Search Engine Optimization (SEO) terms and conditions
- Client is engaging the Company for the purpose of providing Digital Marketing
- These service levels become effective on and is sustained in a minimum non-cancelable term of 6 Months, and reverting to a month to month agreement thereafter with a mandatory 30 day cancellation policy
- All services are on a pre-paid one month ahead of services rendered, subscription
- “Digital Marketing Service Agreement” refers to this Agreement.
- “Cancellation” refers to the cessation of service by an End-Client or customer and not the termination of this
- “Employee” refers to individuals that are in active employment contracts with either the Company or the Client. This excludes employees whose tenures precede the effectivity date of this agreement or individuals that are candidates for employment by either
- “End-Client” shall refer to individuals, establishments, corporations, websites or any such legal entity that the Client subscribes to the Company’s
3. Digital Marketing Services.
- The Company shall provide consultations in favor of the Client in the development and execution of The Client’s services translating to work fulfillment.
- The Company shall perform all of the Digital Marketing Services assigned to it in a timely and professional manner, herein after “response time”.
- The Company, in consultation with The Client, will determine the methods, details and means of performing the work to be carried out for The Client.
- In addition, The Client shall be entitled to exercise a broad general power of supervision and control over the results of work performed by The Company to ensure satisfactory performance through the intervention of a pre-assigned Account
4. Confidentiality Agreement.
- During the term of this Agreement, The Company agrees and understands that it may have access to documents, data, or other information, some or all of which may be confidential and/or privileged from disclosure whether or not labelled or identified as “Confidential.”
- The Company shall hold the confidential and/or privileged information in confidence, and shall not use the same other than for the purposes of its business with The Client, and shall disclose it only to its officers, directors, or employees with a specific need to know the said confidential
- The Company shall not disclose, publish or otherwise reveal any of the confidential and/or privileged information received from The Client to any other party whatsoever except with the specific prior written authorization of The Client.
- Confidential and/or privileged information furnished in tangible form shall not be duplicated by The Company except for purposes of this Agreement. Upon the request of The Client, The Company shall return all confidential and/or privileged information received in written or tangible form, including copies or reproductions or other media containing such confidential and/or privileged information within five (5) days of such
- This section shall survive notwithstanding the termination of this
The Client shall pay The Company in accordance to:
- The Client agrees to pay an amount set forth by The Company in consideration of The Company’s performance of the work.
- Invoices/Payment. The Client agrees to pay Invoices on the due date indicated on the said Invoices.
- The services may be cancelled at anytime by Client with a 30 day written notice after the minimum contracted amount of time has lapsed. Cancellation of this agreement do not waive any contracted billing time. If stated within this agreement, Client will be held liable for all future payments under this agreement, unless the Company has breeched this contract and has failed to cure such breech, see section 6. Cessation of work for end-clients may be requested at anytime by written 30 day notice.
This Agreement may be willfully terminated with a 30-day notice from either party. In addition, this agreement may also terminate when any of the following occurs:
By either party:
- upon written notice to the other party of a material breach of this Agreement. Such termination notice shall be automatically effective thirty (30) days following the receipt thereof, unless the breach has been cured prior to the expiration of such thirty (30) days.
- By The Client: The Company’s persistent failure to review and/or act upon documented The Client and/or its clients’ complaints regarding The Company’s service;The Company’s persistent failure to meet such turnaround time as specified. Clients complaint must accompany a specific statement to include they intend to cancel, and must award the agency 30 days to cure any documented issue.
- By The Company:Material breach of this agreement pertaining but not limited to section 5 of this Agreement Material breach of this agreement as set forth in the exhibits The Client’s persistent failure to set proper client expectations regarding the nature of services Multiple violation of either party of section 8 of this agreement, with “Multiple” hereby defined as three (3) or more instances or a single violation of section Neither the expiration nor the termination of this Agreement shall relieve either Party from its obligations or rights accrued hereunder prior to its expiration.
