Official Terms Of Service (TOS)

Official IAW-Designs Terms Of Service. Please read and understand before using our services.

Terms & Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by IAW-Designs and in the event of any dispute are governed by the laws of England.

All work is carried out by IAW-Designs on the understanding that the client has agreed to our terms and conditions.

Copyright is retained by IAW-Designs on all design work including words, pictures, ideas, visuals, illustrations and source code unless specifically released in an official statement signed by the company's CEO; after all costs have been settled.

If a choice of designs is presented and one is chosen for your project, only that solution is deemed to be given by us as fulfilling the contract. All other designs remain the property of IAW-Designs, unless specifically agreed in writing.

Project Acceptance

At the time of proposal, IAW-Designs will provide the customer with a written estimate or quotation by a previously chosen contact method. These Terms and Conditions can be read at any time on the IAW-Designs website.

For the avoidance of doubt, the IAW-Designs Terms & Conditions are what govern the job, not any conditions on the customer’s purchase order.

Design Charges

Charges for design services to be provided by IAW-Designs will be set out in the written estimate or quotation that is provided to the customer. At the time of the customer’s acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, a non-refundable contract of service is made.

Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all design services require an advance payment of a minimum of fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total before the work commences or is supplied to the Client for review. The remaining fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total will be due upon completion of the work prior to upload to the server or release of materials.

Source Files

Charges for design work do not cover the release of our copyright design source files, including but not restricted to html, css, js, png, jpg or other source files or raw code; if the Client requires these files for transfer to an in-house or other designer, they will be subject to a separate quotation or ‘buy-out’ charge unless otherwise agreed.

Charges for Other Services

Charges for any additional services requested during the project that are over and above the estimated time or out of scope, will require additional payment and in most cases to be treated as a service in its own right, unless otherwise agreed upon.


Any invoice queries must be submitted to IAW-Designs within 14 days of the invoice due date.

Accounts which remain outstanding for 30 days after the date of invoice, will incur late payment interest charge at the Bank of England Base Rate plus 8% on the outstanding amount from the date due until the date of payment.

Payments may be made by online transfer, credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or Debit Card via PayPal.

Publication and/or release of work done by IAW-Designs on behalf of the client, may not take place before cleared funds have been received.


An account shall be considered default if it remains unpaid for 10 days from the date of invoice, or following a chargeback. IAW-Designs shall be entitled to remove IAW-Designs' and/or the customer’s material from any and all computer systems, until the amount due has been fully paid. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, hosting, domain registration, search engine submission, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, and libraries.

Removal of such materials does not relieve the customer of their obligation to pay the due amount.

Customers whose accounts become default agree to pay all IAW-Designs' reasonable legal and accounting expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of the debt and these Terms and Conditions.

Copyrights and Trademarks

Any code, images, or text supplied and/or designed by IAW-Designs on behalf of the customer, will remain the property of IAW-Designs and/or its suppliers unless otherwise agreed in writing. A license for use of the copyright material is granted to the customer solely for the project defined in the scope or request and not for any other purpose.

The customer may request in writing from IAW-Designs, the necessary permission to use materials (for which IAW-Designs holds the copyright) in forms other than for which it was originally supplied, and IAW-Designs may, at its discretion, grant this and may charge for the additional usage. Such permission must be obtained in writing before any of the aforesaid code, images, text, or other data can be used.

Any software, code, plugin or other third party material used in a web or digital project remains the property of the creator and any ongoing license fees or fees for upgrades are the responsibility of the client, not IAW-Designs.

By supplying images, text, or any other data to IAW-Designs, the customer grants IAW-Designs permission to use this material freely in the pursuit of the design.

Should IAW-Designs, or the customer supply an image, text, audio clip or any other file for use in a website, multimedia presentation, print item, exhibition, advertisement or any other medium believing it to be copyright and royalty free, which subsequently emerges to have such copyright or royalty usage limitations, the customer will agree to allow IAW-Designs to remove and/or replace the file on the site.

The customer agrees to fully indemnify and hold IAW-Designs free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the customer in not having obtained all the required copyright(s), and/or any other necessary permissions.


The customer agrees that changes required over and above the estimated work, or in addition to the agreed scope, or where the client makes changes to the supplied copy or changes required to be carried out after acceptance of the draft design, will be liable to a separate charge.

The customer also agrees that IAW-Designs holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.


Any design, copywriting, drawing, idea or code created for the customer by IAW-Designs, or any of its contractors, is licensed for use by the client on a one-time only basis and may not be modified, re-used, or re-distributed in any way or form without the express written consent of IAW-Designs and any of its relevant sub-contractors.

All design work – where there is a risk that another party make a claim, should be registered by the client with the appropriate authorities prior to publishing or first use or searches and legal advice sought as to its use.

IAW-Designs will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from such claims.

IAW-Designs is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss, non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. The customer agrees not to hold IAW-Designs responsible for any such loss or damage.

Any claim against IAW-Designs shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.

Data Formats

The client agrees to IAW-Designs' definition of acceptable means of supplying data to the company.

Text is to be supplied to IAW-Designs in electronic format as standard text (.txt), MS Word (.docx) and via e-mail or an otherwise agreed contact method.

Images which are supplied in an electronic format are to be provided in a format as prescribed by IAW-Designs via e-mail / FTP or an otherwise agreed contact method. Images must be of a quality suitable for use without any subsequent image processing, and IAW-Designs will not be held responsible for any image quality which the client later deems to be unacceptable.

