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Website Development Agreement
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Prepared for:
[Client Company]

Prepared by:
[Developer Company]
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Website Development Agreement

This Website Development Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered and shall be effective as on [Date]

By and Between

The Customer (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”), having its principal place of business at [Address], and;

The Developer (hereinafter referred to as the “Developer”), having its principal place of business at [Address],

The Client and the Developer are collectively referred to as the "Parties" and "Party" individually.

WHEREAS the Client avails services from the Developer to develop and create, the website

AND WHEREAS, the Developer is interested in undertaking this project and will provide the services to the Client

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration with the mutual covenants and promises between the Parties, hereby agree as follows:
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Terms and Conditions

1. Developers' Obligation

The Client hereby retains the services of the Developer to create, design, and develop the websites as per the business plans submitted by the Developer. The Developer will start working from the date of [Date].

2. Clients Obligation

The Client agrees to provide all the assistance and information to the Developer promptly. All the content for the website such as text, images, design, video, and any other necessary information will be provided by the Client.

3. Web Hosting and Design

The Developer shall provide Web Hosting services to the Client’s website once the development is complete. The Design of the Website shall be in conformity to the Clients requirements.

4. Payment

The Client agrees to pay the Developer a total sum of [Amount] after the completion of the project. The payment will be made by cash/card/bank transfer/online payment. The payment shall cover all the work done by the Developer for designing and working on the website.

5. Invoice

The Developer shall invoice the Client on a 15 days basis for the amount of work during the applicable 15 days. All payments are due fifteen (15) days after the receipt of a payable invoice. If there is a dispute with regard to completion of work or an invoice payable, the amount of the invoice in dispute shall not be due until the dispute is resolved.

6. Expenses

Unless as expressly agreed in writing the Client shall bear all the expenses arising from the performance of obligations under this Agreement on its own. 

7. Term

This Agreement shall be effective as on the effective date [Date] and shall remain in full force for a period of [Years] unless otherwise terminated.

8. Termination

Either Party may terminate/cancel this Agreement by written notice to the other Party. In case of breach of the terms and conditions herein by any Party, the Party in breach shall remedy it within [Number of Days] days upon receiving such notice of the breach. Failure to remedy the breach will lead to the termination of this Agreement without prior notice.

9. Copyright Policy

The Developer reserves the intellectual property rights of the Client and shall not knowingly post content that is subject to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights. The Client agrees that all the information provided to the Developer including but not limited to business names, logos, content, or any other information which is solely owned by the Client; the Client has the right to publish such content.

10. Confidentiality

The Developer agrees to maintain the Clients’ business, proprietary, trade secrets, and other information as confidential and not to disclose any information that relates to the Clients property to any third party. The Developer further agrees that the Client information shall be solely used for business purposes only. 

11. Indemnification

The Client agrees to indemnify the Developer against any claim, damages, cost, loss, expense, or any kind of liability arising by the Indemnities in connection with any claims, suits, demands, arising out of this Agreement.

12. Arbitration

In the event of any dispute arising in and out of this Agreement between the Parties, it shall be resolved by Arbitration. There shall be [Number of Arbitrators] which shall be appointed by [Party(s) name]. The place of Arbitration shall be [Place of Arbitration] and Seat shall be [State of 'State']. The arbitrators’ decision shall be final and will be binding upon both Parties.

13. Miscellaneous

  1. Time of Essence: Time is of the essence to the performance of the Parties’ obligations under this Agreement.
  1. Force Majeure: Neither Party shall be liable for any loss or delay resulting from any force majeure event, including acts of God, fire, natural disaster, labor stoppage, war or military hostilities, or inability of carriers to make scheduled deliveries, and any payment or delivery date shall be extended to the extent of any delay resulting from any force majeure event.
  1. Severability: In the event, any provision of this Agreement is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, in whole or part, that part shall be severed from the remainder of this Agreement and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect as valid and enforceable.
  1. Governing Law: This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by, and be construed in accordance with, the laws of State of [State].
  1. Notices: Any notices required or permitted by this Agreement shall be in writing and delivered by certified mail or courier to the above- mentioned address.
  1. Entire Agreement: The Parties acknowledge that this Agreement sets forth and represents the entire Agreement between both Parties. If the parties are willing to change/add/modify any terms, they shall be in writing and signed by both Parties.
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Acceptance and Signature

IN WITNESS THEREOF, the Parties agree to the terms and conditions set forth above as demonstrated by their signatures as follows:
Developer Customer
Assign signer 1
Assign signer 1
Assign signer 1
Assign signer 2
Assign signer 2
Assign signer 2
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Free Website Development Agreement Template

Whether you are a business or freelance web developer, if you are looking for an all-inclusive Website Development Agreement template, then you have come to the right place. Check out our customizable and easy-to-use Website Development template and custom-create yours today!

