GoDaddy - Website Design Services Agreement
The Universal Terms of Service Agreement sets forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the Site and the Services. This Website Design Services Agreement (this “Service Agreement”) governs your use of GoDaddy's Website Design Services. Capitalized terms used in this Service Agreement, but not defined, are defined in the Universal Terms of Service Agreement.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
We offer a variety of Website Design Services (“WDS”) plans, which may include the following features (as set forth during your purchase):
- Website Design
- Starter WordPress Design includes your choice of pre-designed elements, one (1) round of revisions (revisions not to include new content past plan allowance). Once the site has completed the initial revisions phase or has been modified in any way by you (the customer or someone on your behalf), no additional work will be completed by WDS without the purchase of Website Care and only if deemed within WDS’ scope of support for Starter WordPress Design.
- Standard WordPress Website Design includes your choice of pre-designed elements, up to four (4) site pages, and one (1) revision after your site is completed (revisions not to include new content past plan allowance). Once the site has completed the revisions phase or has been modified in any way by you (the customer or someone on your behalf), no additional work will be completed by WDS without the purchase of Website Care and only if deemed within WDS’ scope of support for WordPress Design.
- Premium WordPress Website Design includes your choice of pre-designed elements, up to ten (10) site pages, and one (1) revision after your site is completed (revisions not to include new content past plan allowance). Once the site has completed the revisions phase or has been modified in any way by you (the customer or someone on your behalf), no additional work will be completed by WDS without the purchase of Website Care and only if deemed within WDS’ scope of support for WordPress Design.
- Web Store Design Purchase of a web store design includes the design of a web store using the parameters specific to your plan, and as described below (“Web Store”):
- Standard Store Design includes your choice of one (1) design template, up to seven (7) site pages (homepage, four (4) interior pages, Terms of Service page, and Contact page), basic setup of your first one hundred (100) product SKUs, one (1) revision after your site is completed (revisions not to include new content past plan type allowance). Once the site has completed the revisions phase, no additional work will be completed by WDS without the purchase of Website Care and only if deemed within WDS' scope of support for Standard Store Design.
- Premium Store Design includes your choice of pre-designed elements, up to seven (7) site pages (homepage, four (4) interior pages, Terms of Service page, and Contact page), basic setup of your first twenty-five (25) products or setup of your first fifteen (15) products with options, and one (1) revision after your site is completed (revisions not to include new content past plan type allowance). Once the site has completed the initial revisions phase or has been modified in any way by you (the customer or someone on your behalf), no additional work will be completed by WDS without the purchase of Website Care and only if deemed within WDS’ scope of support for WordPress Premium Store Design.
You are solely responsible for providing your product descriptions, images, pricing and other product information, and for confirming this information before approving your web store for publication. Excluding the initial design and basic setup included in your plan, you are solely responsible for all other storefront content configuration, including configuration of tax collection methods, shipping methods, and payment methods.
- Website Updates Post-Publish
- Update Minutes: If your Website or Web Store requires more updates than what is included in your Design plan, additional time may be purchased separately (“Update Minutes”). Once we receive your request for updates and all necessary materials or content, we will complete the requested updates and re-publish your site without further review. Unused Update Minutes are non-refundable.
- Anytime Update Minutes: You may purchase Update Minutes, which are in one (1) hour intervals, and may be used at any time up to 12 months from date of purchase.
- Site Warranty - 6 Months After Initial Build Complete: Subject to the limitations stated in Section 4 below, if your website breaks or requires a fix within 6 months of the initial build completion, due to breakage or failure in the WSD stack of approved plug-ins, we will submit a ‘fix ticket’ to restore the site back at no charge. If the breakage occurs outside of 6 months, or is due to plug-ins, add-ons or site updates outside of the WSD stack of approved plug-ins, charges may be incurred for the updates required to fix the website.
