If you want to work with me, I operate with the following Terms of Service.
Deposits, final payments and delivery
I reserve the right to request a 50% deposit prior to starting work on your project. If a deposit is requested, an invoice will be generated and delivered to you via email and payment is expected within 30 days of issue unless otherwise specified. By remitting deposit funds you are accepting these Terms of Service and entering a contract with me, Ian Markauskas
I will invoice for the remaining cost of the project and associated services prior to the release of any files or final exports. I reserve the right to withold delivery until payment has been received in full.
I reserve the right to invoice prior to the time detailed if you have been uncontactable/unresponsive for more than 30 days.
You may reserve the right to request a payment plan which may be accepted at my discretion. All payment plans must be agreed to both parties in writing.
All payments are to be made within 30 days of issue.
I reserve the right to charge you for any fees incurred relating to commencement of collection and recovery processes for accounts that remain unpaid in excess of 30 days.
Ownership & Copyright
All preparation materials, sketches, visuals, and proofs, including the electronic files used to create the project remain the property of Ian Markauskas. The final photos/digital files will become your property ONLY upon final payment of the project.
If final payment is NOT received as agreed, all designs and concepts will remain the property of Ian Markauskas until payment is received.
If there are issues with final payment, I reserve the right to reuse or amend any of these ideas for other clients, or to be used freely as concepts in my portfolio.
Should the client attempt to use/modify/alter/replicate or steal any of my ideas without making agreed final payment, I will take immediate legal counsel.
Ian Markauskas reserves the right to show any artwork, ideas, sketches created for this project in a portfolio as examples of client work. This is typically, but not limited to the completion of the project. If you have any specific ‘secrecy/stealth mode’ or NDA requirements, please mention this before agreeing to the proposal.
Final payment ensures that ONLY the agreed finished photos becomes your property. Any previous ideas/concepts, proofs remain mine, unless any prior agreement has been made.