"It's great working with Bart. He's got a hands-on mentality, is extremely dedicated, involved and solution focused. He will not avoid technical challenges but keep going at it until he has a solution for the problem at hand."
It all started in 1982, the year I was born. Fast forward to today, you're reading this and wondering who this guy in the photo is. There are a few things that happened in between, but I won't bother you with too much detail, so here's a short summary.
The Short Summary
I get it, you've got stuff to do, and reading this was not on your list of priorities when you woke up this morning. It might be now, but still, it shouldn't have to take long. I mean, honestly, this paragraph is actually already defeating the purpose of having a short summary. It's getting awkwardly long as it is. A list, yes, let's start with a list. Lists are good. Here's a list.
Current Location: Bali
Sexual Preference: Yes...?
Function: Frond-End Developer
Experience: 8 years
Is that true: No, it's actually 4
Languages: Dutch, English, little bit of Indonesian. German, Spanish and French when drunk.
The Long story short
With a background in Online Marketing I ran an Online Marketing Agency for 6 years. Great fun, but I was missing a platform to explore some creativity.
I had tinkered with HTML and CSS in the past in a futile attempt to make a personal website in the early 2000s. This knowledge came in handy when manipulating sites for SEO purposes, and I started expanding my knowledge of web development for small tweaks on client’s websites. In 2014 me and another bastard went all in and started DigiBastards. Today I’m still the lead developer of this company, but because I’m no longer in Amsterdam all year round I’m available for freelance work all over the planet (preferably this one, but if travel expenses are covered I’m open to discuss other planets as well).
My setup is location independent and I can work nearly anywhere. No matter where you are in the world, if the scope of the project is interesting enough for us both I can meet you wherever for a project kick-off and delivery. You can always claim an hour of my time offline to discuss and brainstorm your project, in person, over coffee or online (I’ll still have coffee if it’s ok with you).
I will be happy to give you a free consultation and discuss your challenges.
Project Barrel ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://bartkalisvaart.com website (the "Service").
Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
First name and last name
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
Project Barrel uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain the Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
To provide customer care and support
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
To monitor the usage of the Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Netherlands and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Netherlands and process it there.
Disclosure Of Data
Project Barrel may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
To comply with a legal obligation
To protect and defend the rights or property of Project Barrel
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms & Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to all website development provided by Bart Kalisvaart (a trade name of Project Barrel) to the Client.
It is not necessary for any Client to have signed an acceptance of these terms and conditions for them to apply. If a Client accepts a quote then the Client will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the terms applying and have accepted these terms and conditions in full.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Any purchase or use of our services implies that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.
Charges for services to be provided by Project Barrel are defined in the project quotation that the Client receives via e-mail. Quotations are valid for a period of 30 days. Project Barrel reserves the right to alter or decline to provide a quotation after expiry of the 30 days.
Unless agreed otherwise with the Client, all website design services require an advance payment of a minimum of fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total before the work is supplied to the Client for review. The remaining fifty (50) percent of the project quotation total due upon completion of the work, prior to upload to the server or release of materials.
Payment for services is due by bank transfer. Bank details will be made available on invoices.
3. Client Review
Project Barrel will provide the Client with an opportunity to review the appearance and content of the website during the design phase and once the overall website development is completed. At the completion of the project, such materials will be deemed to be accepted and approved unless the Client notifies Project Barrel otherwise within seven (7) days of the date the materials are made available to the Client.
4. Turnaround Time and Content Control
Project Barrel will install and publicly post or supply the Client's website by the date specified in the project proposal, or at date agreed with Client upon Project Barrel receiving initial payment, unless a delay is specifically requested by the Client and agreed by Project Barrel.
In return, the Client agrees to delegate a single individual as a primary contact to aid Project Barrel with progressing the commission in a satisfactory and expedient manner.
During the project, Project Barrel will require the Client to provide website content; text, images, movies and sound files.
5. Failure to provide required website content
Project Barrel is a small business, to remain efficient we must ensure that work we have programmed is carried out at the scheduled time. On occasions we may have to reject offers for other work and enquiries to ensure that your work is completed at the time arranged.
This is why we ask that you provide all the required information in advance. On any occasion where progress cannot be made with your website because we have not been given the required information in the agreed time frame, and we are delayed as result, we reserve the right to impose a surcharge of up to 25%.
If you agree to provide us with the required information and subsequently fail to do within one week of project commencement we reserve the right to close the project and the balance remaining becomes payable immediately. Simply put, all the above condition says is do not give us the go ahead to start until you are ready to do so.
NOTE: Text content should be delivered as a Microsoft Word, email (or similar) document with the pages in the supplied document representing the content of the relevant pages on your website. These pages should have the same titles as the agreed website pages. Contact us if you need clarification on this.
Using our content management system you are able to keep your content up to date your self.
