• Frequently asked questions

    Answers to frequently asked questions to assist you with your purchase. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact our Support Team.

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    Why do some PDF products now have Digital Rights Management (DRM)? - (Show below)- (Hide below)

    At SAI Global we supply Standards from many different publishers. Each publisher defines their own requirements relating to what users are licenced to do with their content.

    Standards Australia have updated how their content can be used and require all distributors to ensure that users are not able to breach their licence requirements.

    As a result, we have implemented technology that limits usage of Standards Australia content to only what is allowed in the licence agreement.

    This includes :
        - Access is open and save the document for one user on one device. If you would like access for more than one user, please select the multi user PDF option
        - Ability to print the document 2 times
        - No ability to cut and paste from the document

    For more information on DRM details, please refer to the product page of the standards you are looking for or contact our Customer Service Team standards@saiglobal.com

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    Infostore provides you with several ways to find the right Standard to meet your needs. The search works in the same way as search engines by returning relevant results based on the keywords you entered.
    Simple Search– enter the Standard number or keyword in the Search field at the top of the page. You can also search by Category or Publisher.
    Browse by Category– Click Standards at the top of the page and then select Browse by Category.

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    Filters are only available when using the 'Standards' search option. To narrow your search results, use the filters on the left hand side of the Search Results page. The options available include Publisher, Publication Status and Category. 

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    Pricing information can be viewed on the Product Details page. Select the product you are interested in on the Search Results page to see all available format options and pricing. Taxes are displayed during checkout in the Order Summary screen. 

    Downloading Free Standards - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Some Standards are available in PDF format at no cost. To access these standards, search for the applicable title and filter by free standards, then proceed as if you were to buy the product, and it can be obtained free of charge.

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    Postage costs are calculated by our shipping provider based on the size and weight of the hardcopy that is being dispatched. There is also a handling charge included in the shipping cost. Postage takes up to 10 working days for most products, but can take up to 4 weeks for some special international publications.
    Please contact us to find out more.

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    You can make changes to your order while it is in the Shopping Cart.
    To change the quantity ordered, use the quantity drop down list, and select the required quantity. The pricing will automatically update.
    To remove an item from the Shopping Cart, click the ‘X’ icon next to the item you no longer want.
    From time to time, we will offer promotions on Standards and a promotion code will be supplied. Enter this code in the Promotional Code field in the Shopping Cart and then click on Validate.

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    A promotional code is a character mix that will be given to you through various marketing methods. The code when entered at Checkout, will discount a certain or collection of products.

    With respect to Contracts and products other than Australian Standards on the Infostore, where SAI Global does not have exclusive rights to the copyright, or where products or subscriptions are being heavily discounted below usual retail prices, promotional discounts may not be available.

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    If you require sign off or approval before you purchase, you can generate a quote directly within the site. Once you have added all the items you need to your Shopping Cart, click Save as Quote. The ability to save a quote on the store, is one of the benefits of having a registered profile on the store (you can do this through the Login icon).
    The quote will be generated on screen including a Quote Number and a date that the quote is valid until.
    Quotes are valid for 6 weeks from the date they are created.
    When you are ready to proceed with the order, select Quotes from the My Account/Login menu, at the top of the page. Locate the quote you need and click Proceed to Checkout.

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    You can pay for your order by one of these methods:
    Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express  (customers ordering from us using a credit card will be sent a receipt)
    Pay by Account- Available to customers who have a financial account with SAI Global. 

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    You will be asked for a purchase order number when you place an order over the phone with our Customer Service Centre. If you do not use purchase order numbers, we will record the name of the person placing the order. The purchase order number or contact will be quoted on your invoice or receipt.

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    Customers do not need to register on the website to purchase products. However there are the following benefits of registering.
    Ability to save quotes of products within the cart
    Once registered, the checkout process will pre-fill with all you registered details.
    You can also elect to receive communication from our Marketing team, with a sales, promotions or new product information

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    To log in, click on “Login” at the top right of the Website and enter your user name and password.

