Below you'll find an example of a standard contractual agreement that I deem necessary in the event that services are agreed upon and rendered.
Nature of Services. a. Work Product. Any and all reports, documentation, files, media and other materials created or produced by Service Provider in connection with the Services rendered hereunder shall be deemed “Work Product.” b. Work Made for Hire. The Work Product shall constitute works-made-for-hire belonging exclusively to the Client when requested. To the extent that any Work Product does not constitute a work-made-for-hire solely owned by the Client nor the Service Provider , Service Provider agrees to assign and transfer all of its right, title and interest in such Work Product to the Client only when agreed upon. Modifications to Work Product. The Client retains the right to modify the Work Product or to merge the Work Product into other documents or other materials owned or utilized by the Client. c. Service Provider Proprietary Material. Client does not under this Agreement acquire any ownership rights in and/or to any software, documentation, tools, techniques, methodologies or other material which has not or is not created as part of the Services to be rendered hereunder which is proprietary to Service Provider(“Service Provider Proprietary Material”). However, if Service Provider incorporates any Service Provider Proprietary Material into any Work Product, or any of the Work Product requires Service Provider Proprietary Material in order to operate or otherwise be useable by the Client, Service Provider hereby grants the Client a nonexclusive, royalty free, fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable license to use the Service Provider Proprietary Material as part of the Work Product. d. Third Party Proprietary Material. The Client does not under this Agreement acquire any ownership rights in and/or to any software, documentation, tools, techniques, methodologies or other material which is proprietary to any third party (“Third Party Proprietary Material”). The Client shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses for Third Party Proprietary Material. Service Provider may not incorporate any Third Party Proprietary Material into the Work Product without the prior written consent of the Client 4. Payment. The Client agrees to pay Service Provider for Services completed in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. The fee shall be due and payable as specified in Exhibit A. The fee shall be payable within thirty (30) days after receipt and approval by the Client of Service Provider’s invoice. Except as otherwise specified in Exhibit A, Service Provider shall not incur or charge the Client any other fees or expenses without the prior written authorization of the Client. Performance beyond the limitations set forth in this Agreement (either financial or time period) shall be at the sole risk and responsibility of the Service Provider, and the Client shall not be obligated to pay for Services exceeding the funding or contract period of this Agreement.