STANDARD CONTRACT CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION
In this agreement, the party who is contracting to receive services shall be referred to as “Client,” and the party who will be providing the services shall be referred to as “Consultant.” Once work has been undertaken the conditions of this contract are deemed enforceable.
The Client desires to have services provided by the Consultant. Therefore, the parties agree as follows:
Description of Services
Beginning on [date], the Consultant will provide the following services (collectively, “Services”) including but not limited to:
- Various Internet research tasks
- Finding relevant links and articles for blog
- Competitive industry research for client projects and for marketing
- Stock photography/art research through various relevant websites
- Compiling scheduling info for networking events
- Light Document Editing
- Using Adobe and Office products as needed
- Project Management Assistance
- Various other services as agreed upon by both parties
The Consultant shall provide the Services in a timely manner as required by the client unless otherwise agreed upon by both parties.
The Consultant will provide Services to the Client at a rate of $[xx.00] per working hour based on 25 hours per month retainer rate. Payment will be made for the month in advance. The payment may be made monthly to the Consultant. The Consultant will provide the Client with a balance of hours on a time sheet on a weekly basis. Payment terms may change if agreed upon and signed by both the Client and the Consultant.
Outstanding Invoices (if applicable)
In the event that the Client has an outstanding invoice, the charges shall accrue as follows:
30 days past due: 5 percent interest fee added monthly to total amount owed
45 + days past due: The Consultant will cease all services and this agreement will be placed “on hold” until the Client has paid the total amount owed plus all applicable interest fees.
Reimbursement of Expenses
The Consultant shall be entitled to reimbursement for the following out-of-pocket expenses, if the Client expressly authorizes the expenses ahead of time. (Copies of all receipts will be provided to the Client to substantiate reimbursement of expenses.)
- Delivery/Shipping Fees
- Printing and artwork
- Project-related long-distance telephone calls
- Other authorized expenses purchased solely for the Client
At this time, no support staff is needed for the Client’s projects. Should the need arise, the Client will be informed ahead of time that outsourcing or sub-contracting may be required. The Client and the Consultant will discuss options as the need arises.
This agreement shall be effective until either party terminates the agreement by providing thirty (30) days written notice to the other party.
Relationship of Parties
It is understood by both parties that the Consultant is an Independent Contractor and is not and Employee of the Client. The Client will not provide benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation or any other Employee benefit for the Consultant. The Consultant is also responsible for her own taxes and other withholdings from her payments.
The Consultant recognizes that the Client has and will have the following proprietary information:
- Future plans
- Client database
- Business affairs
- Personal information
Other information (collectively “Information”) which are valuable, special and unique assets of the Client. The Consultant agrees not to, at any time or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, use any Information for Consultant’s own benefit, or divulge, disclose, or communicate in any manner any Information to any third party without the prior written consent of the Client. The Consultant will protect the Information and treat it as strictly confidential. A violation of this article shall be a material violation of this Agreement.
Confidentiality After Termination
The confidentiality provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect after the termination of this Agreement.
Return of Records
Upon termination of this Agreement, the Consultant shall deliver all records, notes, data, memoranda, models and equipment of any nature that are in the Consultant’s possession or under the Consultant’s control and that are the Client’s property or relate to the Client’s business.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement, whether oral or written. This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral agreement between the parties.
This Agreement may be modified or amended if the amendment is made in writing and is signed by both parties.
All notices required or permitted under the Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered when delivered by facsimile, in person, or deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, to the intended party’s current mailing address.
Both parties will alert the other of a change in contact information.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of the Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provisions, it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed and enforced as so limited.
Waiver of Contractual Right
The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party’s right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom and the EU.