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This is the web site of Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.
Our postal address is: PO Box 42129, LA, CA 90042
We can be reached via e-mail via https://www.razorcake.org/contact-us
For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes only the consumer’s domain name, but not the e-mail address (where possible).
We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web page, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as site registrations, name and address, telephone number, fax number, and payment information (e.g., billing address).
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, and used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes.
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail via https://www.razorcake.org/contact-us
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed on-line.
With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them.
Consumers can access this information by e-mail us via https://www.razorcake.org/contact-us
Upon request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information and transaction information.
Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail viahttps://www.razorcake.org/contact-us
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us athttps://www.razorcake.org/contact-us
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This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding of the Parties and supersedes any prior oral or written agreements or understandings between the Parties as to the subject matter of this Agreement.
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This Agreement is governed by the laws of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules.
“Affiliate” means any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, a Party.
“Affiliate Costs” means any amounts paid by us for affiliate programs run by us or our Affiliates.
“Agreement” means this Partnership Agreement entered into between you and us.
“Bundle” means a collection of software product(s), website theme(s), plugins, services, or offers including the Product, that we offer for sale and/or sell through any means of storage, transmission, or copying now known or hereafter devised, including the WooCommerce Site and made available for a one-time, subscription, or platform subscription fee.
“Party” or “Parties” as used herein means you and us.
“Policies and Procedures” mean the policies and procedures set forth at https://woocommerce.com/support-policy/, https://wordpress.com/tos, and the WooCommerce Developer Site, each as may be updated from time to time.
“Product” or “Products” means any software product, website theme or plugin developed by you and listed on the WooCommerce Site, including any updates, upgrades and new versions of such product(s), website themes or plugins.
“Sale” means WooCommerce’s provision of the Product to a third party in exchange for a fee.
“Taxes” means any sales, use, license, value added, withholding, excise or similar federal, state or local tax that apply to the sale or use of a Product.
“WooCommerce Site” means the web pages and websites at the woocommerce.com domain, or any successor domain designated by us.
This webpage provides information on how the U.S. Copyright Office collects personal information from its patrons and on the public availability of that personal information. The authority for requesting any information related to Copyright Office services is title 17 of the United States Code. For more information on the public’s rights under the Privacy Act, see the text of the Privacy Act of 1974, and the Copyright Office’s Privacy Act regulations.
You may need to submit personal information if you use certain features of the Copyright Office website, such as registering your copyright online and submitting your comments on a rulemaking. The Copyright Office will inform the user regarding the information it requires and will only use this information for the stated purpose(s), such as administering the national registration system or evaluating the merits of a proposed rule. The information is almost always made available for public inspection and copying. By providing the information, a user is giving consent to the Office to use the information for the stated purpose; if the user does not provide the information, some features of the website will not be available to the user.
Your submission of personal information is voluntary. When you voluntarily submit information by means of an electronic or paper copyright registration form or when you submit documents for recordation, comments on a rulemaking, or other forms or documents, you consent to the use of your information for the purpose(s) stated in connection with that form or proceeding.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Protecting a user’s personal information and privacy are important to the U.S. Copyright Office. The Copyright Office collects, uses, and shares information obtained from online visitors only in certain ways, which include:
- Collecting personal information that users voluntarily provide
- Using the personal information users provide for its intended purpose
- Disclosing personal information to a government agency if required by law
Additionally, the Copyright Office has implemented safeguards to protect any information collected.
“Cookies” are small files that a website transfers to a user’s computer to allow the site to remember specific information. If a user does not want cookies to be transferred to his or her computer, that user may choose to opt out of their use by modifying browser options. While a user will still be able to access most features of the Copyright Office’s websites, certain features may not work as well or may be unavailable to that user.
Session Cookies The Copyright Office uses session cookies on its website for technical purposes such as to enable a user to more easily navigate the Copyright Office’s webpages. Session cookies only collect nonpersonally identifiable data, and once a user closes his or her browser, the cookies disappear.
Persistent Cookies Persistent cookies store information on a user’s computer for longer periods of time than session cookies, and the information is stored across multiple sessions. The Copyright Office never uses persistent cookies to collect personally identifiable information about its website visitors. The Copyright Office does use persistent cookies to improve its web metrics by distinguishing between new and returning visitors; to prevent repeated prompting to complete its customer satisfaction survey; to aggregate data anonymously on how visitors use its sites; and to “remember” preferences that users provide voluntarily.
Customization tools Customization tools allow users to voluntarily provide information to personalize and improve their online experience on a particular Copyright Office webpage and site. This information is saved on the Copyright Office’s servers.
Any personally identifiable information contained in an email is used by the Copyright Office for no other purpose than to provide requested information to the individual who emailed the request. Emails sent to the U.S. Copyright Office by the public are kept according to the length of time specified in the Copyright Office’s records retention schedule, developed in cooperation with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Copyright Office only shares the information that a user provides with another government agency if the user’s information relates to that agency or as otherwise required by law. The Copyright Office does not store any personally identifiable information independent of the email message, create individual profiles with the information provided in an email, or give it to any private organizations.
Comments and Petitions Submitted in Connection with Copyright Office Proceedings and Rulemakings
For reasons of government efficiency, the Copyright Office is using the regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments. All comments are submitted electronically through and hosted on regulations.gov. The Copyright Office links to regulations.gov from its website. Any information that is included in the regulations.gov comment box and/or an uploaded comment or petition may be made available on regulations.gov. Commenters and participants should keep in mind that any private, confidential, or personally identifiable information appearing in their comment or petition will be accessible by the public for inspection and copying.
Pages for Children
Though not directed at children, the Copyright Office’s online copyright registration system (“Electronic Copyright Office” or “eCO”) may be used by children under the age of 13. All eCO users are advised that the submission of personal information on a registration application is voluntary and that any information provided becomes available to the public. Extraneous personally identifiable information (i.e., information neither requested nor required on a copyright registration application), such as Social Security numbers, will be removed from both the Office’s online and offline registration records, on the Office’s own volition or upon request. The Copyright Office will also, under certain circumstances, remove or replace requested information such as home addresses and phone numbers, from its online registration records. For more information see Copyright Records below, and visit Privacy: Copyright Public Records, and the Removal of Personally Identifiable Information from Registration Records.
Privacy Act Systems of Records
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that the U.S. Copyright Office maintain a list of the systems of records it keeps, together with descriptions of the records kept in those systems and methods the public may use to access information in the systems. The most up-to-date version of the systems of records was published in September 1998 and amended in October 1999. This updated list reflects changes, additions, and deletions of records maintained by the Office since the last publication of its systems of records notice, which occurred in August 1993. See the complete list of Copyright Office System of Records:
The U.S. Copyright Office is required under 17 U.S.C. §§ 705(a) – (b) to maintain records of copyright registrations and to make them available for public inspection. Once a registration is completed and a claim has been cataloged, it becomes part of the public record. Individuals are able to come to the Office to inspect and copy its public records or to request copies and search reports of records mailed to them. Information on registration records since 1978 is also available on the Copyright Office’s website.
