Terms and Conditions of Service

These are the standard terms and conditions referred to in the quotation and contract between Run Wild Studio and any client.

  1. Definition of terms

    Run Wild Studio - Run Wild Studio Limited having its principal place of business at 208 Woodlands Park Road, Titirangi, Auckland.

    The Client - the entity which enters into a contract with Run Wild Studio Limited.

    Domain Name - the root address of a website, e.g. www.webaddress.com. All such names must be registered with the appropriate naming authority, which will usually charge a fee.

    Downtime - time when the website is not accessible via the internet. This may be because of a technical failure of the Host or because work is being carried out on the site.

    Host - the company on whose system the Website physically resides.

    Link, Hyperlink - a 'clickable' link embedded on a web page which may take the form of a graphic or text.

    Search Engine - a website which contains a directory of websites on the internet enabling users to find websites by subject matter classification.

    Website - a collection of web pages and associated code which forms an integrated presence.

    The Work - the subject matter of the contract between the Client and Run Wild Studio.

  2. Fees

    1. Fee payable

      A non refundable deposit payable is due immediately upon the acceptance of the quotation and receipt of the deposit invoice. The remaining shall become due when established milestones are reached with the final payment being due when the Work is completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the Client but subject to the terms of Clause 4.3 Approval of Work and Clause 4.4 Rejected Work hereof. Run Wild Studio reserves the right not to begin the Work until the said deposit has been paid in full. The fee quoted in the contract does not include the cost of domain registration, hosting set up fee or hosting unless explicitly otherwise stated. Run Wild Studio reserves the right to offer other payment terms at their discretion. Any such changed terms will be explicitly stated in the contract.

    2. Maintenance fees

      Maintenance, if included in the contract, shall be on a month to month basis, with a minimum fee as stipulated in the contract payable in any month where updating is necessary. Fees will be assessed on an hourly basis at $60 per hour, excl. GST. Partial hours will be charged at a pro-rata fee. No fee will be required in a month where no updating is necessary. Search engine re-submissions, other than the original submission included in the contract fee, shall be included in the maintenance fee.

  3. Disclaimers

    1. Third parties

      Run Wild Studio can take no responsibility for services provided by third parties through us or otherwise, including the Hosting of the Client's Website, although Run Wild Studio will endeavour to ensure that Website downtime is kept to a minimum.

    2. Maintenance and correction of errors

      Run Wild Studio takes no responsibility for the functionality or maintenance (unless a maintenance contract is in place) of the Website after the Work has been completed. Errors (both technical and typographical) attributable to Run Wild Studio will be corrected free of charge, but Run Wild Studio reserves the right to charge a reasonable fee for correction of errors for which Run Wild Studio is not responsible, including, but not limited to malicious modification of the Website by a third party and typographical errors contained in materials provided to Run Wild Studio by the Client.

    3. Extent of work

      Installation on the Internet is limited to the uploading of all necessary files to the Host and testing of functionality. No registration of the Website with Search Engines will be undertaken unless otherwise agreed with the Client.

    4. Consequential loss

      Under no circumstances will Run Wild Studio be responsible or liable for financial or other loss or damage caused by the failure or use or misuse of its software. The Client should ensure that data on their site is regularly backed up and that a contingency plan is in place to minimise possible losses as a result of software failure.

    5. Status and duration of offers

      Proposals and offers are valid for a period of one month from the date issued. Run Wild Studio is not bound to honour offers that have expired. Offers are not legally binding until an acceptable timetable for the work has been agreed by both parties. This timetable must be agreed within the month that the offer is valid. If an acceptable timetable has not been approved by both parties within one month of the offer being made, the offer is deemed to have expired.

    6. Search engine listings

      Run Wild Studio does not guarantee listings on Search Engines and the Client accepts that it is Search Engines and not Run Wild Studio who determine whom they list and whom they will not. The Client further understands there is no guaranteed placement or rank on the Search Engines and that a new website may never even appear on Search Engines at all. Run Wild Studio does not control Search Engines’ algorithms and huge shifts can appear daily, weekly and even hourly.

  4. Completion of work and payment

    1. Completion of work

      Run Wild Studio warrants completing the Work in accordance with its Standard Terms and Conditions to the specifications previously agreed with the Client. Run Wild Studio will not charge more than the amount previously agreed unless the Client has varied the specifications of the Work since the agreement. Run Wild Studio will not undertake changes to the specifications of the Work which would increase the cost, without prior written authorisation from the Client.

    2. Supply of materials

      The Client is to supply all materials and information required for Run Wild Studio to complete the Work in accordance with the agreed specification. Such materials may include, but are not limited to, photographs, written-copy, logos and other printed materials. Where the Client's failure to supply such materials leads to a delay in completion of the work, Run Wild Studio has the right to extend previously agreed deadlines for the completion of the Work by a reasonable amount. Where the Client's failure to supply materials prevents progress on the Work for more than 21 days, Run Wild Studio has the right to invoice the Client for any part or parts of the Work already completed.

    3. Approval of work

      On completion of the Work, the Client will be notified and have the opportunity to review it. The Client should notify Run Wild Studio, in writing, of any unsatisfactory points within 21 days of receipt of such notification. Any of the Work which has not been reported in writing to Run Wild Studio as unsatisfactory within the 21 day review period will be deemed to have been approved. Once approved, or deemed approved, work cannot subsequently be rejected, and the contract will be deemed to have been completed and the 60% balancing payment under Clause 2.1 Fee Payable will become due. The Contract will remain in effect until all obligations have been completed in terms of this Clause.

