Legal

Important Legal Information for The Rusty Pixel

Here are some other important things to consider, please read carefully.

This page was last updated on October 11, 2013.

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Privacy Policy

The Rusty Pixel is committed to protecting your privacy when you use the The Rusty Pixel web site, which is currently located at www.therustypixel.com. It is very important that you read and understand our Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms set out in our Privacy Policy, please do not use the The Rusty Pixel.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes. Your use of the The Rusty Pixel web site constitutes your acceptance of the terms of our Privacy Policy, as may be amended or revised by us, and you are advised to consult our Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

If you have any questions regarding The Rusty Pixel’s policies or practices relating to privacy, please direct them to:

Collection and Use of Information

While using the The Rusty Pixel web site we may collect certain information about you. We may automatically collect certain aggregated data regarding use of the The Rusty Pixel web site, like the number of users and frequency and manner of usage of the The Rusty Pixel web site. We use this information to improve the online experience of our users. In addition, certain non-personally identifiable information is collected by The Rusty Pixel, this information is not used in a way that will personally identify you.

Similarly, we may also use cookies to track and understand the traffic on our website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that our website places onto your computer’s hard drive. Cookies identify your computer hard drive so that we can recognize you the next time you visit us. We use cookies to collect and store some information about you, such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the date and time you access our website and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website. We use this information to better understand our users and customize our site for users’ particular preferences. In the same manner, we may also engage third parties to monitor the usage of, and serve advertising to, the The Rusty Pixel web site. These third parties may use cookies and web beacons (which collect non-personally identifiable information regarding user behavior on our website) to collect such information, which is also used to better understand our users and customize our site for users’ particular preferences. You may disable cookies by following directions on your web browser. Disabling cookies also disables web beacons.

We may collect personally identifiable information from you when you email us, complete our online email form, seek access to certain portions of the The Rusty Pixel web site, publish or download content, request information, and/or register for our services. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, physical and e-mail addresses, phone and/or fax numbers, Internet address, company/business information, type of computer and credit card or other payment information, as well as your preferences and usage patterns. This information may be used to fulfill your requests for information and services, to communicate with you about your account/project, to support your online activities, to respond to your questions, to customize your experience and to customize the content or features of the The Rusty Pixel web site.

We may also use your personally identifiable to inform you of other products or services that you may find valuable. We may also use the information you provide to make improvements that better serve our users’ needs. If you prefer not to receive information about additional products and services that we think you may be interested in, you can choose not to receive this information by opting-out when given the opportunity at the point we ask you for your contact information. You may also choose to opt-out at any time by emailing us, for more information see the Opt-Out section below.

Disclosure of Information

We may share aggregated statistical information about users of the The Rusty Pixel web site with third-parties, including our distributors, vendors, actual and potential customers and third-parties that offer products or services for use with the The Rusty Pixel web site. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

The Rusty Pixel will not share your personally identifiable information with any third-parties unless we have your permission, or with the following exceptions:

  1. As necessary to third parties who perform services for us in operating and marketing the The Rusty Pixel web site, included but not limited to the monitoring of user behavior on our website and the processing of payments for products or services.
  2. If you obtain the The Rusty Pixel services bundled with product(s) from a third-party company, we may share some of your personally identifiable information (but not your credit card information) with that company. If we share your personally identifiable information with such a company, that company’s privacy policy will govern its use of your information.
  3. We may be obliged or deem it necessary or appropriate to disclose your information in certain special situations. These situations include: in response to legal process such as a court order or subpoena; to prevent or combat fraud; as required by federal or state law; and protection of the rights, property or safety of The Rusty Pixel, our clients or others.
  4. We may disclose your information in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of our company and to parents, subsidiaries or affiliates of The Rusty Pixel.
  5. We may disclose your information when necessary to preform and/or complete services/work that has been outsourced to independent contractors retained by The Rusty Pixel.

We will never sell your personal information to third parties.

Security

The Rusty Pixel is committed to taking appropriate measures to protect your privacy against unauthorized disclosures.

While we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that Internet security technology rapidly changes. As such, we cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can protect your personal information from the threats of tomorrow, or that our security measures are failsafe and not subject to circumvention or unauthorized intrusion. You should also be aware that, despite our best efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of data.

Third-Party Links

Portions of the The Rusty Pixel web site may contain links to other third party websites that you may access (including advertisers). These other sites have their own privacy policies, and you should review those policies before following those links. We cannot control the information disclosed at these third-party sites or how that information is used.

Children and Young People

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. To best protect your child’s privacy, we suggest that you carefully supervise your child’s access to the Internet and our website. For more information on how to protect your child’s privacy, you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Kidz Privacy page, accessible via http://www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.

Opt-Out

The Rusty Pixel provides users the opportunity to option-out (opt-out) of receiving certain communications from us regarding products and services in which you may be interested.

