Terms & Conditions
We accept payment by cash and check. All quotes are priced in American dollars (USD). All quotes/estimates are valid for 30 days only. All quotes/estimates are subject to change depending on the client brief, artwork supplied to us and the complexity of each individual job.
For new websites, payment is required as 50% up-front and 50% on approval of your website prior to the site going live. Final payment is due on a 7-day account and the site will remain offline until payment is received. Changes above and beyond what is quoted will be charged at $165 per hour.
For other work all new clients are charged at 100% upfront for pre-quoted jobs.
In the event of orders being cancelled or suspended, we require written confirmation and payment in full for the portion of work completed and material used to date.
All digital imagery, logos and basic text to be supplied by the client or purchased separately through Steam Springs, LLC.
If you are cancelling your Hosting Service or Domain Name renewal we require 30 days’ notice in writing prior to the renewal date or payment will be required in full for the full years hosting and one year Domain Name renewal cost.
All correspondence for the delivery and supply of website content is to be completed electronically, prior to the commencement of the site design. All digital imagery, logos and basic text to be supplied by the client or purchased separately through Steam Springs, LLC.
All care is taken to accurately quote the functionality of websites, but limitations can arise when customizing the system to specific requirements. Steam Springs, LLC cannot be held liable for these limitations.
Receipt of the deposit payment is proof that you accept the terms of this proposal and approval to proceed with the job.
Quotes/estimates together with any attachments, as well as any new, different or additional terms, conditions or policies which we may establish from time to time, and any agreement that we are currently bound by or will be bound by in the future, constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between you and us concerning your engagement of us on this project, and supersede and govern all prior written and verbal communications.
The client agrees to supply the website content within 1 month of signing the project agreement or we have the right to cancel the project, giving 24 hours’ notice. In the event of this termination, the client agrees to payment in full for the portion of work completed and material used to date, based on our current Website Design rate of $165 per hour.
You indemnify Steam Springs, LLC against any foreseeable loss of data when updating or backing up a website.
Once final payment has been received, the website design ownership is transferred to you (accept for any licensed fonts or stock images that have been supplied by Steam Springs, LLC and not purchased ‘separately’). Steam Springs, LLC retains and reserves the rights to use any and all content developed, regardless of ownership for display and self-promotional purposes. We also include a link to Steam Springs, LLC in the footer of your website.
We require a design brief, signature by an approved business representative and 50% payment prior to commencing each job.
Clients are required to provide the content for site pages via email. All site content must be supplied prior to us commencing the design. Content can include text, images (jpeg, psd, png, gif, eps), PDF documents, Microsoft Office files, embedded videos (preferably YouTube or Vimeo), acrobat forms, and any other formats supported by the CMS.
If you require extra content, copywriting or stock library images for your site, this can be purchased separately.
Once we have received all the content (imagery, text, logos, etc.) for your new website, your project will be scheduled. A draft website design will then be produced within approximately three weeks. Once you have approved the website and we receive final payment, your site can then go live and if you have paid for Online Training or a Business Startup Guide, these will be provided. Contact us if you require urgent turnaround of any jobs.
Before your website goes live we will do a quality assurance review of each web page to ensure all information and programming systems are accurate. Then we setup your email addresses, finalize the administrator details and supply you with all your username and password access information. We will also assist in the transfer of your Domain Name DNS (24-48hr activation) to point to your new website.
Additional Work, Site Updates & Training.
Unplanned components, ideas, revisions, and project scope can sometimes happen. When there is an unexpected or requested addition to design or programming that will incur a cost, we will notify you ahead of time and will not commence the job unless we receive clear approval to proceed.
The current hourly rate is $165 per hour, invoiced on a 7-day account. Face-to-face and Online Training is charged at $198 per hour plus training preparation and travel time (travel for face-to-face training only). Our hourly rate is subject to change without notice.
Some additional projects and/or site modifications can be offered on a fix-price basis.
To ensure your website is working correctly, we provide a 30-day warranty period from the time your site goes live, where we will update your website for free if there are any template links not working, email/account passwords requiring re-activation, or form fields re-programmed if they are not collecting the correct data.
Email Account Setup.
When quoted for, we make allowance for setup of 10 email addresses using your Domain Name through WebMail with 2GB Webmail access. These email addresses are chosen by you and we will supply you with usernames, mail server details and a password activation for you or your IT Department to setup your mail program.
Support and Help Desk.
We want you to get the most out of your new website and for it to be a fully integrated online business solution. To help you achieve this we offer an assortment of ongoing training, education, support & Help desk products.
For ongoing support, our in-house Help Desk allows for direct email and phone support on the CMS platform including additional design, programming or site development. Our Help Desk services are offered Monday through Friday within business hours and sessions are charged at our standard hourly rate.
During all project developments we will let you know any details we require. We can be contacted by the following methods –
- Email info@SteamSpringsMedia.com – all text, images, logos and information can be sent here.
- Phone – (630) 802-1119 – the direct line of your project manager.
- Mail – 18820 London Lane, Mokena, IL 60448