    How to Manage your User Profile - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    1. Click on “Login” at the top right of the Website and enter your user name and password
    2. Click the My Account icon, and then select Account Details from the Menu
    3. Make the required changes to your account
    4. To save the changes, click Update My Account within the Additional Information section

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    When you purchase a pdf document from us, it will come watermarked with the name of the person who purchased it and the download date on each page of the publication (in the left margin). It shows that you are the rightful licensee of that publication. This process helps us to protect the copyright Standards and gives some control over the level of distribution of the documents

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    Please Contact our Copyright team via copyright@saiglobal.com

    Get Permission to copy or Network a Standard - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    If you are looking to use excerpts from our publications in your own documentation or publically host content from our publications, you must obtain specific permission from our Copyright and Licensing Team. Please Contact copyright@saiglobal.com

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    PDF’s purchased via Infostore are single user licences only (unless otherwise stated) and must not be copied or placed on a network. Placing a publication on your network requires a different licence.

    For many of our publications you can purchase a networkable PDF, Networkable Copy and Paste PDF or Multi User PDF licence for the publication which allows you to use the document in this way. Where available these formats will appear on the Product Details page along with pricing.

    If you require multiple colleagues to have access to multiple publications, our Subscriptions service may be more suitable.

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    Many publications can be previewed before they are purchased. When on the Product Details page, click the Preview link (when available).
    A PDF document will open providing the table of contents for the document and selected other information to help guide you in choosing the right publication for your needs.

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    On the Product Details page you will find information about the publication that will help guide you in choosing the right product. All product information is stored in an accordion format and if selected, all product information will drop down to view. This includes
    Document Type
    Document Status
    Details of what is under revision
    Which publication it supersedes
    What amendments to the publication exist
    Any product specific details
    Notification if the publication is referenced in legislation
    An Abstract of the publication
    The scope of the publication
    How to publication is applied
    The history of the publication
    Details of which other Standards are cross referenced within the publication
    The formats that the publication is available in and their prices

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    Publications can be purchased in a variety of formats which may include hardbound, spiral bound, paperback, PDF, Networkable PDF and Copy and Paste PDF.

    Different formats have different licencing conditions and it is important that you read these before making a purchase.

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    Because most of our documents are printed on demand, it is rare that any item you require will be out of stock; however when there is insufficient stock your order may be delivered without the out of stock product. The item will be placed on back order and shipped to you as soon as it is in stock.

    Please contact Customer Service if you have any other enquiries about missing products.

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    1. Click on “Login” at the top right of the Website and enter your user name and password
    2. Click the My Account icon select Account Details from the Menu
    3. Make the required changes to your preference to receive promotional information about SAI Global's products and solutions
    4. To save the changes, click Update My Account within the Additional Information section

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    The licensing watermark on our PDF documents interferes with vision impaired screen reading devices and read aloud capabilities. To purchase an appropriately accessible PDF please contact the Copyright Licensing Service copyright@saiglobal.com

    What does each Publication Status mean? - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    The latest, up-to-date edition.

    Available Superseded
    An Available Superseded Standard is one, which has been made available for a period of time although it has been formally superseded by another Standard. Its availability is maintained where it is referenced in legislation/regulations or in other Standards and its use should be restricted to where so referenced. No responsibility is taken by SAI Global as to the ongoing technical validity of such a Standard, the responsibility resting with the referencing authority.

    A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    A Withdrawn Standard is one, which is removed from sale, and its unique number can no longer be used. The Standard can be withdrawn and not replaced, or it can be withdrawn and replaced by a Standard with a different number.

    A document that is past its comment period, but has not been superseded and where it is unlikely the project or product will go ahead.

    “Obsolescent” indicates that the Standard is not recommended for new equipment or as a current practice, but it is retained in order to provide for servicing of existing equipment or requirements.

    A redesignated Standard is one that has had its number changed. This could be the main number, the part number or the sub-part number.

    A document that has not been superseded, but where the project or product is no longer required.