Terms and Conditions

Effective date: November 2022

1.1 Terms:  The terms of the agreement between the Client and the Supplier are set out in:
a these Terms and Conditions; and
b the Agreement.

1.2 Inconsistency: If there is an inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the Agreement, the term and conditions of the Agreement shall prevail.

1.3 Amendment:  Subject to the terms of the Agreement, the Supplier may modify these Terms and Conditions, at any time by notice on the Website.  Any such modifications will apply from the Amendment Date.

1.2  Definitions: In these Terms and Conditions, the following terms have the stated meaning:

Amendment Date:  the date on which modifications to these Terms and Conditions shall apply, as specified on the Website

Agreement: the agreement that incorporates by cross reference these Terms and Conditions.

Confidential Information: the terms and conditions of the Agreement and any information that is not public knowledge and which is obtained from the other party in the course of, or in connection with, the Agreement.  The Supplier’s Confidential Information includes Intellectual Property owned by the Supplier.

Fees: the fees set out in the Agreement.

Force Majeure:  an event that is beyond the reasonable control of a party, excluding an event to the extent that it could have been avoided by a party taking reasonable steps or reasonable care.

Intellectual Property Rights:  includes copyright and all rights existing anywhere in the world conferred under statute, common law or equity relating to inventions (including patents), registered or unregistered trade marks and designs, circuit layouts, data and databases, confidential information, know-how, and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity.  Intellectual Property has a consistent meaning.

Key Details:  the agreement specific details set out in the Agreement.

Services:  the services set out in the Agreement.

Supplier: Evergreen Digital Limited (company number 8217607), including trading as Siterise Creative from time to time.

Terms and Conditions:  these Terms and Conditions, as set out on the Website and as may be amended by the Supplier from time to time.

Website: the Supplier’s website, www.siterisecreative.com

1.3 Interpretation:  In the Agreement:
a    clause and other headings are for ease of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of the Agreement;
b    words in the singular include the plural and vice versa; and
c    a reference to:
i.  a party to the Agreement includes that party’s permitted assigns; and
ii. including and similar words do not imply any limit.

2.1 General:  In addition to the other obligations of the Agreement:
a    the Supplier must provide the Services:
i. in accordance with the Agreement, including any requirement set out in the Key Details, and all applicable laws;
ii. exercising reasonable care, skill and diligence; and
iii. using suitably skilled, experienced and qualified staff; and
b    the Client must promptly make decisions (including approvals) within 5 working days and provide the Supplier with all information reasonably required to provide the Services.

3.1 General:  The Supplier warrants that the Services will, at the time they are provided, materially conform to any requirement set out in the Key Details.

3.2 Breach of warranty: If the Services do not meet a warranty, at the Client’s request and at the Supplier’s cost, the Supplier must reperform the Services so that they meet or satisfy that warranty.  The Supplier’s obligation under this clause 3.2 is the Client’s sole remedy against the Supplier for breach of warranty.

3.3 Exclusions:
a    To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Supplier’s warranties are limited to those stated in clause 3.1.  Any implied condition or warranty (including any warranty under Part 3 of the New Zealand Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017) is excluded.

b    The Client agrees and represents that it is acquiring the Services for the purposes of trade.  The parties agree that:
i to the maximum extent permissible by law, the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply to the supply of the Services or the Agreement; and
ii it is fair and reasonable that the parties are bound by the Agreement, including this clause 3.3.


4. 1 Retained Intellectual Property: The following Intellectual Property (including any modification, enhancement or derivative work of that Intellectual Property) remains the property of the current owner, regardless of its use in the Services:
a    Intellectual Property that existed prior to the date of the Agreement; and
b    Intellectual Property that was developed independently of the Agreement.

4.2 Know-how: To the extent not owned by the Supplier, the Client grants the Supplier a royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable and perpetual licence to use for the Supplier’s own business purposes any know-how, techniques, ideas, methodologies, designs, and similar Intellectual Property used by or developed by the Supplier in the provision of the Services.

4.3 Ownership going forward:  
a    Subject to clauses 4.1 and 4.2, all new Intellectual Property created or developed by the Supplier in providing the Services, is owned by the Client on payment in full of all of the Fees relating to those Services.
b    If new Intellectual Property described in clause 4.3a incorporates Supplier Intellectual Property or any third party material, the Supplier grants or must obtain for the Client an irrevocable, perpetual, non-transferable and fully paid licence to use that Intellectual Property or third party material within New Zealand for the Client’s internal business purposes.