- Existing Sites Built With WSD v2 Customizer or Older Versions of WordPress Themes: Subject to the limitations stated in Section 4 below, if you have a WSD site originally built in April 2017 through April 2018, you have a WSD v2 customizer plug-in stack. If your website breaks or requires a fix due to the WSD v2 customizer plug-in stack, we will attempt to update the site to restore it at a rate of £75.32 USD per hour. If we cannot restore it within reasonable update time to be determined by us at our sole and absolute discretion, or your version of WordPress is older than April 2017, you may be required to purchase a rebuild to build the site on the updated platform to restore your site.
- Logo Design The Logo Design Service does not include the creation of a custom logo created from completely original elements outside of our current Logo Studio process. Purchase of the logo design service includes an initial interview (via online or by phone), presentation of one (1) initial designs, and one (1) rounds of requested revisions to the selected design. GoDaddy will charge a fee for additional designs/revisions requested by you. The amount of the fee will be communicated to you and is required to be paid prior to the start of work on additional revisions/designs.
- Rights in Logo Design: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Service Agreement, with regard to the Logo Design Service only, and upon payment in full, you have ownership of the Logo Design provided to you for use in any manner you deem appropriate. You acknowledge that your ownership rights under this Service Agreement is limited to the final Logo Design provided to you by us, and that you have no ownership interest in any trademarks or service marks contained in or made a part of the final Logo Design, to include any original graphical element from our Logo Design Studio (collectively, “GoDaddy Pre-Existing IP”), conveys and that we expressly reserve all right, title and interest in and to the same. Notwithstanding, we hereby grant you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable right and license to GoDaddy Pre-Existing IP contained in or made part of your Logo Design for use as contemplated by this Service Agreement. You hereby grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, communicate to the public, perform and display (in whole or in part), and/or incorporate in other works the Logo Design, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for promotional purposes of GoDaddy and/or our Logo Design Service.
- Disclaimers: You hereby acknowledge that we shall have no obligation or duty to perform trademark, service mark or copyright searches or inquiries, or the like, in order to validate the propriety or legality of the final Logo Design. Accordingly, you are encouraged to perform your own independent searches with regard to the Logo Design. Furthermore, you acknowledge that we shall have no responsibility or obligation of any kind to assist you in seeking state, federal, country or international intellectual property protection (i.e., without limitation, trademark or copyright registration) for the Logo Design, nor shall we be responsible to assist in any way in your attempt to procure or perfect such rights in the Logo Design. You understand that it is your obligation alone to copyright the logo design and/or seek trademark protection to the extent you deem appropriate and/or necessary.
- Social Media Management You can cancel Social Media Management at any time and we will not bill you for future months. However, you will not be refunded the cost of the present or past months. If you cancel Social Media Management within 48 hours of buying them, you can receive a full refund, including for the first month. After 48 hours, however, you will have to pay for the first month and will only be refunded for the time beyond that first month.
- Account access: In order for Social Media Management to be effective, we must have social media account credentials and access in order to make on-site changes. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you are hereby granting permission to post on your behalf on your site, for Social Media Management purposes.
- Auto Start: In order to expedite results and not delay service, GoDaddy will auto-start your social media campaign without your consent.
- If we have Facebook access: after two (2) weeks of not being able to make contact, then we will call, leave a voice message, and send an email saying that if we do not hear from you by the end of the next business day, then we will utilize your site and our expertise to proceed with the campaign to ensure that your social presence starts growing as soon as possible. If you still do not respond, we will begin the campaign, using the information on your website.
- If we do not have Facebook access: after two (2) weeks of not being able to make contact, then we will call, leave a voice message, and send an email stating that if we do not hear from you by five (5) days before your renewal date, then we will have to cancel and refund the amount of that month to in-store credit, as no work can be completed without Facebook access.