When an author or copyright owner registers a copyright claim with the Copyright Office, that registration creates a public record of that copyright claim. Extraneous personal information (i.e., personal information neither requested nor required on a copyright registration application, such as a Social Security number), will be removed from the Copyright Office’s public records either during the examination process or upon request after registration. And under certain circumstances, authors and claimants, or their authorized representatives may request the replacement or removal of certain personally identifiable information that is requested by the Office and collected on a registration application, such as names, home addresses and phone numbers, in or from the Office’s internet-accessible public catalog, but such information will be retained in the Office’s offline records as required by law. All information provided in connection with a copyright registration application will be made available for public inspection and copying, and some of the information from that application will be made available in the Copyright Office’s online Public Catalog. Photocopies of recorded documents and related records are imaged and made available for public inspection and copying.http://sam.gov/
Keeping Personally Identifiable Information out of the Public Record
All information provided on the application for registration will become a permanent part of the public record of the U.S. Copyright Office, and some of that information will be made available online through the Copyright Office’s website, including the name and address of the copyright claimant. To avoid the dissemination of a personal home address, applicants should consider using a post office box or third-party address (such as in care of a corporation). Any information provided in the rights and permissions section of the application will also be made available online, but providing rights and permissions information is optional. Applicants who want to include rights and permissions information but who do not want to provide personal details can use third-party agents, post office boxes, or designated email accounts. If someone else submits an application on behalf of an applicant, it is still the applicant’s responsibility (or the parent’s responsibility if the applicant is under the age of 13) to ensure that information that he or she wants to keep out of the public record is omitted. In certain cases, it may be permissible to register a claim in a work either anonymously or pseudonymously (under a fictitious name). Other categories of information in copyright applications that may be made available online include the following: type of work, registration number, title of the work, author, authorship, preexisting material date of creation, date of publication.
Copyright Records Appearing in Search Engines
Because a copyright registration is a public record, others can access it and may create alternative means to make the information in it more widely available. The U.S. Copyright Office is not responsible for the form or the substance of third-party redistribution of the Copyright Office’s records.
ISO 17065 — Valid vegan certification for the world market, recognized by foreign certification bodies, and accredited by national and international institutions. The BeVeg vegan certification standard has an expressed scope aimed to satisfy the vegan consumer of products and services.
ISO 17067 — Valid vegan certification conformity assessment program for the world market, recognized by foreign certification bodies, and accredited by national and international institutions. The BeVeg certification scheme has paved the one for a singular global conformity program for vegan claims for consumer products and services.
Report Trademark Violations
At BeVeg International, we take cases of Trademark misuse very seriously as we pride ourselves in being the international gold standard in vegan labeling. Though we work hard to protect the integrity of our Trademark, we rely on the vigilance of our members and supporters acting as our eyes and ears on the ground. If you discover any misuse of the BeVeg Vegan Trademark, please help bring it to our attention using the form below or send us the product details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trademark Violation Alerts
This webpage is intended to keep consumers aware of important safety alerts regarding BeVeg vegan certified products and products that are incorrectly bearing the BeVeg vegan logo. BeVeg reserves the right to withdraw the certification of any company whose vegan certified products appear on this page more than once.
The information on this page is current to the best of BeVeg’s knowledge, but may not be an up-to-date list of all incidents that may occur in the marketplace. Again, if you have questions or concerns about a specific product, you should contact BeVeg directly. You may also report vegan trademark abuses here any time. Our goal is to protect the consumer and ensure truth in labeling. Below you can find a list of companies misusing the BeVeg Vegan Trademark. No Reports found.
applications and social media presences, except where superseded or modified by a separate agreement. Any separate service agreements will accompany the applicable Services or be clearly noted.
Links from USPTO to other websites
The USPTO provides limited external links as a service to our visitors. When you select a link to an external website, you leave the uspto.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external website. USPTO makes use of some third-party sites to provide access to official information that is otherwise available directly from USPTO, and continually reviews these and other external links to assess their ongoing value to the public. Please note, however, that the USPTO:
- Does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked external website;
- Does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites or the views they express or the products and services they offer;
- Cannot and does not authorize the use of copyrighted materials found in linked websites (you must request authorization from the sponsor of the linked websites if you wish to use copyrighted materials from those sites – see the Copyright Information section for general guidance);
- Is not responsible for transmissions you may receive from external websites; and
- Does not guarantee that external websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.
Links from other websites to USPTO.gov
The USPTO does not engage in reciprocal linking arrangements. If you create a link to a USPTO website, you must do so in a manner that does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by the USPTO for your enterprise or websites. See the Copyright Information and Editorial Guidance sections for additional information. In addition, please be aware that:
- USPTO websites are not archival; links may change and material may be removed without warning;
- Because deep links to pages on USPTO websites may bypass critical instructions and notices to customers, you should take care to link to
content’s parent page(s) where relevant notices and instructions may
• The USPTO strongly encourages archival or permanent links to the USPTO
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Blogs, collaboration, and comment policy
The USPTO makes use of certain social media capabilities that permit informal, collaborative communications in a public forum. Participants who engage in such communications are expected to treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect, and are advised that:
- The use of vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language is prohibited.
- Comments should be related to the posted topic.
- Comments that make unsupported claims or accusations are not appropriate.
- Comments pertaining to the promotion or advertisement of a business or commercial transaction are not appropriate.
- Comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition are prohibited.
- A comment should not be attributed to anyone other than the individual making the post, nor be presented in a way that is misleading about its origin.
- Comments made in a public forum on any USPTO website are considered to be public information.
- Comments that relate to pending applications for patents or trademarks are not appropriate for public forums.
- Communications made through social media sites will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the USPTO or any official or employee of the USPTO for any purpose.
- All comments are subject to review and removal if they fail to conform to the policy at any time.
Blogs on the USPTO websites represent official government communications, and are managed and moderated by the Office of Chief Communications Officer. The USPTO will not post blog comments that do not conform to the policy, and will not edit or alter individual blog comments to make them conform to policy.
On USPTO’s third party sites and social media channels (e.g., Twitter or Facebook), comments are reviewed and moderated following posts. Comments which do not comply with the stated policy are not allowed, and may be removed or withheld. USPTO reserves the right to use features that may restrict the ability of users who repeatedly violate the commenting policy, including limiting their ability to comment or reporting their comments as spam.
Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other
nongovernmental organizations or individuals that are allowed are provided solely for the information of individuals using the site. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of USPTO, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying USPTO endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.
This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure blogs, collaboration, and comments on the USPTO website are managed in a manner consistent with the intended purpose of the public forum.
Pursuant to federal law, most government-produced materials appearing on this website are not subject to copyright restrictions within the United States and are therefore in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied, but it is requested that in any subsequent use the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) be given appropriate acknowledgement (e.g., “Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office, http://www.uspto.gov”). The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.
WARNING: Not all materials on the USPTO website are works of the U.S. government. When using USPTO websites, you may encounter documents, illustrations, photographs, or other informational resources contributed or licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The USPTO is unable to grant or deny permission for any materials that may be posted on its website for which the copyright is owned by a third party. Should you need copyright permission, you are solely responsible for contacting the copyright owner directly.
Please contact us regarding copyright status before publishing, distributing, or reselling any documents having outside authorship or any images contained on the webpages for this site. For additional information about copyright restrictions on U.S. government works, please see guidance posted on USA.gov . See also the Editorial Guidance section of this page regarding references
to materials obtained from USPTO.gov websites, including special considerations for patents and trademarks.