5    FEES
5.1 Fees:  The Client must pay the Fees to the Supplier for providing the Services.

5.2 Invoicing:
a The Supplier must provide the Client with valid GST tax invoices on the dates set out in the Key Details, or if there are none, monthly for Services undertaken in the previous month.

b The Client must pay the Supplier’s invoice:
i. by the 20th of the month following the date of invoice; and
ii. electronically in cleared funds without any set off or deduction.

5.3 Overdue amounts:  The Supplier may charge interest on overdue amounts.  Interest will be calculated from the due date to the date of payment (both inclusive) at an annual percentage rate equal to the corporate overdraft reference rate (monthly charging cycle) applied by the Supplier’s primary trading bank as at the due date (or if the Supplier’s primary trading bank ceases to quote such a rate, then the rate which in the opinion of the bank is equivalent to that rate in respect of similar overdraft accommodation expressed as a percentage) plus 2% per annum.

5.4 Late fees: Unless the Client obtained prior written consent of the Supplier, the Client must promptly make decisions and respond to Supplier emails within 5 working days, and provide the Supplier with all information reasonably required to provide the Services. If the Client takes longer than 5 working days to respond to the Supplier's request for approvals or information necessary to perform the Services, the Client must pay a late fee of $200 NZD to the Supplier.

6.1 Security:  Each party agrees that, unless it has the prior written consent of the other party, it will:
keep confidential at all times the Confidential Information of the other party; and
ensure that any personnel or professional advisor to whom a party discloses the other party’s Confidential Information is aware of, and complies with, this clause 6.1.

6.2 Disclosure required:  The obligations of confidentiality in clause 6.1 do not apply to any disclosure:
a    for the purpose of performing the Agreement or exercising a party’s rights under the Agreement;
b    required by law (including under the rules of any stock exchange);
c    of Confidential Information which:
i. is publicly available through no fault of the recipient of the Confidential Information or its personnel; or
ii. was rightfully received from a third party without restriction and without breach of any obligation of confidentiality; or
d    by the Supplier if required as part of a bona fide sale of its business (assets or shares, whether in whole or in part) to a third party, provided that the Supplier enters into a confidentiality agreement with the third party on terms no less restrictive than this clause 6.

6.3 Return of information:  Except to the extent that a party has ongoing rights to use Confidential Information, a party must, at the request of the other party following the expiry or termination of the Agreement, promptly return to the other party or destroy all Confidential Information of the other party in the recipient party’s possession or control.  

7.1 Maximum liability:  The maximum aggregate liability of the Supplier under or in connection with the Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, must not exceed the Fees paid and/or payable by the Client under the Agreement for Services properly provided in accordance with the Agreement.

7.2 Unrecoverable loss: Except for the Client’s liability to pay the Fees, neither party is liable to the other under or in connection with the Agreement for any loss of profit, data, savings, business, revenue, and/or goodwill, or any indirect, consequential, incidental or special loss or damage of any kind.

7.3 Unlimited liability:  
a    Clauses 7.1 and 7.2 do not apply to limit the Supplier’s liability for:
i. personal injury or death;
ii. fraud or wilful misconduct; or
iii. breach of clause 6.
b    Clause 7.2 does not apply to limit the Client’s liability for those matters stated in clauses 7.3ai to 7.3aiii.

7.4 No liability for the other’s failure:  Neither party will be responsible, liable, or held to be in breach of the Agreement for any failure to perform its obligations under the Agreement or otherwise, to the extent the failure is directly caused by the other party failing to comply with its obligations under the Agreement, or by the negligence or misconduct of the other party or its personnel.

7.5 Mitigation:  Each party must take reasonable steps to mitigate any loss or damage, cost or expense it may suffer or incur arising out of anything done or not done by the other party under or in connection with the Agreement.

8. 1 Duration:  Unless terminated under this clause 8, the Agreement starts and ends on the dates set out in the Key Details. Dates and timeline provided are subject to change. Work is to be completed during normal business hours.

