Contract and Copy Regulations
Advertisement space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. IIBEC reserves the right to reject any advertisement that does not conform to the publication’s standards. The publisher selects ad placement at will with the exception of covers 2, 3, 4, and page 3. If press-ready, scheduled copy is not received by the published copy closing date, the most recent ad of similar size will be repeated. No cancellations will be accepted after the cutoff date for space reservation. Advertisements requiring alterations of any kind, including: type-setting, scanning, layout changes, color conversions, special artwork, composites and/or stripping will be billed to the advertiser at the printer’s prevailing rates plus a 10% service charge. Minimum $50 per process. The publisher is not responsible for any errors made in the Index of Advertisers. IIBEC will not be responsible for any inconsistencies of color if not provided with, in advance of published copy deadlines, a professional quality proof (Cromolin or Match). Whenever an error is made that materially affects the value of the advertisement, a corrected advertisement will be inserted in the next issue on request without additional charge. No refunds will be granted. No reinsertion will be made or allowance given due to color changes that do not lessen the value of the ad. The same rule applies to minor typographical errors. Claims for refund or adjustment on bills must be made by the 15th of the month. No allowances or reruns will be given except following the first wrong insertion. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content (including text, representation, and illustrations) of advertisement printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from the ad made against the publisher.
All prices quoted are net. IIBEC does not grant discounts for agency commissions. Invoices will be generated with the publication of each issue, and will include two tear sheets as proof of publication. Invoices are payable upon receipt in U.S. funds. Net 30 days. Publisher reserves the right to hold advertiser and/or agency jointly responsible and liable for money due and payable to the publisher. First time advertisers may be required to provide credit information or pre-payment at the start of their advertising program. All advertisements originating outside the U.S. must be prepaid.
Short-Rate and Rebates
Advertisers will be short-rated if, within an 11-month period from the date of the first insertion, they do not use the amount of space upon which their billings have been based. Advertisers will be rebated if, within an 11-month period from the date of the first insertion, they have used sufficient additional space to warrant a lower rate than that at which they have been billed.