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A Website Design and Development Agreement is a document that shows the agreement between two persons, the Web Professional and the Client, for the design and development of a website. It sets out the rights and obligations of each of the parties so that the other party will know what to expect.
For the part of the Web Professional, their obligations will include an outline of the services that they will perform. This can be as detailed as necessary to prevent any additional work that was not originally contemplated when the Web Professional agreed to the compensation for the work.
This document can be used for the design or development of a website or both.
The design of the website means that the Web Professional will design how the website will look to the persons who will be using the website. This does not include the codes to make the website work. In this case, the Web Professional will usually arrange and choose the images that will be used, the font, the colors, and the arrangement of the website. It may also include a map of the website.
The development of the website means that the Web Professional will turn the design of the website into a working website using codes and other software. This means that when the user clicks on a button on a website, that button will lead them to another part of the website.
Some Web Professionals will offer both services while some Clients will prefer to have an artistic person to design their website and, if the designer does not know how to code or if the website is more complicated, have a web developer code the website.
How to use this document
This document is usually filled up by the Web Professional since it requires information that the Web Professional might be more capable of answering, such as the type of services and tools necessary to complete the website. In any case, all the information required to complete the document should be entered such as the names and address of the parties, the information about the website that will be designed and/or developed, and the services and tools necessary to complete the website, and the fees that will be paid. All documents that will be attached to this agreement should also be marked and attached. Marking the document means writing down Annex "A", Annex "B", etc. in the upper right hand of the attachment. This agreement should be used as a guide in marking the attachments.
Once the document is completed, both parties should review the document and, if the information is correct sign the same. Each party should keep a document for their records.
Notarizing the document
Notarizing this document is optional. However, if the parties would want to notarize this document, the document includes an Acknowledgment portion. Notarization of the document converts the document from a private document to a public document so that it becomes admissible in court without need of further proof of its authenticity.
To notarize the document, the parties must print and sign an extra copy (for the notary public) of the document and bring all the copies to a notary public to acknowledge that they have signed the Website Design Agreement freely and voluntarily. They should also present a valid I.D. issued by an official agency bearing their photograph and signature such as a driver's license or a passport, among others.
Once notarized, the parties should each keep at least one (1) copy of the notarized document and the notary public will also keep one (1) copy for their notarial book.
The laws on contracts and obligations apply to this contract. However, other laws may apply depending on the type of website that will be designed and developed such as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, Data Privacy Act of 2012, among others.
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