This Advertising Agency & Software Development Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and effective upon signing,
BETWEEN: The Undersigned (the “Client”),
AND: Artificial Brilliance, Inc. (the “Agency”), a business organized and existing under the laws of the State of Nevada, with its head office located at:
29271 Gandolf Ct, Murrieta, California, 92563, United States
Agency is in the business of providing advertising agency services and software development for a fee. Client desires to engage Agency to render, and Agency desires to render to Client, certain services, all as set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements and covenants herein contained the parties hereto agree as follows:
Client engages Agency to render, and Agency agrees to render to Client, certain services in connection with Client’s planning, preparing and placing of advertising for the purpose promoting Client’s company, products, services and or a third party’s company, products or services of which Client has legal authority to hire Client for and/or software development including but not limited to websites, cloud web apps, mobile apps and machine learning algorithms.
Services provided shall include but not be limited to the following:
a. Analyze Client’s company, brand and current and proposed products and services and present plans to target potential markets and/or develop software to advance company goals.
b. Create, prepare and submit to Client for its prior approval advertising ideas and programs and development specifications.
c. Prepare and submit to Client for its prior approval, estimates of costs and expenses associated with proposed ideas and programs and/or software.
d. Design and prepare, or arrange for the design and preparation of, advertisements and/or software.
e. Perform such other services as Client may request from time to time such as, but not limited to, direct mail, email, text messages, social media messages, speech writing, publicity and public relations work, market research and analysis and various types of software development.
f. Order advertising space, time or other means to be used for publication of Client’s advertisements, at all times endeavoring to secure the most efficient and advantageous rates available.
g. Proof for accuracy and completeness of insertions, displays, broadcasts, or other forms of advertisements.
h. Audit invoices for space, time, material preparation and charges.
Agency’s engagement shall relate to any and all products and services of Client and/or a third party company’s, products or services of which Client has legal authority to hire Client for.
Agency shall be the EXCLUSIVE advertising agency in the United States for Client with respect to the products described in Section 2 above.
a. If applicable, Agency shall receive an amount equal to 10% of the gross charges levied by media for advertising placed therewith by Agency pursuant to this Agreement; and 30% after volume discount, of the charges of suppliers of services or properties, such as finished art, comprehensive layouts, type composition, photostats, engravings, printing, radio and television programs, talent, literary, dramatic and musical works, records and exhibits, purchased by Agency on Client’s authorization during the term of this Agreement; provided that:
(i)If applicable, No percentage will be added to Agency charges for packing, shipping, express, postage, telephone, telex, fax, travel expenses and other out of pocket expenses of Agency personnel; and
(ii)If applicable, Agency’s commission for outdoor advertising will be the standard rate allowed advertising agencies when such rate is less than 20%.
b.If applicable, for those functions where Agency is not compensated on a commission basis, Client shall pay Agency on an hourly basis for services provided hereunder. The rate will be determined by the type of services provided and the person or persons providing such services, but in no event shall the rate exceed $250 per hour. Client may elect in advance to be charged on this hourly rate basis. If Client fails to notify Agency of its choice, it shall be presumed that Client elected to be charged on an hourly rate basis.
c. In the event that Agency undertakes, at Client’s request subject to Client’s prior approval, special projects such as those described in Section 1.F above, Agency shall prepare an estimate of total charges for any such special project, including therein any charges for materials or services purchased from outside sources. In the event that Client elects to proceed with the special project based upon Agency’s estimated cost, Agency shall perform the services with respect to such special project at its estimated cost, subject to modification as mutually agreed by the parties.
d. For any special project or other services provided by Agency pursuant to this Agreement upon which the parties have not agreed as to charges, Client shall pay Agency at its regular hourly rates, not to exceed $250 per hour.
e. Client shall not be obligated to reimburse Agency for any travel or other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the performance of services pursuant to this Agreement unless expressly agreed by Client in advance.
a. Agency shall invoice Client for all media costs where possible in advance of Agency’s payment date to allow for prepayment by the Client so that Client may receive the benefit of any available prepayment or similar discount. For any media purchase or service for which Agency is not entitled to a commission, Agency shall ensure that the charges to Client are net of all agency commissions and discounts.
b. Charges for production materials and services shall be billed by Agency upon completion of the production job or, if cash discounts are available, upon receipt of the supplier’s invoice.
c. On all outside purchases other than for media, Agency shall attach to the invoice proof of the supplier’s charges.
d. All cash discounts on Agency’s purchases including, but not limited to, media, art, printing and mechanical work, shall be available to Client, provided that Client meets Agency’s requisite billing terms and there is no outstanding indebtedness of Client to Agency at the time of the payment to the supplier.
e. Rate or billing adjustments shall be credited or charged to Client on the next following regular invoice date or as soon as otherwise practical.
f. Invoices shall be submitted in an itemized format and shall be paid by Client within 5 days of the invoice date.
g. If Client has a credit card or bank account on file, Agency has written authorization to automatically charge Client for any outstanding invoices.
