Terms & Conditions
This is the legalese that protects you and us.
Please read the following information before engaging BudgetSEO. Hopefully this makes it clear for you but if unsure, please ask.
When you enter into a contract with BudgetSEO, you agree to be bound by and consent to these terms and conditions. If there are problems with our service that arise, please contact us immediately in writing, include all relevant information and explain the issue. We'll try to settle your complaint in a satisfactory manner.
Although we won't divulge details about clients to other clients, potential or existing, we ask that you allow us to mention you in our Cases webpage. This will include a link to your page that we got onto Google's first page and the phrase that it's found with.
The Client:You, the individual, organization or business that is contracting with Budget SEO
Budget SEO:Us, the collective employees, affiliates, or other agents of Budget SEO.
Your Site.: The website whose page(s) you wish BudgetSEO to perform SEO on.
Page One.: The intended search result for a page of Your Site for an Agreed Phrase.
Agreed Phrase: This is the phrase agreed by The Client and BudgetSEO that a specified webpage shall be optimized for.
Engagement Fee: A non refundable payment of £49.95 (or equivalent in other currencies).
SEO Fee: A payment of £100.00 (or equivalent in other currencies) per month for six months. Halved for additional pages after the first.
Maintenance & Monitoring Fee: A payment of £50.00 (or equivalent in other currencies) per month after the initial six months. This is halved for additional pages after the first.
Things We Require from You During the Service Period
BudgetSEO requires that while we are engaged by you that:
- No other SEO company is working on Your Site while we are.
- You or anyone else won't use any "black hat" techniques, including but not limited to exchanging links with link farms, use spamming or SEO techniques, or otherwise do any online activities that may cause Your Site's Google search engine ranking to drop.
- Your Site is not hosted with a free hosting service but on paid hosting such as for instance a shared server, VPS or dedicated server.
- You allow BudgetSEO the necessary access to edit web pages of Your Site as we require.
- You give BudgetSEO the authority to submit Your Site webpages to whereever we feel necessary.
BudgetSEO requires that an order be placed for our services via email and we'll confirm receipt of the order by email, then send an invoice for the Engagement Fee.
This order is considered to be a contract between the client and BudgetSEO. The terms and conditions set forth below are considered binding, and may not be altered in any way by employees or agents of BudgetSEO.
The contract is considered to be in force for a period of six(6) months, and after which time the client may switchg to a Maintenance Contrcact by notifying BudgetSEO of their wish to do so.
The contract is for SEO optimization of a web page (which can include the home page) for an Agreed Phrase such as Best Examples. It can include additional webpages (each optimized for its own Agreed Phrase) at a reduced SEO Fee of £50/page/month.
If BudgetSEO having started the contract determines that it will no longer be able to place one or more of The Client's specified Web Page on Page One results then all previously paid SEO Fees for that page(s) shall be refunded to the Client.
Failure to pay a SEO Fee. Unless BudgetSEO has agreed to terminate the Contract The Client is liable for the SEO Fee for every page contracted and BudgetSEO will require unpaid fees up to the current date. The contract will then terminate.
Contract: Financial Obligation
The client is responsible for paying the engagement fee of £49.95 via Paypal within one week (7 days) of receiving the invoice. BudgetSEO will not start work until this has been received.
BudgetSEO shall produce a monthly report and email The Client with that report and Invoice for £100, every month for six months and at the Client's option a Maintenance Contract to continue afterwards. The client is responsible for acknowledging receipt and paying each SEO Fee or Maintenance Fee by Paypal within a period of 14 days of invoicing.
Following the successful completion of the Contract, a maintenance Contract may be entered into at The Client's choice. BudgetSEO will monitor and maintain the Page one location of the specified page for a Maintenance & Monitoring Fee for a specified page. Other pages can be included at a reduced (50%) Maintenance & Monitoring Fee of £25/page/month.
The Maintenance Contract requires BudgetSEO to monitor specified pages for their Agreed Phrase, and email a Report to The Client each month. If a monitored page drops off Page One then BudgetSEO shall do the necessary work to restore them to Page One within 1-2 months.
The Client and BudgetSEO have the right to cancel the Maintenance Contract at any time with one month's notice.
BudgetSEO SEO Services
The initial contact of the Client via the BudgetSEO contact form should specify the domain, web page and desired search phrase. BudgetSEO will then investigate whether it can promote the specified page to Page One on Google.com or Google.co.uk or some other regional Google site as specified by The Client. BudgetSEO may suggest alternative phrases that it believes will lead to higher traffic when the web page is on Page One of Google's results.
Search Engine Optimisation: Explanation of Services
By entering into a contract with BudgetSEO, the client asserts that they have read and are aware of the following statement:
Search Engines, particular Google have proprietary algorithms, techniques and software that affect how search results are ordered for a given search. These algorithms etc change periodically with a consequent change in ordering. BudgetSEO tracks these changes in order to minimize down time when Your Site drops out of Page One's results. It also means that while we may be abe to guarantee that your site will eventually be located on Page One, we cannot say exactly what ranking Your Site will have on Page One or how much traffic this will bring.