- Managed Local Listings Managed Local Listings services enable customers to search for, add, update, and publish their business name, address, phone, menus, and website URL to online partners via a website interface (the “Website”). If you elect to cancel, your data and stored information may be deleted such that it may not be capable of being restored. All images and text on the site will remain your property, but we will retain ownership of the files and code on the site as being proprietary to the website platform.
- Photo Shoot Services Photo Shoot services may include us sending out a freelance photographer, in your area, to take photographs of your business (on location) that can be used in the design of your website or other WSD Services. Photo Shoot services are only eligible for a refund if cancelled more than 48 hours before your scheduled photo shoot.
“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services. “GoDaddy Content” means any Content created or licensed by GoDaddy (including, without limitation, Content created for you or with your input). “Customer Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services.
To the extent you request that we photograph, film and/or record you, we may do so and any such photos, videos or recordings will be considered GoDaddy Content and will be owned exclusively by GoDaddy. To the extent such photos, videos or recordings contain any third party’s name, image, likeness or voice, you represent and warrant that you will obtain all necessary permissions and releases from such third party. In the event you wish to use such photos, videos or recordings in connection with your business outside of the Services, upon your request, we may choose to grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, and display certain of those photos, videos, or recordings subject to the payment of a fee.
- Website Design
ACCOUNT TERMINATION; LIMITATIONS
- Hosting Outage. We are not responsible for website outages arising from the WordPress hosting account.
- Reasonable Expectations. We strive toward providing Services that meet your expectations. However, we do not guarantee expectations will be met if requests are unreasonable or unable to be completed within the scope of the Service.
- Your Delay. Our completion of the Services depends upon your timely feedback and approval in the Design Manager within your account. We are not responsible for additional fees, time, or expenses incurred because of delays caused by your lack of or untimely response, feedback or approval, including your failure to initiate the design process.
- Limits on Content. We reserve the right to refuse any direction to create a Design that contains pornography or other tasteless images, encourages the exploitation of children or any activity related to the proliferation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), contains copyrighted or trademarked materials of others or infringes on the intellectual property rights of another, harasses, defames or slanders another, encourages or promotes terrorism or other illegal activities, contains illegal content, or for any other reason that we, in our sole discretion, decide.
- Store product catalogs. Standard Store design plans are capped at 1500 products. While there is not a cap on total number of products for Premium Store Designs, performance may begin to slow at varying numbers of products depending on potential physical and practical constraints, including (but not limited to): system architecture, system capacity, system load, end-user internet connectivity, and end-user computer configurations. Product catalogs larger than 3000 products may require additional hosting bandwidth at an additional monthly cost to you.
- No Obligation to Back-Up. We have the right, but not the obligation, to back up or archive your Design before delivery or in the event of cancellation.
- Limitations on Design Services. The following services are not included in any of the initial Design plans, but may be purchased separately as Updates: (i) any revisions beyond the revisions included in your applicable Design plan; (ii) photo manipulation services, such as cutting the image out from the background, adding shadows, cleaning up the image from dust and scratches, making images a uniform size, and adjusting levels/brightness to match. The following photo manipulation services are not available, even as Updates: color correction or making a low-resolution image a higher resolution.
- Integration with Hosting Platform. Websites and Web Stores designed by us are built on and integrated with our hosting platform, and any attempt to migrate or otherwise transfer any such website or web store to another hosting provider is a violation of this Service Agreement.
- No Endorsement. We do not endorse any of the Designs built using the Services, and expressly disclaim any and all liability or responsibility regarding the same.
- Security of Account. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account. You are also solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, whether authorized by you or not. You must keep your account information and passwords secure. We expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for any unauthorized use of or access to your account.
- Managed WordPress Design. We expressly disclaim any responsibility for liability due to hacking of any websites.
- Plug-ins/Add-ons. We have the discretion to use third-party software, add-ons, or plug-ins during the initial build. We are not responsible for the maintenance on any WordPress third-party add-ons or plug-ins added to your website during or after initial build. Some feature functionality requests may require paid plug-ins that the customer must purchase, and require additional update minutes to install and set up. You are solely responsible for ensuring your add-ons or plug-ins remain current and are functional.
