Hart Design Terms of Trade

1.1 This agreement sets out the terms that apply to the relationship between you, your agent(s) and/or principal(s) (“you” and “your”) and Hart Design Limited our agent(s) (“we”, “us” and “our”).

2.1 You agree to provide us with and allow us to use all the information necessary to give effect to this agreement and the provision of our products and the performance of our services.

2.2 Unless your consent is withdrawn in writing, you agree to the disclosure of information:

  • to give effect to the provision of our products and the performance of our services;
  • to enforce our obligations under this agreement or any additional agreement;
  • when authorised by you or required by law; to assess creditworthiness, and to market any of our products and services.

2.3 We will comply with the Privacy Act 1993. We will not use your information unless we have reasonably ensured it is accurate, complete, relevant and not misleading. If we give your information to another entity we will do everything reasonably within our power to prevent unauthorised use or disclosure of your information. You may access your information and ask us to correct any mistakes.

3.1 “Product(s)” and “service(s)” means and includes without limitation:

Web Development, Graphic Design, Marketing Strategy, Digital Printing, SEO, Google AdWords, Social Media, Email Marketing, E-commerce, Content Writing, Landing Pages, Web Hosting supplied by us.

4.1 The price is the cost of the products and services as agreed between you and us from time to time subject to GST and out of pocket expenses. If no price is stated, the price will be the standard amount at which that we provide the products and services at the time of your request. The price is subject to reasonable change due to variations to the products and services to be provided or circumstances beyond our control.

5.1 All quotes will be valid for thirty (30) days and exclusive of GST, unless stated otherwise.

5.2 You will be responsible for increased costs resulting from any subsequent changes to a quote due to any inadequate or inaccurate information, request/requirement for additional products and services or variations.

5.3 We may withdraw a quote at any time prior to your written acceptance.

5.4 We may alter the quote due to circumstances beyond our control or clerical or computer error.

6.1 You agree to pay us in full and without set-off, deduction, counterclaim or retention:

  • on or before the 20th day of the month following the date of our invoice, unless otherwise required;
  • interest on any amount you owe after the due date at 2.5% per month/part month;
  • expenses incurred as a result of enforcing any of our rights contained in this agreement including PPSR registration, debt collection and legal fees; and
    a deposit may be required.

6.2 You agree to us allocating or reallocating any payment received from you towards any invoice. If no allocation is made then it is deemed to be in such a way that preserves the maximum value of our purchase money security interest in the products.

6.3 You will be responsible for payment if a third party that you expect to pay you or us fails to pay.

If we begin work on a job and subsequently the customer cancels the order, we reserve the right to invoice for the work carried out and any expenses incurred. If the customer does not progress a job for more than 90 days (e.g. does not respond to a visual design proposal or proof), we reserve the right to invoice for the work carried out and any expenses incurred.

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8.1 A maximum of three cycles of proofing and design alterations are included in our estimates. Further cycles of proofing and design alterations may incur extra charges.

8.2 Minor changes to content are included in our estimates. Lengthy or significant alterations to content will be charged at the hourly rate plus materials and/or expenses.

8.3 Changes to other material (e.g. photos) and requirements (e.g. website functionality) which significantly affect work already carried out will be charged at the hourly rate plus materials and/or expenses.

It is the customer’s responsibility to check proofs and website versions for errors in copy and content. Even if the text is supplied electronically (i.e. on disk or via e-mail) it is still the customer’s responsibility to check all text on the proof or website version for errors that may have occurred subsequently. If any text on the proof is not clear (e.g. through poor fax reproduction) it is the customer’s responsibility to obtain a clear copy from us. Your Content Goes Here

10.1 Hart Design Limited cannot guarantee delivery dates from sub-contractors (printers, reprographic houses, web developers, exhibition production houses etc.). All goods and services from such third parties are subject to their own terms and conditions, a copy of which can be supplied on request.

11.1 It is the customer’s responsibility to check that the quality and quantity of printed materials delivered is acceptable and as agreed. Hart Design Limited must be informed of any discrepancy by 5pm of the next working day following delivery.
12.1 Hart Design Limited endeavours to ensure that the websites and email services we host stay online. We will respond promptly to any reported problem and make all reasonable efforts to restore service. However, we cannot guarantee 100% availability of web and email services, or be responsible for any consequential loss or damage.
13.1 It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that copyright is not infringed through the use of any materials they supply to us.