You may also choose to opt-out at any time by sending us an email indicating that you no longer wish to receive such communications. Please provide your name and email address(es) at which you are receiving the unwanted communications. Please email us here to opt-out: .

Notice for Users Outside of the United States

You should be aware that the United States and other countries have not unified or synchronized their privacy regulations. Because the The Rusty Pixel web site is intended specifically for users in the United States, we have written our Privacy Policy to satisfy United States regulations. By using the The Rusty Pixel web site, you agree to the level of privacy protection set out in our Privacy Policy.

Back to Top

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Here are some other important things to consider for web sites, please read carefully. We may update this legal information from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Web Site Changes or Corrections

Before your web site is finished you will have the opportunity to review it for accuracy. You can make one complete round of content fixes and edits, such as adding, editing or removing text or images as well as correcting any typos and errors.

Once your new site is 100% finished, we will always be available to make any necessary changes and updates that you may require. We pride ourselves on making your necessary web site changes and updates quickly (normally within 1 business day).

We also offer monthly maintenance packages as well as Content Management Systems (CMS) that will allow you to make changes to your web site yourself with no coding knowledge required. With a CMS you can easily add, edit or remove pages, text, images, etc.

Domain Name

We will attempt to secure the domain name you requested. However, it may already be registered and therefore unavailable. If your preferred domain name is not available, we will make other domain name suggestions that are available for you to choose from. If you already own your domain name, we will gladly configure the DNS to point to your web site’s new hosting – free of charge. If at anytime you want to transfer the domain name ownership to yourself or someone else, we can also assist you with that process. There are fees for transferring ownership of a domain name.

Only the primary domain name is included with all of our web site packages. In addition to your primary URL we can also purchase additional domain names for you for a yearly-fee per domain name. Price includes DNS or URL forwarding configuration.

Your Web Site’s Content

You need to provide us with the necessary content for your web site and to make sure you can legally publish it online. You acknowledge that you either own the copyright to, or have legally obtained the necessary permission to publish any content online that you have provided us and that The Rusty Pixel shall not be held liable for any copyright infringement. Content is classified as, but not limited to, text, images, videos, links, embeds, documents, keywords or anything else pertaining to your web site. No discounts will be given if you have already secured web site domain registration, hosting, design, information, content or anything else pertaining to your web site. The Rusty Pixel assumes no responsibility or liability for the content of your web site.

Yearly Renewal & Monthly Packages

Initial cost for your web site includes the yearly cost. The yearly cost covers everything you need to keep your web site online including, but not limited to, domain name registration, hosting (monthly storage and bandwidth), updating critical software/platforms (for security and to deter hacking), technical support, email addresses, licensing for design/code, web-rings reciprocal links inclusion, etc. Our monthly maintenance and monthly search engine optimization packages are paid in advance and for 3 months at a time.

We will notify/invoice you before your web site and any monthly package you have signed up for are set to expire. Both your web site and any monthly package can be canceled at anytime for any reason (no refunds given once the billing cycle has begun).

Other Important Information & Policies

Failure to make payments may result in your web site being taken offline for non-payment. A fee will be charged to put your web site back online once it has been taken offline for non-payment (in addition to any outstanding invoices).

All of our website packages include hosting and we have discounted rates and picing for web sites that are hosted with us. If your web site is or will be hosted elsewhere then you will not qualify for our discounted rates and pricing. We do not release the design, code, source files, license or any other elements relating to your site. Additional fees may apply if you go over your specified hosting storage space or monthly bandwidth allocation.

Domain registration begins the day your URL is registered. Web hosting begins the day your account is setup on our servers. Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and below is not supported (IE6 has about a 0.1% USA market-share as of January 2014).

Your company name, project designs and links can be used in any of our marketing campaigns and provided as examples of our work to potential clients. A design and development credit with our name and link to our web site can be placed in the bottom footer of your web site.

Back to Top

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Here are some other important things to consider for logos, please read carefully. We may update this legal information from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Additional Semi-Custom Logo Customization

There may be additional costs if you require additional logo customization.

Additional Logo Versions or Variations

There will be additional costs if you request to have more then one version or variation of your logo finalized. Just one (1) single complete logo will be finalized and sent to you in a variety of different file formats.

Additional versions or variations of a logo are normally not needed. The most common use is a simplified 2-tone version of the logo used for certain types of printing.

File Delivery

There may be fees for files sent electronically or snail-mailed (hardcopy version on a CD or DVD sent via standard mail).

Back to Top

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Here are some other important things to consider for printing/graphic design, please read carefully. We may update this legal information from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Printing Information

I offer high quality printing options for all my graphic design work. We can ship your finished printed project to you directly (a fee for shipping is charged). Shipping is USA only; additional costs for international shipping will apply. NO cost if you come and pick up your finished printed project.

