The Locum Paperless Office
Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long will it take to get my goods - Handbooks, CMC Files, SOPs or Journals?

Most orders are shipped within 3 - 4 business days from the actual receipt of the payment via PayPal or US Bank Draft confirmation.

Handbooks are 100% insured via registered airmail or courier for shipping as this is the most economical means. Once shipped from the closest depot it usually takes between 3 - 10 business days to most parts of the world.

2. Shipping Levels

Please note there are four levels of shipping. Normal, Priority, Fast Tract and Expedited Shipping. Expedited orders for "Second Day" and "Next Day Air" shipping, are also business days only.

LIG will electronically process your purchases, free of any country salestax / GST / VAT / local or any custom taxes etc. in either the China India Israel Ireland UK, IOM, USA, RSA.

LIG's policy is not to ship editions just going out-of-date. The latest editions hot off-the-press will always take shipping priority. This LIG policy is never violated especially when new editions are about to be published. Out-of-date editions are totally withdrawn and discontinued approximately three months prior to any new edition publishing date.

3. What if an item is out of stock?

99% of our titles are in stock all the time and can be shipped within approx 7 days of payment.  In the event that a specific handbook is on backorder or a new edition is about to be published, then shipping will be delayed, we will send you an e-mail to notify you that you will be receiving the most current edition. Clients may view all new handbook editions or temporary out-of-print editions volumes.

4. Locum Paperless Office

The Locum International Group and Locum International Publishers operate an entirely 100% paperless office. Checks are mailed direct to our office while PayPal credit card information is processed by PayPal.

5. Do you Share or Sell my Personal Information?

No,  we never share your name, or other demographic information with anyone - ever!  On very rare occasions we may let you know about new specials, delays, tracking information, new handbook editions, issues or updates to our web site which will enable you to save even more money. In the same way LIG protects your privacy. LIG rigidly protects its copyright and intellectual property. Due to our authors copyright and intellectual property rights LocumGroup will refuse sale of delivery to anonomous end-users where the possibility of an infrigement can occur.

6. Do you Ship Internationally and How Much Does it Cost?

International shipping is standard as our publishers are in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It costs up to USD $49/part volume per insured, global priority mail handbook of ~4.5 kg weight which represents the current average handbook volume.

LIG will process your purchases, free of any country salestax / GST / VAT / local or any custom taxes etc. from our shippers in either the China, EU, UK, India IOM, Singapore, Switzerland, USA, RSA, Israel or Ireland.

On request we will provide you an exact invoice quote, based on an e-mail inquiry, prior to shipping. Your final invoice/receipt will show exact costs.

Your receipt will reflect the actual air shipping cost at the time of weighing and air shipping to the different postal zones. Please note that shipping and insurance estimations may change marginally from time to time, as postal rates change, and may differ from the initial e-mail quotation.

All shipping is priority post, first class air mail - and the parcel is insured for a 100% replacement, if lost or damaged..

Note: We will provide you with an exact EMS courier quote from EMS/UPS/DHL/FEDEX before shipping items, door-to-door for expedited courier orders. EMS Priority Global Express Mail is the most cost effective and usually FASTEST shipping service recommended by LIG.

What is LIG credit / return / non-return or exchange policy?
All handbooks in perfect, unopened, resaleable condition (in the original shipping material), ordered in genuine error or duplicated in error from the same conpany can be canceled, within 14 days of placing the initial handbook order for a prorate refund, less costs. If you intend to return an unopened, unused handbook, you must first contact us for return and shipping instructions.

7a. Credit / Changes to Trading Conditions
We will access an appropriate credit less shipping, insurance, demurrage and handling charges once the returns are accepted, inspected and processed (it takes about 6-12 weeks). When an entire set or sets of the 12 / 24 / 33 / 55 Handbook volumes or set or series is printed-on-demand (POD) then no returns are permitted and no claims are processed. Cancellations or order changes occurring during 'shipping-in-process', transit or while 'shipped in transit via bonded warehouses' would generate and require additional costs of reshipping, reinsurance and appropriate warehouse demurrage charges that occurred after changes to invoice activation terms and/or notification of shipment and/or changes to the original invoice terms and/or changes to trading conditions and/or changes to associated trading terms stated in facsimiles, letters, voicemails or e-mail correspondence.

7b. Security codes
ll handbooks have security UV codes and light sensitive ink that guard against unauthorized photocopying. Unfortunately, no opened or used handbooks or computer CD dataware can be returned (copyright protection).

8. Locum International fact sheet  is a division of Locum International Group (LIG) who are world leaders in their technical and publishing fields since 1969. Locum strives to provide the most competative prices and availability worldwide to drug development and research units. Locum international Group of companies worldwide are one of the first groups to operate a totally print-on-demand operating system (POD).
Locum's entire web publishing, electronic dropboxes distribution system,administrative back office and global sales are paperless web based operating systems seamlessly integrating both agents and client operating systems.

9. Payment by Certified Check or US Bank Draft

You have the option to scan your US Bank Draft (to initiate the processing procedure right away).
ayment by US Bank Draft is always cheaper. Then mail the check direct to our office. We process orders for shipping when checks have been authorized by our bank.

10. Just what is an ISSN?

ISSN is an acronym for "International Standard Serial Number". The 8-digit numbering system utilized by the publishing industry gives every serial a unique identification number. You can instantly and almost assuredly find the exact journal / handbook you are looking for if you posses the 8 digit ISSN for the book you are looking for. The ISSN number can be found on the back of any book (you'll see the letters ISSN followed by the 8 digit number) as well as on the "copyright page."

11. Group or bulk order discounts.
For group or bulk orders (more than 10 units) please e-mail us {contact) and we will be more than happy to provide a very special quote - giving you a h
andsome discount. Authorized agents and booksellors receive special rates for orders over 100 and 200 volumes (200 or 400 Handbooks) per year.

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