ACCOUNT TERMINATION; YOUR OBLIGATIONS
- Reasonable Requests. You agree that all requests will be reasonable in nature and within the scope of the Services purchased.
- Obligation to Maintain Subscription. All Services, including any free products or services included in your plan, must be associated with a specific website or web store at the time of purchase and are not transferable to other accounts, websites or web stores thereafter. Provision of all Services, including any free products or services included in your plan, is dependent upon your active subscription to the Services. Failure to maintain your account in good standing will result in termination of any outstanding or pending Services, including any free products or services included in your plan, without refund or credit. Recurring billing for your Services plan will begin on the date of purchased.
- Provision and Timing of Design Services. After your initial purchase of a Website or Web Store Design plan, you will be required to (i) complete an initial consultation with the Website Design Services team, and (ii) provide any content you deem necessary to be included in the initial build of your Website or Web Store. Upon approval of all of your content, we will begin building your Website or Web Store.
- Submission of Content. You are responsible for submitting all copy, images, and other content for your Design, unless you approved content provided by the design team. All provided content should be copies and not the originals. You agree to respond to any request for content, feedback or approval within ten (10) business days. All content must be submitted electronically and we will not return any materials you provide. Arrangements may be made for the delivery of files that are too large to be transmitted electronically, but additional fees may apply and the quoted completion date may be extended. We may in our sole discretion, require you to re-submit images if we determine that the images are not of high enough quality. If you do not submit the content within ten (10) business days, we will attempt to confirm your content submission is complete, but we reserve the right to progress the site to build stage, and you will only be able to add additional content using Update Minutes. It is your responsibility to maintain independent back-up copies of any materials you submit. We expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for any loss, damage or destruction of any content or materials you submit.
- Automatic Publication. Within ten (10) days of receiving notice that your Website or Web Store is ready for review, you must either (i) provide us with your revisions, or (ii) notify us that you have no revisions. If you fail to take either such action within ten (10) days, your Website or Web Store will be published on your behalf without further review. Any time after publication, you may elect to de-publish your site by changing DNS settings on your domain name.
- Completion of Service. Publication of your Design is acknowledgement of your satisfaction with the Services provided to date and releases us from any obligation for further revisions or alterations at that time or until the next Update Minutes are initiated. You also acknowledge and agree that once your Design is published, you will not be entitled to any credits or refunds for any reason including, but not limited to, dissatisfaction with your Design.
- Update Minutes Downgrade. Your subscription may have included a Update Minutes plan. Once you have maintained your Services subscription for a full twelve (12) months, you may contact us to downgrade to a plan that does not include any minutes for Monthly Update Minutes. If you downgrade your plan, you may either (i) maintain your Design yourself using our control panel, or (ii) purchase Update Minutes. After downgrading, if you wish to return to a plan that includes monthly maintenance minutes, you will be required to commit to a plan no less than six (6) months in duration.
- Our Right to Terminate Your Service. You understand and agree that GoDaddy has the absolute right and power, in its sole discretion and without any liability to you whatsoever, to terminate your Service if:
- You fail to complete the interview form or submit content for your initial Design within six (6) months of purchasing your plan. If we have not commenced any work on your Design at the time of cancellation, you may be eligible for a partial refund of the fees associated with the remaining time left on your plan.
- You fail to provide any other requested content, feedback or approval within thirty (30) days of our request. If we have commenced work on your Design (which means any commencement of the creative process), you may be eligible for a partial refund of the fees associated with the remaining time on your plan, but you will be charged for the work completed to date, plus a cancellation fee at the rates described in our Refund Policy.
