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TERMS OF SERVICE:

Puget SEO, LLC Terms of Service

This Terms of Service Agreement is made between the purchaser of our services, herein referred to as "Client", and Puget SEO, LLC, herein referred to as "Contractor", functioning in the capacity of an Independent Contractor, for Search Engine Optimization Services to be rendered by Contractor on behalf of Client for the specific website (or websites) Client has purchased services for. Contractor agrees to provide Client with Search Engine Optimization (hereinafter referred to as "SEO") as described in this agreement during any period in which Services have been paid for. Services provided by Contractor are intended to serve two primary purposes: 1) to provide the Client's website with increased exposure in the major search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo!), and 2) to drive organic search engine traffic to Client's website.

Services Performed
Contractor agrees to provide SEO Services for Client as applicable to the agreed to Services purchased by Client.

For the purposes of performing SEO Services, Client agrees to provide Contractor with access to Client website analytics programs such as Webtrends, Omniture, Google Analytics, and Google Webmaster Tools, for analysis and tracking purposes if requested by Contractor. Client also authorizes Contractor to use Client pictures, logos, trademarks, website images, content, etc., for any use as deemed necessary by Contractor for SEO, social media, internet marketing, and other related purposes as applicable.

Client Acknowledges the Following with Respect to Services Offered or Provided:

  • All fees are non-refundable.

  • All fees, services, documents, recommendations, and reports are confidential and are not to be shared with any third party.

  • Contractor has no control over the policies of search engines or other websites with respect to the type of sites and/or content that they accept now or in the future. The Client's website may be excluded from any directory or search engine at any time at the sole discretion of the search engine or directory.

  • Due to the competitiveness of some keywords/phrases, ongoing changes in search engine ranking algorithms, and other competitive factors, Contractor does not guarantee #1 positions or consistent top 10 positions for any particular keyword, phrase, or search term.

  • A website's search engine rankings will fluctuate on a continuous basis due to changes in the search engine ranking algorithms and ongoing SEO efforts made by competitors.

  • Google has been known to hinder the rankings of new websites (or pages) until they have proven their viability to exist for more than 6 months. This is referred to as the “Google Sandbox.” Contractor assumes no liability for ranking/traffic/indexing issues related to Google Sandbox or other penalties imposed by the search engines.

  • Some search engines and directories may take as long as 2 to 4 months, and in some cases longer, after submission to list Client's website.

  • Occasionally, search engines and directories will drop listings for no apparent or predictable reason. Often listings will "reappear" without any additional submissions. Should the listing not reappear, Contractor will re-submit the site based on the current policies of the search engine or directory in question.

  • Occasionally, search engines and directories will stop accepting submissions for an indefinite period of time.

  • Linking to "bad neighborhoods", getting links from "link farms", or participating in other types of "link schemes" can seriously damage all SEO efforts.

  • Contractor does not assume any liability for the Client's choice to link to or obtain a link from any particular website.

Payments
In consideration and for compensation of Contractor's Services, to be performed on behalf of Client, Client agrees to pay Contractor mutually agreed upon fees via PayPal for the security of both parties.

Contractor's Services will include email consultations, research, preparation and transmission of materials, documentation and information for implementation by the Client (or by a competent Web Developer of Client's designation, hired at Client's expense). Additional Services not listed herein (such as phone consultations, Pay-Per-Click advertising management, etc.) will require being scheduled and paid for in advance at a fee of $75 per hour.

Any incidental costs related to Services provided to the Client such as long distance telephone calls, shipping, postage, courier and travel will be reimbursed to Contractor by the Client. Contractor will not perform any work for Client prior to receiving payment for services.

Time Considerations
Contractor is not responsible for changes made to the Client's website by other parties that adversely affect the organic search engine rankings of the Client's website.

Modifications independently made to web pages by Client (or third party) which can substantially affect and alter optimization of and rankings for website pages may result in duplication of work by Contractor. Such altered pages will, therefore, no longer be considered as part of the original agreement, and may be included in a subsequent month for SEO Services provided by Contractor (if Services are provided on an ongoing monthly basis), and will count toward the total number of pages included that month.

Client understands that Client may not hold Contractor responsible for failure of either Client or the Web Developer of Client's designation to provide necessary materials, text and information, or to execute and/or implement recommended modifications by Contractor in a timely manner.

Client will:
Provide information as requested by Contractor for the purpose of providing SEO Services in this Agreement.
Assume full responsibility for implementing the recommendations made by Contractor and will not hold Contractor responsible if those recommendations are incorrectly or incompletely implemented by Client or the Web Developer of Client's designation.

Implement recommendations made by Contractor within approximately one week of receipt of them from Contractor, for Client to receive the maximum benefit of regular, ongoing optimization and prevent duplicate work.

