Terms & Conditions

By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions below:
These policies only apply to SID: they do not apply to the practices of companies that SID does not own or control, or to people that SID does not employ or manage.


By clicking YES option (in membership renewal form online), you agree to an AUTOMATIC RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTION OF YOUR SID ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP (“your Subscription”), which means your Subscription will automatically renew for the chosen length and you are automatically charged. You can cancel future renewals of your Subscription at any time by unchecking Membership Auto-Renewal option in your member profile online at SID.org/My-Profile, emailing office@sid.org, or calling +1(408)879-3901. Any cancellation takes effect at the end of your current Subscription billing period without any pro-rata refund.

Additionally, SID will send you 30 days prior to your Subscription renewal date, a reminder notice that you have 30 days to cancel your Subscription before it automatically renews. SID will notify you about any material changes to the automatic renewal terms and provide information regarding how to cancel before such changes take effect.

By providing your payment method information and clicking the YES & SUBMIT button as your electronic signature, you accept the above offer, authorize automatic charges to your payment method, consent to receive bills and other communications electronically, and confirm that you have opened, read and agree to our subscriber TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


Display Week registrations on items costing over $30 can be refunded less a 5% fee until the cutoff date at midnight, after which there are no refunds. Items under $30 have a $5 service charge for the refund. Individuals who cancel Display Week exhibits only registration as part of upgrading to attend technical events can have the $5 charge refunded after Display Week by request to SID HQ prior to the end of June. Other SID event refund policies may vary, though typically there is a deadline after which no refunds are available; please see the event's registration information for further details. If an event is cancelled by SID, we will provide a full refund of the registration fee. Membership fees, subscriptions, express mail fees, and book purchases are not refundable. Student memberships purchased by individuals with a company affiliation are subject to cancellation without a refund.

SID-Wiley Ebook Series Restricted Functionality

  • You'll need Adobe Digital Editions software to read an Adobe DRM e-book, which can be downloaded for free at adobe.com.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Adobe Digital Editions does not currently support read aloud capabilities.
  • E-books must be downloaded within 14 days of purchase.
  • You can copy/paste up to one full page of text of your e-book, for a total of 15 pages per year.
  • Diagrams, figures, and artwork from the e-book can't be copied and pasted.
  • Once downloaded, an e-book file (Adobe PDF or Adobe e-Pub) can't be simply moved to a different computer. To do so, you will need to use ADE and the Adobe ID that was used to authorize that computer.
  • You can download your e-book .acsm file up to four separate times on different computers.
  • E-books are non-returnable and non-refundable.
  • These terms are subject to change without notice


For Display Week attendees, badges are available in will call at registraiton. Other event registrations will usually just have badges available at will call upon arrival at the event; please see the individual event information for further details. Publications such as books typically ship within one week of purchase by regular US Mail. Display Week proceedings take approximately 8 weeks to ship after the tradeshow is over. Hard copy JSID subscriptions are shipped quarterly, and ID Magazine is shipped every other month. In the event a publication is purchased on our website but turns out to be out of stock, or damaged such that remaining stock is deemed unfit for shipment, SID will issue a refund on the card used for the purchase, or in a manner of SID's choosing if other payment arrangements were made. All publications are shipped Ex Works, meaning the purchaser owns them in transit. Please ensure your insurance covers such shipments, as SID can't be responsible for missing shipments.


The following terms and conditions govern all use of the sid.org website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, SID events, SID publications, and SID-Wiley publications. The Website is owned and operated by the Society for Information Display, SID, a 501C3 non-profit organization. The website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, SID's Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this site by SID (collectively, the “Agreement”).
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any products or services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by SID, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Responsibility of Contributors.

If you put material on the Website or in SID publications, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the publications and/or Website (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that: the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party; if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content; you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms; the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content; the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or display industry unrelated commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);and the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party. By submitting Content to SID, you grant SID a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content. Also, any information provided through the website can be used by both SID and Display Week or other SID-sponsored events. If you delete Content, SID will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, SID has the right (though not the obligation) to, in SID’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in SID’s reasonable opinion, violates any SID policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website or publications to any individual or entity for any reason, in SID’s sole discretion. SID will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Responsibility of Website Visitors.

SID has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, linked to from the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, SID does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non- harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. SID disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material made available through the websites and webpages to which sid.org links, and that link to sid.org. SID does not have any control over those non-SID websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-SID website or webpage, SID does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. SID disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-SID websites and webpages.

Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from SID to you any SID or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with SID. SID, sid.org, the SID logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with sid.org, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of SID or other entities. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any SID or third-party trademarks. Your use of the website gives you no right to use our member lists for any commercial purpose, and you agree to not use our member search function for sales or marketing purposes. SID reserves the right to terminate access to anyone violating this clause. SID's intellectual property including proceeding and patent information is free for member use in technical applications, but requires a fee if used for legal purposes.


SID reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement as well as our privacy policy. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. SID may also, in the future, offer new services and/or products through the Website. Such new products and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


SID may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your sid.org account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is”. SID and its suppliers and affiliates hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither SID nor its suppliers and affiliates, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will SID, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts whatsoever. SID shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the SID Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SID, its contractors, and its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between SID and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of SID, or by the posting by SID of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in San Jose, California. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Jose, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; SID may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition.