1. Client will provide Consultant with research source material for developing content, either via reports, conversations, or a mix of both.
2. Consultant brings prior knowledge and ability to complete objectives but will rely on client to fill in any gaps in knowledge, via a mix of conversations and documents.
3. Client will provide all information in a timely manner, including information requests and response to requests for review.
*Any changes to project scope or non-conformance to the contingencies and assumptions above will require revision to this proposed agreement, including schedule and fees.
8.0 Terms of Payment
§ Payment for services are flexible and will be discussed at onset of project or before.
§ A client’s failure to pay will result in the consultants withholding of access to all deliverables.
§ The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 5.0% per month on the billed amount.
§ Upon receipt of final payment consultant releases all ownership of intellectual property to the client for use in any commercial, personal, non-profit or editorial projects involving advertising, print media, website publication, or broadcast as chosen by the licensee.
§ Payment for any necessary applications, products, or outsourced labor will be paid for by client. Consultants will not incur upfront out-of-pocket expenses.
§ Fees above do not include travel expenses or other out-of-pocket expenses. Consultants do not expect to incur any of these, but if such services are required and agreed to with Client beforehand, Consultants will bill these at cost.
§ Client should provide any existing research (e.g., any results of market research to-date, notes from prior conversations or industry knowledge) to Consultants to be included during assessment.
9.0 Conditions, Dependencies, and Release of Intellectual Property
§ Client’s failure to pay will result in the consultant withholding and revoking access to all deliverables.
§ Upon receiving final payment consultant releases all ownership of intellectual property to the client for use in any commercial, personal, non-profit or editorial projects involving advertising, print media, website publication, or broadcast as chosen by the licensee.
§ Any changes to scope will require a mutual and written amendment to this proposed agreement.
§ Consultant will provide revisions to deliverables within reason (under 1 hour of work per deliverable). A client’s failure to properly participate and annotate revision requests does not constitute a breach of contract by the consultants.
§ The schedule dates are forecasts and not hard deadlines. If it is necessary, consultant will notify client of the extension, in writing, within 14 days of expected completion date. Extended completion of deliverables does not constitute a breach of contract.
§ The consultants failure to deliver the full scope of products, services, and deliverables as listed and described in section 1.0-4.0 should be considered a breach of contract. If the consultant fails to complete any portion of the work both parties will negotiate the possibility of potential refund opportunities.
§ Any refunds given will be a prorated amount returned based on the amount of hours of work completed at the time that both parties agree to cancel the contract.
§ The only time a full refund will be accepted is if the contract is canceled within 24 hours of the client’s dated signature.