Hello Elpha community, I'm looking for someone with legal experience in freelance design contracts. I've received a brand design contract, and while it looks good overall, there's one section I'm not familiar with - "Acceptance and Refusal". Can anyone offer advice on how to ensure fairness for both the client and the designer? I think it could be a great opportunity for designers facing similar situations to learn together.
Below is the contract contents:
1. Acceptance. All Work Products shall be subject to acceptance by Client to verify that it is as anticipated by Client and satisfies the requirements set forth hereunder. Within [thirty (30)] days after the receipt of Work Products, Client will notify Designer in writing of its acceptance or refusal. In the event that Client fails to reject the Work Products within the aforementioned period, such Work Products shall be deemed accepted.
2. Refusal If Client rejects a Work Product, Designer will use best efforts to promptly correct the failures or remedy the deficiencies specified in the rejection notice at no additional cost to Client within ten (10) business days, which could be extended by mutual consent. The aforementioned Acceptance/rejection procedure shall be reapplied until such Work Product is Accepted; provided, however, that upon the second or any subsequent rejection, Client may terminate this Agreement by [seven (7) day-notice] unless the Work Product is Accepted during the notice period. The cost incurred from such termination hereunder shall be borne by Designer.