Important Copyright Information
Important Information regarding copyright to custom graphics
and/or web pages.
Most people assume when you have a professional web
designer create your website, that you are paying for the products of
the final finished product. This is not true in most cases. More often than
not, you are only purchasing the exclusive usage and all copyrights remain
with the designer. Much like having a professional photographer take your
photo, you are purchasing the photo but the copyright stays with the
photographer. So as to better inform you before we start work on your
project we outline our stance on this issue which will therefore cause less
potential misunderstandings later ...
Our Company Copyright Policies
Copyright to the finished assembled work of web pages and or graphics
produced by Gaslamp Village Web Design Studio remain the property of Gaslamp
Village. Upon final payment of your contract, you the client are assigned
rights to use these elements, contained in the finished assembled website or
design project. Rights to photos (Supplied by Gaslamp Village), graphics,
layout, source code, work-up files, computer programs and other elements
that have been supplied by us are specifically not transferred to the
client, and remain the property of their respective owners. If you, the
client, are (or are intending to), update and maintain your own website, you
have permission to alter the content only. Should you require any changes to
custom graphics or template (layout & design), these changes are only to be
done by Gaslamp Village Web Design Studio. Should you decide to 'retire' the
services of Gaslamp Village Web Design Studio for any reason, all web design
pages, layouts, work up files, graphics, etc ... will remain the property of
and be relinquished to Gaslamp Village BEFORE another designer begins
working on a new website for you. Should the client wish to purchase the
copyrights to any of these elements, then arrangements can be made with an
additional cost to the client.
So ... EXACTLY what ARE you paying us for?
Our time. We are a service business. The hours
that we put into a design are sometimes astonishing! Therefore, you are
paying for the time it takes us to create the images, the layout, the
the template, add more pages, place the text, upload photos and documents,
and to complete whatever other tasks are required to make your new website
function and view properly. We also include some meta-tagging
and some local SEO (search engine optimization). Surprisingly enough, what
we charge to create a website does not even begin to cover the amount of
hours we put into some of the designs we create. Which is why custom web
design companies in bigger cities often charge three to four times the
amount we do in order to create websites of the same caliber as our
Ready To Begin?
Be sure to visit our "Getting Started" page for easy instructions on how you can be on your
way to getting a brand new website ... easy and hassle-free!!
Or call us today to get a quote on your next project!
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