Use of USPTO seal and logo
The USPTO does not authorize the use of either its seal or logo on any other websites, except where the agency maintains an official presence on that site.
This is a USPTO computer system, which may be accessed and used only for official Government business by authorized personnel. Unauthorized access, actions, use, modification, or disclosure of the data contained herein or in transit to/from this system constitutes a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Pub. L. No. 99-474, codified at 18 U.S.C. §1030, state criminal and civil laws, and may subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or administrative action and penalties. Unauthorized use or actions exceeding authorized use of USPTO systems will be investigated, and, when appropriate, official sanctions will be imposed. All data contained on USPTO computer systems is owned by the USPTO, and may be monitored, intercepted, recorded, read, copied, captured, and disclosed in any manner by authorized personnel. THERE IS NO RIGHT OF PRIVACY IN THIS SYSTEM. System personnel may give to law enforcement officials, for investigation and prosecution, any potential evidence of crime found on USPTO computer systems. USE OF THIS SYSTEM BY ANY USER, AUTHORIZED OR UNAUTHORIZED, CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THIS MONITORING, INTERCEPTION, RECORDING, READING, COPYING, CAPTURING, AND DISCLOSURE.
The USPTO uses HTTPS protocol and other forms of data encryption when necessary to protect sensitive data such as financial account information.
For website security and to ensure that USPTO Web services remain available to the general public, the USPTO monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, otherwise cause damage or access non-public information. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the United States criminal code (18 U.S.C. § 1030). Information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.
This information system may contain Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that is subject to safeguarding or dissemination controls in accordance with law, regulation, or government-wide policy. Any activity or operation, whether generated automatically or manually, that results in or has the potential to result in denial or decrease of service for other customers may be denied access to USPTO.gov Web resources without notice. If you believe your IP address may have been blocked, you may contact the Webmaster for instructions.
Use of USPTO databases
USPTO’s online databases are not designed or intended to be a source for bulk downloads of USPTO data when accessed through the website’s interfaces. Individuals, companies, IP addresses, or blocks of IP addresses who, in effect, deny or decrease service by generating unusually high numbers of database accesses (searches, pages, or hits), whether generated manually or in an
automated fashion, may be denied access to USPTO servers without notice.
Bulk data products may be separately obtained from the USPTO, either for free or at the cost of dissemination. For details, see information on Electronic Bulk Data Products.
It is considered a good practice, both academically and editorially, to properly credit the source of any materials not authored by you. Subject to other terms described on this page, you may cite materials obtained from USPTO.gov websites using any or all of the following:
- The United States Patent and Trademark Office
- [system ID].uspto.gov/[specific Web page address]; for example, etas.uspto.gov/etas/guidelines.jsp
Patents are published as part of the terms of granting the patent to the inventor. Subject to limited exceptions reflected in 37 CFR 1.71(d) & (e) and 1.84(s), the text and drawings of a patent are typically not subject to copyright restrictions. The inventors’ rights to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States for a limited time is not compromised by the publication of the description of the invention. In other words, the fact that a patent’s description may have been published without copyright restrictions does not give you permission to manufacture or use the invention without permission from the inventor during the active life of the patent. See MPEP § 600 –
608.01(v) regarding the right to include a copyright or mask work notice in patents.
Trademark images are published by the USPTO for public information dissemination purposes in accordance with the law. If you wish to use a trademark obtained from our records, you must do so in accordance with the individual licensing policies of the marks’ owners. The USPTO will not assist in contacting trademark owners or arranging and managing licensing agreements.
CAUTION: There are instances where trademarks may be embedded in patents as part of the drawing, particularly for design patents. There are also instances
where a portion of the text or drawings of a patent may be under copyright. You should consult an attorney regarding these potential trademark and copyright issues. The USPTO will not assist in determining if a potential trademark issue or copyright issue exists for a particular patent.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at email@example.com. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.
GDPR & SCCs
We strongly believe in data privacy and have worked with top legal minds to address how Geniuslink, its links, and clients can be good internet citizens and best comply with the relevant legislation (GDPR, CCPA, ePrivacy, etc.). Further, Geniuslink has historically participated in Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield and now uses the SCCs framework to ensure good data privacy and security.
How we help you comply with GDPR
- We store no personally identifiable information, including IP addresses, from clicks on your links.
- For your convenience, if you add retargeting scripts/pixels to your links, we will not serve them to EU visitors. You may change this behavior in your account settings.
How Geniuslink complies with GDPR
- For clicks on geni.us links: We store no personally identifiable information, including IP addresses.
- For Geniuslink website visits: We ask for consent from EU visitors before serving non-essential cookies used in marketing.
- For access to the Geniuslink client dashboard and supporting services: In accordance with GDPR, we serve essential, identifying cookies to our clients that allow them to use important functions such as login, onboarding, and support chat.
Our stance on privacy
We are big fans of what GDPR is trying to do, and believe that your personal information should belong to you. We also believe companies should respect your privacy when you give them consent to collect any identifiable information.
For some in-depth information about GDPR and how it relates to Geniuslink, see our blog post, GDPR, Geniuslink & You. More information about how GDPR generally affects the URL shortening industry can be found in our blog post, GDPR + Intelligent Link Management – What You Need To Know. Specific information about how we approach data collection and GDPR can be found in the Geniuslink Terms of Service .