During the term of this Agreement, unless specifically agreed otherwise, Agency may accept employment from, render services to, represent or otherwise be affiliated with any person, firm, corporation or entity in connection with any product or service directly or indirectly competitive with or similar to any product or service of Client with respect to which the Agency is providing any service pursuant to this Agreement.
Agency shall not commence work on any project pursuant to this Agreement without first estimating costs for preparation, including copy, service, layout, art, engraving, typography, processing, paste up and production unless so directed by Client.
Agency agrees that following reasonable prior notice any and all contracts, agreements, correspondence, books, accounts and other information relating to Client’s business or this Agreement shall be available for inspection by Client and Client’s outside accountants, at Client’s expense.
a. Agency shall ensure, to the fullest extent possible under law, that Client shall own any and all right, title and interest in and to, including copyrights, trade secret, patent and other intellectual property rights, with respect to any copy, photograph, advertisement, music, lyrics, or other work or thing created by Agency or at Agency’s direction for Client pursuant to this Agreement and utilized by Client.
b. Upon termination, Client agrees that any code, designs, ideas, advertising, merchandising, package, plan or idea prepared by Agency and submitted to Client (whether submitted separately or in conjunction with or as a part of other material) which Client has elected not to utilize, shall remain the property of Agency, unless Client has paid Agency a specified extra amount for exclusivity of such item. Client agrees to return to Agency any copy, artwork, plates or other physical embodiment of such creative work relating to any such idea or plan which may be in Client’s possession at termination or expiration of this Agreement.
c. Code, designs, materials and advertisements created by Agency pursuant to this Agreement may be used by Client outside the United States without additional compensation, provided that Client shall be responsible for any additional expense associated with such use, such as charges for translation and amounts due talent. Agency’s obligations in Section 10.A. above shall not apply with respect to any such foreign use.
a. Agency shall indemnify and hold Client harmless with respect to any claims, loss, suit, liability or judgment suffered by Client, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, based upon or related to any item prepared by Agency or at Agency’s direction, including, but not limited to, any claim of libel, slander, piracy, plagiarism, invasion of privacy, or infringement of copyright or other intellectual property interest, except where any such claim arises out of material supplied by Client and incorporated into any materials or advertisement prepared by Agency. Agency has the right to procure and maintain in force during the term of this Agreement, at Agency’s expense, an advertising agency liability policy or policies having no minimum limit requirement, naming Client as an additional insured and loss payee under such policy or policies.
b. Client agrees to indemnify and hold Agency harmless with respect to any claims, loss, liability, damage or judgment suffered by Agency, including reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, which results from the use by Agency of any material furnished by Client or where material created by Agency or at the direction of Agency subject to the indemnification in subsection A. above is materially changed by Client. Information or data obtained by Agency from Client to substantiate claims made in advertising shall be deemed to be “material furnished by Client to Agency”.
c. In the event of any proceeding, litigation or suit against Client by any regulatory agency or in the event of any court action or other proceeding challenging any advertising prepared by Agency, Agency shall assist in the preparation of the defense of such action or proceeding and cooperate with Client and Client’s attorneys.
The term of this Agreement shall commence on the undersigned data and shall continue in full force and effect until terminated by either party upon at least 30 days prior written notice, provided that in no event (except breach) may this Agreement be terminated prior to 30 days from the undersigned date. The rights, duties and obligations of the parties shall continue in full force during or following the period of the termination notice until termination, including the ordering and billing of advertising in media whose closing dates follow then such period.
a. Upon termination of the Agreement, Agency shall transfer, assign and make available to Client all property and materials in Agency’s possession or subject to Agency’s control that are the property of Client, subject to payment in full of amounts due pursuant to this Agreement
b. Upon termination, Agency agrees to provide reasonable cooperation in arranging for the transfer or approval of third party’s interest in all contracts, agreements and other arrangements with advertising media, suppliers, talent and others not then utilized, and all rights and claims thereto and therein, following appropriate release from the obligations therein.
In the event of any default of any material obligation by or owed by a party pursuant to this Agreement, then the other party may provide written notice of such default and if such default is not cured within 10 days of the written notice, then the non-defaulting party may terminate this Agreement.
Any notice required by this Agreement or given in connection with it, shall be in writing and shall be given to the appropriate party by personal delivery or by certified mail, postage prepaid, or recognized overnight delivery services, or upon text message, email, chat, video chat, voicemail or voice call in the case such communication is acknowledged.
If to Client:
ATTN. [NAME], [COMPANY NAME], [COMPANY ADDRESS], .
If to Agency:
ATTN. David Johnston, Artificial Brilliance, 29271 Gandolf Ct, Murrieta, California, 92563, United States, .
Headings used in this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall not be used to construe meaning or intent.
This Agreement terminates and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements on the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be modified only by a further writing that is duly executed by both parties.
This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Advertising Agency Agreement as of this date.
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