Terms & Conditions

This document sets forth the terms and conditions (“Terms”) governing all agreements between a Site user (“you”, “Customer”, “Member”) and The Masonry Society (“TMS”) for the purchase and sale of any of the Products advertised for sale on this website (“Site”). Your placement of and order is construed as an offer to purchase Products and indicates your assent to these Terms. The Masonry Society’s acceptance of your offer to purchase Products is expressly made conditional upon your assent to these Terms.  These Terms shall supersede any additional, different, or conflicting terms proposed by the Customer and any such terms proposed by the Customer are hereby objected to and rejected by TMS.

The Masonry Society reserves the right to alter this Site and these Terms at any time. Your individual purchases will be governed by the Terms that were posted on this page as of date you place your order. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not make any purchases of Products on this Site.

The content of this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, information, links, digital publications, and other material and files are protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights as the intellectual property of The Masonry Society and/or third parties. Except as expressly provided in these Terms or permitted by the Copyright Act or other applicable law, reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of this content without prior consent by TMS is prohibited.

Acknowledgement of Order

Your placement of an order is construed as an offer to purchase Products. The Masonry Society will acknowledge receipt of your order by sending an email to the address you provided at checkout. Please allow at least 2 business days for physical Product orders to be processed and shipped. Access to digital Products paid for by credit card is typically granted within 10 minutes after purchase. However, please allow up to an hour for download access and digital licenses to be processed. If there is a problem with your download or license, please allow at least 2 business days for a response after contacting TMS. A store closure notice will be posted online if TMS will be closed and unable to fulfill orders during a period of 2 business days or more.

Product Availability

If a Product is permanently out of stock, TMS will remove the item from your order and any amount paid for the item shall be refunded. The remainder of the order will be shipped upon confirmation from you.

If a Product is temporarily out of stock, on back order, or preordered by the Customer, TMS shall contact you to verify the date of availability. Such orders may be cancelled and refunded at the Customer’s request until such time that the order can be fulfilled.

Pricing and Payment

All prices shown are in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars. Checks issued in any other currency will not be accepted. Credit card charges are processed in US Dollars. Customers whose credit card currency is not US Dollars may be charged a foreign exchange fee by their credit card company. Orders will be fulfilled only after payment has been received, unless submitted by customers eligible for invoicing.

Methods of Payment

Accepted payment methods include Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Check. Wire Transfer payments may be available upon request, but will be charged an additional fee. Contact TMS for additional information. Credit and Debit Card payments are process by Stripe. Click here for a list of accepted credit cards.

Check payments must be made out to The Masonry Society and should include your Invoice and/or Order Number. Please send your check along with a copy of your original invoice the address below.

The Masonry Society
105 South Sunset Street, Suite Q
Longmont, CO 80501-6172

Invoicing/Purchase Orders

Invoicing is available only to active TMS members as a benefit of TMS Membership. Unless otherwise states, invoiced charges are due net 30 days from the invoice date. Customers are responsible for providing TMS with complete and accurate billing and contact information and notifying TMS of any changes to such information.

Purchase orders received from non-member individuals, organizations, and bookstores will not be fulfilled until payment is received. Pro forma invoices can be provided upon request.

Pricing Errors

In the event a pricing error occurs, TMS reserves the right to cancel any purchase for a Product listed at the incorrect price. If your credit card has already been charged, TMS shall issue a refund for the incorrect amount.

Sales Tax

TMS collects applicable sales tax where required by law (currently only within the state of Colorado). Any applicable sales tax will be applied after adding items to your cart.

TMS collects sales tax on all physical Product orders with a Colorado shipping address and download Product orders with a Colorado billing address. Sales tax is not currently collected on orders shipped out of the state of Colorado. To place a tax-exempt order, contact TMS to provide proof of your tax-exempt status.


The Customer is responsible for providing a valid shipping address. Orders will be shipped to the address as designated by the Customer. Note that UPS does not deliver to P.O. Box addresses. Such addresses will only be accepted for orders eligible for USPS Priority Mail as noted on the Cart and Checkout pages. If the shipping address provided is incorrect or insufficient, TMS is not obligated to refund or resend the Product. Responsibility for correcting the delivery is borne by the Customer.