Associates Program Standard Commission Income Statement
For Qualifying Purchases of Products within product categories specified in Table 1 below, the Standard Commission Income accrued will be the corresponding fixed rate of Qualifying Revenue specified in this table:
Table 1 – Fixed Standard Commission Income Rates for Specific Product Categories
|Product Category||Fixed Commission Income Rates|
|Luxury Beauty, Luxury Stores Beauty, Amazon Explore||10.00%|
|Digital Music, Physical Music, Handmade, Digital Videos||5.00%|
|Physical Books, Kitchen, Automotive||4.50%|
|Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Amazon Kindle Devices, Amazon Fashion Women’s, Men’s & Kids Private Label, Luxury Stores Fashion, Apparel, Amazon Cloud Cam Devices, Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV Devices, Amazon Echo Devices, Ring Devices, Watches, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, and Handbags & Accessories||4.00%|
|Toys, Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business & Industrial Supplies, Outdoors, Tools, Sports, Baby Products, Amazon Coins||3.00%|
|PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray||2.50%|
|Televisions, Digital Video Games||2.00%|
|Amazon Fresh, Physical Video Games & Video Game Consoles, Grocery, Health & Personal Care||1.00%|
|Gift Cards; Wireless Service Plans; Alcoholic Beverages; Digital Kindle Products purchased as a subscription; Food prepared and delivered from a restaurant; Amazon Appstore, Prime Now, or Amazon Pay Places||0.00%|
|All Other Categories||4.00%|
Special Commission Income
(a) Bounty Events
|Bounty-Eligible Program||Homepage||Bounty Action||Eligible Customer||Bounty Rate||Promotional Rate for limited period (9/1/22 – 12/31/22)|
|Amazon Prime Video Free Trial||http://www.amazon.com/gp/video/primesignup||Successful registration for Amazon Prime Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Prime Free Trial||$2.00||$10.00|
|Prime Video Channels Free Trial||See Table A Below||Successful registration for a third party video subscription||An Amazon Prime customer who meets the eligibility requirements for a Prime Video Channels Subscriptions||$2.50|
|Amazon Baby Registry||https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/homepage||Successful creation of, and addition of at least 1 item to, an Amazon Baby Registry||An Eligible Customer successfully registers (as determined by us) for an Amazon Baby Registry list via the specified Homepage and adds at least one item to the Amazon Baby Registry, but only if the Associate is entitled to payment of Standard Commission Income for three or more Qualifying Purchases prior to the creation of the registry.||$3.00|
|The Drop Text Alerts||https://www.amazon.com/thedrop/signup||Successful sign-up for The Drop text alerts||A customer who successfully signs up to receive text alerts for The Drop. Bounty is not available to a customer who has previously signed up||$5.00|
|Amazon Business||http://www.amazon.com/tryAB||Successful registration for an Amazon Business account||A business which meets the eligibility requirements for an Amazon Business account and which has not previously registered for an Amazon Business account.||$15.00|
|Amazon Home Services||http://www.amazon.com/homeservices||Successful reservation of a Standard, Pre-Packaged, or Custom service from Amazon Home Services||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for Amazon Home Services and who has not previously reserved a service for Amazon Home Services||$3.00|
|Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial||https://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/promotions/AmazonMusicUnlimited||Successful registration for Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial||$3.00|
|Amazon Music Unlimited Paid Subscription||https://www.amazon.com/music/amazon-music-disney-plus-promotion||Successful registration for Amazon Music Unlimited Paid Subscription||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for an Amazon Music Unlimited Paid Subscription||$3.00|
|Amazon Prime Free Trial||http://www.amazon.com/tryprimefree||Successful registration for Amazon Prime Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Prime Free Trial||$3.00|
|Amazon Prime Gifting (12-month)||https://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/pipeline/prime_gifting_landing||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of a 12-month Prime Gift Membership||Any customer||$5.00|
|Amazon Prime Gifting (3-month)||https://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/pipeline/prime_gifting_landing||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of a 3-month Prime Gift Membership||Any customer||$3.00|
|Amazon Prime Discounted Monthly Offering (Prime Free Trial for Qualifying Customers)||https://amazon.com/qualify||Successful registration for a Prime Free Trial for qualifying customer||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Prime Monthly Discounted Free Trial||$3.00|
|Amazon Prime Music Free Trial||http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/promotions/prime.html||Successful registration for Amazon Prime Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Prime Free Trial||$3.00|
|Amazon Prime Student 6-month Trial||http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info||Successful registration for Amazon Student||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for Amazon Student and who has not previously registered for any version of Amazon Student||$3.00|
|Amazon Wedding Registry||http://www.amazon.com/gp/wedding/homepage||Successful creation of, and addition of at least 1 item to, an Amazon Wedding Registry||An Eligible Customer successfully registers (as determined by us) for an Amazon Wedding Registry list via the specified Homepage and adds at least one item to the Amazon Wedding Registry, but only if the Associate is entitled to payment of Standard Commission Income for three or more Qualifying Purchases prior to the creation of the registry.||$3.00|
|Audible Audiobook||Not applicable||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of an Audible audiobook on Amazon.com (including purchases made using Audible membership credits, but excluding purchases of free audiobooks)||Any customer||$0.50|
|Audible Premium Plus Free Trial||Not applicable||Successful registration for an Audible Premium Plus Free Trial on Amazon.com||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Audible Premium Plus Free Trial||$5.00|
|Audible Plus Free Trial||http://www.amazon.com/audibleplus||Successful registration for the Audible Plus Free Trial on Amazon.com||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for Audible Plus Free Trial||$5.00|
|Audible Premium Plus Membership||Not applicable||Successful registration for an Audible Premium Plus Membership on Amazon.com||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Audible Premium Plus Membership||$10.00|
|Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership||https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/mdp/gold/annual||Successful registration for an Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership on Amazon.com||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership||$25.00|
|Audible Plus Membership||http://www.amazon.com/audibleplus||Successful registration for the Audible Plus Membership on Amazon.com||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for Audible Plus Membership||$10.00|
|Gift of Audible 1-month Membership Plan||https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/gift-membership-detail||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of a 1-month Audible Gift Membership||Any Customer||$5.00|
|Gift of Audible 3-month Membership Plan||https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/gift-membership-detail||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of a 3-month Audible Gift Membership||Any Customer||$8.00|
|Gift of Audible 6-month Membership Plan||https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/gift-membership-detail||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of a 6-month Audible Gift Membership||Any Customer||$8.00|
|Gift of Audible 12-month Membership Plan||https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/gift-membership-detail||Bounty-Eligible Purchase of a 12-month Audible Gift Membership||Any Customer||$10.00|
|Kindle Unlimited Free Trial||http://www.amazon.com/kindleunlimited||Successful registration for Kindle Unlimited Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Kindle Unlimited Free Trial||$3.00|
|Kindle Unlimited 6- month Paid Membership||https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/ku/gift_landing||Purchase of a 6-month Kindle Unlimited membership||A customer who completes a 6-month Kindle Unlimited membership purchase||$3.00|
|Kindle Unlimited 12- month Paid Membership||https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/ku/gift_landing||Purchase of a 12-month Kindle Unlimited membership||A customer who completes a 12-month Kindle Unlimited membership purchase||$5.00|
|Kindle Unlimited 24- month Paid Membership||https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/ku/gift_landing||Purchase of a 24-month Kindle Unlimited membership||A customer who completes a Kindle Unlimited 24-month membership purchase||$10.00|
|Prime Exclusives||https://www.amazon.com/primeexclusiveshttps://www.amazon.com/primebookbox||Successful registration for Amazon Prime Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Prime Free Trial||$3.00|
|Prime Gaming (sign up of Prime Free Trial and receive gaming benefits)||https://amazon.com/tryprimegaming||Sign up for Prime Gaming (Twitch Prime is now Prime Gaming)||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Prime Free Trial||$3.00|
|Prime Wardrobe First Box Checkout||https://www.amazon.com/primewardrobe or any product page containing Prime Wardrobe eligible products.||Successful checkout of customer’s first Prime Wardrobe box||An Amazon Prime customer who meets the eligibility requirements of Prime Wardrobe||$3.00|
|Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe Subscription Signup||www.amazon.com/tbyb/ps/program/main||Successful registration for Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe subscription (through mobile device signup only)||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements to activate a Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe subscription||$4.00|
|Amazon Kids+ Free Trial (formerly Amazon FreeTime Unlimited)||http://www.amazon.com/tryamazonkids||Successful registration for Amazon Kids+ Free Trial||A customer who meets the eligibility requirements for the Amazon Kids+ Free Trial||$3.00|
|Amazon Kids+ Special Promotions||https://www.amazon.com/ftu/plans/PREPAID_3MONTH https://www.amazon.com/ftu/plans/PREPAID_1YEAR||Purchase of a 3-month Amazon FreeTime Unlimited membership||A customer who completes a 3-month Amazon FreeTime Unlimited membership purchase||$3.00|
|Prime Video Channels Paid Membership||See Table B Below||Successful purchase of an eligible third party video subscription||A customer who completes a 3-month Amazon FreeTime Unlimited membership purchase||$3.00|
|SNAP EBT Enrollment||https://www.amazon.com/snap||Successful addition of a SNAP EBT card where accepted||Any Amazon customer that adds their EBT card through the http://www.amazon.com/snap landing page, or in their wallet, or at checkout||$5.00|
(b) Bonus Events
|Bonus-Eligible Program||Homepage||Bonus Action||Eligible Customer||Bonus Event Rate|
|Amazon Fresh Products||https://www.amazon.com/fresh||Successful Bonus-Eligible first purchase from the Amazon Fresh store (excluding Whole Foods)||An Amazon Prime customer who has not previously completed a purchase from the Amazon Fresh store||$3.00|
|Pet Food & Supplies||https://www.amazon.com/pets||Successful Bonus-eligible first purchase from the Amazon Pet Food & Supplies store||An Amazon customer who has not previously completed a purchase from the Amazon Pet Food & Supplies store||$3.00|
TABLE A – Prime Video Channels Subscription Homepages
TABLE B – Prime Video Channels Paid Memberships
|Third Party Network||Homepage|
|NBA League Pass||https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront/?contentType=subscription&contentId=nbalp|
|PGA Tour Live||https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Video/b/?benefitId=pgatourlive&node=2858778011|
(b) Trade-In Program
The Trade-In Program is available in the United States. Special Commission Income Rates for specified Trade-In Events are as follows:
|Trade-In Event||Special Commission Income Rate|
|Trade Books and Textbooks||4.00%|
|Consumer Electronics Products||4.00%|
|Video Games Products||0.00%|
Commission Income Limitations
The following commission income limitations are currently applicable:
(a) Fine Art Products
Standard Commission Income for all Qualifying Purchases of Products that are categorized as fine art are limited to a maximum of $200 per Product, regardless of the Qualifying Revenues received from the sale of that Product.