Printing costs are per set, for example: If you getting two sets of 500 business cards (with different information on each set) it would be two separate orders of 500 cards each; as opposed to one order of 1000 cards. Additional design costs per set may apply as well.

File Finalization and File Delivery

NO file finalization and file delivery fee if you get the printing with us. There is a file finalization and file delivery fee if you do not get the printing with us. Files can be sent electronically or snail-mailed (hardcopy version on a CD or DVD sent via standard mail). We do not release the original layered source files of your print/graphic design project.

Back to Top

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Here are some other important things to consider for our film and video services, please read carefully. We may update this legal information from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Securing Your Date

A deposit payment is required and must be paid before your event. Until a deposit has been paid, your date will not be secured and therefore can be booked someone else.

Your Music & Images

All of our professional editing includes a custom soundtrack. If you choose to select the music that will be used for your project you will needed to provide us with the necessary music files in a usable digital format (such as MP3, AIFF, WAV, etc). If you do not provide us with your music selections we will use music from our extensive digital library for your project instead.

You will also need to provide us with the images you wish to have us custom animate for use in your project in a useable digital format (such as JPG, PNG, etc).

Final Product Delivery

There may be fees for files sent electronically or hardcopy versions snail-mailed (hard-drives, CDs or DVDs sent via standard mail). We do not release the original source files for your film and video project.  The original tapes can be purchased.

Back to Top

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Here are some other important things to consider for web sites, please read carefully. We may update this legal information from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Unethical SEO Techniques and Spamming

We do not engage in unethical SEO techniques or spamming methods to get your web site ranked higher on search engines. You should be aware that many companies utilize these dangerous SEO techniques and they should be avoided at all costs! While these techniques can be effective in the short term they tend to have long-lasting negative effects on your web sites ranking and placement on search engines (could lead to your web site being blacklisted on Google).

Search Engine Optimization Results

Getting your web site ranked high on search engines for specific search terms is not as simple as turning a light on. It can be a complicated and lengthy process that could take weeks or even months until you see results. No one can guarantee results or placement on Google or other search engines and anyone that does is lying to you.

All search engines (including Google) use complicated and secret algorisms to determine which web sites show up at the top of their organic search results. These algorisms are constantly being tweaked which is why hiring an experienced and knowledgeable SEO expert for monthly SEO service to your web site is so important. Your SEO results will vary on the monthly SEO package you sign up for, the competition of your targeted keywords, your web sites content and many other unforeseen variables.

Creating New Custom Content for Your Web Site

Some of our monthly SEO packages include having our professional copywriter create unique and custom content from scratch each and every month for your web site. A new page of content is typically between 500 to 1,000 words in length and rich in your targeted keywords and key-phrases.

You will have the opportunity to review the copy for accuracy and can make one (1) round of changes to it (additional rounds of edits may be extra).

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Management Services

Our PPC management services are for managing your PPC campaigns only and do not include credits for any sponsored placement or ads. The cost-per-click depends on the keywords or key-phrases you have chosen to bid on. The effectiveness of PPC advertising depends on how frequently the keywords you have bid on are search, the cost per click for those keywords and the budget you have allotted. Our PPC management fees get added on to the monthly budget you have set. Because many popular keywords and key-phrases have become so competitive, PPC advertising may be the best and more realistic option for getting listed on major search engines quickly.

Back to Top

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us

Here are some other important things to consider, please read carefully. The following information applies for web sites, logos, print/graphic design, and film/video. We may update this legal information from time to time so you should check this page periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Other Important Information & Policies

Prices subject to change at anytime without notice. Additional fees may apply to go back and make changes to things that have already been approved. Your company name and project designs can be used in any of our marketing campaigns and provided as examples of our work to potential clients.

Please contact us if you would like more information about any of our current pricing, costs, or fees. If we have sent you a quote, be sure to see it for more detailed information and pricing.

Our Payment Policy

Work on your project will begin once the payment or a deposit has been received. If your project’s total cost is $1,000 or less, then it must be paid in full at the time of ordering. Projects with a total cost between $1,001 – $5,000 can be paid with two equal payments. For projects costing over $5,000, payment can be paid with three equal payments.

All checks and payments must be made payable to "The Rusty Pixel" directly. Payments can be made online using a PayPal account or a credit or debit card. To make an online payment, click here.

Quote Expiration

All quotes (including by not limited to web site, logo, print/graphic design, and film/video) are good for a maximum of 90 days (unless otherwise specified).

Back to Top


Melbourne Florida Websites

Legal Information About Melbourne Florida Websites

Read important legal information for The Rusty Pixel web design, logo design and print design services based in Melbourne Florida websites Brevard County FL

Questions or comments?

We would be happy to answer them for you.

Click Here to Contact Us