Contractor makes no guarantee/warranty of project timelines or added expenses (like charging additional fees, etc.) if:

1. Client takes any action that may affect the SEO of Client website without approval of Contractor.
2. Client fails to resolve Contractor queries on time.
3. Client makes delays in providing required access, documents, permissions or any support for Search Engine Optimization purposes.
4. Client fails to make necessary changes on Client's website as and when advised by Contractor for carrying out the SEO Services.
5. There is a server outage for prolonged time on Client's site.
6. Client refuses to educate him/herself about basic SEO principles or does not take actions as instructed by Contractor.
7. Contractor is not responsible for the Client overwriting SEO work provided by Contractor.
8. Client understands that Contractor alone can't be held responsible for Client's website's success or failure. Client understands that Client needs to work as a partner with Contractor, and give Contractor the necessary time and commitment and follow Contractor's advice/suggestions sincerely and on time to make Client's SEO and any related internet marketing efforts a success.
9. SEO work is destroyed either wholly or in parts, either knowingly or unknowingly by any party other than Contractor or without the prior consultation of Contractor. SEO work is considered to be destroyed either wholly or in parts if the following changes (but not limited to) are made to Client's website by any party other than Contractor or without first consulting Contractor:

a. Changes in a file(s) or folder(s) name
b. Putting a file in a different folder or putting a folder in another folder or sub domain
c. Making changes in the head section of a document like changing the text in the title tag, removing certain HTML tags required for site authentication
d. Deleting a link, folder, file, web document or sub domain
e. Modifying text on a web document like changing the formatting of the text or repositioning the text
f. Removing analytics code from the web page which is used to track website traffic and other analytics data
g. Linking out to any website without prior consultation of the Contractor
h. Adding a file, folder, web document, widget or any functionality
i. Renaming URLs of existing web documents
j. Taking down the website or part of the website
k. Renaming, re-locating, adding or removing any file, folder or sub domain on a web server including web pages, robots.txt, .htaccess file, sitemap.xml, rss.xml etc.
l. Changes in the site navigation or architecture
m. Changes in the anchor text
n. Making any changes on an optimized web page

Client Responsibility and Copyright Considerations
Client will supply Contractor with all text, documents and other necessary materials, as applicable, including but not limited to records pertaining to website traffic, for performance of agreed upon Services. Client affirms that the Client is the full copyright owner of such materials, or that he/she has obtained proper permission from the copyright owner(s) for use of such materials. Client will indemnify Contractor and hold Contractor harmless against any claims of libel, copyright, or trademark infringement brought against Contractor with respect to use of those materials.

Confidentiality
Client and Contractor agree to hold each other's Proprietary or Confidential Information in the strictest confidence. "Proprietary or Confidential Information" shall include, but is not limited to, written contracts, trade secrets, know-how, business methods, business policies, memoranda, reports, records, computer retained information, notes, or financial information. Proprietary or Confidential Information shall not include any information which: (i) is or becomes generally known to the public by any means other than a breach of the obligations of the receiving party; (ii) was previously known to the receiving party or rightly received by the receiving party from a third party; (iii) is independently developed by the receiving party; or (iv) is subject to disclosure under court order or other lawful process. Client and Contractor agree not to make each other's Proprietary or Confidential Information available in any form to any third party or to use each other's Proprietary or Confidential Information for any purpose other than as specified in this Agreement. Each party's proprietary or confidential information shall remain the sole and exclusive property of that party. Client and Contractor agree that in the event of use or disclosure by the other party other than as specifically provided for in this Agreement, the non-disclosing party may be entitled to equitable relief. Notwithstanding termination or expiration of this Agreement.

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Washington State law and Federal law, as applicable. Any controversy or claim between the parties arising out of or related to the Agreement shall be settled exclusively by arbitration before a single arbitrator under the then current rules of the Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service (WAMS) and Applicant waives the right to bring an action in state or Federal court. The arbitration shall be held in King County, Washington, U.S.A. Applicant agrees that any decision and award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and the award so rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees and costs in addition to any other relief to which such party may be entitled.

Limited Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONTRACTOR BE LIABLE TO CLIENT FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, LOST PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE OR ALLEGED TO BE BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY, ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN. CONTRACTOR MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR ANY SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OR HARDWARE OBTAINED FROM THIRD PARTIES.

Other
The failure of Contractor to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

By approving this Agreement Client agrees that Client fully understands this Agreement, Client is legally competent and authorized to enter into the Agreement and Client approves of this Agreement on Client’s ‘own free will’ without any undue influence, misrepresentation of facts or by mistake. Client also represents and warrants to Contractor that Client has no interest or obligation which is inconsistent with or in conflict with this agreement or which would prevent, limit, or impair Contractor performance of any part of this agreement. Client agrees to notify Contractor immediately if any such interest or obligation arises. Client also understands that any binding communications with Contractor must be in writing via email, as instructed by Contractor, and will supersede any claims of any verbal recommendations, claims, or promises made by Contractor to Client.

DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE. Client warrants that their representative who approves this Agreement is duly authorized by all necessary and appropriate corporate actions to execute this Agreement. Client acknowledges that by paying for any Services to be rendered by Contractor, such action is to be considered as confirmation that Client has read and accepts this agreement in its entirety.

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