(b) Free Book Promotions
You will not be eligible to receive any Standard Commission Income or Special Commission Income for any month if we determine that your Site is primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks and during that month (i) 20,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links, and (ii) at least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks.
Associates Program Policies
These Associates Program policies (“Program Policies”) are incorporated by reference in the Associates Program Operating Agreement, and capitalized terms used in these Program Policies and not otherwise defined here will have the definitions provided in the Agreement. The rights and obligations of the parties under Sections 3 and 6 of the Associates Program Participation Requirements and Section 3 of the Associates Program IP License will survive the termination of the Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt and without limitation for purposes of Section 6(a) of the Agreement, any violation of the Associates Program Participation Requirements, the Associates Program IP License or Section 1 of the Amazon Influencer Program Policy will be deemed a material breach of the Agreement.
Associates Program Commission Income Statement (“Commission Income Statement”)
1. Qualifying Purchases and Qualifying Revenue
We will pay Standard Commission Income described in Section 3 of this Commission Income Statement in connection with “Qualifying Purchases”, which (subject to the exclusions described in this Commission Income Statement) occur when:
(a) Special Link on your Site
(i) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your Site to an Amazon Site; and
(ii) during a single session, which is measured as beginning when a customer clicks through that Special Link and ending upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours elapse from that click, (y) the customer places an order for a Product, other than a digital product (as determined in our sole discretion; for example, an Amazon software download or items sold under the name “Amazon Music,” “Amazon Shorts”, “eDocs”, “Amazon Prime Video”, “Game Downloads”, “Amazon Coin”, “Kindle Books”, “Kindle Newspapers”, “Kindle Blogs”, “Kindle Newsfeeds”, or “Kindle Magazines”) (a “Digital Product”), or (z) the customer clicks through a Special Link to an Amazon Site that is not your Special Link (a “Session”), any of the following happens:
(A) the customer purchases a Product via our 1-Click feature, or
(B) the customer purchases a Product by adding a Product to the customer’s shopping cart and completing the order for that Product no later than 89 days after their initial click-through of the Special Link, or
(C) with respect to Digital Products, the customer purchases such a Product by streaming or downloading it from an Amazon Site; and
(iii) the Product is shipped to, streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by the customer.
(b) Alexa skill Site
(i) a customer using your Alexa skill Site engages an Alexa Shopping Action that has been properly tagged with your Associate ID; and
(ii) during a single session, which with respect to an Alexa Shopping Action is measured as beginning when a customer engages with that Alexa Shopping Action and ending upon the first to occur of the following: (x) the customer returns from the Alexa Shopping Action to your Alexa skill Site or otherwise exits from the Alexa Shopping Action, or (y) the customer places an order via Alexa for the Product that you featured with the Alexa Shopping Actions (a “Skills Session”), any of the following happens:
- the customer purchases the Product that you featured with the Alexa Shopping Action via Alexa, or
- the customer purchases the Product that you featured with the Alexa Shopping Action by adding that Product to the customer’s shopping cart within the Skills Session and completing the order for that Product no later than 89 days after their initial engagement with the Alexa Shopping Action; and
(iii) the Product that you featured with the Alexa Shopping Action is shipped to, streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by the customer.
For each Qualifying Purchase, the corresponding “Qualifying Revenue” is equal to the amount we actually receive from that Qualifying Purchase, less any shipping charges, gift-wrapping fees, handling fees, taxes (e.g. sales tax and VAT), service charges, credits, rebates, credit card processing fees, and bad debt.
2. Disqualified Purchases
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Qualifying Purchases are disqualified whenever they occur in connection with a violation of this Associates Program Commission Income Statement or any other terms, conditions, specifications, statements, and policies that we may issue from time to time that apply to the Associates Program, including the most up-to-date version of the Agreement (collectively, the “Program Documents”).
Further, the following purchases that would otherwise be Qualified Purchases are disqualified and excluded from the Associates Program:
(a) any Product purchased after termination of your Agreement,
(b) any Product order where a cancellation, return, or refund has been initiated,
(c) any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to an Amazon Site through any advertisement that you purchased through participation in bidding or auctions on keywords, search terms, or other identifiers that include the word “amazon”, or “kindle”, or any other Amazon Mark (see a non-exhaustive list of our trademarks via the links below, or variations or misspellings of any of those words (e.g., “ammazon”, “amaozn”, and “kindel”) (all, a “Prohibited Paid Search Placement”),
|Location||Non-Exhaustive Trademark List|
(d) any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to an Amazon Site by a link that is generated or displayed on a search engine (including Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any other search portal, sponsored advertising service, or other search or referral service, or any site that participates in such search engine’s network) (a “Search Engine”),
(e) any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to an Amazon Site by a link that sends users indirectly to an Amazon Site via an intermediate site, without requiring the customer to click on a link or take some other affirmative action on that intermediate site (a “Redirecting Link”),
(f) any Product purchased by a customer, where such customer does not comply with the terms and conditions applicable to an Amazon Site,
(g) any Product purchase that is not correctly tracked or reported because the links from your site to the relevant Amazon Site are not properly formatted,
(h) any Product purchased through a Special Link in a Mobile Application that was not an Approved Mobile Application or where the Special Link in an Approved Mobile Application was not served by PA API (as defined below under the IP License) or other linking tools that we make available to you,
(i) any Product subject to a Bounty Event (as defined in Section 4(a) of this Commission Income Statement, with the corresponding related Special Commission Income),
(j) any Product purchased as a subscription unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, and
(k) any pre-release or pre-order Product that is not available on a Product listing page.
