THE FINE PRINT

The Fine Print

Welcome to Sommer Studio // a boutique design studio focused on producing beautiful artwork that you’d be proud to show your clients & friends. We’re based in the Lane Cove, Lower North Shore, Sydney.

This website is design, overseed and managed by Kate Sommerville, trading as Sommer Studio, Lane Cove NSW 2066. ABN 38 044 856 839

If you need anything, we’d love to chat – kate@sommerstudio.com or on work with me page.

Terms of Service

Please note that by accessing, using or browsing this website you agree to be bound by its terms and disclaimers (“Terms of Service”). Sommer Studio reserves the right to amend or update such terms and disclaimers at any time without providing notice to you. By using the website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms of Service.

Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Copyright

All written and visual content, including website design, photos, layouts and words are the intellectual property of Sommer Studio unless otherwise stated in writing and credited – all elements are protected by international copyright laws.

You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services, unless you receive written permission directly from Sommer Studio.

Disclaimer

The information contained on the website is provided by Sommer Studio  wholeheartedly. To the best of Sommer Studios’ knowledge, the information is honest, accurate and current. However, Sommer Studio and its related co-workers do not make any warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information.

Prices of goods, services, delivery and other charges displayed on the Sommer Studio shop are current at the time of display. These prices are subject to variation without notice.

Privacy, Security & Client Information

You agree to provide Sommer Studio with current, complete and accurate client information. Sommer Studio reserves the right to decline any sales where the client details provided are not deemed to be valid or correct or any detection of spam is found.

It is your obligation to enter the correct delivery address details at the time of ordering. Should you enter the wrong address, we are not obliged to re-send the order to the correct address at our expense.

No financial or personal information will be stored at Sommer Studio and we will only keep in contact, should you join our mailing list.

Ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us. Our privacy and security policy outlines the information we collect about you, how and why we use the information and the choices you have to restrict our usage of this information.

You must close your browser once you have finished shopping within sommerstudio.com to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence. If you share a computer with someone or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café, then you as an individual are responsible for your security.

 Virus Warning

All care is taken to ensure that all websites designed by Sommer Studio and data transmissions are free from viruses. However, it is your responsibility to scan any such data for viruses.

Policy Changes

Sommer Studio will periodically update this Privacy & Security Policy for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed. Any changes made will be posted here. By visiting our website you agree to accept any changes made to this policy. Our Privacy & Security Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our website.

Graphic Design Projects Terms

QUOTE TERMS:
• Quote valid for 30 days and inclusive of GST
• Subject to the Sommer Studio terms of business
• Subject to agreement of the design brief
• If you have not worked with Sommer Studio before, we will require 50% of the total amount to be deposited before the design work starts.

PROOFING:
Please note that 2 proofs* have been included in your quote. All additional proofs are charge at $50 a round.
*Although we would love to think we don’t make mistakes – if we make the error, this is not included in the proofing count.

We have done our best to display proofs as accurately as possible the colours of the items. However, because the colours you see will depend on your monitor or if you are on a mobile device, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any colour will be accurate to the final artwork.

UPDATES TO THE BRIEF
The client agrees that changes, additions and alterations requested over and above the original brief will be liable to additional charges. If the “brief” gradually “grows”, additional charges may not be indicated at the time, as each small change is often digested and where possible can be absorbed. BUT, if a client continues to change the brief, require additional inclusions, alterations etc, this will impact the projects completion time and extra charges will be applied. Corrections, changes to layout, replacement of minor text or images are normally included with any artwork charges, but adding additional content after the initial brief can sometimes add significantly to design time and therefore artwork charges.

FINAL ARTWORK:
• All artwork may be used in promotion for Sommer Studio post production and will be credited back to the client, where possible.

WEBSITES:
The client agrees that they may need to provide passwords and usernames to access domain and web hosting services that are already established, in order to upload or edit existing websites. Complete privacy is assured, no username or passwords will ever be used for any purpose other than that it was supplied for, and only with the permission of the client.
Prices quoted for website design and build refer to regular, basically information only websites. They will normally include custom graphics and extras. However, if you require a website with specific design principles that requires more time to implement, over and above a regular website, extra charges may apply. Prices quoted do not include Flash animation Headers, Banner Ads or Splash pages, these will be additional extras if required.
Graphics, scripts and code designed, modified or provided by Sommer Studio, for any website, can not be used by any future designer/developers if that website is no longer maintained by Sommer Studio, unless a prior arrangement has been made.

WEBSITE UPDATES:
If a client or an operator assigned by the client (other than Sommer Studio) has been given permission to edit or modify a website built or modified by Sommer Studio, or the associated cPanel hosting, the client may be responsible for extra charges if they “break” the website or hosting, and require Sommer Studio to repair the services to a functional state.

HOSTING
Sommer Studio does not offer hosting, however we recommend www.bluehost.com. The client always has full access to their cPanel hosting. If any problems arise with the website or hosting, while Sommer Studio is maintaining the website, those problems will be attended to and managed by Sommer Studio. If a client retains the cPanel hosting account but engages another party to manage their website, Sommer Studio will no longer be responsible for managing or maintaining either the website or the clients cPanel hosting.

ACCOUNTS
If you have not worked with Sommer Studio before, we will require 50% of the total amount to be deposited before the design work starts. The remaining amount of the invoice must be paid before collection of goods or before the digital files go live. Payment plans are available, please contact accounts@sommerstudio.com for more information.

If an account becomes overdue (invoices 14 days), Sommer Studio retains the right to remove or disable any websites, email accounts or online material and services provided or maintained for that client.

Any costs incurred to retrieve outstanding debts will be payable by the client, along with any outstanding amounts owing. Sommer Studio will not be held responsible for any inconvenience or damage incurred by removing or disabling any online material or services. Any future dealings with such clients will be by payment in advance, without exception.