Terms and Conditions
I’ve tried to keep my T&Cs as simple as possible, but if you have any queries on any of the below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Before entering into work with me, you must confirm by email that you have read and agree to these terms and the project proposal provided detailing the services commissioned, project fee and deadline.
1.1 “You”/“Your” refers to the individual or company that is purchasing services from Melissa D’Anzieri.
2. The Brief
The brief must be supplied by You and clearly detail Your project requirements.
You must provide any and all information you want Melissa D’Anzieri to include that isn’t currently on Your website or in any of our email correspondence. The only exception to this is research which is part of the copywriting process.
3. The Quote
The quote provided to You by Melissa D’Anzieri is free of charge and is valid for a period of one month (30 days) from the date issued.
. This quote includes:
A maximum of 2 drafts of the project outlined in the brief.
Discussion and correspondence regarding the project via email as necessary.
If at any time You alter the brief, Melissa D’Anzieri reserves the right to revise the quote. You will be informed of any additional charges in the first instance. Charges for additional work and edits outside of the amount quoted will be made on a case-by-case basis.
4. Quote Acceptance
You must have permission or the authority to commission the project.
Acceptance of the quote provided by email shall be deemed to include acceptance of these terms and conditions. The project proposal, together with these terms and conditions, will be the entire contract between You and Melissa D’Anzieri.
The contract will start on the date of your acceptance of the quote, and will continue until the project is complete or until terminated in writing by either party. To terminate the contract in writing before completion, seven (7) days’ notice will be required. If such notice is given at any time during the agreement, Your liability for remuneration will be as set out in point 6.
5. Payment Procedures
Projects under £1,000 require 100% upfront cleared payment before commencement of work.
For all other projects, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required in advance. Melissa D’Anzieri reserves the right not to begin work on the project until the deposit is received in full. The remaining amount due for the project will then be invoiced at the half-way point. The first draft will be submitted to You once the outstanding payment has cleared.
Invoices are sent electronically and are payable within seven (7) days.
Melissa D’Anzieri accepts payment via BACS (bank wire transfer) or cheque.
Please note that You are responsible for any bank charges for sending an international payment. Melissa D’Anzieri is responsible for any bank charges for receiving an international payment.
6. Overdue payments
All invoices are due to be paid within seven (7) days. Any queries regarding the invoice and payment must be raised with Melissa D’Anzieri on receipt of the invoice.
If any invoice is not paid within thirty (30) days:
Melissa D’Anzieri understands and will exercise the statutory right to interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the late payment legislation if Melissa D’Anzieri is not paid according to agreed credit terms.
The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013 states that debt up to £999.99 incurs a £40 charge, debt from £1000 – £9,999 incurs a £70 charge and debt at £10,000 or more incurs a £100 charge.
Melissa D’Anzieri shall have the right to charge interest at 8% above the Bank of England base rate from the date the invoice becomes overdue.
Melissa D’Anzieri may terminate this contract immediately by written notice