These terms and conditions apply to any work done for the Client by Cosmic Frog.
The Client is under no obligation to offer Cosmic Frog work; neither is Cosmic Frog under any oblgation to accept work offered by the Client.
Cosmic Frog will provide service(s) as mutually agreed, confirmed in writing by the Client.
The work will be carried out unsupervised at such times and places as determined by Cosmic Frog, using Cosmic Frog’s own equipment.
Cosmic Frog confirms that Joanna Bowery is self-employed, is responsible for her own income tax and National Insurance contributions, and for paying VAT (where applicable) and will not claim benefits granted by the Client’s employees.
Cosmic Frog agrees to attend the Client’s or other premises for necessary meetings, the time spent and reasonable expenses incurred to be reimbursed by the Client.
The Client will reimburse Cosmic Frog for agreed reasonable expenses over and above usual expenses incurred in the process of marketing, communications and editorial work.
The Client will pay Cosmic Frog a fee per hour OR per printed page OR an agreed flat fee for the job, plus VAT where applicable.
The completed work will be delivered on or before the date agreed, for the agreed fee, which will be based on the description of the work required and the brief, both supplied by the Client.
If, however, on receipt of the item to be worked on or at an early stage, it becomes apparent that significantly more work is required than had been anticipated in the preliminary discussion/brief, Cosmic Frog may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
Similarly, if, during the term of Cosmic Frog’s work, additional tasks are requested by the Client, Cosmic Frog may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
If the project is lengthy, Cosmic Frog may invoice periodically for completed stages.
Any content created by Cosmic Frog as part of the copywriting/marketing/PR/copyediting/proofreading/project management process will become the copyright of the Client, unless otherwise agreed.
The nature and content of the work will be kept confidential and not made known to anyone other than the Client and its contractors without prior written permission.
Cosmic Frog guarantees that any work subcontracted on behalf of the Client will be completed to the same standard, schedule and budget and with the same conditions of confidentiality.
If Cosmic Frog’s work is unsatisfactory, Cosmic Frog will rectify it in her own time and at her own expense.
Unless agreed otherwise at the outset, payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of Cosmic Frog’s invoice, according to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Client and Cosmic Frog may keep on record such information (e.g. contact details) as is necessary. Either may view the other's records to ensure that they are relevant, correct and up to date.
Either the Client or Cosmic Frog has the right to terminate a contract for services if there is a serious breach of its terms.
If Cosmic Frog has made a substantial contribution to the marketing/PR/copy-editing/proofreading/project management of the work, she will be entitled to receive one free copy of the work.
The Freelance may use the Client's name in her/his promotional material.
This agreement is subject to the laws of England and Wales [or Scots or Northern Ireland law, as appropriate], and both Cosmic Frog and Client agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh [or Scots or Northern Ireland] courts.