Terms of Engagement
The consultancy fee will apply to the total consulting services rendered for the assignment and is based on the time spent on the assignment, whether at the clients’ premises or elsewhere.
Unless otherwise specified in the body of the proposal, the consulting fees will be invoiced in monthly progress payments. In addition, unless otherwise specified in the body of the proposal, all expenses incurred directly with the assignment (which may include clerical assistance, travel, meals and accommodation, postage, couriers, telephone, fax, photocopying, equipment rental and the like) will be charged at cost. All charges are payable seven (7) days from receipt of invoice.
It should be noted that unless otherwise specified in the body of the proposal, the consulting fee does not include provision for payment of GST.
Consulting work may be terminated by either party, by one week’s notice in writing. Consulting work undertaken on a retainer basis may be terminated by either party, by two months’ notice in writing or by mutual agreement.
Any surveys, forecasts and recommendations made during the assignment are made in good faith upon the basis of information available at the time. Achievement of any stated objectives of the assignment will depend among other things upon the effective co-operation of the client’s staff.
Unless specifically agreed to the contrary, Gibsons will remain the sole owner of the copyright attaching to documents, computer files and the like arising from the assignment. Gibsons grants to the client the right to reproduce and use copyrighted materials rising from the assignment, in connection with the client’s own business.
Where Gibsons provide pre-existing or create new intellectual property to achieve assignment outcomes and such intellectual property itself is not a contracted assignment outcome, Gibsons will remain the sole owner of such intellectual property.
Notwithstanding anything herein contained, neither Gibsons nor its servants or agents will, except as the law may otherwise require, be liable for any loss or other consequences (whether or not due to the negligence of Gibsons its servants or agents) arising out of the services rendered by Gibsons Consulting and Marketing Services.
All Consultants working for Gibsons are obliged not to divulge confidential information relating to
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