Additional expenses may be incurred for any necessary action, including, but not limited to, photography and art direction, photography searches, media conversion, digital image processing, or data entry services, colour correction and alteration of images

Design Project Duration

Any indication given by IAW-Designs of a design project’s duration is to be considered by the customer to be an estimation. IAW-Designs cannot be held responsible for any project over-runs, whatever the cause. Estimated project duration should be deemed to be from the date that cleared funds are received by IAW-Designs for the initial payment or by date confirmed in writing by IAW-Designs.

Rights of Access for Website Construction

The client agrees to allow IAW-Designs all necessary access to computer systems and other locations, as required, in order to complete a website project and until all due funds are cleared, including the necessary read/write permissions, usernames and passwords.

The customer also agrees to allow IAW-Designs access to any computer systems, usernames and passwords required to remove data and/or sites for failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

The customer agrees to supply IAW-Designs with all necessary materials, electronic, or otherwise, required to create and complete the project, and to supply them in a timely manner.

Website design only

Once web design is complete, IAW-Designs will provide the customer with the opportunity to review the resulting work. IAW-Designs will make one set of minor changes at no extra cost within 14 days of the start of the review period. Minor changes include small textual changes and small adjustments to placement of items on the page. It does not include changes to images, colour schemes or any navigation features. Any minor changes can be notified to IAW-Designs by e-mail.

IAW-Designs will consider that the client has accepted the original draft, if no notification of changes is received in writing from the customer, within 14 days of the start of the review period.

Hosting websites

IAW-Designs offers a limited hosting services through an out-sourced virtual server. IAW-Designs does not guarantee continuous service and will accept no liability for loss of service, whatever the cause.

IAW-Designs may request that clients change the type of hosting account used if that account is deemed by IAW-Designs to be unacceptable because of poor service, lack of bandwidth or in any other way insufficient to support the website. Fees for hosting on IAW-Designs' virtual server are due at the commencement of any period of service and are non-refundable.

Fees due to third party hosting organisations are the responsibility of the client and IAW-Designs is not liable for their payment, nor for the renewal of domain names, which are the sole responsibility of the customer / domain owner.

Domain Registration

IAW-Designs cannot guarantee the availability of any domain name. Where IAW-Designs is to register a domain name on behalf of a client it will endeavour to do so but the client should not assume a successful registration.

Search Engine Submission

Due to the infinite number of considerations that search engines use when determining a site’s ranking, IAW-Designs cannot guarantee any particular placement. Acceptance by any search engine cannot be guaranteed and when a site is accepted, the time it takes to appear in search results varies from one search engine to another. Rankings will also vary as new sites are added. IAW-Designs recommend that customers use a professional SEO company and are happy to provide details of such companies, but accept no responsibility for their services.

Design Credits

The customer agrees to allow IAW-Designs to place a small credit on printed material exhibition displays, advertisements and/or a link to IAW-Designs own website on the customer’s website. This will usually be in the form of a small logo or line of text placed towards the bottom of the page.

The customer also agrees to allow IAW-Designs to place websites and other designs, along with a link to the client’s site on IAW-Designs' own website for demonstration purposes and to use any designs in its own publicity and portfolios.

Rights of Refusal

IAW-Designs will not include in its designs, any text, images or other data which it deems to be immoral, offensive, obscene or illegal. All advertising material must conform to all standards laid down by all relevant advertising standards authorities. IAW-Designs also reserves the right to refuse to include submitted material without giving reason. In the situation where any images and/or data that IAW-Designs does include in all good faith, and subsequently discovers is in contravention to such Terms and Conditions, the customer is obliged to allow IAW-Designs to remove the contravention without hindrance, or penalty. IAW-Designs is to be held in no way responsible for any such data being included.


Cancellation of orders may be made initially via a chosen contact method, however, following this, IAW-Designs will need formal notification in writing to the company’s official email address. The client will then be invoiced for all work completed over and above the non-refundable deposit that will have been made at the time of first ordering. The balance of monies due must be paid within 30 days. Please note: any cancellation which is not formally confirmed in writing and received by IAW-Designs within 14 days of such instruction being issued, will be liable for the full quoted cost of the project.


IAW-Designs makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, for any and all products and/or services that it supplies. IAW-Designs will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies. IAW-Designs is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss of data, or non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. While we take reasonable steps to investigate the materials we recommend, we accept no responsibility for the performance or quality of materials or any consequential loss arising from their failure. The customer agrees not to hold IAW-Designs responsible for any such loss or damage. Any claim against IAW-Designs shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.

IAW-Designs reserves the right to use the services of sub-contractors, agents and suppliers and any work, content, services and usage is bound by their Terms and Conditions. IAW-Designs will not knowingly perform any actions to contravene these and the client also agrees to be so bound.

IAW-Designs and its sub companies does not in any fashion offer refunds for a service or product purchased, used or otherwise given to the customer, refunds are processed only with the written consent of a member of management.


These Terms and Conditions supersede any previous Terms and Conditions distributed in any form. IAW-Designs reserves the right to change any rates and any of the Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions and Quotation

The placement of an order for design and/or any other services offered by IAW-Designs, by email, verbally or in writing, is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions, which are freely available at

An estimate validated by the customer’s agreement on the said estimate or quotation constitutes acceptance of the estimate or quotation and agreement to comply fully with all the Terms and Conditions and forms a Contract for Business between the customer/client and IAW-Designs.