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Client Agreement

Below is the Client Agreement for Pattern Services. Please read over before submitting any service requests.

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Client Agreement

This Agreement (“Agreement”) is made by and between Simply MackBeth Design Co (“Contractor”) and (“Client”). 

 

1. SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED 
Contractor, acting independently and not as an employee of Client, agrees to perform the Services (“Services”) indicated in the completed Ghostwriting Services Form and on client call (if applicable).

 

​2. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT 

2.1. Compensation Schedule 

Client agrees to pay Contractor a fee of $40 per hour (“Contractor’s Fee”). 

The contractor will invoice the Client upon delivery of final files unless specified in the form or discussion. The client will pay the Contractor the amount due within 15 business days from the invoice date. Overdue accounts subject to a service charge per month.

 

2.2. Form of Payment 

All payments of Contractor’s Fees and fees for Additional Services must be made in the form of electronic payments. 

3. CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES 

Client is responsible for: 

a. Making timely decisions and providing the information requested by Contractor in order to perform Services. 

b. Making timely payments of Contractor’s Fees and fees for Additional Services to Contractor.

 

4. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES 

4.1. Independent Contractor 

It is expressly agreed that the Contractor is acting as an independent contractor and not as Client’s employee. The Contractor and Client acknowledge this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them. Contractor will not enter into any contracts on behalf of Client. Contractor may represent, perform services for, and contract with as many additional clients, persons, or companies as Contractor, in Contractor’s sole discretion, sees fit, provided those services do not pose a conflict of interest with the Services performed for Client. 


4.2. Performance of Services 

Contractor will determine the method, details, and means of performing the above-described Services. Contractor may perform the Services under this Agreement at any suitable time and location the Contractor chooses. Contractor will use its own resources such as supplies, equipment, tools, and materials to complete Services, unless necessity requires the use of Client’s resources and those requirements are defined in this document. Contractor shall devote such working time and attention to the performance of the Services as required to satisfy all duties and responsibilities of Contractor as outlined in this Agreement. 

 

Contractor shall perform its obligations hereunder in compliance with the terms of this Agreement and any and all applicable laws and regulations.

 

Contractor warrants that Contractor is qualified to perform the Services and that the Services will be performed in a professional, timely and workmanlike manner without the advice or direction of Client. 

 

4.3. Taxes 

Contractor is responsible for all taxes arising from compensation and other amounts paid under this Agreement.  

5. CONFIDENTIALITY 

Each party acknowledges that in connection with this Agreement it may receive certain confidential or proprietary technical and business information and material of the other party (“Confidential Information”). Each party shall hold and maintain in strict confidence all Confidential Information, shall not disclose Confidential Information to any third party, and shall not use any Confidential Information except as may be necessary to perform its obligations under the Agreement or may be required by a court or governmental authority. A party will not be restricted in using Confidential Information that is publicly available, becomes publicly known through no fault of the receiving party, or is otherwise received from a third party without an obligation of confidentiality. 

 

6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 

During the course of performing the Services, Contractor may, independently or in conjunction with Client, develop information, materials, results, systems, and programs (collectively referred to as “Work Product”).  

 

Provided Client has complied with the terms of this Agreement and upon final payment of all amounts owed to Contractor, Contractor assigns to Client all right, title and interest in and to the Work Product, including but not limited to copyright, all rights subsumed thereunder, and all other intellectual property rights. Contractor further agrees to provide all assistance reasonably requested by Client, both during and subsequent to the Term of this Agreement, in the establishment, preservation and enforcement of Client’s rights in the Work Product. Upon the termination of this Agreement, Contractor agrees to deliver promptly to Client all printed, electronic, and other tangible manifestations of the Work Product, 

 

7. TERM OF AGREEMENT 

This Agreement will become effective on the date the Ghostwriting Services Form is filled out and submitted. This agreement also will be effective for all future jobs held between both parties. 

 

This Agreement will terminate on the earliest of: 

a. The date both parties perform their obligations under this Agreement; 

b. The date a party terminates the Agreement as provided herein. 

 

8. TERMINATING THE AGREEMENT 

Either party, without cause, may terminate this Agreement by delivering 5 calendar days written notice to the other party. The date the non-terminating party receives the written notice of termination shall be deemed the Date of Termination (“Date of Termination”). 

 

The obligations which intend to survive termination of this Agreement (including, but not limited to, confidentiality, warranties, governing law, intellectual property, limitation of liability and indemnification) shall survive any termination of this Agreement. 

 

8.1. Termination by Client 

In addition to any other obligations set forth in this Agreement, if Client terminates this Agreement: 

a. all payments made to date to Contractor are non-refundable; and 

b. all outstanding Fees for Services performed and Additional Services rendered through the Date of Termination will be due immediately. 

 

8.2. Termination by Contractor 

In addition to any other obligations set forth in this Agreement, in the unlikely event that the Contractor has to terminate this Agreement for any reason other than Client’s breach of the Agreement, if there is a balance due, Client will pay Contractor the outstanding balance within 7 calendar days from the invoice date. 

 

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

IN RECOGNITION OF THE RELATIVE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF THIS AGREEMENT TO BOTH THE CLIENT AND THE CONTRACTOR, THE RISKS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED SUCH THAT THE PARTIES AGREE TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF EITHER PARTY TO THE OTHER FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES TO THE AMOUNT OF CONTRACTOR’S TOTAL FEES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. IT IS INTENDED THAT THIS LIMITATION APPLY TO ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR CAUSE OF ACTION HOWEVER ALLEGED OR ARISING, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

 

10. DISPUTE RESOLUTION 

If a dispute arises under this Agreement, the parties agree to first try to resolve the dispute with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by the parties.

 

11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT 

This Agreement (including attachments) 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 agreements between the parties. 

 

12. AMENDMENT 

This Agreement may be modified or amended if the amendment is made in writing and is signed by all parties. 

 

13. FORCE MAJEURE 

A party shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the performance of this Agreement if such failure or delay is due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to any act of God, such as but not limited to war, riot, civil strife; act of terrorism, domestic or foreign; embargo; governmental rule, order, regulation or decree; earthquake, flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, or other casualty; strike, lockout, or other labor disturbance; pandemic, epidemic, public health emergency, outbreak of communicable disease; or any other events or circumstances not within the reasonable control of the party affected, whether similar or dissimilar to any of the foregoing. Upon occurrence of any force majeure event, the party relying upon this provision shall give notice, as soon as feasible, to the other party of its inability to perform or of delay in performing its obligations. 

 

14. COUNTERPARTS, SIGNATURES 

This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and which collectively shall constitute one agreement. Use of fax, email, and electronic signatures shall have the same force and effect as an original signature. 

 

20. CHANGES TO CLIENT AGREEMENT

Simply MackBeth Design Co reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Client Agreement under which http://www.simplymackbeth.com/ is offered. The most current version of the Client Agreement will supersede all previous versions. Simply MackBeth Design Co encourages you to periodically review the Client Agreement to stay informed of updates.

 

Contractor

QPW welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Client Agreement:

Kelli Marshall

Simply MackBeth Design Co

Armada, MI 48005

simplymackbeth@gmail.com

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