What is a Website Development Agreement Template?

A website development agreement is essentially a contract that lays out the terms of the agreement between a developer(s) and a business for building one or more websites or web apps. It optimizes the scope of services that the developer plans to offer to the business. 

It lists the project timetable, deliverables, payment conditions, Intellectual property rights (IPR), assignment terms, termination terms, etc. In other words, the use of a web development agreement enables the client to maintain ownership and copyright of the website and stay away from any legal actions involving intellectual property disputes.

Why should you use a Website Development Agreement template?

As you already know, a website is ‘the face’ or the most crucial touchpoint for any business. It is essential in building credibility and disseminating information to visitors and potential leads. While handling something of this importance, you must have a legally binding contract that safeguards you from disputes as well as sets the expectation clear for both the client and the developer right from the beginning. 

However, clearly defining the business relationship between the two parties that details the project scope, pricing, deliverables, timelines, and other pre-agreed items relevant to the project is not easy. If you miss out on any information or structure the terms in any different way, it could lead to further confusion and misunderstandings between the company and web developer or the web development agency. By having clearly defined development agreement terms and conditions in a templatized format, the job not only becomes easy and effective but legally sound too. Let’s look at some of the advantages of a pre-defined template below:

1. Getting the legal upper hand

A web development contract can also be used to prevent liability disputes between the website developer, the website owner or client, and the third party. If the client and the website developer enter into a contract for the development of the website, the developer will be prohibited from taking advantage of the client when it comes time to pay for the services provided.

2. Avoid disputes regarding intellectual property rights

By using a website agreement, the client/customer company can retain ownership and copyright of the website and save the time-consuming process of legal actions involving intellectual property rights.

3. Protects the interests of the parties involved 

The terms and conditions mentioned in the agreement shall protect the interests of all the parties involved in the development services. 

4. Avoid unnecessary confusion and chaos

If you have a clearly written agreement for your website development you can set forth the right expectations for all the parties. It also eliminates any chance of miscommunication, ambiguity, and disagreements between the client/company and the web developer.

5. Web agreement shall protect business’s confidential information 

An all-encompassing agreement safeguards a company's sensitive data by prohibiting the developers from sharing confidential information with outside parties.

6. Saves time and money for client/company

Clients may save time and money by hiring specialists to develop their websites. Additionally, by having a clearly drafted agreement, a developer could have a better understanding of the deliverables and work scope. It not only improves the quality of the development services but also makes the developer’s job easier, ensuring quick completion.  

What are the must-haves of a standard Web Development Agreement?

A thought-out and clearly written web development agreement shall provide a better understanding of the deliverables and scope of work for the developer and the obligation the client agrees upon. For those who want to make the perfect agreement, our template provides the important prerequisites that your entire agreement should have. 


This section gives a brief summary of the web development project undertaken between the client and the developer. To ensure that the parties involved are in complete agreement with the project, it states the obligations under this agreement precisely and in detail. This in turn helps to clarify the requirements for the entire project. It also answers queries like:

  • Will the developer be required to adhere to a particular schedule and finish date? 

  • In the event of unanticipated circumstances, will there be room for flexibility?

Terms and Conditions

This is the crucial section of an agreement wherein details like the developer’s obligation, client’s obligation, the hourly rate of the developer, termination policy, web hosting service information, expense, and other conditions are clearly written in. 

1. Developer’s obligation

This section of the template defines a web developer’s responsibilities and other obligations as agreed upon with the client. It also provides the effective date and other timelines of the project. 

2. Client’s obligation

In this section, you should describe a client’s roles and responsibilities in all possible detail. The details contained herein include the services required from the client for a seamless web development lifecycle such as the content for the website like text, images, design, video, and other materials, and any other necessary information.

3. Web hosting

This section includes all the details regarding web hosting services that the developer shall provide to the client. You can mention the server, its performance, and other web hosting and maintenance details.

4. Web design

In the web design section, state the essential requirements and processes associated with the website design. The web design must adhere to the demands of the client.

5. Fees

Herein include the price for website creation, web hosting, and other maintenance work-related payment details charged by the developer to the client or company. It will also include a payment schedule and details on how the client agrees to pay (mode of payment). 

6. Invoice

In this section of the template, you can state how the developer shall invoice the client or company. You can also provide the timeline to expect the payment for the generated invoice. 

