The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by EToney Designs to “you” the Client. All work is carried out by EToney Designs on the understanding that you have agreed to the following Terms and Conditions.
Quotation, Schedule, & Acceptance
Design Request & Quotation. Once the initial design request (via form, email, or other) has been received, EToney Designs will provide you with a written estimate or quotation. All Prices quoted are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of the quotation. You must accept it in written form before any work is done. By acceptance, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. Only quotations provided by EToney Designs will be honored, not by any third party.
If you request, brainstorming can be done to solidify a direction. Once a direction is decided, one design concept will be provided.
Schedule. EToney Designs will provide an estimated schedule that may require action on your part (i.e. missing information). Therefore, any indication given by EToney Designs of a design project’s duration is to be considered by you to be an approximation. EToney Designs cannot be held responsible for any project over-runs, whatever the cause or delays caused by acts of God, strikes, fires, floods, or any other similar circumstances beyond one’s control.
Deposit Required. At the time of your acceptance of the estimate or quotation, a non-refundable payment of fifty (50) percent of the quoted fee will become immediately due. The remaining fifty (50) percent of the project will be due upon completion of the work prior to the release of materials.
Prices listed on this website are not binding and are provided in euros only excluding VAT*. In the case VAT is applicable, it shall be added to the final price. *VAT is not applicable at this time.
Revisions & Additional Services
Minor Revisions. A few minor revisions are expected and included in the price. Minor revisions include, but are not limited to a blurb text change, text sizing, or other small adjustments that do not require a redesign to accommodate. If the revisions have exceeded the quotation, you will be notified and charges may apply from that point forward.
Changes in direction, additional services, & excessive revisions. If for some reason you want to completely change direction, concept, extent, complexity, or scope after the project has started; or if you wish to add services (i.e. promotional materials); or if you have requested an excess of minor changes that exceed the quoted amount, additional charges will be quoted to you and are due in full at the time of your approval.
Completion & Payment
Final Proof and Payment. A final watermarked proof(s) and invoice will be provided upon completion of the design for you to review. At this time, the remainder of the balance is due upon receipt. Once you have paid the invoice, the project is considered complete and your watermark-free graphics will be sent to you. Watermark-free graphics will not be provided until the final payment has been received.
Until payment is completed, the design will remain EToney Designs’ property (see Copyright & Ownership).
Payment Method. Invoices will be sent with Paypal. Stripe available upon request (major debit and credit cards, Klarna, Google Pay, Apple Pay, WeChat Pay, Direct Debit, and more)
Project Abandonment. If you fail to respond for a period of fourteen (14) days or more (unless otherwise agreed upon in writing) after the final proof has been delivered, the project will be considered abandoned and closed. If that happens, EToney Designs reserve the right to keep any payments made toward the project and will provide you with the cost for all work completed and expenses incurred that are over and above the non-refundable deposit. If you wish to re-open an abandoned project, a new agreement will be required and will be subject to current pricing at that time.
Sizing for print. Minor changes can be made upon request up to the date of publication (i.e. blurb adjustments). It is your responsibility to provide Amazon KDP’s PDF file for the Paperback Book Cover Template, hardcover, or other print templates based on your preferences.
Copyright & Ownership
Ownership. Except for the retained rights described below, all materials EToney Designs produces on your behalf will become your property once full payment has been received. Until full payment is made, copyright is retained by EToney Designs.
Promotions. EToney Designs retains the right to use work produced for you as part of both online and offline portfolios, design competitions, publications, or other promotional purposes.
Concept Ownership. Any designs or ideas submitted to you that you do not select or that you have not paid for will remain EToney Designs’ property (regardless of whether the work is in your possession in the form of copy, artwork, text, etc.). After thirty (30) days of delivery, the design may be purchased by other Clients for their use.
Use of Design on Other Products. The design provided is for use on the item it was designed for (i.e. book cover) and not permitted for any other use (i.e. coffee mug, bookmark, t-shirt). The design can be modified for other uses for an additional charge.
Design source files such as indd or psd, are copyright and will not be released.
Refunds & Cancellations
See the Refund & Cancellation Policy
No Warranty. EToney Designs accepts no responsibility for the performance or any loss arising from their failure (i.e. amount of book sales). EToney Designs will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies, or any destruction or unauthorized use by others of your property. You agree not to hold EToney Designs responsible for any such loss or damage. EToney Designs is to be held in no way responsible for customer-approved designs that were then rejected by Amazon or other publishing entities.
Right to Refuse Service. EToney Designs reserves the right to refuse projects at any time without giving a reason. EToney Designs has the right to refuse any projects that includes materials that it deems offensive, immoral, obscene, or illegal. EToney Designs also reserves the right to refuse to include submitted images or artwork without giving a reason.
Client provided materials. You guarantee that all materials (i.e. images, fonts, logos) provided to EToney Designs are owned by you or that you have all necessary rights to such materials to allow the use of them for the project.
Stock Images. Photography not taken by EToney Designs will be been obtained by Shutterstock and are subject to their usage terms for standard images: unlimited distribution for ebooks and up to 500,000 copies of a print book. EToney Designs is not responsible for tracking numbers sold or providing new free designs once the limit has been reached.
Editing. EToney Designs is not responsible for editing (i.e. spell-checking, grammatical mistakes, or correcting errors) provided by you, and no financial responsibility is assumed by EToney Designs for errors or damages resulting from such errors. So please check thoroughly before sending! Editing promotional or blurb copy can be added for an additional charge, but not included automatically on custom designs.
These Terms and Conditions supersede any other Terms and Conditions distributed in any form. EToney Designs reserves the right to change any prices and any of the Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.