3. Standard Commission Income
Subject to the limitations described in this Commission Income Statement and compliance with the Agreement, we will pay you standard commission income described in the Appendix (”Standard Commission Income”). Commission Income is calculated as a percentage of Qualifying Revenue.
4. Special Commission Income or Promotions
From time to time, we may run general special programs or promotions that may provide all or some Associates the opportunity to earn additional or alternative commission income (“Special Commission Income ”). For the avoidance of doubt (and notwithstanding any time period described in this section), Amazon reserves the right to discontinue or modify all or part of any special program or promotion at any time. Unless stated otherwise, all such special programs or promotions (even those which do not involve purchases of Products) are subject to disqualifying exclusions substantially similar to those identified in Section 2 of this Commission Income Statement, and any restriction under the Program Documents applicable to a Product purchase will also apply on a substantially similar basis as restrictions for special programs or promotions.
The following Special Commission Income are currently available:
(a) Bounty Events
Bounty Events are available in select countries as referenced in the Appendix (“Special Commission Income”). You will earn Special Commission Income described in this Section 4(a) in connection with “Bounty Events” which occur when (1) a customer, who must be eligible for the Bounty Event as described in the Appendix, clicks through a Special Link on your Site to a bounty-specific homepage on an Amazon Site, and (2) during the resulting Session the customer completes the bounty action described in the Appendix. Amazon will not pay Special Commission Income where a Bounty Event has been disqualified due to a violation or other abuse (for example, registrations made using invalid email addresses, use of bots or automated software, multiple Bounty Events by a single person, repetitive Bounty Events, and Bounty Events that do not result from Special Links on your Site). Amazon will determine in its sole discretion, in each case, whether a Bounty Event has occurred or if there has been a violation or abuse.
(b) Bonus Events
Bonus Events are available in select countries as referenced in the Appendix (“Special Commission Income”). You will earn Special Commission Income described in this Section 4(b) in connection with “Bonus Events” which occur when (1) a customer, who must be eligible for the Bonus Event as described in the Appendix, clicks through a Special Link on your Site to the Amazon Site, and (2) during the resulting Session the customer completes the bonus action described in the Appendix. Amazon will not pay Special Commission Income where a Bonus Event has been disqualified due to a violation or other abuse (for example, registrations made using invalid email addresses, use of bots or automated software, repetitive Bonus Events, and Bonus Events that do not result from Special Links on your Site). Amazon will determine in its sole discretion, in each case, whether a Bonus Event has occurred or if there has been a violation or abuse.
Special Links to the Bonus Event-specific homepages listed in the Appendix are permitted in connection with the corresponding Bonus Event, notwithstanding the Associates Program Participation Requirements.
(c) Trade-In Program
Amazon’s trade-in program allows customers to trade-in eligible Products in exchange for Amazon gift cards. This program is available in select countries as stated in the Appendix (“Special Commission Income”).
You will earn the Special Commission Income Rates described in this Section 4(c) in connection with “Trade-In Events” which occur when (1) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your Site to an Amazon Site and (2) during the resulting Session the customer adds a product to his or her trade-in shopping cart and then submits a trade-in request that Amazon accepts.
Amazon will determine in its sole discretion, in each case, whether a Trade-In Event has occurred or has been disqualified due to violation of the Program Documents or the Amazon Trade-In Program Terms and Conditions.
5. Commission Income Limitations
From time to time, we may impose limits on Associates’ opportunity to earn Standard Commission Income or Special Commission Income. For the avoidance of doubt (and notwithstanding any time period), Amazon reserves the right to discontinue or modify all or part of any limitation at any time. For Commission Income Limitations, please see the Appendix (“Commission Income Limitations”).
6. Commission Income Reporting and Payment
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accurately and comprehensively track Qualifying Purchases for the purposes of our internal tracking, and creating and distributing to you our reports summarizing Standard Commission Income and Special Commission Income earned by you during that month.
We will pay Standard Commission Income and Special Commission Income in the default currency for an Amazon Site approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month in which they were earned by the method described below that you have selected. You may be permitted to elect to receive payment in a currency other than the default currency for an Amazon Site. If you choose to do so, you agree that the conversion rate will be determined in accordance with Amazon’s operating standards.
Option 1: Payment by Direct Deposit. We will directly deposit the commission income you earn into the bank account you designate once you have provided us with the name of your bank, the account number, the name of the primary account holder as it appears on the account, and other requested identifying information (such as the ABA, IBAN or BIC number, if applicable). If you select this option, we reserve the right to hold commission income until the total amount due to you reaches the minimum stated in the Payment Minimum Chart.
Payment by Amazon Gift Card. We will send you gift cards in the amount of the commission income you earn to the primary email address on your Associates account. These gift cards are redeemable for products on the Amazon Site the commission income were earned on and are subject to our then-current gift card terms and conditions. If you select this option, we reserve the right to hold commission income until the total amount due to reaches the minimum stated in the Payment Minimum Chart.
Payment by Check. We will send you a check in the amount of the commission income you earn once you have provided us with a physical address. If you select this option, we reserve the right to hold commission income until the total amount due to you reaches the minimum stated in the Payment Minimum Chartand to deduct a processing fee as stated in the Payment Minimum Chart from each check we send to you.
If you do not select or maintain valid information for a payment option, we may at our discretion pay you through another payment option or hold earned commission income until you make your selection or provide such information.
Payment Minimum Chart
|Option 1 (Deposit)||10 USD|
|Option 2 (Gift Card)||10 USD|
|Option 3 (Check)||100 USD|
|Check Processing Fee||15 USD|
If at any time there has been no substantial activity on your account for at least 3 years, then we will have the right, with 7 days’ written notice to withhold the accrued commission income for your inactive account, up to a maximum closure withholding of an amount equal to the minimum amount listed in the Payment Minimum Chart for payment by gift card. Further, any unpaid accrued commission income in your account may be subject to escheatment under applicable law or become extinct by applicable statute of limitation.
Payments made to you, as reduced by all deductions or withholdings described in the Agreement, will constitute full payment and settlement to you of amounts payable under the Agreement.
If any excess payment has been made to you for any reason whatsoever, we reserve the right to adjust or offset the same against any subsequent commission income payable to you under the Agreement.
Associates Program Participation Requirements (“Participation Requirements”)
1. Enrollment and Eligibility
To begin the enrollment process, you must submit a complete and accurate Associates Program application. Your Site(s) must contain original content and be publicly available via the website address provided in the application. You must identify your Site(s) in your application. We will evaluate your application and notify you of its acceptance or rejection. Your Site will not be eligible for inclusion in the Associates Program, and you cannot include any Special Links or Product Advertising Content on it, if your Site is unsuitable. Unsuitable Sites include those that:
(a) promote or contain sexually explicit or obscene materials,
(b) promote violence or contain violent materials or promote, endorse or incite potentially dangerous or harmful acts,
(c) promote or contain false, deceptive, libelous or defamatory materials,
(d) promote or contain materials or activity that is hateful, harassing, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, or discriminatory (including on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age),
(e) promote or undertake illegal activities,
(f) are directed toward children or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age or other applicable age threshold (as defined by applicable laws and regulations); or violate any applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, guidelines, codes of practice, industry standards, self-regulatory rules, judgments, decisions, or other requirements of any applicable governmental authority related to child protection (for example, if applicable, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506) or any regulations promulgated thereunder or the Children’s Online Protection Act);
(g) include any trademark of Amazon or its affiliates, or a variant or misspelling of a trademark of Amazon or its affiliates in any domain name, subdomain name, in any “tag” or Associates ID, or in any username, group name, or other identifier on any social networking site (see a non-exhaustive list of our trademarks listed on our Non-Exhaustive Trademark Table); or
(h) otherwise violate any intellectual property rights.
