Fees for Services, Terms of Payment, Additional Services.  Services will not begin until payment is received.  All remaining or additional fees will be invoiced monthly and are due on receipt.

Dissertation by Design’s Representations, Warranties and Disclaimers. (a) Dissertation by Design represents that it has the necessary experience and skill to perform the Services and will do so in a professional manner. (b) Dissertation by Design will not write for the Client; Dissertation by Design will help the Client write better. (c) Dissertation by Design takes academic integrity seriously and aims to help the Client produce original scholarship. (d) During the provision of Services, Dissertation by Design may provide the Client with verbal or written recommendations for, among other things, edits, revisions, modifications, products, processes and services offered by Dissertation by Design and/or third-party vendors. Such recommendations are not warranties.  The entire risk of implementing any such recommendation is with the Client. (e) Dissertation by Design is not responsible for any damages to the Client or for any damages to a third party on account of the implementation of any recommendation provided by Dissertation by Design. (f) Results are not guaranteed. Achieving goals is hard work, and individual outcomes depend on the Client’s desire, dedication, effort and motivation. There is no guarantee Client’s dissertation will be accepted, or that Client will duplicate any results stated on Dissertation by Design’s website. (g) Dissertation by Design is not responsible for any actions brought against the Client due to the recommendations, modifications, suggestions or any other actions the Client takes as a result of the Services provided by Dissertation by Design. (h) Dissertation by Design represents that all information and works of authorship provided by the Client to Dissertation by Design will be kept confidential.

Client’s Responsibilities.

  1. Client agrees to use their best efforts to attend each scheduled coaching session and/or workshop as prepared as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, completing all assignments from previous coaching sessions and/or workshops, incorporating techniques and suggested edits provided in workshops, coaching sessions and/or editing sessions, and being ready to discuss the results of such activities.
  2. Client agrees to consistently attend scheduled meetings on time and notify Dissertation by Design twenty-four (24) hours in advance of any schedule changes or appointment cancellations. Client understands that it is responsible for Dissertation by Design’s hourly fee for any missed appointment or for failing to cancel an appointment with twenty-four (24) hours notice.  Dissertation by Design, in its sole discretion, may waive this charge.  Dissertation by Design, in its sole discretion, may allocate and collect this charge in the form of a deducted prepaid coaching session or hourly rate fee charge.
  3. Client agrees to only use Dissertation by Design’s services for lawful purposes.
  4. Client agrees to follow all Dissertation by Design policies and procedures, including the following: (1) Coaching and editing support are considered separate services to be booked and paid for separately. (2). Client must download and edit the document returned to the Client by the Dissertation by Design coach. (3) Client must incorporate Dissertation by Design’s feedback and recommendations into each new version of a document. (4) Client must communicate with Dissertation by Design and provide responses to communications and requests for information in a timely manner.

Client’s Representations and Warranties.

  1. Client represents and warrants that all works presented to Dissertation by Design are original works produced by the Client. Client acknowledges that Dissertation by Design does not endorse plagiarism or passing off another’s ideas or effort as one’s own. It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that ideas or material taken from another source are properly cited.
  2. Client represents and warrants that all information provided to Dissertation by Design is true and accurate.  Client understands that Dissertation by Design will rely on the information provided by Client in order to complete the Services and that Client is solely responsible for any errors caused by Dissertation by Design’s reliance on inaccurate information and for any additional fees incurred as a result of reliance on said information.
  3. Client acknowledges that the Client will receive confidential and proprietary information from Dissertation by Design as part of the Services to be performed under this Agreement.  This material may include but is not limited to manuals, processes, checklists, templates and memorandums.  Client represents and warrants that the Client will treat all information and materials received from Dissertation by Design as confidential and will not reproduce, share or sell any material received from Dissertation by Design.

Cancellation Policy. Coaching sessions can be rescheduled, but often at the expense of desired times. Client is required to provide notice 24 hours in advance to reschedule a coaching session. Half of the time allotted for the coaching session will be deducted from the Client’s remaining coaching hours if a scheduled coaching session is not canceled at least 24 hours in advance.

Failure to attend a coaching session, late for a coaching session. If the Client does not attend a scheduled coaching session or if the Client is late for a scheduled coaching session, the full value of that session will be deducted from the Client’s remaining coaching hours.

Termination of coaching services. Either party may terminate the coaching services provided at any time for failure to honor the above policies. However, services are not eligible for a refund.

Please review our Academic Integrity Policy.

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We reserve the right to terminate our working relationship with a client if these policies are not honored.