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Elegant Web Design LLC — Web Design, Domain Registration, and Hosting Agreement


1. AGREEMENT. In this Agreement for Service ("Agreement") "you" and "your" refer to each customer, "we", us" and "our" refer to Elegant Web Design LLC and "services" refers to the web design, domain name registration, and web hosting provided by us. This Agreement explains our obligations to you, and explains your obligations to us for various services.

2. SELECTION OF A DOMAIN NAME. Your selection of a domain name indicates that, to your knowledge, no third party's rights are being infringed, and that you are not intending any unlawful purpose.

3. SERVICES PROVIDED. We agree to provide the following services: 1) If you so desire, we will register a domain name chosen by you for a period of one year or more. We will be using a Registration Service Provider, chosen by us, to carry out this function. 2) We will design an original web site according to your specifications. 3) We will provide hosting for that website, if you so desire, utilizing hosting services of our choice. 4) You will have the choice of having an e-mail address or e-mail forwarding, utilizing your domain name as part of the address.

4. FEES. When purchasing a web package from us, you agree to pay one half of the total due at the time this agreement is executed, and the remaining one half at the time of completion of the web site. If prior to the completion of the site, you decide to terminate the agreement, these monies will not be returned, and additional charges may be made for work already completed. Checks should be sent to Elegant Web Design LLC, 2323 Jackson Street, Sioux City, IA 51104-1948 or can be e-mailed via Pay Pal to greg@nooney.net.

5. ADDITIONAL SERVICES. We will provide additional services, if you so choose, including: 1) Updating or adding pages to your website. If such changes are offered as an upgraded package, then the cost for this service will be determined according to the package to which you are upgrading; otherwise the cost is $50 per hour. 2) Additional domain names and forwarding services, sent to your same website. The cost for this service is $35 per domain name per year. 3) If you do not wish to continue to purchase services with us, you will retain ownership of your domain name and the content of your website. 4) All of the above fee amounts listed in this section "Additional Services" are subject to change at any time without notification to you.

6. OWNERSHIP OF WORK PRODUCT. Both parties agree that the content of your web site and any literature or illustrations that are conceived, developed, written, or contributed by you pursuant to this agreement, either individually or in collaboration with others, shall belong to and be the sole property of you and shall constitute works made for hire. You agree that the code developed by us to build your website will belong to and be the sole property of us. However, if at any point you wish to obtain web design or hosting services from another provider, the entire website will be returned to you at your request and you will retain ownership of it, although the copyright to the code itself will continue to be owned by us. You shall retain ownership of any domain names obtained by us on your behalf, although, if you desire, we will register and manage these domain names for you as long as we are providing these services for you. You agree for your website to display the legend: "Designed and maintained by Elegant Web Design LLC,” or any similar legend, including a hyperlink to our website and/or e-mail address.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND NO WARRANTY. You agree that our liability, and your exclusive remedy, with respect to any services provided under this Agreement is limited to the amount you paid for such services. You understand and agree with the following limitations: possible access delays or interruptions and inadvertent errors on our part. No guarantee is offered regarding potential “down time” of the server we choose to utilize to host your website.

8. USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS. You warrant that any materials provided by you for use on your website pursuant to this agreement shall not contain any proprietary material owned by any other party that is protected under the Copyright Act or any other similar law. You shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any materials you provide pursuant to this agreement shall satisfy this requirement and you agree to hold us harmless from all liability or loss to which we may be exposed on account of your failure to perform this duty.

9. ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT. Neither of the parties may assign this agreement or any rights under the agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.

10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties. This agreement supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements and communications between the parties relating to the services that are the subject matter of this agreement.

11. SEVERABILITY. If any court of competent jurisdiction determines that any part of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable, that determination shall not impair or nullify the remainder of this agreement.

12. AMENDMENT. The parties agree that they may amend this agreement only by a written agreement duly executed by persons authorized to execute agreements on behalf of the parties.

13. LOCATION. Sales of service under this agreement shall take place in the state of Iowa.

14. GOVERNING LAW. This agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Iowa and any applicable federal laws of the United States of America.

15. LEGAL EXPENSES. If any legal action is necessary to enforce the terms of this agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees in addition to any other relief to which that party may be entitled.

16. FORCE MAJEURE. If performance by us of any of our obligations under the terms of this agreement shall be interrupted or delayed by an act of God, by acts of war, riot, or civil commotion, by failure of computer equipment, including loss of data, or by an act of State, by strikes, fire, flood, or by the occurrence of any other event beyond our control, then we shall be excused from such performance for the same amount of time as such occurrence shall have lasted or such period of time as is reasonably necessary after such occurrence abates for the effect of the occurrence to have dissipated.

17. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT. By ordering our services, completion of such a transaction indicates your acknowledgement that you have read, understood, and accepted this agreement.