Terms of Service: Working with Sterling Schuyler
The Client means the person or company that has formally entered into the agreement. (That’s you)
Sterling Schuyler refers to the business entity trading as Sterling Schuyler, KvK 72539550. (That’s me)
Quotations means a formal proposal document or price estimates provided over the phone, video call, or email.
Approved copywriting brief means the materials from which the work is to be based upon, subject to the approval of the Client.
Urgent work means copywriting work needed (finalized) within 7 days.
Larger projects mean projects requiring more than 25 hours work.
1.1. Quotations are valid for 14 days from the submission date.
1.2. The copywriting investment will be confirmed on receipt of the approved copywriting brief from ‘the Client’, when most of the complexities of the project are known. If ‘the Client’ chooses not to proceed, the time spent on the copywriting brief will be billed (only).
1.3. Any project estimates provided before ‘the Client’ approves the copywriting brief are not guarantees of delivery and should not be taken as such.
1.4. This proposal doesn’t include liaising with other agents such as graphic designers or web developers unless specified, or meetings outside of the initial creative brief. Travel time will be itemized on invoices for additional onsite meetings.
1.5. This proposal includes 2 sets of revisions. Additional revisions are charged at time and materials at €50 per hour.
2.1. ‘The Client’ is asked to nominate one primary contact to centralize all revisions and contact throughout the project.
2.2. A set amount of revision time is included in each quotation. If the project objectives and requirements change requiring the work provided to be significantly altered, Sterling Schuyler reserves the right to charge additional writing on a time and materials basis.
2.3. Approval of the copywriting brief should be via email or will be assumed when ‘the Client’ sends an amended copywriting brief to Sterling Schuyler. Approval of the copywriting itself approval should be provided in writing by ‘the Client.’
2.4. Proofreading will be completed once approval for the copywriting has been submitted or on version three of the copywriting.
2.5. Revisions should be submitted within 14 days of the second draft being delivered. If revisions are not received, approval of the copywriting will be assumed and the project finalized as per 2.4.
2.6. These terms and conditions are implicitly agreed to on acceptance of the copywriting quote provided and the instruction to proceed.
3.1. For monthly retainer agreements, invoices are issued on the first Monday of the month for services rendered in the previous month. In the event of a holiday, the invoice will be issued the following working day.
3.2. Payment is due within 14 days of invoice date unless mutually agreed upon otherwise.
3.3. For large projects, a non-refundable payment of 30% of the total quoted amount required on acceptance of the quote by ‘the Client’. The payment for the remaining amount is required within 14 days of receipt of the final draft by ‘the Client’.
3.4. Payment may be made by direct deposit, Paypal, or credit card via Stripe.
3.5. Unless prior arrangements are made, payments not received within the specified payment terms as per 3.2 will attract a late fee charge of 10% of the invoice total (excl. VAT).
3.6. For monthly retainer agreements, if an invoice is past due by 30 days, services will be suspended until payment is remitted. If an invoice is past due by 60 days, the service agreement will be terminated and payments will be escalated to debt collection.
3.7. If payment defaults, Sterling Schuyler may list ‘the Client’ with the appropriate debt collection and credit reporting agencies.
3.8. Urgent work will incur a 25% surcharge. Why? Because of the other projects shifted around to accommodate.
3.9. Any costs that are additional to the services ordered (including couriers, other media, and travel costs) are in addition to the amount quoted and shall be charged to the ‘the Client’ as required. These costs will be itemized separately in the invoice.
3.10. ‘The Client’ may terminate the job at any time by written notice. In this instance, Sterling Schuyler shall invoice for the time spent and work completed to date.
4. RETENTION OF TITLE
4.1. It is agreed that the copyright for any work delivered to ‘the Client’ remains the intellectual property of Sterling Schuyler until all monies due have been paid.
5. LIABILITY, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY
5.1. All materials provided by ‘the Client’ are assumed legal and accurate.
5.2. Sterling Schuyler cannot be held responsible for how the material produced is used once ‘the Client’ has approved the final draft.
5.3. ‘The Client’ agrees to indemnify and to hold Sterling Schuyler harmless against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including solicitors fees, due to materials included in any work undertaken at the request of ‘the Client’.
5.4. Any claim by ‘the Client’ as to incorrect performance or breach of these terms and conditions must be made to Sterling Schuyler in writing within seven days of delivery.
5.5. With so many factors contributing to the success of a piece of copywriting, Sterling Schuyler cannot make any guarantees as to the performance of the copy created for ‘the Client’.
5.6. Due to the complex nature of search engine ranking, Sterling Schuyler cannot guarantee any specific ranking as a result of publishing optimized copywriting.
5.7. Sterling Schuyler accepts no responsibility or liability for any actions taken by ‘the Client’ that cause the website of ‘the Client’ to be penalized or banned from any Search Engine.
5.8. Sterling Schuyler reserves the right to assign work to subcontractors to ensure project deliverables are met. All subcontractors adhere to Sterling Schuyler’s standard and style of copywriting. ‘The Client’ is not to have direct contact with the subcontractor without the authority of Sterling Schuyler.
5.9. Sterling Schuyler would like to publish the final version of any project as part of an ongoing portfolio. If ‘the Client’ would prefer this not to occur, please notify Sterling Schuyler.
Terms and Conditions: Website Use
Welcome to Sterling Schuyler!
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Sterling Schuyler’s Website, located at https://sterlingschuyler.com.
By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Sterling Schuyler if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
Unless otherwise stated, Sterling Schuyler and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Sterling Schuyler. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Sterling Schuyler for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
- Republish material from Sterling Schuyler
- Sell, rent or sub-license material from Sterling Schuyler
- Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from Sterling Schuyler
- Redistribute content from Sterling Schuyler
Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Sterling Schuyler does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Sterling Schuyler,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Sterling Schuyler shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
Sterling Schuyler reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
- You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
- The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
- The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
- The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant Sterling Schuyler a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Hyperlinking to our Content
The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:
- Government agencies;
- Search engines;
- News organizations;
- Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
- System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:
- commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
- dot.com community sites;
- associations or other groups representing charities;
- online directory distributors;
- internet portals;
- accounting, law and consulting firms; and
- educational institutions and trade associations.
We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Sterling Schuyler; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.
These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Sterling Schuyler. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.
Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:
- By use of our corporate name; or
- By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
- By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.
No use of Sterling Schuyler’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.
Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.
We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.
Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.
We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:
- limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
- limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
- exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.
As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.