While a top ten ranking assignment means that the customer's page will be placed in the top ten in a search result, this can take up to 20 weeks to occur as we upload optimization to the customer's website. While Google results are often displayed on other search engine sites, BudgetSEO is solely focused on producing optimised results for the Google search engine only. It is our primary goal to increase visibility and to gain a higher search engine rank for our clients. This again, applies only to Google.
BudgetSEO must thoroughly stress that there is no guarantee to our services. We do not have the ability to offer an ironclad guarantee on the rank that our customers will receive. We also cannot calculate or even estimate the amount of increased traffic that will occur as a result of our optimisation services. Marketing online is unpredictable and BudgetSEO cannot in any way guarantee the position that a site will earn except that it will be on the first page.
BudgetSEO must be granted the right to optimise our customer's website. This can sometimes cause a slight visual impact, but is normally not noticeable. We will work with our customers to ensure that the page is left intact and that only the most minimal of changes takes place.
Our customers must supply BudgetSEO with their logins and passwords for FTP purposes to allow us full access to the website. BudgetSEO will fully protect all login and password information, keeping it under the tightest security. It is vital that customers inform their webmaster and any other individuals that work with their website that BudgetSEO is optimising the website.
BudgetSEO will make the final and complete decision on which search engines they deem most important to work with, however it's almost always going to be Google.com, .co.uk or some other local variant. We will base our decision solely on these factors: content, location, language, popularity or any other attribute that we feel is important to consider.
BudgetSEO will suggest phrases that search engine users will search for at their discretion. The positioning of these words will be used in the optimisation process. A listing is the search result page of a word or phrase that BudgetSEO has typed into a search engine. This will provide the positioning of the customer's website in the search engine listing. The customer's website name and possibly links to the customer's website will be included in the listing. The words that BudgetSEO chooses will be for test purposes and will be considered a test phrase. Although these websites and links will be listed with other testing phrases, there will be only one single test phrase in the report that we prepare.
All notices must be in writing. All notices and communication to BudgetSEO must be addressed correctly to BudgetSEO (47 Dawlish Road, Leyton, E10 6QB) or other such addresses as supplied directly from BudgetSEO. Notices that are sent from BudgetSEO to our clients will be considered valid if they are sent to the mailing address as it appears in our terms of service agreement or such address as was supplied by our customer in writing.
(5) In case of any invalidity or un-enforceability of any portion of this agreement shall in no way affect, impair, or nullify any other portion of this provision. No waiver of the due rights that BudgetSEO has under the protection of this agreement shall occur due to any failure of BudgetSEO to successfully enforce any portion of this agreement.
The signing of this agreement on behalf of the customer warrants that the signee has the authority to commit the client to the entire agreement and also confirms that this agreement is a binding agreement between two businesses. If any payments for the customer are made through a credit card, debit card, bank transfer, or demand draft that is not in the customer's name or the customer's business name, then it is the sole responsibility of the customer to reimburse any and all payments to the card or bank account holder from which the payment was made on behalf of the customer.
Our Payment Terms and Conditions:
We will accept online credit card payments through the services of PayPal only.
Please note that if paying by cheque, we will not commence on any work until the standard 5 working days have passed since we received the cheque. This allows for time for the cheque to clear our bank.
In the case of a customer's monthly payment plan for our search engine optimisation services, all payments must be made on the first day of the month or at least on the first business day of the month. We will charge a 5% interest charge against the outstanding balance for every month that the customer's payment is delayed.
Our Money Back Policy:
We have complete confidence in our ability to perform expert work in the website optimisation of our customers. Should the customer be displeased with our services, they may send a refund request to our email at: info(at)budgetseo.org. Please include the reasons for your refund request. Once we receive the request, we will investigate the reasons for your dissatisfaction to determine the validity of any and all claims for the purpose of deducting the proper amount of fees that refer to your specific refund request. Your refund will be processed as soon as possible through a company cheque.
This is in addition to our money back guarantee. If, six months after engagement we have been unable to place your website onto the first result's page of Google.com or whichever search engine was specified then we will refund all of the monthly payments. We won't take any payment or undertake any work if we feel that the phrase you want will not get a first page result for your site.
Loss of Service:
BudgetSEO accepts no liability in the case of a loss of service, files being unavailable or inaccessible, damage of data, misuse of equipment by other clients, failure or breakdown of externally managed equipment, or any communication devices or services that are beyond the control of BudgetSEO.
We do not in any way have or offer any affiliate/reseller type of program. We do not have resellers or affiliates. We only accept outsourced project requests if there is a true benefit to the customer and there is a written agreement. It is important to note that BudgetSEO will hold no responsibility for a third party outsourced business.
We will never ask for any of your financial information.
You should only share your personal usernames and passwords once you have signed your agreement.
If BudgetSEO must create any accounts for the work carried out, then we will make every effort to make the email address and password the customer's own email address and password so that the customer has complete control over the account. All accounts that are created will be fully documented and sent to the customer via email.
If you receive any strange emails, phishing requests, or fake emails please report them immediately to info(at)budgetseo.org and do not respond to the email or open any attachments that are included.
We will never have a third party contact you by email or by phone unless this is a part of the original written agreement or has been agreed upon through email beforehand.