We will determine suitability at our sole discretion. If we reject your application due to unsuitable content, you may reapply at any time once you have complied with our suitability requirements. However, if at any time we 1) reject your application for any other reason or 2) terminate your account in connection with any violation or abuse (as determined in our sole discretion), you cannot attempt to re-join the Associates Program without our advance authorization. Advance authorization may be initiated by completing the Contact Associates Customer Service form available here.
You will ensure that the information in your Associates Program application and information otherwise associated with your account on the Associates Site, including your email address, other contact information, and identification of your Site, is at all times complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We may send notifications (if any), approvals (if any), and other communications relating to the Associates Program and the Agreement to the email address then-currently associated with your Program account. You will be deemed to have received all notifications, approvals, and other communications sent to that email address, even if the email address associated with your account is no longer current.
If you are a non-US person participating in the Associates Program, you agree that unless you have otherwise notified us in your tax information you will perform all services under the Agreement outside the United States.
The Associates Program is free to join, and we provide resources on the Associates Site to help Associates succeed with the program. We have never authorized any business to provide paid set-up or consulting services to our associates, so please be wary if any business like that (even one attempting to appropriate the Amazon name) reaches out to offer you costly services.
2. Links on Your Site
(a) Special Links
After you have applied to the Associates Program, you are permitted to display Special Links on your Site. Special Links enable accurate tracking, reporting, and accrual of commission income.
Special Links must use the Associates ID we have assigned to you.
(b) General Requirements Applicable to All Special Links
Special Links may be created by you or made available to you by us. If we inform you that your Site does not qualify to use certain types of links, you must cease displaying those types of links on your Site. You are solely responsible for the content, style, and placement of each link that you place on your Site and for ensuring that Special Links (whether created by you or made available to you by us) include the appropriate formatting necessary for us to properly track referrals of our customers from your Site. You must not encourage customers to bookmark your Special Links. All Special Links must be accessed directly from your Site. For example, you must include your Associates ID or “tag” (appearing as XXXXX-##, or such other format as we may designate) as a parameter in the URL of each link you place on your Site to an Amazon Site.
Upon your request but subject to our approval, we may issue you additional “sub-tag” Associate IDs that permit you to monitor and optimize the performance of your Special Links by including different sub-tags in the URLs of different Special Links. Under no circumstances may you associate any sub-tag with a specific end user of your Site (e.g., you may not dynamically assign sub-tags to users as they arrive on your Site for purposes of monitoring such users’ behavior).
You may add or delete Products (and related Special Links) from your Site at any time without our approval. Special Links must link to Products (as defined in the Products Statement). When linking to pages with Product lists you must have additional original content on your Site that is relevant to the Special Link. Product lists include search results, events (e.g. Prime Day), or a department homepage (e.g. grocery).
You must remove from your Site any links and related references to limited time promotions as soon as that promotion on the relevant Amazon Site ends. For example, if you include links to Products in the apparel category of an Amazon Site and mention that there is 15% off select products in Amazon’s apparel category, you must remove the mention of the 15% discount from your Site as soon as the promotion ends.
You must not make inaccurate, overbroad, deceptive or otherwise misleading claims about any Product, an Amazon Site, or any of our policies, promotions, or prices. For example, if you include on your Site a link to a 64 GB smartphone sold on an Amazon Site, you may not state that you are linking to a smartphone that has 128 GB of memory.
Product prices and availability may vary from time to time. Because prices for and availability of Products that you have listed on your Site may change, your Site may only show prices and availability if: (a) we serve the link in which that price and availability data are displayed, or (b) you obtain Product pricing and availability data via PA API and you comply with the requirements regarding use of PA API in the License.
In addition, if you choose to display prices for any Product on your Site in any “comparison” format (including through the use of any price-comparison tool or engine) together with prices for the same or similar products offered through any web site or other means other than an Amazon Site, you must display both the lowest “new” price and, if we provide it to you, the lowest “used” price at which the Product is available on the Amazon Site.
You must not post any Special Links on Amazon or link to any page on your Site from Amazon specifically to promote your Special Links.
(c) Requirements Applicable to Specific Link Types We Make Available to You
Links that Dynamically Generate Products: Certain types of links that we may make available to you dynamically generate particular Products to display based on a contextual analysis of the page on which they appear. Amazon will crawl or otherwise monitor your Site and store gathered content to implement these types of links and to improve dynamic generation and the Associates Program. If you implement mechanisms that prevent us from crawling or otherwise monitoring your Site, you agree that these types of links may not function properly, and you will be solely responsible for any such malfunction.
3. Responsibility for Your Site
You will be solely responsible for your Site, including its development, operation, and maintenance and all materials that appear on or within it. For example, you will be solely responsible for:
(a) the technical operation of your Site and all related equipment,
(b) displaying Special Links and Program Content on your Site in compliance with the Agreement, all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, guidelines, codes of practice, industry standards, self-regulatory rules, judgments, decisions, or other requirements of any applicable governmental authority, including those related to disclosures (for example, if applicable, the U.S. FTC Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising) and electronic marketing, data protection and privacy (for example, if applicable, the Directive 2002/58/EC (Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679), and any agreement between you and any other person or entity (including any restrictions or requirements placed on you by any person or entity that hosts your Site),
(c) creating and posting, and ensuring the accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of, materials posted on your Site (including all Product descriptions and other Product-related materials and any information you include within or associate with Special Links),
(d) using the Program Content, your Site, and the materials on or within your Site in a manner that does not infringe, violate, or misappropriate any of our rights or those of any other person or entity (including copyrights, trademarks, privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights) and ensuring compliance with the Amazon Associates Anti-Counterfeit Policy,
(f) any use that you make of the Program Content, and the Amazon Marks, whether or not permitted under the Agreement.
4. Promotional Limitations
You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities on behalf of us or our affiliates, or in connection with an Amazon Site or the Associates Program, that are not expressly permitted under the Agreement. You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities in any offline manner, including by using any of our or our affiliates’ trademarks or logos (including any Amazon Mark), any Program Content, or any Special Link in connection with email, offline promotion or in any offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, ebook, mailing, private messages on social media networks, or attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation).
5. Distribution of Special Links Through Software and Devices
You will not use any Program Content or Special Link, or otherwise link to an Amazon Site, on or in connection with: (a) any client-side software application (e.g., a browser plug-in, helper object, toolbar, extension, component, or any other application executable or installable by an end user) on any device, including computers, mobile phones, tablets, or other handheld devices (other than Approved Mobile Applications); or (b) any television set-top box (e.g., digital video recorders, cable or satellite boxes, streaming video players, blu-ray players, or dvd players) or Internet-enabled television (e.g., GoogleTV, Sony Bravia, Panasonic Viera Cast, or Vizio Internet Apps).
