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our terms & conditions

By entering a project with Innovative Design Style, you are consenting to be bound by these terms & conditions, policies and procedures. 

Terms & Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions of Service apply to all products and services provided by Innovative Design Style (hereinafter referred to as IDS) and in the event of any dispute are governed by the laws of Illinois.


All work is carried out by IDS on the understanding that the client has agreed to our terms and conditions.


Copyright is retained by IDS on all design work including words, pictures, ideas, visuals and illustrations unless specifically released in writing and after all costs have been settled.


If a choice of designs is presented and one is chosen for your project, only that solution is deemed to be given by us as fulfilling the contract. All other designs remain the property of IDS, unless specifically agreed in writing.


Project Acceptance

At the time of proposal, IDS will provide the customer with a written estimate or quotation by email. These Terms and Conditions can be read at any time on the IDS website.


Alternatively, the client may send an official purchase order in reply to the estimate or quotation which binds the client to accept our terms and conditions, or an email acknowledging acceptance of the quotation.


For the avoidance of doubt, the IDS Terms & Conditions are what govern the job, not any conditions on the customer’s purchase order.


Design Charges

Charges for design services to be provided by IDS will be set out in the written estimate or quotation that is provided to the customer. At the time of the customer’s signed acceptance of this estimate or quotation, indicating acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, a non-refundable payment of 65% of the quoted fee will become immediately due.


Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all design services require an advance payment of a minimum of sixty-five (65) percent of the project quotation total before the work commences or is supplied to the Client for review. The remaining percent of the project quotation total will be due upon completion of the work prior to upload to the server or release of materials.


Source Files

We will supply proofs and PDF files as appropriate for printing, or other graphic files as detailed in the job scope or request.


Charges for design work do not cover the release of our copyright design source files, including but not restricted to indd, psd, AI, png, fla or other source files or raw code; if the Client requires these files for transfer to an in-house or other designer, they will be subject to a separate quotation or ‘buy-out’ charge.


Charges for Other Services

Charges for any additional services requested during the project that are over and above the estimated time or out of scope, will become fully payable (100% of the quoted amount) at the time of estimate or quotation acceptance.



The customer will be provided with an Approval Form or Proof Email, and an Invoice prior to final publication. At this time the remainder of the amount due will become payable and the customer will also be required to sign and return the Approval Form or signify approval by email to IDS.


Any invoice queries must be submitted by email within 14 days of the invoice date.


Accounts which remain outstanding for 30 days after the date of invoice, are subject to a late payment of 8% on the outstanding amount from the date due until the date of payment.


Payments may be made by online transfer, credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or Debit Card. Publication and/or release of work done by IDS on behalf of the client, may not take place before cleared funds have been received.



An account shall be considered default if it remains unpaid for 30 days from the date of invoice. IDS shall be entitled to remove IDS ‘s and/or the customer’s material from any and all computer systems, until the amount due has been fully paid. This includes any and all unpaid monies due for services, including, but not limited to, hosting, domain registration, search engine submission, design and maintenance, sub-contractors, printers, photographers and libraries.

Removal of such materials does not relieve the customer of its obligation to pay the due amount.


Customers whose accounts become default agree to pay all IDS ‘s reasonable legal and accounting expenses and third party collection agency fees in the enforcement of the debt and these Terms and Conditions.


Copyrights and Trademarks

By supplying text, images and other data to IDS for inclusion in the customer’s website or other medium, the customer declares that it holds the appropriate copyright and/or trademark permissions. The ownership of such materials will remain with the customer, or rightful copyright or trademark owner.


Any artwork, images, or text supplied and/or designed by IDS on behalf of the customer, will remain the property of IDS and/or its suppliers unless otherwise agreed in writing. A license for use of the copyright material is granted to the customer solely for the project defined in the scope or request and not for any other purpose.


The customer may request in writing from IDS, the necessary permission to use materials (for which IDS holds the copyright) in forms other than for which it was originally supplied, and IDS may, at its discretion, grant this and may charge for the additional usage. Such permission must be obtained in writing before any of the aforesaid artwork, images, text, or other data is used.


Any software, code, plugin or other third party material used in a web or digital project remains the property of the creator and any ongoing license fees or fees for upgrades are the responsibility of the client, not IDS.


By supplying images, text, or any other data to IDS, the customer grants IDS permission to use this material freely in the pursuit of the design.


Should IDS, or the customer supply an image, text, audio clip or any other file for use in a website, multimedia presentation, print item, exhibition, advertisement or any other medium believing it to be copyright and royalty free, which subsequently emerges to have such copyright or royalty usage limitations, the customer will agree to allow IDS to remove and/or replace the file on the site.


The customer agrees to fully indemnify and hold IDS free from harm in any and all claims resulting from the customer in not having obtained all the required copyright, and/or any other necessary permissions.



The customer agrees that changes required over and above the estimated work, or in addition to the agreed scope, or where the client makes changes to the supplied copy or changes required to be carried out after acceptance of the draft design, will be liable to a separate charge.


The customer also agrees that IDS holds no responsibility for any amendments made by any third party, before or after a design is published.



Any design, copywriting, drawing, idea or code created for the customer by IDS, or any of its contractors, is licensed for use by the client on a one-time only basis and may not be modified, re-used, or re-distributed in any way or form without the express written consent of IDS and any of its relevant sub-contractors.