7. Mutual Non-Hire.
During the term of this Agreement and for a period of five (5) years after the termination of this Agreement, The Company and The Client agree not to:
- directly or indirectly, initiate employment discussions with, hire, attempt to recruit, solicit, induce, or use in any way the services of each other’s employees or contractors, solicit or encourage each other’s employees or contractors to terminate their employment or contract with their respective employers.
- solicit or encourage each other’s employees or contractors to accept employment with any business, corporation, partnership, association, agency or other person or entity with which the Parties may be associated.
The Client recognizes that The Company providing services under this Agreement does so non exclusively and that The Company may perform similar services for other persons, companies and organizations and this Agreement shall not prevent The Company from using such personnel for the performance of such similar services for such other persons. The Company likewise recognizes that The Client may engage other consultants to perform similar services from time to time, and this Agreement shall not prevent The Client from using such consultants, for so long as it does not violate other statutes or attachments to this Agreement.
9. Mediation and Arbitration.
- All claims, disputes, and controversies arising out of or in relation to the performance, interpretation, application, or enforcement of this Agreement, including but not limited to the breach thereof, shall be referred to mediation before, and as a condition precedent to, the initiation of any adjudicative action or The Parties agree to participate in the mediation in accordance with the mediation procedures of Colorado. Parties agree to share equally in the costs of the mediation.
- All disputes not settled via Mediation or via good faith negotiations, as set out above shall be submitted to binding Arbitration under the rules of the applicable governing body of the American Arbitration Association, and the State of Colorado, with all expenses of Arbitration to be borne equally by the Parties in advance of the arbitration. In so agreeing, the Parties agree that the award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon them as though rendered by a court of law and enforceable in any court having jurisdiction over the same.
The agreement covers the pricing, volume and nature of work as defined in the attached exhibits. Both parties understand and mutually agree that due to the influence of changes to search engine algorithms, no warranties except for work volume fulfilment, quality and work originality are guaranteed by this agreement. See Exhibit A for detailed service and warranty information.
In Order to facilitate the work of SEO, it is imperative that the Company be provided the credentials to web properties owned by the client, if not already under control of the Company or has been provided by the Company. In addition to this, On-Page recommendations must be implemented in the first 30 days of every Campaign. The company does not warrant the effectiveness or lack thereof of performance if the On-Page recommendations it sets forth in accordance with this agreement are not implemented or whole implementation is not facilitated.
SEO, Social Media, and Digital Marketing is an ever changing environment. We are a company that prides itself in A-B Testing all our proprietary processes before they are implemented on client sites. Despite our testing, the industry is heavily driven by the algorithm developed by Google, Facebook and other technology companies. We do not warrant our work from negative performance that are driven by algorithm changes.
WARRANTIES ON HUMAN ERROR:
In order to retain a natural feel and behavior to our strategy, many of our activities are people-intervened, and therefore it is impossible to remove human error from the process. We strongly commit to high Quality Standards and therefore set your expectations at a 1% human error rate. Should there be questions arising due to the quality or volume of work, we would be more than happy to correct the situation and address the error and complete the fulfillment. Your active participation and vigilance in monitoring the quality of work is not just appreciated, but integral to our mutual success.
Agency does not in any way guarantee increased traffic to your site, increase of revenue or profitability, increase of exposure, or anything that is not explicitly stated in this agreement. Agency will warranty all services that are contained within this scope of work and guarantees that all work will be performed and completed as stated. Agency will make every reasonable effort, in accordance to industry standards, to ensure the success of your website, however even with advanced SEO services, search engine placement is not guaranteed. Please see https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35291?hl=en to learn more about why we cannot guarantee placement. According to an A Href study, the average Top10 ranking page is 2+ years old. And those that rank at position #1 are almost 3 years old and only 22% of pages that currently rank in the Top10 were created within 1 year. This study selected 2 million pages that were crawled a year prior and Only 5.7% of all studied pages ranked in the Top10 search results within 1 year for at least 1 keyword. Looking into these 5.7% of “lucky” pages to see how quickly they got from nowhere to the Top10, the majority of them managed to achieve that in approximately 61 to 182 days. In conclusion, the reason the 5.7% got to the Top10 in less than a year is most likely hard work and great knowledge of SEO, not luck, so please consider realistic expectations as it relates to this project.
