add 40% of overall costs on monthly invoices. For an example the overall project was £120 you would have to pay £14.00 a month. It is cheaper and easier to pay in full. But this option is available to any clients who wants to pay monthly. (Note this is only an estimated price and will not reflect the final cost of your costs. All prices are bespoke.) If you choose to pay monthly, then we will need at least a 35% deposit before the project starts. Please note that Monthly Payments is only for Web Design only. Any other services we offer is excluded from monthly payments.

 

Invoices:

All invoices will be administered and sent from Halls Group (UK) which is our parent company.

 

Additional Expenses:

Client agrees to reimburse Halls Hosting for any additional expenses necessary for the completion of the work. Examples would be purchase of special fonts, stock photography etc.

 

Web Browsers:

Halls Hosting makes every effort to ensure websites are designed to be viewed by most visitors. Websites are designed to work with the most popular current browsers (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Google Chrome, Edge etc.). Client agrees that Halls Hosting cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems. Halls Hosting cannot accept responsibility for web pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after the website have been designed and handed over to the Client. As such, Halls Hosting reserves the right to quote for any work involved in changing the website design or website code for it to work with updated browser software.

 

Termination:

Termination of services by the Client must be requested in a letterhead letter and will be effective on receipt of such notice. E-mail or telephone requests for termination of services will be honoured only on letterhead letter. The Client will be invoiced for design work completed to the date of first notice of cancellation. Once you agree for a site to go live on the internet, then you are agreeing that you are fully satisfied with the work and no future refunds can be given for the fees paid. This does include website hosting. Please see under web hosting for termination as well.

 

Indemnity:

All Halls Hosting services may be used for lawful purposes only. You agree to indemnify and hold Halls Hosting harmless from any claims resulting from your use of our service that damages you or any other party.

 

Copyright:

The Client retains the copyright to data, files and graphic logos provided by the Client, and grants Halls Hosting the rights to publish and use such material. The Client must obtain permission and rights to use any information or files that are copyrighted by a third party. The Client is further responsible for granting Halls Hosting permission and rights for use of the same and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Halls Hosting from all claims resulting from the Client’s negligence or inability to obtain proper copyright permissions. A contract for website design and/or placement shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to Halls Hosting that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained. Evidence of permissions and authorities may be requested.

Halls Hosting retains the full copyright to the design, source code, images etc of the web design. If the Client wants the full design, source codes, images etc made by Halls Hosting will only be granted if prior write agreement is made by Halls Hosting. Without written agreement from Halls Hosting the ownership of the design and all the code made by Halls Hosting remains the property and copyright of Halls Hosting. We reserve the right to charge you extra to get the source code of our design. If you download or use our design on another website we will take legal action if no written agreement has been made by Halls Hosting. We also reserve the right to hide the source code from being accessed if necessary to protect our copyright and data.  These terms of use grant a non-exclusive limited license so that the Client can use the design on one website on one domain name only. The Client is not permitted to use a design for more than one website without prior written agreement between the Client and Halls Hosting. The Client agrees that resale or distribution of the completed files is forbidden unless prior written agreement is made between the Client and Halls Hosting. The Client agrees to abide by the terms of any third-party software or media included within any work done for the Client. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Google maps, Media under the Creative Commons license, RSS feeds, Open Source GPL Software etc.

 

Standard Media Delivery:

Unless otherwise specified in the project quotation, this Agreement assumes that any text will be provided by the Client in electronic format (ASCII text files delivered on via e-mail or FTP) and that all photographs and other graphics will be provided physically in high quality print suitable for scanning or electronically in .gif, .jpeg, .png or .tiff format. Although every reasonable attempt shall be made by Halls Hosting to return to the Client any images or printed material provided for use in creation of the Client’s website, such return cannot be guaranteed.

 

Content Management Systems:

All our Web Design is based on WordPress.  WordPress is one of the most advance CMS in the world. We use the based software of WordPress and adapted and make it even better using our own software. Client will have access to the admin part of WordPress but it will be limited access to stop client messing around settings on the website. If the client wants full admin settings then we will be happy to do this, but if you changed the settings on it we are not liable to change them back to make the website work correctly again. WordPress is an open source software which allows companies like ours to adopt and make it more powerful.