8.2 Termination rights:  Either party may, by notice to the other party, immediately terminate the Agreement if the other party:
a    breaches any material provision of the Agreement and the breach is not:
i. remedied within 10 days of the receipt of the notice from the first party requiring it to remedy the breach; or
ii. capable of being remedied;
b    has an administrator, receiver, liquidator, statutory manager, mortgagee’s or chargee’s agent appointed, becomes subject to any form of external administration, or ceases to continue business for any reason; or
c    is unable to perform a material obligation under the Agreement for 30 days or more due to Force Majeure.

8.3 Supplier termination rights: If the Client changes the nature of the brief or Key Details in a way that the Supplier deems it no longer aligns with the Supplier’s design style or capabilities, the Supplier may immediately terminate the Agreement by notice to the other party. The Client remains liable for payment of Services performed up to the date of Supplier Termination.

8.4 Client termination rights: If the Client wishes to terminate the Agreement for any reason not outlined in Clause 8.2, then the Client must pay for Services provided before the expiry or termination date, and a Termination Fee of $500.

Consequences of expiry or termination:

a    Expiry or termination of the Agreement does not affect each party’s rights and obligations accrued before the expiry or termination date.
b    The Client must pay for Services provided before the expiry or termination date.

c    If the Client wishes to terminate the Agreement for any reason not outlined in Clause 8.2, then the Client must pay a Termination Fee of $500 NZD.

8.6 Obligations continuing:  Clauses which, by their nature are intended to survive expiry or termination, including clauses 6, 7 and 8, continue in force.

9.1 Good faith negotiations: Before taking any court action, a party must use best efforts to resolve any dispute under, or in connection with, the Agreement through good faith negotiations.

9.2 Obligations continue:  Each party must, to the extent possible, continue to perform its obligations under the Agreement even if there is a dispute.

9.3 Right to seek relief: This clause 9 does not affect either party’s right to seek urgent interlocutory and/or injunctive relief.

Force Majeure:  Neither party is liable to the other for any failure to perform its obligations under the Agreement to the extent caused by Force Majeure, provided that the affected party:
a    immediately notifies the other party and provides full information about the Force Majeure;
b    uses best endeavours to overcome the Force Majeure; and
c    continues to perform its obligations as far as practicable.

10.2 Waiver: To waive a right under the Agreement, that waiver must be in writing and signed by the waiving party.

10.3 Independent contractor:  The Supplier is an independent contractor of the Client.  No other relationship (e.g. joint venture, agency, trust or partnership) exists under the Agreement.

10.4 Notices:  A notice given by a party under the Agreement must be delivered via email to an email address notified by the other party for this purpose.

10.5 Severability: Any illegality, unenforceability or invalidity of a provision of the Agreement does not affect the legality, enforceability or validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement.
Variation:  Any variation to the Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.

10.6 Variation: Any variation to the Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.

10.7 Entire Agreement:  The Agreement sets out everything agreed by the parties relating to the Services and supersedes and cancels anything discussed, exchanged or agreed prior to the Agreement’s start.  The parties have not relied on any representation, warranty or agreement relating to the subject matter of the Agreement that is not expressly set out in the Agreement, and no such representation, warranty or agreement has any effect from the Agreement’s start.  Without limiting the previous sentence, the parties agree to contract out of sections 9, 12A, and13 of the New Zealand Fair Trading Act 1986, and it is fair and reasonable that the parties are bound by this clause 10.7.

10.8 Subcontractors: Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent the Supplier from utilising the services of any subcontractor as it deems appropriate to perform its obligations under this Agreement; provided, however, that the Supplier shall remain primarily liable to the Client for the performance of such subcontractor.

10.9 Law:  The Agreement is governed by, and must be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of New Zealand.  Each party submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand in relation to any dispute connected with the Agreement.

10.10 Counterparts:  The Agreement may be signed in counterparts, each of which constitutes an original and all of which constitute the same agreement.  A party may enter the Agreement by signing and sending (including by email) a counterpart copy to the other party.

10.11 Assignment:  Neither party may assign its right, title and interest under the Agreement without the consent of the other party (not to be unreasonably withheld).

10.12 Revisions and Stages: The number of design revisions is included in the proposal. Any additional rounds requested by the Client that are above and beyond the number of rounds mentioned in the proposal will be billed at an additional $995 NZD / round. Payment must be received by the Supplier prior to the Supplier starting that revision round.

a Stage locks: After each stage has been completed, the Supplier will not make any further changes to the deliverables completed during that stage.

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