Smfame operates as a business and we expect clients to understand and respect our policies. Our goal as a Social Media marketing services company is to bring the highest value per penny spent by our clients, and in order to help us in that pursuit, we need to cover expenses and fuel our operations. Therefore, we require payments to be made on-time in respect to the services offered to our clients.
We understand that sometimes “life happens” and you may need a refund on fees paid for services to Smfame. We try to be fair, and create a policy that is a win-win for both parties. We will work with you to make you satisfied with our work. However, if a refund is requested and granted, all property created by Smfame including graphics, content, and code, will remain the property of Smfame.
Requests for the final portion of payment due on all projects are not made until the project receives final approval from the client. Final payment is due within 5 business days once the invoice is received.
By signing up for our services you acknowledge that you have read and understand this Agreement and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
General Refund Policy Guidelines
Web Design & Development:
Web design and development projects require extensive resources, consumes our time and incurs internal expenses. Therefore, once a payment or deposit is made, it is non-refundable. Payments for custom design projects (i.e. custom logo designs and branding projects, full website designs, individual page mockups and smaller design components within a website, etc.) and custom development projects (i.e. php programming, WordPress CMS custom development, WordPress Plugin custom development, etc.) are made to us in increments as a courtesy to the client as well as discounted for those who agree to pay in full, but if a project gets cancelled, delayed or postponed by the client, then all monies paid will be retained by Smfame and if applicable, an additional cost will be charged to the client for all work completed beyond what was already paid for shall be paid by the client. All projects that are completed as defined as the scope of the work are non-refundable.
When adding new text and/or content to a page the client is responsible for providing all text (in digital format) and images/photos. Unused hours do not roll over to subsequent months. No refunds are provided for unused hours. There are absolutely no refunds for any fees related to website maintenance services. Our annual support plans are dependent on the scope and size of a website and are quoted on an annual basis. Especially for websites that we did not initially build, website maintenance and upkeep require extensive upfront resources and time to learn the setup, framework and specifics of a new client’s website, thus we require annual maintenance to be a paid in full yearly fee, unless determined otherwise.
SEO & Internet Marketing:
Customer understands, acknowledges, and agrees that Smfame has no control over the policies of search engines or directories with respect to the type of sites and/or content that they accept now or in the future. Customer’s website may be excluded from any search engine or directory at any time at the sole discretion of the search engine or directory entity. Some search engines and directories may take as long as 90 days, and in some cases longer, after commencement of plan to list and/or update customer’s website. Occasionally, search engines and directories will drop listings for no apparent or predictable reason. Smfame is not responsible for changes made to customer’s website by other parties that adversely affect the search engine or directory rankings of customer’s web site. SEO and marketing professional services require extensive resources, strategy, and consumes our time and incurs internal expenses. Therefore payments made for SEO and marketing services, are non-refundable.
Setup fees are applied directly to expenses incurred by Smfame in the setup phase of any SEO or internet marketing campaigns and are non-refundable.
How Refunds Are Processed:
If you have paid using your credit card – the money will be transferred back to your credit card account within 5 business days after approval. If you paid using a check or money order, your refund will be returned to you by check.