 

Design Credit:

A link to Lords Design will appear in either small writing or by a small graphic logo at the bottom of the Client’s website. We will automatically add this into the quote we have sent you. The writing or logo will be designed to fit in with the overall site design. If a client requests that the design credit be removed, a nominal fee of 25% of the total development charges will be applied. The Client also agrees that the website for the Client may be presented in Halls Hosting portfolio. If the Client removes the design credits without informing us, we reserve the right to suspend hosting services until the credit has been re added or the fee nominal fee of 25% has been paid.

 

Post-Placement Alterations:

Halls Hosting cannot accept responsibility for any alterations caused by a third party occurring to the Client’s pages once installed. Such alterations include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.

 

Domain Names:

Halls Hosting may purchase domain names on behalf of the Client. Payment and renewal of those domain names is the responsibility of the Client. The loss, cancellation or otherwise of the domain brought about by non-or late payment is not the responsibility of Halls Hosting. The Client should keep a record of the due dates for payment to ensure that payment is received in good time. The Client is liable to pay Halls Hosting for any domain name registrations and the initial set-up of the hosting if included as part of the web design build.

 

General:

These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings or agreements. The Client’s signature below or payment of an advance fee constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Payment online is an acceptance of our terms and conditions.

 

Governing Law:

This Agreement shall be governed by English Law.

 

Moving your website away from us:

We don’t like to think of a client leaving us, but if a client should wish to maybe move their website away from us, then we will be happy to assist with this transfer happening. However, we do need to make you aware of the following:

  1. Providing all your account payments are up to date, we will then assist you with a transfer to another web host, or web design company. They will need to contact us directly, so we can make sure the transfer completes without any unnecessary disruptions.
  2. ONLY your website files and associated files that make the website work on internet will be transferred. Any work-up files, ORIGINAL images created by ourselves, help files or other non-essential file, program or software/script will not be transferred to your new provider or source code without agreement (see under copyright)
  3. If your website employs the use of a database then only the database content will be transferred. It will be up to your new supplier to provide the necessary database systems to import the data to.

IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for downtime associated with the transfer process, nor can we guarantee that your existing website “as it is” will work flawlessly on another web hosting server. You will need to make sure with your new provider that they will be able to ensure that your website files are compatible with their own specific hosting system.

 

Web Hosting:

This client agrees to host their website on Halls Hosting and is subject to the Order of Terms & Conditions which can be found by clicking here. Halls Hosting can, at its own discretion, but is not obliged to, offer hosting via a third-party service. With all our web design plans we offer web hosting at a 50% discount. If you want to cancel the hosting you will be liable to pay for the rest of the 50% discount before files being realised.

 

Liability:

Halls Hosting hereby excludes itself, its Employees and or Agents from all and any liability from:

  • Loss or damage caused by any inaccuracy;
  • Loss or damage caused by omission;
  • Loss or damage caused by delay or error, whether the result of negligence or other cause in the production of the web site;
  • Loss or damage to clients’ artwork/photos, supplied for the site. Immaterial whether the loss or damage results from negligence or otherwise.

The entire liability of Halls Hosting to the Client in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.

 

Severability:

In the event, any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unimpaired and the Agreement shall not be void for this reason alone. Such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable valid, legal and enforceable provision, which comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the invalid.

 

Website Maintenance:

We will look after your website for the full duration of your 1 year contract with Halls Hosting. We will also update and change any content only to what you wish for it to be. We will not change any theme designs this would mean a brand-new quote to redo you theme from Halls Hosting. We will also keep the software your site is using updated so you don’t have to worry about anything. We will back up your website every night for peace of mind. This included our WebCare service click on the link to see a full list. (click here to see the list) 

 

Maintenance of a website may include one or more of the following that are the result of recurring needs and minor changing needs:

  • Text changes (such as news, press releases, current events, scheduled events, re-wording of text, etc);
  • Simple maintenance and/or addition of graphics provided by the client to an existing web page. Major changes in graphics layout in an existing website shall be considered a new project (quote order);
  • Simple navigational changes (e.g Move about us to the front instead of the back). Major navigational changes shall be considered a new project.
  • Simple page design changes (e.g. a new contact page). Major page design changes shall be considered a new project.
  • Addition of new pages as links from an existing page and not as links that will change the navigation of the web site. The addition of new pages shall follow the current website theme.
  • Virus scanning and if a virus is found we will remove it and make your website safe.