Domestic orders typically ship via USPS or UPS Ground. Standard shipping for international orders is USPS Priority Mail International. Alternative international shipping methods via UPS may be available upon request. Possible shipping options that may be used for your order will be noted on the Cart and Checkout pages. Customers may request a specific carrier and/or expedited shipping options by contacting the TMS office before submitting their order. Estimated delivery dates may be provided, but TMS does not guarantee any delivery dates and shall not be liable for any damages resulting from delay in delivery.

Signature confirmation may be required for UPS shipments and expedited USPS shipments. Customers may also request signature confirmation for shipments by contacting TMS before submitting their order.

Export Policy

You acknowledge that any Products purchased and/or downloaded from TMS may be subject to customs and export control laws and regulations. TMS is not responsible for any customs import duties or sales tax charges for Products shipped outside of the US. You agree to comply with all international and national laws and regulations that apply to you in relation to such Products.

Cancellation of Order by TMS

TMS reserves the right to cancel orders for any reason including, but not limited to, suspected fraud, pricing errors, or event cancellations. If your order is cancelled, TMS shall refund the original purchase price but accepts no liability for any resulting damages or costs.

Cancellation of Order by Customer

TMS may accept cancellation of a completed order prior to shipping. Changes to an order after it has been prepared for shipment may be subject to additional fees. TMS may not accept an order cancellation if the shipment has already been transferred to the Shipper and is unable to be intercepted. If the shipment for a cancelled order is successfully intercepted, TMS shall issue a refund for the order less the cost of shipping and the intercept fee charged by the shipper.


Returns must be approved by TMS and are subject to the TMS Refund Policy. Customers are responsible for the cost of return shipping and must ensure that the Products are returned undamaged and in their original packaging (i.e. shrink wrap). TMS is not obligated to approve a refund for goods that have been removed from their original packaging, damaged in any way, or returned without approval.

Download Product License and Access

Download versions of publications made available by TMS are the copyrighted work of TMS. Unauthorized sharing, replication, and distribution of these Products is strictly prohibited. Some Products may also have additional limitations implemented through Digital Rights Management (DRM). Read more about limitations placed on Locklizard PDC files.

When purchasing a DRM protected Product, you agree to the limitations placed on that Product. Attempts to circumvent DRM protections may result in the suspension and/or permanent termination of your license to access the protected Product, prohibition on use of the Site, and further legal action.

User Account

You may be required to register a user account in order to purchase certain Products or access certain areas of this Site. Your user account is for your personal use only and you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. The Masonry Society reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account, refuse service, or cancel orders if you violate these Terms.


Several different membership options are available for students, professionals, and organizations. Membership provides discounts on many TMS publications, webinars, and meeting registrations. Affiliate and Sustaining Members may also receive free publications each year but must contact TMS before the end of the calendar year in order to redeem these benefits.

Membership automatically expires on December 31st, after which time non-renewing members will not receive discounts or the invoice option at checkout. Dues renewals for the following calendar year may be invoiced through December 31st. However, memberships are not active until payment is received. To avoid lapses in membership, please renew before the end of the calendar year.

TMS reserves the right to refuse membership to any applicant.

Membership dues are not refundable upon membership termination. Members receive immediate access to membership benefits when paying membership dues online via credit card. Benefits include a 25% discounts on TMS publications and event registrations and complimentary electronic access to TMS Journal and TMS Responds. New members also receive a printed copy of the most recent TMS Journal with their New Member packet.

If your membership was purchased in error, please submit your refund request to The Masonry Society within one business day. The purchase may be eligible for a refund, minus the current non-member rates for any membership benefits used. Such requests must be submitted directly to the Executive Director in writing via email or online using this form.

Limitation of Liability

You agree to indemnify TMS, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and third parties, against any losses, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), damages, and costs resulting from violation of these Terms.


All information, content, materials, and Products included on or otherwise made available through this Site are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind.

Policy Last Updated: May 9, 2019