7. Expenses

This is the part where you can give the whole expense details regarding the web development project. You can even include the cost details of the additional resource and materials needed in the project.

8. Term

It specifies that the contract will remain in effect for as long as it takes the parties to complete the services they have agreed to, or until they mutually decide to end it.

9. Termination

Sometimes an agreement can end before the services have been completed. Termination of an agreement can happen because of many reasons such as timelines not being met by the developer, poor quality of the website, the client or company not providing assured support during the project, and more. Either party to the agreement can terminate the agreement upon written notice. 

10. Copyright policy

This segment clearly calls out the intellectual property rights (IPR) ownership of the information handled by the developer. This is a crucial segment since this policy clause describes your control over various entities like business name, logo, content, and other information.

11. Confidentiality 

This section of the template states the developer’s surety to keep the client's business, proprietary information, trade secrets, and other confidential information private and not to divulge any details pertaining to the client's property to any outside parties. The developer also acknowledges that the client information will only be utilized for business needs.

12. Indemnification

Indemnification usually refers to the vendor's promise to represent you in court in the event that you are later sued for using the technology, including any intellectual property (IP), or services, that the website development vendor delivered.

In some cases, a well-written indemnity clause might defend you in court if a website development contract violation leads to claims from third parties against you and/or your vendor.

13. Arbitration

Arbitration is an out-of-court proceeding in which a neutral third party called an arbitrator hears evidence and then makes a binding decision. This clause is used to settle any disagreement between the parties arising out of or related to the agreement. 

14. Miscellaneous

It contains all other terms and conditions related to the agreement and ensures it is compliant with all the governing laws where the agreement is drawn.

Acceptance and signatures

This is the final section of the statement of work. If the service provider and customer agree with the statement of work, they will accept and sign off the statement. 

Create single or bulk web development agreements with Revv’s easy-to-use template 

Creating web development agreements for your business can be challenging and time-consuming. You might have to create different agreements for each developer or independent contractor. The agreement shall differ depending on the type of website project, timelines, industry, and payment plan opted, among other things. Whatever the requirements are, Revv’s ready-to-use template helps both the company and the developer to easily manage their agreement contracts for the website. 

Let’s explore more of Revv’s advanced features that enhance your web development agreements.

Customize the agreement template based on your business need 

Revv’s web development agreement template is legally binding and professionally vetted. You will be able to create single and bulk agreements in a jiffy. You can further enhance your agreement with the help of the feature-rich document editor. It allows you to add/edit texts, images, and tables, and integrate your Google Sheets and payment systems. 

Unlimited integration possibilities

Websites are not simple as they used to be. Today, developing dynamic websites mean that there are multiple aspects to factor in while you are creating an agreement with the developer. For instance, imagine your website has a specific information architecture when it comes to how a person navigates a product page. While creating the agreement, you need to ensure that no points are left out with respect to terminology or prototypes. You might need specific information and approvals from the product team, marketing team, procurement team, etc to create an all-inclusive agreement. These departments might store information in disparate systems. As a result, you might have to frequently switch between systems while writing an agreement, leading to confusion and complications. With Revv's seamless integration capabilities, you can now easily connect all these different business systems and allow data to flow precisely and continuously.

Seamless collaboration

As mentioned above, the agreement document sometimes needs the active participation of other department team members. For instance, inputs from client’s various internal departments like marketing, sales, procurement, etc are essential to finalize the scope of work for the developer. For the developer to initiate the information architecture of the website, the business model and strategy require finalization from the management. All this means that the agreement can change every now and then causing conflicts and delays. Using Revv’s Notes feature, collaborate with your internal team or external developer agency in real-time. You can tag them with @mentions, add public or private comments, asking them to review or attach documents or images to your existing web development agreement template. 

Safe and secure eSignatures

An agreement only becomes legally binding when they are approved and eSigned by all the parties involved in the website development process. To make this process easier, you can take the help of Revv’s eSignature feature. After the final agreement is drawn, you can simply add eSignature tags to the document and add the needed signer to it. Any number of signers can be added to the same agreement document. Revv eSignatures are safe and compliant that follow all local and global laws such as ESIGN Act, UETA, and eIDAS, among others.

Real-time activity tracking 

You can track any action taken on your agreement documents from Revv’s real-time Activity tracking feature. It gives insights like who has opened the document, what changes have been made by the person who has access to your agreement, etc.  

Legally binding audit trails

Revv provides a legally binding audit trail for all the signed web development agreements. 

Utilizing the Revv platform entitles you to these advantages as well as many more. Stop pondering and use Revv right away to get up to speed. 

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