Free Website Terms & Conditions

This agreement is crafted to ensure your confidence and comfort in our partnership.

It confirms that all intellectual property developed for your website is your exclusive property, ensuring full ownership of your website. Additionally, it allows you the freedom to terminate your arrangement with your web hosting provider at any time, adhering to their specific cancellation policies.

This is an Agreement between you (the “Client”, “You” or “Your”) and Maven Creative LTD (“Company”), a Limited Liability company operating under the laws of England and Wales, company number 13486882. The Company is under no obligation to build, develop, configure, or otherwise provide services to You in connection with the creation of a free website. If the Company does agree to provide such services to You (the “Services”), the terms of this Agreement shall apply to the work the Company performs for You.

  1. Term of Agreement. This Agreement is effective on the Effective Date, and shall remain in effect until the earlier of (i) the completion of the Services or (ii) until terminated by either party as provided herein. Upon termination of this Agreement, the Company shall cease providing any Services to Client.
  2. Services are Complimentary Unless Otherwise Agreed. The Services are provided to the Client on a complimentary basis by the Company at its own discretion. The Company does not charge for Services unless otherwise agreed to via email correspondence between the Company and the Client. The Company will ask the Client to sign up for one of its preferred web hosting packages. The Client agrees to set up a Direct Debit mandate for the Client’s chosen hosting package before the website launch.
  3. Protection of your Intellectual Property. The website that the Company helps the Client to create will be the Client’s property and the Company will retain no ownership rights. In addition, all intellectual property and related material (the “Intellectual Property”) that is developed or produced under this Agreement will be the sole property of the Client, subject to Clause 21.
  4. Data and Financial Security. You agree and acknowledge that You are solely responsible for protecting the integrity of all of Your own data (including, but not limited to, any data accessible via your Website, web hosting account, and Google accounts), financial information, and other sensitive and private information, and You agree that the Company shall not be liable for any damages, losses, claims, etc., in connection with such data and information.
  5. Limitation of Liability. In no event shall Company, its employees, officers, directors, or affiliated persons or entities, be liable to the Client or any other person for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages, including loss of profit or goodwill, for any matter arising out of or relating to Company Services, this agreement (or its termination), and/or its subject matter, whether such liability is asserted on the basis of contract, tort, or otherwise even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The Company and any related businesses’ total liability for damages hereunder or any cause whatsoever shall be limited to £250.
  6. Marketing materials. You hereby grant the Company a non-exclusive, non-assignable, perpetual license to use screenshots, links, the name of the business for which the Services are provided, and other information about a Client’s website in its promotional or marketing materials. You permit and authorize the Company to use such information publicly, unless You request otherwise in writing.
  7. Agreement Not To Exploit Company’s Intellectual Property, Confidential Information, Or Trade Secrets. The Client will not at any time during the Term or after termination of this Agreement use, disclose, or allow or provide access to any Confidential Information to or for Client’s own benefit or for the benefit of any third party except as authorized in writing by the Company prior to any disclosure or as required by applicable law.   The Client understands and agrees that the unauthorized disclosure, removal or misuse of such Confidential Information will irreparably damage the Company and/or third parties dealing with the Company. For purposes of this Agreement, “Confidential Information” means all information of the Company which is unavailable or unknown to the general public or to individuals or entities with whom the Company competes or does business, or with whom it plans to compete or do business, and any and all information, which, if disclosed, would assist in competition against the Company, including, but not limited to, (a) all proprietary information and trade secrets of the Company, including but not limited to the existing and contemplated future products and services, technical data, methods, processes, manuals, SOPs, training documents, emails and email templates, know-how, software, developments and inventions of the Company, (b) the development, research, testing, marketing, strategic business plans and budgets, security measures, manuals, short and long-range product, sales, expansion, diversification and similar plans, and financial activities of the Company, (c) its costs and sources of supplies, (d) the identity and special needs of the clients, leads and vendors of the Company and all business records relating thereto, and (e) the people and organisations with whom the Company has business relationships and the substance of those relationships, including but limited to any investors or funding sources, (f) Clients and leads’ personal or business information, including but not limited to proprietary financial or business records, business plans and processes, passwords or account access, website information, (g) existing and potential client or lead lists. Confidential Information also includes any information that the Company may receive or has received from its affiliates or subsidiaries or the Company’s Clients, or any other third party, with any understanding, express or implied, that the information would not be disclosed, and (h) the overall business model of the Company (i.e., development of free websites).  Such information includes information communicated in any medium and form including, but not limited to, written, printed, oral, electronic and magnetic. 
