SEO Terms & Conditions
Nethority aims to deal fairly and reasonably and in a timely manner with all customers. These terms and conditions set out the contractual obligations that both parties will adhere to on accepting Nethority services:
Things We Require from You During the Service Period
Nethority requires that while we are engaged by you that:
- No other SEO company is working on Your Site while we are.
- You or anyone else won’t use any “black hat” techniques, including but not limited to exchanging links with link farms, use spamming or SEO techniques, or otherwise do any online activities that may cause Your Site’s Google search engine ranking to drop.
- Your Site is not hosted with a free hosting service but on paid hosting such as for instance a shared server, VPS or dedicated server.
- You allow Nethority the necessary access to edit web pages of Your Site as we require.
- You give Nethority the authority to submit Your Site webpages to wherever we feel necessary.
Although we won’t divulge details about clients to other clients, potential or existing, we ask that you allow us to mention you in our Cases webpage. This will include a link to your page that we got onto Google’s first page and the phrase that it’s found with.
Relationship of the Parties
The parties intend that an independent contractor relationship will be created by this contract, and that no partnership, joint venture or employee/employer relationship is intended or implied.
Nethority will provide and agree with you a start date as to when service can begin. Nethority will also provide a monthly report on tasks carried out.
Terms of Payment
In order to commence work, a payment of 50% deposit will be required.
On completion of work, the remaining 50% will be invoiced separately. This payment will be due within 30 days of invoice being received.
If Nethority has to hand over to a debt collection agency for recovery of monies owed, you will be responsible for the costs of the debt collection agency and will be added to the debt.
As Nethority also offers a web design service, services that require web design will be invoiced separately.
Validity of the Agreement
Either party may terminate the agreement on 7 working days written notice to the other party.
Nethority reserve the right to cease immediately, without liability, the service and to terminate this agreement if you should go into liquidation or bankruptcy, or if you fail to meet any obligation in accordance with this agreement.
You may cancel the agreement at any time, but a minimum of 25% of the remaining estimate balance will be chargeable. Nethority will refund a proportional amount of any fees paid down to the minimum 25% of the remaining balance.
Assignment and Delegation
Nethority may assign or transfer our rights and responsibilities under this contract to another party.
I may also subcontract the performance of any of our responsibilities under this contract to another party.
You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or responsibilities under this contract to anyone else without our prior written consent.
You agree that Nethority will not be liable for any indirect or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of profits or for any claim made on the client by any other party, even though Nethority may have been notified of such damage or claims.
Nethority shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with any delay in delivery of the goods or failure to perform its obligations under this agreement where such delay is caused directly or indirectly by an act of God, armed conflict, labour dispute, civil commotion, intervention of a government, inability to obtain labour, materials or manufacturing facilities, accidents, interruptions of, or delay in, transportation or any other cause beyond our control.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) related to or arising out of the services provided by us to you under this agreement, including without limitation claims made by third parties (including your customers) related to any false advertising claims, liability claims for products or services sold by you, claims for patent, copyright or trademark infringement, claims due to disruption or malfunction of services provided hereunder, or for any content submitted by you for publication by us.
If, despite the other provisions of this agreement, Nethority is found to be liable to you then its liability for any single event or series of related events is limited to the Fees.
Due to the public nature of the Internet, all material submitted by you for publication will be considered publicly accessible. Nethority does not screen in advance customer material submitted to Nethority for publication.
Failure by any party to enforce any right or obligation with respect to any matter arising in connection with this contract shall not constitute a waiver as to that matter or any other matter either then or in the future. Any waiver of any right or obligation under this contract shall only be of any force and effect if such waiver is in writing and is expressly stated to be a waiver of a specified right or obligation under this contract.
SEO Liability Statement
SEO is a complex area with many variables, and Nethority cannot offer you a guarantee that your site will get high rankings for your preferred phrases, especially in very competitive market areas but can assure that continues activity & effort will increase the possibility of ranking factors.
Nethority will also not be held responsible for techniques that are used today but may no longer be favorable by search engines in the future. In order to future proof yourself against Search Engines updating their guidelines, We recommend you hold regular SEO reviews of your website.