Ordering Policies


In purchasing Touchstones’ materials, you and others with access to these materials agree to the terms of use printed below.

A NOTICE REGARDING COPYRIGHT LAW

Touchstones® Discussion Project was founded in 1984, in support of educators’ efforts to provide engaging learning environments in which students actively develop critical thinking, communication, and collaborative leadership skills. The materials Touchstones offer to educators are the product of many years of research, design, refinement, and practice, and are proven to increase fluency and literacy, facilitate abstract and critical reasoning, and build community.

Please be advised that all material contained in the Touchstones Discussion Project’s volumes is copyright protected. The unlicensed photocopying, reproduction, display, or projection of this material—in whole or in part—except for Student Worksheets and Discussion Evaluation Appendices in the Teacher’s or Leader’s Guides, is expressly prohibited by law. Copying without express permission from the Touchstones® Discussion Project may result in legal action against you and the organization that employs you. If you are interested in a licensing agreement that would allow for the authorized duplication of specific materials, please contact Touchstones at (410) 604-3309 or (800) 456-6542.

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Each student uses the companion Touchstones Student Edition to access the Touchstones texts for discussion.

In purchasing Touchstones’ materials, you and others who have access to these materials agree to these terms of use. Touchstones hopes you are fully satisfied with your purchase, and we look forward to hearing from you as you implement Touchstones in your classroom.

POLICIES

PRICES
Prices listed on our website, in our catalog, and in other promotional materials reflect the current price as of the date of the printing. All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and payment must be received in U.S. dollars. Prices may change at any time without notice. To confirm the price of an item you are interested in purchasing, please call us at (410) 604-3309 or (800) 456-6542.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING
Shipping and handling fees are as follows within the United States: for orders totaling up to $99, the fee is $15; for orders totaling between $100 and $499, the fee is $25; for orders over $500, the fee is 5% of the order total (before any discounts are applied). Please allow up to three (3) weeks for deliveries. Some orders may arrive in multiple shipments. Rush shipping is available upon request; please call us for an estimate. Touchstones can charge shipping to a 3rd party account, as long as specific 3rd party shipping account information is provided at the same time the order is placed. All 3rd party shipping requests will incur a $15 handling fee. For orders to be delivered outside of the United States, please call us for a shipping estimate.

RETURNS
If you are not completely satisfied with your materials, simply return the items in undamaged, unmarked, and resellable condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund, less shipping and handling costs.

For commercial resellers: If you are not completely satisfied with your materials, you may return the items in undamaged, sellable condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund, less shipping and handling costs, plus a 20% restocking fee.

PURCHASE ORDERS & CREDIT CARD ORDERS
We accept Purchase Orders from educational institutions. We also accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express or Discover for the purchase of goods or services.