  9.  Indemnification. The Client shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless for any losses, claims, damages, awards, penalties, or injuries incurred by any third party, including reasonable attorney fees, which arise from any alleged breach of this Agreement. The Company shall promptly notify the Client of any such claims.
  10. Notices. Any notice or other communication required under this Agreement will be deemed to be properly given only when sent via email to the Company, and to the Client’s email address on file with the Company. The effective date of notice shall be the date notice is sent.
  11. Severable Provisions. If any term or provision of this Agreement shall, to any extent, be held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby, and each term and provision shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  12. Modifications; Assignment. Any modifications or changes to this Agreement will only be binding on the Company if signed by a duly authorized representative of the Company.
  13. Excusable Delays. Neither party will be considered to be responsible for failure or delay in performance of this Agreement if the failure or delay is due to war, terrorism, loss of internet, acts of God, or any other causes outside of the direct control of the non-performing party.
  14. Survival. After termination of this Agreement, the terms which suggest or imply continuation will remain in full force and effect.
  15. Prior Understandings. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior understanding, agreements, or representations.
  16. Waiver. Any waiver of a default under this Agreement must be made in writing and shall not be a waiver of any other default concerning the same or any other provision of this Agreement.
  17. Jurisdiction and Venue. This Agreement is to be construed pursuant to the laws of England and Wales. You agree to personal jurisdiction and venue of any court of competent jurisdiction in Devon, England, for any claim arising out of this Agreement.
  18. Counterparts; Execution; Electronic Signature and Delivery. Documents executed electronically shall be deemed original signatures for purposes of this Agreement, with such electronic signatures having the same legal effect as original signatures.
  19. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time by either the Company or the Client by giving written notice to the other party. 
  1. Template Selection and Limitations. The Company will provide two initial website templates based on the Client’s industry or preferences. The Client may request two additional templates if the first two are unsatisfactory, with no further requests allowed. The Client is only allowed 1 revision per design/element that is presented to them. Additional revisions will be charged at our hourly rate of £50 per hour. The charge will only come into effect with written consent from the Client. 
  1. Hosting, Transfer Fees and Cancelation. If the Client wants to transfer their website to a new hosting provider within the first 12 months, the transfer fees vary by package: £360 for Starter, £588 for Intermediate, and £1188 for Advanced. A flat transfer fee of £250 applies for transfers outside the first 12 months. If the Client wants to cancel their hosting package with us, they can do so at any point but will not retain ownership of the website unless the correct transfer fees have been paid in full.
  1. Data Protection and Privacy: Compliance with GDPR: The Company commits to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. We will ensure that all personal data collected, processed, and stored in relation to the Client and the Services provided is handled in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. Data Collection and Use: The Client’s personal data will be collected solely for the purpose of providing the Services outlined in this Agreement. The Company will not use the data for any unrelated purposes without obtaining the Client’s explicit consent. Data Subject Rights: The Client, as a data subject, has rights under the GDPR, including the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing of, or object to the processing of their personal data, and the right to data portability. Data Security: The Company shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including safeguarding against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage of the Client’s data. Data Breach Notification: In the event of a personal data breach, the Company will notify the Client and the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours, as required by the GDPR. Data Processing Agreement: Where the Company processes personal data on behalf of the Client, both parties will enter into a separate Data Processing Agreement that outlines the obligations and responsibilities of each party in line with GDPR requirements. Data Transfer: The Company will not transfer personal data to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) unless adequate protection measures are in place as per GDPR standards. Consent and Withdrawal: Where processing is based on consent, the Client has the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Complaints: The Client has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if they believe that the processing of their personal data infringes the GDPR. Amendments: The Company reserves the right to amend this clause as necessary to remain compliant with GDPR and other relevant data protection laws.