Terms & conditions
These relate to commissioning work from and working with Squid (the studio & trading name of Mark Dormand).
Estimates & quotes
These are based on the information we receive from you based on our experience — if we don’t have enough information we’ll flag that up. The more information that is provided the more accurate we can be and with further information, costs can change (higher or lower).
We require 50% of a project (or stage of a large project) to commence work, with the remaining amount due on completion. The remaining amounts are due within 20 days. If any payments are outstanding, we will not continue further work with you until these invoices are paid in full.
Any expenses will be discussed and agreed in advance and invoiced as above in addition to the agreed project costs.
Intellectual property — who owns what
On starting a project with us, you agree that all creative work, ideas and intellectual property created belong to Squid (Mark Dormand) until the project is completed and payment is made in full. At which point we will happily agree to transfer ownership to the client — clarified in their individual contracts. Any concepts or proposals not used or taken to completion remain the intellectual property of Squid (Mark Dormand).
Transfer of ownership only covers work specific to the project at hand and does not cover source or working files unless expressly stated, or underlying technologies to which their own respective owners retain complete rights.
When this applies to you
Cancellation of a project
If for any reason the project is cancelled after work has started, a fee based on the stage of work produced and any expenses incurred will be paid by the client to Squid (Mark Dormand) and the rights to any creative work, ideas and intellectual property will remain with Squid (Mark Dormand).