Terms

30-minute Consultation: Free of charge, for the purpose of determining how I can help you with your project.

2-hr Consultation (new clients): $200  We discuss your technical problem in greater detail (pre-NDA) and I suggest possible top-level solutions.

Ongoing Rate: $150/hr  Design, analysis, and management of optical and mechanical fabrication (technical reports, toleranced ISO drawings, hardware)

Payment Methods: I accept all forms of payment and my invoicing service offers 6-mo interest-free financing.  In general, work begins once payment has been received for each invoice. However, I can accommodate other terms for large U.S. customers paying by ACH.

Non-disclosure: The minimum invoice for which I consider signing an NDA is 20 hours.  I take great care to protect your ideas and the designs I create for you.  I do not disclose your proprietary info to 3rd parties without your permission, nor do I re-use or share proprietary designs.  All of my computers and devices are password-protected.  I use encrypted hard drive backups, which are rotated to a safe deposit box, as well as end-to-end encrypted, private key cloud backups.  My correspondence is over SSL, using a secure LAN, and I use a P3-level shredder to dispose of any sensitive documents.

Performance: All work is performed as an R&D best-effort

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