arc is published seven times a year: feb/mar, apr/may, jun/jul, aug/sep, oct/nov, dec/jan, as well as the ILDS – our annual lighting design survey. The price of an annual subscription varies depending on your location:
UK: 1 year – £35.00 / 2 years – £60.00
EUROPE: 1 year – £60.00 / 2 years – £100.00
REST OF WORLD: 1 year – £75.00 / 2 years – £130.00
Our digital subscription is completely free, choose to receive any of the following:
Monthly newsletter – arc magazine’s free monthly newsletter bringing you all the latest news from the world of architectural lighting and design in one place.
arc digital issue: a digital version of our printed magazine, sent 7 times a year.
You also have the option of signing up to newsletters relating to our sister magazine, darc – covering decorative lighting, and newsletters relating to [d]arc media‘s industry events.
Is it safe to purchase subscriptions online with my credit card?
Yes, as long as your current browser supports secure credit card transactions. To determine if your browser supports secure credit card transactions, look at the bottom left hand corner of your browser. When you are in a secure site, you will see a solid key on netscape browsers and a closed padlock on Internet explorer browsers. If the site is not secure, the key will appear broken and the padlock will appear unlocked.
Will my subscription be taken in local currency or pounds sterling?
All subscription prices are shown in pounds sterling. For overseas orders, the price you pay will be dependant on the exchange rate of your credit card company and may fluctuate. There is no VAT payable on magazine subscriptions. All subscription payments will be taken in pounds sterling only.
What payment options are available when subscribing?
All major Credit Cards:
Bank Transfer – Royal Bank of Scotland, Manchester, M2 1FB. A/c: Mondiale Media Ltd – 00653021, sort code 12/08/95. Swift Code BOFSGB21256.
When will I receive my start issue when I first subscribe?
Your subscription will start with the next available issue subject to our publishing calendar. For first time subscribers we aim to post out our current issue if this is available – otherwise your subscription will start with the next issue to be published. For renewal orders we aim to provide a continuous service so your first issue of your renewal will follow the last issue of your old subscription. If you have a particular requirement please specify on your order form or by emailing us at email@example.com and our Subscriptions Department will be happy to help.
Will you confirm acceptance of my subscription order?
Yes. Within 14 days of receiving your order we will write to you to confirm whether or not we accept it. This written confirmation will include the following details • Magazine subscribed to • Length of subscription and corresponding payment method • Your personal details and delivery address for the magazines • Cover date of first and last issues • Your personal subscriber number, which should be quoted in any correspondence • Contact details for our Subscriptions Department
Should you have not received your acknowledgement after 14 days, please contact our Subscriptions Department firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is a problem with your subscription order we will also contact you within 14 days.
Can I order a single or back issue?
Subject to availability, you can order single and back issues over the phone. if you know the issue number and it is in stock you can telephone the Subscriptions Department on + 44 (0) 161 478 8395 with your full postal address and credit card details or send a fax to + 44 (0) 161 476 0456. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery for overseas orders and up to 14 days for UK delivery.
Where will I find my subscriber number?
Your subscriber number is printed on the envelope that contains your magazine. You will also find it at the top corner of your renewal letters and in any correspondence you receive from our Subscriptions Department. Alternatively you can email us to find out your customer number – email@example.com
How do I change my address details if I am a paid subscriber?
You can call the Subscriptions Department on + 44 (0) 161 478 8395 – please have your subscriber number and your old and new address to hand or email us at with all the required information firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I do if an issue is delivered in a damaged condition?
Simply contact one of our Subscriptions Department on + 44 (0) 161 478 8395 or email@example.com and they will arrange for a replacement copy to be sent to you.
What do I do if the issue doesn’t arrive?
Simply contact one of our Subscriptions Department on + 44 (0) 161 476 8395 as soon as possible or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will arrange for a replacement copy to be sent to you if the issues have already been sent from our printers.
If I cancel my subscription will I get a refund?
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. Our refund policy is clear – within 7 days of receiving your first issue you have the right to a refund on all unmailed issues you have pre-paid for. Just contact our Subscriptions Department at email@example.com or telephone + 44 (0) 161 478 8395.
How will I know when my paid subscription expires?
You will receive four reminders before the end of your subscription term.
The first letter will be sent three months before the end of your subscription. The second one will arrive around the time when you have two months left, with the renewal letters carrying on until you receive the final reminder around the time of your final issue.
Hopefully one of these will jog your memory to renew and they all contain a renewal form for you to complete and post back to us. You can also renew online or by fax or telephone.
Why does arc magazine send me renewal notices before my subscription has expired?
Renewal notices are sent out well in advance so that our customers do not experience a break in service. Your last issue number is clearly written on the renewal notice and your renewal will start with the subsequent issue number.
I have paid my subscription renewal but have still received a renewal notice?
It is sometimes possible that your payment could cross in the post with our renewal notices. However if you receive a renewal notice more than two weeks after you’ve sent in your payment it may mean that we have not received your payment. It may also mean that your card or cheque has not cleared.
In either case please contact our Subscriptions Department via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone + 44 (0) 161 478 8395. The Department is open between 9.00 – 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
What do you do with my personal information?
We will use your personal details to process your order. The subscription forms will ask if you would like to receive special offers or new products/services that may be of interest from Mondiale Media and from other carefully selected companies. If you prefer to receive no further information apart from your subscription details, you may select this option. If you are in doubt about the permissions on your personal details, please contact us via email on email@example.com to specify your requirements.