13.2 Images purchased or commissioned by Hart Design Limited for the customer are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier, a copy of which can be supplied on request.

Hart Design Limited retains copyright on design work we produce as part of a tender unless otherwise agreed.

Copyright on completed design work produced by Hart Design Limited transfers to the client once payment of our invoice has been made in full, subject to the conditions above. However, we reserve the right to use the material it has designed or produced in our own publicity (e.g. our portfolio), whether in hard copy or electronic form.

Copyright on any website code, programming or software from third parties remains with the original owner/author unless otherwise agreed. Copyright on code produced by Hart Design Limited remains with us, but the client is granted a permanent license to use and modify the code for their own use, once payment has been made in full and provided that our copyright notice is preserved within the code.

14.1 Whilst Hart Design Limited endeavours to archive all work electronically, we cannot guarantee that all data files are retrievable for future use. We cannot accept responsibility for lost or corrupted files.

14.2 Copies of data files can be supplied to the client on request, copyright permitting. Some items (e.g. fonts) cannot be supplied due to copyright restrictions.

14.3 When older files are re-used or supplied to a client, the time taken to retrieve them and convert them to current data formats may be charged.

14.4 Hart Design Limited does not attempt to restrict its clients to an exclusive relationship. When a client wishes to work with another supplier of design, print or web services, we will make all reasonable efforts to help by supplying files and information, but we may charge for the time taken at the hourly rate.

15.1 Manufacturers’ and third party warranties (where applicable).

15.2 If you are in trade and/or are a business, you agree that the parties contract out of the Fair Trading Act 1986 and Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and Sale of Goods Act 1908 to the extent permissible by law.

15.3 We are not liable for loss of data or system failure, attack, sabotage, hacking or corruption caused by factors outside our reasonable control.

15.4 We are not liable for delay or failure to perform our obligations if the cause is beyond our reasonable control such as supplier delays.

15.5 Subject to applicable insurance and 15.1-15.4, if we are deemed liable for loss or damage of any kind, however arising including from provision of products and services to you, including consequential loss, whether suffered or incurred by you or another person or entity and whether in contract tort or otherwise, our total liability is limited to the value of products and services provided to you.

17.1 We will use our best endeavours to deliver the products and services at the time agreed between you and us; however, the time of delivery is not an essential term of this agreement and if you fail to accept delivery then the products will be deemed to be delivered at the agreed time. We may partially deliver products listed in one order and if we fail to deliver an instalment that failure will not give rise to a right of cancellation.

17.2 Delivery is complete when we give the products to you, give the products to a third party carrier, or leave the products at the delivery site or your premises.

17.3 We are responsible and assume the risk for the products until delivery in accordance with 17.2, pick up by you or the passing of ownership under 11.1, whichever comes first.

18.1 You are responsible for and warrant that you have ensured that: sites subject to our products and services have a proper means of access;

    • you have and will continue to provide us with all information and assistance relevant to providing our products and services and that information, plans and drawings on which we base our products and/or services are accurate and complete. We are not liable for variations and additions to our products and services where such is the result of inaccuracy or incompleteness and you will be responsible for the cost of additional products and services required to remedy any issues;


    • all data is protected, secure and backed up. We are under no liability in respect of the loss of or damage to any data.


18.2 If you do not meet your obligations under 18.1 adequately, any and all loss, damage and/or costs will be your sole responsibility.

19.1 We retain ownership of and hold a security interest in all products until you have paid us in full for all products and services provided to you. While we retain ownership, you will store all products in such a way that our interests are protected and they can be identified as provided by us.

19.2 You agree that we hold the security interest in all of your present and after-acquired property connected with products and services provided to you to the total amount of products and services provided to you, and:
authorise us to register a financing statement and charge on the Personal Property Securities Register, and provide all information and signatures necessary to effect the same;

  • will not register a financing charge or statement or charge demand in respect of products without our prior written consent;
  • waive your entitlement under s 148 of the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (PPSA) to receive a copy of a verification statement where we have registered our interest; that both parties contract out of s 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA;
  • waive your rights as listed under s 107(2) of the PPSA, and give us seven (7) days prior written notice of any proposed change in your name or details such as contact information.