- User Content. It is solely your responsibility to ensure that any and all User Content provided to us to perform the Services on your behalf does not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents, domain registration rights, trade secrets) or any other right of any third party (including, but not limited to, rights of privacy and contractual rights), and/or to ensure that you have acquired any authorization(s) necessary to use intellectual property (including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks) or other proprietary information of third parties therein included in the User Content. We shall have no liability and you agree to defend and indemnify us against any actual or alleged claim that any User Content provided by you infringes or violates any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and/or licenses.
PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT AND RESTRICTIONS
- Restrictions for All Services In addition to Section 5 (General Rules of Conduct) contained in the Universal Terms of Service Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that you will not use any Services in a manner, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion:
- To display or advertise pornographic, X-rated, sexually explicit, or otherwise tasteless materials, descriptions, images, products or services (including, but not limited to escort or prostitution services);
- To sell or promote stolen or illegal items and/or to facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activities;
- To sell or promote products that infringe on third party rights (e.g. copyright or trademarks) or counterfeit goods as they mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner;
- To sell or promote controlled substances and illegal drugs (including prescription drugs), items used to manufacture controlled substances and illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia;
- To sell or promote products that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- To sell or promote content related to or products derived from threatened or extinct species.
- To promote offline or online gambling or the instruction of gambling;
- To promote content that may be deemed as capitalizing on or lacking reasonable sensitivity towards a natural disaster, conflict, death, or other tragic event.
- To promote content that incites or endorses hatred against others. Content that inappropriately discriminates against a person or group or that seeks to intimidate, exploit, or humiliate others.
- To promote content containing violent language, gruesome or disgusting imagery, or accounts of physical trauma. Content containing gratuitous portrayals of bodily fluids or waste.
- To promote content containing obscene or profane language or content that are likely to shock or scare.
- Web Store Service Restrictions (non-exhaustive list). You agree you will not use Services to build Web Stores that sell:
- alcoholic beverages
- vaporizers, CBD, THC, marijuana, paraphernalia, tobacco and related products
- abortion-related products or services
- guns, gun parts or weapons
- non-prescription and prescription pharmaceutical substances
- explosives or similar products that can cause serious damage to person or property
- financial, currency exchange, loans or related products
- domain names
- Website Design Service Restrictions and Exceptions (non-exhaustive list).
- We restrict the use of nude imagery to only allow informational site for strip clubs or adult stores, or as it pertains to art (e.g. statue of David), or to the medical field (e.g. breast before and after for a breast cancer specialist);
- We restrict the promotion of alcoholic beverages to only allow for the legal and responsible use of alcohol.
- We restrict the promotion of knives to only allow for the legal and responsible use of knives or swords (e.g. use in defense, collection, kitchen appliances, recreation or sport).
- We restrict promotion of products, or the instruction of products, that are designed to explode and could cause damage to nearby people or property to only allow for simple fireworks or model rockets.
- We restrict the promotion of guns, gun parts, or weapons to only allow for legal and responsible use.
- We restrict the promotion of abortion-related products or services to only allow for the non-profit information or consulting websites.
- We restrict the promotion of pharmaceutical substances to only allow for those that follow local laws and industry standards.
- We restrict the promotion of political candidates, parties or content to only allow for content that doesn't violate any other areas of our guidelines.
- We restrict the promotion of tobacco and tobacco-related products to only allow for the promotion of quitting smoking.
- We restrict the promotion of financial, currency exchange, loans or related products to only allow informational websites.
- Social Media Management. Since every Social Media Management package includes Facebook ads, we are unable to service any sites or businesses that are not in accordance with Facebook’s advertising guidelines. For a full list of prohibited and restricted content, see Facebook's Advertising Policies.
- Restrictions for All Services In addition to Section 5 (General Rules of Conduct) contained in the Universal Terms of Service Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that you will not use any Services in a manner, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion:
PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT AND DESIGNS
For this section, “Design” includes the delivered product of the Website Design, Webstore Design, and Logo Design Services as described above.
By submitting content for your Design to us, you grant us an unrestricted license (i) to use the content for the purpose of creating your Design, and (ii) to display screenshots of your Design online, in marketing materials, or in any other manner we desire.