    4. Rejected work

      If the Client rejects the Work within the 21 day review period, or will not approve subsequent Work performed by Run Wild Studio to remedy any points reported by the Client as unsatisfactory, and Run Wild Studio considers that the Client is unreasonable in his repeated rejection of the Work, the contract will be deemed to have expired and Run Wild Studio can take any legal measures to recover both payment for the completed Work and reasonable expenses incurred in recovering payment.

    5. Payment

      Upon completion of the 21 day review period, Run Wild Studio will invoice the Client for the 60% balancing payment in accordance with Clause 2.1 Fee Payable hereof, which, in the absence of agreement to the contrary, is to be paid by the Client within 30 days of the date that the invoice was issued.

    6. Remedies for overdue payment

      If payment has not been received by the due date, Run Wild Studio has the right to suspend ongoing work for Client, until such time that full payment of the outstanding balance has been received. If full payment has still not been received 21 days after the due date, Run Wild Studio has the right to replace, modify or remove the Website and revoke the Client's licence of the Work until full payment has been received. By revoking the Client's licence of the Work or removing the web site from the Internet, Run Wild Studio does not remove the Client's obligation to pay any outstanding monies owing.

  5. Intellectual property

    1. Offers and proposals

      Offers and proposals made by Run Wild Studio to potential clients should be treated as trade secrets and remain the property of Run Wild Studio. Such offers and proposals or the information contained within them must not be passed to third parties or publicly disseminated without prior written authorisation from Run Wild Studio. This includes, but is not limited to, technical features, functionality, aspects of the design and pricing information.

    2. Warranty by client as to ownership of intellectual property rights

      The Client will obtain all the necessary permissions and authorities in respect of the use of all copy, graphic images, registered company logos, names and trademarks or any other material it supplies to Run Wild Studio for inclusion on the Website. The conclusion of a contract between Run Wild Studio and the Client shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to Run Wild Studio that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained and that the inclusion of such material on the Website would not constitute a criminal offence or civil delict. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the Client removes the legal responsibility of Run Wild Studio and indemnifies the same from any claims or legal actions however related to the content of the Client's site.

    3. Domain name

      Any Domain Name obtained will belong to the Client. The Client agrees to indemnify Run Wild Studio, including any incidental costs, against any claims that a Domain Name applied for, or obtained, violates the intellectual property rights of a third party. The Client warrants that the domain name sought is not a trademark of a third party. Domain names registered on behalf of a client will be automatically renewed until notice is given by the Client that the domain name is no longer required.

    4. Ownership of Developed Intellectual Property

      During the course of a project, should Run Wild Studio develop any plugins, applications, or related intellectual property (“Developed IP”) that are not specifically tailored to the Client’s unique requirements, Run Wild Studio shall retain full ownership rights to such Developed IP. The Client acknowledges that the Developed IP shall remain the sole property of Run Wild Studio.

    5. Usage rights of the Client

      The Client shall be granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use any Developed IP created during the project solely for the purposes of the project’s intended use. This license does not grant the Client any rights to modify, distribute, sublicense, or commercially exploit the Developed IP.

    6. Disclosure and Separation of Developed IP

      In the event that any Developed IP is created that falls under the provisions of this clause, Run Wild Studio shall promptly disclose such Developed IP to the Client. If any specific components of the Developed IP are integral to the Client’s project and tailored to the Client’s unique requirements, the parties shall negotiate in good faith regarding ownership and usage rights for such components.

    7. Licensing

      Once Run Wild Studio has received full payment of all outstanding invoices and the Work has been approved by the Client in accordance with Clause 4.3 hereof, the Client will be granted a licence to use the Website and its contents. All code written, with the exclusion of Developed IP as per the above, and graphics created become the property of the Client on completion of the project.

    8. Trade secrets

      Any code that is not freely accessible to third parties and not in the public domain, and to which Run Wild Studio or their suppliers owns the copyright, may not be copied, published, distributed or passed to any third parties in any form without prior written consent from Run Wild Studio. Unless previously agreed otherwise in writing, no modifications may be made by the Client or any third party to code to which Run Wild Studio or their suppliers owns the copyright. Run Wild Studio acknowledges the intellectual property rights of the Client. Information passed in written form to Run Wild Studio, and that the Client has indicated is confidential or a trade secret, will not be published or made available in any other way to third parties without the prior written consent of the Client.

  6. Rights and responsibilities

    1. Right to terminate

      Run Wild Studio reserves the right to refuse or break a contract without prior notice, if it is believed that the Client, their Website, or any material is illegal, immoral or otherwise unacceptable.

    2. Events beyond the control of Run Wild Studio

      Run Wild Studio will not be liable for breach of contract where that breach was due to software, hardware or electrical failure, natural events such as fire or other events beyond the control of Run Wild Studio.

    3. Supply and pricing of services

      Run Wild Studio reserves the right to use whoever it feels appropriate at the time for third party software and services, and to alter its prices as necessary without prior notice and without affecting existing contractual pricing agreements.

  7. Interpretation

    1. Jurisdiction

      This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand which shall claim venue and jurisdiction for any legal action or claim arising from the contract between Run Wild Studio and the Client. The said contract is void where prohibited by law.

    2. Survival of contract

      Where one or more terms of the said contract are held to be void or unenforceable for whatever reason, any other terms of the contract not so held will remain valid and enforceable at law.

    3. Change of terms and conditions

      These terms & conditions may change from time to time. The Client will be informed of revisions as and when they are issued.

Standard Terms and Conditions v3 30th August 2023