19.3 Where applicable, we own all existing and new intellectual property rights connected to the products and services. You fully indemnify us for any intellectual property infringements we may make when acting in accordance with your instructions and may use the products only if paid in full and for the purpose for which they were intended and supplied by us.

20.1 All requests and orders are subject to these terms and conditions and no products or services may be varied unless both parties agree to the variation in writing. If we have reasonably relied on your original instructions then you may be responsible for payment of the original price of the products and services.

21. 1 Subject to 21.2-21.6, either party may cancel this agreement at any time by giving twenty-one (21) days prior written notice.

21.2 We have the right by seven (7) days prior written notice to suspend or cancel wholly or in part this or any agreement for the provision of products and services and/or close your credit account, if you default by:

  • failing to pay or indicating you will not pay any sum owing by the due date;
  • any of your creditors seizing or indicating they will seize any products provided to you;
  • products in your possession becoming materially damaged while any amount remains unpaid;
  • being bankrupted, insolvent, under statutory management or put into liquidation;
  • a receiver being appointed over or a landlord possessing any of your assets;
  • a court judgment entered against you remaining unsatisfied for seven (7) days;
  • breaching the terms of this agreement; and an adverse material change in your financial position.

21.3 Notwithstanding, if you have not paid for our services by the due date, we may immediately suspend or cancel our services.

21.4 If you default we may exercise a lien against any products in our possession.

21.5 You agree that if you default and the default is not remedied within seven (7) days, we may enter any premises occupied by you to inspect or retrieve any products. You will provide reasonable access to such premises and do all things necessary to give effect to our obligations. We may re-sell any products and credit the net sale proceeds to your account for the invoice value less adjustment for the condition of the products.

21.6 Cancellation under 21.1 or cancellation or suspension under 21.2 or 21.3 will not affect either party’s claim for any amount due at the time of cancellation or suspension, damages for any breach of obligations under this agreement and any other legal rights either party may have. Upon cancellation of this agreement, any amount owed by you for products and services provided up to and including the date of cancellation will become immediately payable and current orders and services will terminate.

22.1 If you are a director of a company or the trustee of a trust:

  • in exchange for us agreeing to supply products and services and/or grant credit to the company or the trust, you also sign this agreement in your personal capacity, and jointly and severally personally undertake as principal debtors, to pay everything that the company or trust owes us, and to indemnify us against non-payment and/or default; and
  • any personal liability of you as a director or trustee will not exclude the company or trust from the liabilities and obligations contained in this agreement.

22.2 A guarantee provided under 22.1 will continue to apply notwithstanding changes to these terms of trade in accordance with 23.9 and/or prior dealings.

23.1 We may outsource (contract out) part of the work required to perform our services, you agree to pay for all amounts due in connection with the same.

23.2 A failure by either party to enforce any of the terms of this agreement will not be deemed to be a waiver of any of the rights or obligations under this agreement.

23.3 Neither party may assign or transfer their rights or obligations under this agreement to any other party without our prior written consent.

23.4 If any of these terms are determined to be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining terms will not be affected.

23.5 This agreement supersedes all prior agreements, representations and warranties. Any instructions we receive from you and all arrangements between the parties are subject to these terms.

23.6 If a dispute arises between the parties either party must notify the other in writing within seven (7) days of the dispute arising. The parties will endeavour to resolve the dispute by negotiation within seven (7) days of receiving notice. If the parties cannot resolve the dispute then each party will have the right to refer the dispute for mediation or arbitration at any time. The arbitration will be undertaken in accordance with the Arbitration Act 1996. The presence of a dispute will not affect either party’s claim for any amount due, damages for any breach of obligations under this agreement and any other legal rights either party may have.

23.7 Documentation related to this agreement may be served on you by email.

23.8 During the term of this agreement and after termination, you agree not to directly or indirectly engage, employ or otherwise solicit for employment or contract any person who, during the period of, or for a twelve (12) month period following the completion of the agreement, is or was an employee or contractor of us or our contractors.

23.9 We will notify you of any changes to these terms and publish the same on our website – continued provision of products and services will be subject to your signed or written acceptance of the same. All other variations must be mutually agreed in writing.

23.10 This agreement is governed by the laws of New Zealand.