Upon completion of your Design, we agree to transfer all rights and ownership of the Design to you. However, software and third-party content and programs are never transferred to you and remain under copyright of their respective owners. Further, ownership and copyright of all templates and themes available to us in creating your Design, including all applicable source code, remain with us and are not transferred to you.
Unless otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, no right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property right or license is granted by this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted herein.
PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The Services may include access to other of our products and services. If your Design plan includes an Email account and/or SSL Certificate, it will be your responsibility to setup those services.
If your Design plan includes an Online Store, we will set up that product for you as part of our Service. Your electronic acceptance of this Service Agreement signifies that you have also read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Online Store/Quick Shopping Cart Agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference.
If your Design plan includes Search Engine Visibility, you may make a request in the Design Manager for us to set up that service for you in conjunction with your Design. If you make that request, then your electronic acceptance of this Service Agreement signifies that you have also read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Marketing Services Agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference. To facilitate the set up of this additional service, you will be required to fill out an electronic worksheet providing the necessary information, setup and details for configuration before we can complete the set up. Our set up and configuration of these services will use one month (one 30-minute block) of the Maintenance included with your Design plan. Once set up and configured, continued monitoring of the Search Engine Visibility service will be your responsibility.
THIRD PARTY IMAGES AND SOFTWARE
Definitions and Scope. As part of the Services, you may be allowed to use certain (i) photographs, illustrations, or other images (“Images”) and/or (ii) software, widgets, add-ons, plug-ins, or other applications (“Software”) developed, owned, or licensed by third-party providers as we may contract with from time to time. If the Images/Software are accompanied by or require consent to a license agreement from the third-party provider, your use of the Images/Software is subject to the terms and conditions of such license agreement, which are in addition to (not in lieu of) the terms and conditions of this Service Agreement.
- Terms and Conditions Applicable to all Images/Software. You acknowledge and agree that (i) the Images/Software have not been sold or distributed to you; (ii) you may use the Images/Software only as part of the Services; (iii) you may not remove, modify, or obscure any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices that are contained in or on the Images/Software; and (iv) you may not modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, create derivative works of or attempt to derive the source code from the Images/Software.
- Termination. You are solely responsible for canceling your account by notifying your GoDaddy Client Success team by phone or via your own online account access.
- Privacy. We may provide your personal information to third-party providers as required to provide the third-party Images/Software. We reserve the right to modify, change, or discontinue use of the Images/Software at any time, and you agree to cooperate in performing any steps necessary in connection therewith.
- Limitations. We make no representations or warranties about any third-party Images/Software offered in connection with the Services, and expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility regarding the same.
- Indemnification. You acknowledge and agree that you will protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless us from and against any and all claims imposed upon or incurred by us directly or indirectly arising from your use or misuse of any third-party Images/Software. You acknowledge and agree that the providers of the third-party Images/Software are third-party beneficiaries to this Service Agreement for purposes of enforcing only their rights under this Service Agreement.
- Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to Fotolia. You acknowledge and agree to Fotolia’s Terms and Conditions of Use.
- Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to MapQuest. You acknowledge and agree that you will not (i) record, save, archive, store, create a database of or otherwise copy in any manner any map or driving directions (or any portion thereof) other than as may be necessary to generate such map or driving directions to view and print them on a temporary basis; (ii) sublicense, lease, rent, assign, distribute, repackage, rebrand, or otherwise transfer or disclose any map or driving directions to any third party; or (iii) cause, assist or with knowledge permit any third party to do any of the foregoing.
- Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to eBay. You acknowledge and agree that you will comply with the eBay Developers Program & API License Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that eBay owns all rights in the Developers Program intellectual property as described in the Developers Program & API License Agreement.
- Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to WordPress. You acknowledge and agree to WordPress' Terms and Conditions of Use.