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Terms of Business

This is an agreement between BlueDog Business Solutions Ltd (Hereafterreferred to as the Virtual Assistant) and Client (Hereafter referred to as theClient) (each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”).

1. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT.

The Client agrees to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between the Virtual Assistant and the Client, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Virtual Assistant and Client relationship, the content, products or services provided by us and the subject matter of this Agreement. 1.1. Signature. A virtual signature may be used and recognised

2. ENGAGEMENT.

The Virtual Assistant agrees to perform tasks and related services to and for the Client (the “Services”) as may be requested from time to time by the Client, including, but not limited to, the services agreed in weekly meetings, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth therein and in this Agreement.

3. FEES.

As consideration for the Services to be provided by the Virtual Assistant and other obligations, the Client shall pay to the Virtual Assistant at a rate of £40 an hour on an adhoc basis 3.1. Expenses. The Virtual Assistant shall bill and the Client shall reimburse the Virtual Assistant for all reasonable and pre-approved out-of-pocket expenses that are incurred in connection with the performance of the Services.3.2. Invoicing. The Virtual Assistant will bill the Client on the 25th of each calendar month for the previous months work. 3.3. Late payments. Payments not received by the due date will result in work cessation. The Virtual Assistant reserves the right to refuse completion or delivery of work until past due balances are paid. All materials or property belonging to the Client, as well as work performed, may be retained as security until all just claims against the Client are satisfied.3.4. Interest on late payments. In the event the Client fails to remit payment of any amount due under this Agreement on or before the due date, in addition to any other rights the Virtual Assistant may have hereunder, the payment will accrue interest from that date due at the annual rate of 5% above the base lending rate from time to time of the official dealing rate of the Bank of England, accruing on a daily basis and being compounded quarterly until payment is made, whether before or after any judgement and the Client shall pay the interest immediately on demand.3.5. In the event of collection enforcement, the Client shall be liable for any costs associated with such collection, including, but not limited to, legal costs, attorney’s fees, courts costs, and collection agency fees.

4. TERM OF AGREEMENT.

The Virtual Assistant shall provide, with reasonable care and skill, and otherwise in the manner customarily performed by service providers in the Virtual Service industry. The Virtual Assistant will provide services on an adhoc basis to the Client on an ongoing basis starting from Monday 6th November 2023.4.1. Early Termination. Either Party may terminate this Agreement:4.1.1. Immediately in the event that either Party breaches this Agreement; or 4.1.2. At any time upon 7 days by written notice to the following email address: hello@thebluedog.co.uk.4.2. Payment Upon Early Termination. In the event of such termination, The Virtual Assistant shall be paid for any portion of the Services that have been performed prior to the termination in accordance with the Statement of Work.

5. CHANGES TO THE SERVICES.

Any material changes to the Services, including the schedule, deliverables, and related fees, must be approved by the prior written consent of the Party not requesting the change.

6. SUBCONTRACTING.

In the performance of its obligations hereunder, the Virtual Assistant shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to assign, transfer,charge, delegate or subcontract its rights and responsibilities to any third party, provided that the Virtual Assistant shall remain responsible for the performance of any such third party. The Client shall not, without the VirtualAssistant’s prior written consent, assign or transfer in any other manner with all or any of the Client’s rights or obligations under the Agreement. 

7. LOCATION OF SERVICE PERFORMANCE.

Services shall be performed and provided virtually via email, fax, phone or other virtual means from the VirtualAssistant’s location in Chelmsford, United Kingdom

8. OFFICE HOURS AND COMMUNICATION.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Email is to be the primary form of communication between the Client and Service Provider. The Virtual Assistant is available for phone calls during office hours only. Occasional calls of only a few minutes in duration are not typically billed to the Client. However, the time of both parties must be respected, and calls lasting over 30 minutes will be billed to the client. Telephone meetings must be prescheduled. Cancellation requires a maximum of 24 hours advance notice. Missed meetings or cancellations without sufficient notice will be billed to the Client. If the Client requests Services outside of the above specified hours, the VirtualAssistant reserves the right to charge an additional 50% of the hourly rate. 

9. MATERIALS AND INFORMATION.

The Client will provide all content, outlines,photos, product images, etc., necessary for any special projects. Source material must be clear and legible. The Client is responsible for furnishing all pertinent information and for furnishing accurate, truthful, and complete information necessary for the Virtual Assistant to perform or complete the services. The Client ensures that the necessary permissions to use provided materials have been obtained.

10. GDPR COMPLIANCE.

Both Parties hereby ensure that they are in full compliance with their respective obligations under the General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. Each Party will, if applicable, notify the other Party in a timely manner in the event of a data breach that involves the other Party’s data. The Virtual Assistant will process the following personal data on behalf of the client during the times and for the purposes specified below:

Email address, postal address, and phone number for the duration of the agreement. The data will be held to enable The Virtual Assistant to carry outthe work.

11. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RELATIONSHIP.

The Virtual relationship with the Client shall be that of an independent contractor. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create any partnership, joint venture,employer-employee or agency relationship between Client and VirtualAssistant. The Virtual Assistant shall not represent to any third party that any such relationship exists. The contractual relationship shall be non-exclusive. The Virtual Assistant shall be free to work with other companies so long as such work does not present a conflict of interest with regard to this agreement or result in the disclosure of Confidential Information (defined below).

12. OWNERSHIP.

All processes, methods, inventions, improvements, ideas, and other forms of intellectual property that the Virtual Assistant conceives,reduces to practice or develops during the term of the Agreement, alone or inconjunction with others, in connection with performance of the Services,including designs, data, software code, ideas, inventions, know-how,materials, marks, methods, procedures, tools, interfaces, and other forms oftechnology as well as any intellectual property rights of any kind therein(collectively, the “Work Process”), will be the sole and exclusive property of theVirtual Assistant.

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