WORKING WITH 3rd PARTIES
Agency will only accept requests from Client or Clients authorized employees, Agency will not perform any services requested by third parties. Should Client require Agency to work directly with Clients suppliers, vendors, or any other third party, this will be in addition to the fees associated in this agreement. All third party work, unless explicitly stated in this agreement will be billed at $89 per hour.
11. Designation of Representatives
The Company and The Client shall each designate up to Three (3) representatives as the only designated persons who will send and accept all deliverables and receive and make all communications between The Company and The Client. Neither Party shall have any obligation to consider for approval or respond to materials submitted other than through the designated persons. Each Party has the right to change its designated person upon two (2) days notice to the other.
This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their heirs, successors, assigns, and Client’s personal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Its terms can be modified only in writing by Agency with a 30 day notice, except that the Client may authorize expenses or revisions orally, see https://fusiongroupusa.com/billing for our billing terms and conditions. Any modifications of this agreement that would cause the Client to receive less of service from Agency will be entitled to a partial refund for those items. Any dispute arising out of this agreement will be resolved by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/or binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado and courts of such state shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue.
By entering into this agreement, you hereby agree to release and hold harmless, Agency, its trustees, officers, servants, agents, volunteers and employees (hereafter referred to as the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liabilities, losses, demands, or claims, that I and/or my company may sustain from this service. You also waive the right to sue in a court of law for anything relating to this service or agreement that has not been a direct breach of this agreement and only after you bring any issue to the attention of Agency, in writing, and allow up to 7 business days to remedy those issues may you have the right to sue. You also agree to not publicly disparage Agency in anyway. Agency may, at anytime by providing a seven calendar day notice, cancel any hosting and editing packages. If Agency terminates Clients hosting, Agency will refund a prorated portion of unused hosting fees. Agency reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without penalty, to cancel contract and refund any money paid within 30 days should Agency become aware of a pricing error, unauthorized addendum, or any additional errors that agency has been made aware of.
13. Contract Governed by Law.
This agreement and performance hereunder and all suits and special proceedings hereunder shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, to the exclusion of its rules on conflicts of laws. Both Parties agree that should their dispute reach the courts of law, the competent courts of Mesa County, Colorado shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the same.
14. Construction of Agreement.
The covenants contained herein shall be presumed to be enforceable, and any reading causing unenforceability shall yield to a construction permitting enforcement. If any single covenant or clause shall be found unenforceable, it shall be severed and the remaining covenants and clauses enforced in accordance with the tenor of the Agreement. In the event a competent court of law should determine not to enforce a covenant as written due to over breadth, the Parties specifically agree that said covenant shall be modified and enforced to the extent reasonable, whether said modifications are in time, territory, or scope of prohibited activities.
15. Contracting Parties.
The Company and its subsidiaries have agreed to their respective rights and obligations regarding performance of the Digital Marketing Services to The Client. The parties acknowledge that:
- The Company or any subsidiary or branch of The Company may treat the Digital Marketing Services addressed to that entity, representative office or branch as having been addressed to the appropriate entity, or representative office or branch, by The Client; and
- delivery will be completed by The Company with the right to be paid in any geographic region in which it may deem appropriate.
16. Entire Agreement.
This Entire Agreement expresses the full and complete understanding and agreement between the Parties with respect to the transactions contemplated herein and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous proposals, agreements, representations and understandings, whether written or oral communications with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except in writing signed by each of the parties to this Agreement. The signature and affirmation of agreement shall mean all statues conditions, inclusions and limitations set forth in this agreement and its attached annexes have been read, understood and accepted in good faith by both parties.
Parties or others, may be used to modify, interpret, supplement, or alter in any manner the express terms of this Agreement.