All design work – where there is a risk that another party make a claim, should be registered by the client with the appropriate authorities prior to publishing or first use or searches and legal advice sought as to its use.


IDS will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from such claims.


IDS is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss, non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. The customer agrees not to hold IDS responsible for any such loss or damage.


Any claim against IDS shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.


Data Formats

The client agrees to IDS’s definition of acceptable means of supplying data to the company.


Text is to be supplied to IDS in electronic format as standard text (.txt), MS Word (.docx) or via e-mail / FTP or shared folder.


Images which are supplied in an electronic format are to be provided in a format as prescribed by IDS via e-mail / FTP. Images must be of a quality suitable for use without any subsequent image processing, and IDS will not be held responsible for any image quality which the client later deems to be unacceptable.


IDS cannot be held responsible for the quality of any images which the client wishes to be scanned from printed materials.


Additional expenses may be incurred for any necessary action, including, but not limited to, photography and art direction, photography searches, media conversion, digital image processing, or data entry services, color correction and alteration of images.


Design Project Duration

Any indication given by IDS of a design project’s duration is to be considered by the customer to be an estimation. IDS cannot be held responsible for any project over-runs, whatever the cause. Estimated project duration should be deemed to be from the date that cleared funds are received by IDS for the initial payment or by date confirmed in writing by IDS.


Rights of Access for Website Construction

The client agrees to allow IDS all necessary access to computer systems and other locations, as required, in order to complete a website project and until all due funds are cleared, including the necessary read/write permissions, usernames and passwords.


The customer also agrees to allow IDS access to any computer systems, usernames and passwords required to remove data and/or sites for failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions.


The customer agrees to supply IDS with all necessary materials, electronic, or otherwise, required to create and complete the project, and to supply them in a timely manner.


Design Project Completion

IDS considers the design project complete upon receipt of the customer’s signed Approval form or signoff email. Other services such as printing, display panel production, filmwork, website uploading, publishing etc. either contracted on the client’s behalf constitute a separate project and can be treated as a separate charge.


Design Credits

The customer agrees to allow IDS to place a small credit on printed material exhibition displays, advertisements and/or a link to IDS own website on the customer’s website. This will usually be in the form of a small logo or line of text placed towards the bottom of the page.


The customer also agrees to allow IDS to place websites and other designs, along with a link to the client’s site on IDS’s own website for demonstration purposes and to use any designs in its own publicity and portfolios.



Cancellation of orders may be made initially by telephone contact, or e-mail, however, following this, IDS will need formal notification in writing to the company’s postal address. The client will then be invoiced for all work completed over and above the non-refundable deposit that will have been made at the time of first ordering. The balance of monies due must be paid within 30 days. Please note: any cancellation which is not formally confirmed in writing and received by IDS within 14 days of such instruction being issued, will be liable for the full quoted cost of the project.


Change of Mind

For a Change of Mind refund request to be considered, it must be received by our Sales department within 15 days from the date of purchase. We do not require that you provide a reason for your request; however, your feedback would be appreciated. Change of mind refund requests are granted at the Sole Discretion of Innovative Design Style and are subject to approval. All change of mind refund requests must pass the terms and conditions outlined on this webpage to be eligible for refund consideration. Change of mind refund requests are granted at our Sole Discretion. If a change of mind refund request is granted, the client will incur a 20% (twenty) percent processing fee, to cover the costs of refunding financial transactions and time spent on the client project. Change of mind refunds apply only to single purchases and require 21 days to process.



A project will be considered abandoned if you have not been heard from in 21 days. You will not have any rights to use any of the work that has been presented to you during the process. If there has been no contact from you and you contact IDS after the 21 day abandonment period, a start up fee will apply. If any refund is requested, the client will incur a 20% (twenty) percent processing fee, to cover the costs of refunding financial transactions and time spent on the client project and the balance will then be issued as a design credit only, no exceptions.



IDS makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, for any and all products and/or services that it supplies. IDS will not be held responsible for any and all damages resulting from products and/or services it supplies. IDS is not responsible for any loss, or consequential loss of data, or non-delivery of products or services, of whatever cause. While we take reasonable steps to investigate the materials we recommend, we accept no responsibility for the performance or quality of materials or any consequential loss arising from their failure. The customer agrees not to hold IDS responsible for any such loss or damage. Any claim against IDS shall be limited to the relevant fee(s) paid by the customer.


IDS reserves the right to use the services of sub-contractors, agents and suppliers and any work, content, services and usage is bound by their Terms and Conditions. IDS will not knowingly perform any actions to contravene these and the client also agrees to be so bound.


IDS and its clients agree to comply with Printers Terms and Conditions which include disclaimers for non-completion on time and the flexibility to supply quantities within 10% of the total ordered. IDS recommends that if an exact quantity is required, then 10% extra is added to the quantity and extra time made available should the job be delayed.



These Terms and Conditions supersede any previous Terms and Conditions distributed in any form. IDS reserves the right to change any rates and any of the Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.


Acceptance of Terms and Conditions and Quotation

The placement of an order for design and/or any other services offered by IDS, by email, verbally or in writing, is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions, which are freely available at


Deposit submissions and estimates validated by the customer’s signature on the estimate or quotation form, or by email, constitutes acceptance of the estimate or quotation and agreement to comply fully with all the Terms and Conditions and forms a Contract for Business between the signatory and IDS.