Product Pricing and Policies
An academic price is awarded to degree-granting (Assoc., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) institutions. The name of the institution must appear on the degree in order to qualify for the academic pricing. Institutions may be required to submit documentation to verify eligibility. Please consult ICDD's price list for eligible products.
Multiyear License Renewal
To assist customers with their yearly renewals, ICDD offers multiyear licenses that allow you to prepay for future renewals. The multiyear license renewal pricing provides savings on yearly license renewals, along with fixed pricing on the renewal for the purchased license term. Multiyear pricing is available for PDF-2, PDF-4+, WebPDF-4+, PDF-4/Organics, SIeve and SIeve+. If the price for these products increases during your multiyear license period, you will not be billed the difference.
In response to customer requests, ICDD offers multiyear license renewal pricing for PDF-4/Minerals. The multiyear license is offered as a convenience to our customers and is not subject to the discount offered with our other multiyear licenses. Please contact ICDD for further information.
To purchase a multiyear license, users need to purchase the current release of the PDF new, or renew their license to the present release using the current prices. Users may then purchase additional years for their license. All shipping charges will be billed on the original invoice. The multiyear license is serviced by subscription with yearly automatic renewals based on the anniversary of the original invoice date for both the PDF-2 and PDF-4 databases. For each year in your multiyear license, you will receive the newest release of your PDF product. You will need to install and register your new product for each release.
Since ICDD's search-indexing software (SIeve and SIeve+) is linked to the PDF-2 and PDF-4 release year, customers utilizing this software are encouraged to purchase a multiyear license for the software along with their multiyear license for the database.
Check with your software vendor annually to confirm software compatibility when purchasing a multiyear license.
PDF-4+Scholar – Multiyear License for Academics
PDF-4+Scholar is an incentive available solely for our academic customers who qualify under ICDD's academic license policy. PDF-4+Scholar is a five year multiyear license package for PDF-4+, which includes a license for SIeve+. It is identical to PDF-4+ in content and capability. The difference is in the licensing terms—the PDF-4+Scholar Package offers one extended license term of five years on the last product release in the multiyear license. The PDF-4+Scholar Package is available on
CD or DVD.
Customers will need to purchase the current release of PDF-4+ and SIeve+ in order to purchase the PDF-4+Scholar Package. Customers may purchase the PDF-4+ and SIeve+ licenses as new or renew their licenses to the current release. PDF-2 users may convert their license to the current release of PDF-4+ and SIeve+. Customers with a current release of the database will only need to purchase the PDF4+Scholar Package.
Like all PDF-4 products, the PDF-4+Scholar Package is handled by automatic subscription. Your yearly automatic renewals will be shipped based on the anniversary of the original invoice for the PDF-4+Scholar Package. For each year in your PDF-4+Scholar multiyear license, you will receive the newest release of the PDF-4+. The last release in the package will be the PDF-4+Scholar product, which is licensed for five years.
Product warranty is on the preferred computer specifications associated with the product release. If you need to change your computer specifications, ICDD recommends that you reference the ReadMe.txt or product insert for your product release to check for compatibility.
Site License Policy
ICDD's Site License Policy is designed for a multiuser laboratory to facilitate multiple licenses of the PDF-2 or PDF-4 databases† at a single site. A single site is defined by the building where the database will be installed. Multiple users in different buildings need to purchase separate site licenses for each building.
A site license includes the purchase of a Master License, plus the purchase of Secondary Licenses (discounted additional licenses– 2nd to 10th). Each site license allows for a maximum of 10 licenses
of the database. The number of licenses is determined by the number of computers that will be running the database. ICDD requires that the Master License and all Secondary Licenses be purchased concurrently on a single purchase order. ICDD does not offer licensing for local servers or networks.
Site License Renewals
In order to take advantage of the site license renewal pricing on additional licenses, both the Master License and the Secondary Licenses of the database must be renewed yearly. To renew a site license, ICDD requires that the Master License and all Secondary Licenses be purchased concurrently on a single purchase order.
Combo Site License Subscription
ICDD offers a combination site license that allows for multiple licenses of the PDF-2 or PDF-4 databases† at a single site. The combo site license is serviced by subscription with yearly automatic renewals based on the anniversary of the original invoice date for the PDF-2 or PDF-4 databases†. ICDD will automatically bill and ship renewal licensed products as specified in ICDD's then current price list.
†PDF-4/Minerals is not eligible for site licensing. Site and multiyear site licenses for PDF-4/Organics cannot be combined with other PDF databases.
Multiyear Site License
In response to customer requests, ICDD offers multiyear site licenses. The multiyear site license is offered as a convenience to our customers using site license pricing. This license is serviced by subscription and is available for a PDF-2 site, a PDF-4+ site, a WebPDF-4+ site, a PDF-4/Organics and a combo PDF-2/PDF-4+/WebPDF-4+ site. Please contact the ICDD's Customer Service Department for further information.
Installation and Registration
ICDD databases require registration to comply with the legal requirements of our collaborative agreements. When renewing
your PDF license, ICDD recommends that you contact ICDD
or your software vendor to determine your data analysis software requirements.
ICDD products (PDF-2, PDF-4+, PDF-4/Minerals, PDF-4/Organics, SIeve and SIeve+) are automatically activated for a temporary license period (30 days) with the initial installation. Users are required to register their database and/or software in order to obtain a full license from ICDD to extend beyond 30 days. The integrated registration software will guide users through the registration process. The registration information may then be sent to ICDD by the web (preferred), email, fax or mail. When ICDD receives the registration information, a registration key for the full license will be created and sent to the user. A registration key will be issued within 48 hours (Monday through Friday) of receipt of the registration information. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours, kindly fax us your registration (610.325.9823) noting that it is a second request or call us at 610.325.9814.
Contact ICDD for WebPDF-4+ registration information.