 

Example which isn’t covered under website maintenance:

  • Heavy image work and editing, including logo design or redesign;
  • Flash animation creation or editing;
  • New pages or site sections which do not share the existing site design;
  • Major structural or graphical changes that would affect the appearance of the website;
  • eCommerce major customisation;
  • Video editing.

 

Confidentiality:

Halls Hosting will need access to certain confidential information of the your company, sometimes including future plans, business strategies and other proprietary information (collectively, the “Confidential Information”). Halls Hosting agrees that it will take every reasonable step to ensure that Confidential Information is not divulged, disclosed or communicated to any third party without the prior written consent of the client. Confidential information shall not include information previously known to Halls Hosting Website Maintenance, properly received from a third party or in the public domain

 

No Limit on Halls Hosting Website Maintenance Engagements:

The client shall agree that any agreement entered into does not prevent Halls Hosting from providing similar services to other clients using the general marketing concepts and the know-how and experience gained hereunder or from developing/maintaining products or services which might be competitive with the deliverables and materials provided by Halls Hosting.

 

Non-payment by client:

In the event of non-payment by the client, Halls Hosting reserves the right to discontinue services and remove all data on Halls Hosting servers.

 

Restricted Parts:

As noted in our copyright section, we reserve the right to restrict parts of the “admin area” of the website. This is to protect our source code and copyright of our design. Themes, Plugins, Users, Pages or other areas might be restricted. If there is something you need to update on the website just send us a support ticket and we will be happy to help. (This is part of our WebCare services) If you need access to users for an example then we will be happy to do this only on request. The reason why we restrict access to plugins is because there is some plugins we need active to make sure the website is running correctly. By removing or deactivating one then it could break the website or design of the website which we will not fix.

 

Remote:

As we have several web design and bespoke services customers, we had to design a system where we can remotely access your website under one “master login” This is to help us quickly connect to your website if you’re having any problems, something needs updating, we need to do plugins updates or fixes bugs. You agree for this remote service to be added to your website, if this plugin/ our user account has been removed, we will place your project on hold or/and cancel the project.

 

Our Access:

When we are designing a website or a bespoke service for the client, we must have access to the admin panel always. Even after the project is completed we must carry on having that ability to login to our admin account. This allows us to fix any bugs, keep the project up to date and secure. Allows us to install any projects/plugins onto the website. If we have not started on your project/plugin and we try and login to our admin account, then we will put your project back on hold or cancel the project all together. We must have access always to allow us to do our jobs.

 

Contract:

The Website Design is a full 1 year contract. Which includes website maintenance, web hosting and Lords Design (view here to see more). Either party can cancel at any time but no refunds will be given. With all our web design plans we offer web hosting at a 50% discount. If you want to cancel the hosting you will be liable to pay for the rest of the 50% discount before files being realised.

 

Discount after 1 year contract has finished:

After the 1 year contract, has ended with Halls Hosting and you wish to carry on with Halls Hosting and Lords Design you will be entitled to a 10% discount. This is only for hosting, web design changes, logo changes and webcare.

 

Notification of Changes:

 

Terms:

We reserve the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site and our hosting services & web design will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. The terms can be changed at anytime and we reserve the right of not informing you. But most cases we will tell you any changes we make to the terms via email.

 

Privacy Policy:

If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made via relevant channels. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or subscribing for any of our services indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

 

Questions:

If you have any questions at all regarding the above terms then please contact our support team by submitting a ticket or emailing us on support@hallshosting.co.uk

 

 

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