Invoices will be provided by Project Barrel upon completion but before publishing the live website. Invoices are sent via email. Invoices are due upon receipt. Accounts that remain unpaid thirty (30) days after the date of the invoice will be assessed a service charge in the amount of the higher of one and one-half percent (1.5%) or €30 per month of the total amount due.
7. Additional Expenses
Client agrees to reimburse Project Barrel for any additional expenses necessary for the completion of the work. Examples would be purchase of special fonts, stock photography etc.
8. Web Browsers
Project Barrel makes every effort to ensure websites are designed to be viewed by the majority of visitors. Websites are designed to work with the most popular current browsers (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Google Chrome, etc.). Client agrees that Project Barrel cannot guarantee correct functionality with all browser software across different operating systems.
Project Barrel cannot accept responsibility for web pages which do not display acceptably in new versions of browsers released after the website have been designed and handed over to the Client. As such, Project Barrel reserves the right to quote for any work involved in changing the website design or website code for it to work with updated browser software.
Accounts unpaid thirty (30) days after the date of invoice will be considered in default. If the Client in default maintains any information or files on Project Barrel's Web space, Project Barrel will, at its discretion, remove all such material from its web space. Project Barrel is not responsible for any loss of data incurred due to the removal of the service. Removal of such material does not relieve the Client of the obligation to pay any outstanding charges assessed to the Client's account. Clients with accounts in default agree to pay Project Barrel reasonable expenses, including legal fees and costs for collection by third-party agencies, incurred by Project Barrel in enforcing these Terms and Conditions.
Termination of services by the Client must be requested in a written notice and will be effective on receipt of such notice. Telephone requests for termination of services will not be honoured until and unless confirmed in writing. The Client will be invoiced for design work completed to the date of first notice of cancellation for payment in full within thirty (30) days.
All Project Barrel services may be used for lawful purposes only. You agree to indemnify and hold Project Barrel harmless from any claims resulting from your use of our service that damages you or any other party.
The client retains the copyright to data, files and graphic logos provided by the Client, and grants Project Barrel the rights to publish and use such material. The Client must obtain permission and rights to use any information or files that are copyrighted by a third party. The Client is further responsible for granting Project Barrel permission and rights for use of the same and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Project Barrel from any and all claims resulting from the Client's negligence or inability to obtain proper copyright permissions. A contract for website design and/or placement shall be regarded as a guarantee by the Client to Project Barrel that all such permissions and authorities have been obtained. Evidence of permissions and authorities may be requested.
13. Standard Media Delivery
Unless otherwise specified in the project quotation, this Agreement assumes that any text will be provided by the Client in electronic format (ASCII text files delivered on floppy disk or via e-mail or FTP) and that all photographs and other graphics will be provided physically in high quality print suitable for scanning or electronically in .gif, .jpeg, .png or .tiff format. Although every reasonable attempt shall be made by Project Barrel to return to the Client any images or printed material provided for use in creation of the Client's website, such return cannot be guaranteed.
14. Design Credit
A link to Bart Kalisvaart will appear in either small type or by a small graphic at the bottom of the Client's website. If a graphic is used, it will be designed to fit in with the overall site design. If a client requests that the design credit be removed, a nominal fee of 10% of the total development charges will be applied. When total development charges are less than €5000, a fixed fee of €500 will be applied. The Client also agrees that the website developed for the Client may be presented in Bart Kalisvaart's portfolio.
15. Access Requirements
If the Client's website is to be installed on a third-party server, Project Barrel must be granted temporary read/write access to the Client's storage directories which must be accessible via FTP. Depending on the specific nature of the project, other resources might also need to be configured on the server, such as an SQL database.
16. Post-Placement Alterations
Project Barrel cannot accept responsibility for any alterations caused by a third party occurring to the Client's pages once installed. Such alterations include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.
17. Domain Names
Project Barrel may purchase domain names on behalf of the Client. Payment and renewal of those domain names is the responsibility of the Client. The loss, cancellation or otherwise of the domain brought about by non or late payment is not the responsibility of Project Barrel. The Client should keep a record of the due dates for payment to ensure that payment is received in good time.
These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings or agreements. The Client's signature below or payment of an advance fee constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Payment online is an acceptance of our terms and conditions.
19. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by Dutch Law.
Project Barrel hereby excludes itself, its Employees and or Agents from all and any liability from:
Loss or damage caused by any inaccuracy
Loss or damage caused by omission
Loss or damage caused by delay or error, whether the result of negligence or other cause in the production of the web site
Loss or damage to clients' artwork/photos, supplied for the site. Immaterial whether the loss or damage results from negligence or otherwise
The entire liability of Project Barrel to the Client in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the charges paid for the Services under this Agreement in respect of which the breach has arisen.
In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unimpaired and the Agreement shall not be void for this reason alone. Such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable valid, legal and enforceable provision, which comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions.