Website Design and Development Contract Template

Website Development and Design Agreement (+ Provision of Software)

This Website Development & Design Agreement is designed for use in website development projects that also involve the provision of software. This version of the document covers the assignment of intellectual property rights by sub-contractors that may be engaged by the main contractor.

This agreement is particularly useful where the web developer will be creating a website tool kit for the client. Under this agreement, the contractor assigns all right, title and interest in the design, tool kit, web pages and other relevant content to the client.

This template has been recently updated to include references to a final project acceptance form. It has also been given a broader range of applicability by replacing references to “the Company” with references to “the Client”.

In a web development transaction, this document should constitute the main agreement between the client and contractor. The project as a whole can be supported by further documents such as a project specification, a project proposal, and forms for project milestones, project acceptance, and project release.

Optional clauses/phrases are enclosed in square brackets.

This Website Development & Design Agreement (+ Provision of Software) contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Principal Duties of Supplier
3. Project Management
4. Principal Duties of the Customer
5. Variations
6. Testing and Acceptance
7. Price and Payment
8. Intellectual Property Rights9. Sub-Contractors
10. Warranties
11. Intellectual Property Rights Indemnity
12. Confidentiality
13. Liability
14. Termination
15. Non-solicitation of Staff
16. Assignment
17. Force Majeure
18. Dispute Resolution
19. Waiver
20. Invalidity
21. Remedies
22. Notices
23. Entire Agreement
24. Announcements
25. Relationship of the Parties
26. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
27. Exclusion of Third Party Rights

and the following Schedules:

1. The Specification
2. Contact Details
3. Price and Terms of Payment
4. Project Team
5. The Development Programme

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