By using this site and/or contracting services, you acknowledge that you have read and have agreed to the Terms of Service, website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend these terms from time to time. You agree to the following terms of service, terms of use and legal policies by engaging in any services by The Microtechs and/or it's owner, Chris Gilroy

Terms of Service

Websites, Applications, Design & Development

Cancellation & Termination Policy

The Microtechs and it's owner, Chris Gilroy, is a service provider that bills services and work-for-hire. All projects are 1099 contract labor. In the event a project is cancelled or otherwise terminated before it's finished, the flat-rate quote is discarded and time is billed hourly for actual hours worked. In some instances, more than one developer may be necessary and hours for all workers will be billed and due in full. If the amount already received exceeds the total cost of hours worked at our standard hourly rate, a refund of the exceeded amount may be returned. Unless otherwise stated, all fees billed are for labor and time. All time, work-for-hire and labor must be paid for and cannot be refunded. Once a website project has begun, the down payment quoted on your estimate will be due-on-receipt. If a project is pre-paid, any discounts applied for prepayment are void on termination of the project. Websites, files, databases and any physicial or digital materials that are the legal property of the client will be provided within one business day of satisfaction of fees due. Hourly rates as of 2019 are $100/hr Remote, $150/hr On-Site in the San Francisco Bay Area. If a project is cancelled after work has begun and the billable hours exceed the collected down payment or flat-rate prepayment, an invoice for the balance will be issued and due on receipt. Recurring monthly plans, such as hosting, must be cancelled before the 5th day of the calendar month, or the month will be billed and due in full. If a monthly recurring plan is cancelled on or after the 5th day of the month, your services will be cancelled the following month. We do not pro-rate billing. Chargebacks, bounced checks or otherwise farudelent payments will be subject to a 30% punitive fee and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Any fraudelent activity will be reported to the IC3 and FTC, as well as local law enforcement. We reserve the right to pursue bad debt in a court of law, or through professional debt collection services.
If you are unsatisfied with our service at any time, please contact us and describe your situation. While we may not be able to refund labor or hours, we may be able to assist you with our free email support*.

Payment Methods

We accept payment by business check from major-branch banks within the Unites States. All payments should be made as 1099 Contract and addressed directly to Chris Gilroy as per the signed W9 you will receive each active year, and mailed to the address on your invoice. For all online payments, we charge a 2% processing fee to out-of-state clients and on in-state clients with invoices over $2500. We also accept StripeTM, which we use for online invoices and accepting credit cards and ACH transfers. ACH transfers may delay receipt for up to 2 business days. Apple PayTM is accepted for select services. ZelleTM is used by our invoicing service as well as directly with our banking institution.

We no longer accept payments via PayPalTM
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Monthly Services

Recurring monthly packages and plans are billed at the beginning of each month. Monthly service plans must be cancelled by the 5th day of the month, or service will discontinue the following month. Unless otherwise stated above, fees are for time and labor or services purchased or contracted on your behalf. A half-month may be prorated in certain circumstances where the service plan is cancelled after the 5th, and limited or no service has been received for that month. There are no fees or “service charges” beyond the plan cost. However, clients who wish to cancel before fulfilling the full term may be subject to an early termination fee. Monthly plans with a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month term offer significant savings based on the longevity of the commitment. Early termination fees are calculated at 30% of the full term rate. Rates are calculated based on a $100/hr rate ($500/mo = 5 hours a month). Monthly service plans will never charge more than the monthly rate. If monthly services are cancelled, any pro-rated billing would be based on the hours worked.


Free Email Support

We provide free email support to all of our clients. A client is defined for these purposes as any company or individual with an open account that has completed at least one transaction with This Microtechs. The scope of our free Q&A email support includes answers by email to any Joomla related questions within 2 business days. This support is currently offerred (5/1/11) as an ongoing promotion intended to be available for the lifetime of our company. In the event the company fails or dissolves, the respective owner's and employees will not be held liable to continue this service. The Microtechs reserves the right to retract or change/modify this offer at any time.


The Microtechs, Chris Gilroy or any related associates working on websites, applications or digital properties will not be held liable for outside interference, random acts of God, client or client employee sabotage, or malware, phishing or spoofing targetting client properties. Unless specifically stated in our proposal and terms, our responsibility is limited to the work items promised in detail on the proposal and estimate for your project. We cannot assume responsibility for anything outside of the stated work items we've been contracted to perform. For websites and applications, once the balance necessary for transfer to the client's server has been received and the property has been transferred to the client's care, the client assumes full responsiblity for their property. Websites and applications that are altered by the client or client's employees or associates effectively change the solution from what we've planned, developed and designed. Projects and properties that have been changed from the solution we've planned, developed and/or designed may require new work to be fixed, have consequences solved, or repair damage. We do not proofread or provide copy editing or copy writing services. Please check and ensure your content is prepared and correct before sending to have placed and published by us. Generally, unless requested in your RFP/RFQ and included on your proposal, we do not add-on IT services, server maintenence services, host or database management services, email/mail server support, or 3rd party support. CMS solutions are intended to be a content management system solution that business owners and employee can manage, scale and maintain without a need for outside contractors or development firms. The nature of these solutions is provide all of the tools needed to be independent, with business owners and employees being able to manage and control all of their own website, applications, email and hosting services. We do not generally assume responsibility for managing client email service, hosting service, API services, e-commerce order processing or customer service to your clients and customers.

California Law and Jurisdiction

For all projects and services, the State of California is the physical location of any and all work performed. By engaging in services and/or accepting any proposal or agreement with The Microtechs or Chris Gilroy, whether B2B or individually as a 1099 Contractor, you agree to recognize the State of California as having legal jurisdication, regardless of your home state or business location. You agree to recognize all California State Labor Laws. Should any legal matter arise, all proceedings will be held in the count of Contra Costa in California, under it's jurisdiction and subject to California law.

Terms of Use

Terms & Conditions

The Microtechs reserve the right to change or modify current Terms Of Use at any time with no prior notice. Therefore, we encourage you to review changes to our privacy policy every time you visit this website. Further, The Microtechs shall not be liable to you or any third party should The Microtechs exercise its right to modify, suspend, limit or discontinue any feature, service or promotion advertised.

Age Restrictions

The Microtechs website is not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age, and children under such age must not use the web site or services offered on it to submit any individually identifiable information about themselves.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Website and its members, managers, officers, employees, agents and the assigns of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of the Website and any violation of the terms of use and Privacy Policy by you.

Links to 3rd party websites

We may provide hyperlinks to third-party web sites as a convenience to users of the Web Site or for advertising purposes. The Microtechs does not control third-party web sites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party web sites or any hyperlink in a linked-to web site. The Microtechs does not endorse, recommend or approve any third-party web site hyperlinked from the Web Site. The Microtechs will have no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through such hyperlink. We do not endorse or hold ourselves responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of any other websites, other than sites run by us.
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