6. Content on your Site
You will be solely responsible for the content on your Site and ensure:
(b) You will not sell, resell, redistribute, sublicense, or transfer any Program Content or any application that uses, incorporates, or displays any Program Content, PA API, or Data Feeds. For example, you will not use, or enable, or facilitate the use of Program Content within advertising outside of your Site or on or within any application, platform, site, or service (including social networking sites) that requires you to sublicense or otherwise give any rights in or to any Program Content to any other person or entity, nor will you create links formatted with your Associates tag for, or display such links on, a site that is not your Site.
(c) You will promptly remove from your Site and delete or otherwise destroy any Program Content that is no longer displayed on an Amazon Site or that we notify you is no longer available for your use.
(d) You will not use any Program Content, including any name or likeness embodied in that Program Content, in a manner that implies a person’s or company’s endorsement or sponsorship of, or commercial tie-in or other association with, any product, service, party, or cause (including by placing unrelated third party materials in close proximity to Program Content).
(e) You will not (and you will not seek to) purchase, register or otherwise use any Amazon Mark (as defined in the Trademark Guidelines) or variations or misspellings of any of those words (e.g., “ammazon,” “amaozn,” and “kindel,”) for use in any Search Engine . In addition to any other rights or remedies available to us, upon our request you will cause any Search Engine designated by us to exclude Proprietary Terms (defined below) from keywords used to display your advertising content in association with search results (e.g., request exclusion by negative keyword bidding), assuming the Search Engine offers such exclusion capabilities.
(f) You will not bid on or purchase keywords, search terms, or other identifiers, including the word “amazon,” Kindle,” or any other trademark of Amazon or its affiliates or variations or misspellings of any of these words (“Proprietary Terms” and you can see a non-exhaustive list of our trademarks in the Non-Exhaustive Trademarks Table) or otherwise participate in keyword auctions on any Search Engine if the resulting paid search advertisement is a Prohibited Paid Search Placement (as defined in the Commission Income Statement). You may purchase paid search advertisements and submit links to Search Engines to appear in response to a general Internet search query or keyword (i.e., in natural, free, organic, or unpaid search results), so long as you comply with the Agreement and those paid or unpaid search results send users to your site and not directly, or indirectly via a Redirecting Link (as defined in the Commission Income Statement), to an Amazon Site.
(g) You will not offer any person or entity any consideration, reward, or incentive (including any money, rebate, discount, points, donation to charity or other organization, or other benefit) for using Special Links. For example, you cannot implement any “rewards” or loyalty program that incentivizes persons or entities to visit an Amazon Site via your Special Links.
(h) You will not intercept, record, redirect, read, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other material submitted to us by any person or entity.
(i) You will not request, collect, obtain, store, cache, or otherwise use any account information used by our customers in connection with any Amazon Site (including any usernames or passwords of Amazon Site customers).
(j) You will not modify, redirect, suppress, or substitute the operation of any button, link, or other feature of an Amazon Site.
(k) You will not make any orders or engage in other transactions of any kind on an Amazon Site on behalf of any other person or entity, or authorize, assist, or encourage any other person or entity to do so.
(l) You will not take any action that could reasonably cause any customer confusion as to our relationship with you, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions (for example, search, browse, or order) are occurring.
(m) You will not include on your Site, display, or otherwise use Special Links or Program Content in connection with, any spyware, malware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious or harmful code, or any software application not expressly and knowingly authorized by users prior to being downloaded or installed on their computer or other electronic device.
(n) You will not frame an Amazon Site, or any part of it, within your Site, including by display within an integrated web browser (e.g., WebView) within a Mobile Application. However, displaying a Special Link on your Site in accordance with Section 2 of these Participation Requirements, will not be a violation of this section.
(o) You will not post or serve any Special Links or other content promoting an Amazon Site within any pop-up or pop-under windows, transitional page ads, or layer ads, except for pop-up windows in conjunction with your Site promoting Products closely associated with the materials on your Site.
(p) You will not include any Special Links in any content that you place on an Amazon Site (for example, in connection with any advertising service available through an Amazon Site or in a customer review, forum, Wish List, guide, or any other customer-generated context available on an Amazon Site).
(q) You will not attempt to circumvent the Commission Income Statement or artificially increase your commission income. For example, you cannot cause any page of an Amazon Site to open in a customer’s browser other than as a result of the customer clicking on a Special Link on your Site.
(r) You will not attempt to intercept or redirect (including via software installed on users’ computers) traffic from or on, or divert commission income from, any site that participates in the Associates Program.
(s) You will not artificially generate clicks or impressions on your Site or create Sessions on an Amazon Site, whether by way of a robot or software program or otherwise.
(t) You will not display or otherwise use any of our customer reviews or star ratings, in part or in whole, on your Site unless you have obtained a link to that customer review or star rating through PA API and you comply with the requirements for PA API described in the License.
(u) You will not directly or indirectly purchase any Product(s) or take a Bounty Event action through Special Links, whether for your use or for the use of any other person or entity, and you will not permit, request or encourage any of your friends, relatives, employees, contractors, or business relations to directly or indirectly purchase any Product(s) or take a Bounty Event action through Special Links, whether for their use, your use or the use of any other person or entity. Further, you will not purchase any Product(s) through Special Links or take a Bounty Event action for resale or commercial use (of any kind) or offer any Products on your Site for resale or commercial use of any kind.
(v) You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your Site containing Special Links (including by use of Redirecting Links) or the user agent of the application in which Program Content is displayed or used such that we cannot reasonably determine the site or application from which a customer clicks through such Special Link to an Amazon Site.
(w) You will not use a link shortening service, button, hyperlink or other ad placement in a manner that makes it unclear that you are linking to an Amazon Site.
(x) Upon our request, you will provide us with written certification that you have complied with the Agreement (generally or specifically with respect to any provision of the Agreement, including the Program Policies). Any failure to provide the certification in accordance with our request will constitute a material breach of the Agreement.
(y) Unless otherwise agreed by Amazon, your Site must not have price tracking and/or price alerting functionality.
(z) You will not display on your Site, or otherwise use, any Program Content to advertise or promote any products that are offered on any site that is not an Amazon Site (e.g., products offered by other retailers). You will not display on your Site or otherwise use any data, images, text, or other information or content you may obtain from us that relates to Excluded Products.
Associates Program Products Statement (“Products Statement”)
Under the Associates Program, subject to the additions and exclusions described in this Products Statement, a “Product” is any physical or digital item sold on an Amazon Site.
No services other than Amazon Home Services are currently included in Products at this time.
3. Excluded Products
Notwithstanding the above, the following items and services are currently excluded from the Products included in the Associates Program (“Excluded Products”):
(a) any product or service sold on a site linked to from an Amazon Site (for example, a product or service listed through our “Product Ads” program or sold on a site linked to from a banner ad, sponsored link, or other link displayed on an Amazon Site),
(b) any alcoholic beverage advertised on your Site if you are a United States business holding a license to manufacture, wholesale, or distribute any alcoholic beverages, or if your Site is operating on behalf of, such a business,
(c) prescription drugs, or any other product sold by Amazon Pharmacy,
(d) any product or service which has been excluded by a third party seller or vendor. You will receive an alert if a product or service is excluded when attempting to link using the tools we make available in Associates Central.
Associates Program Mobile Application Policy (“Mobile Application Policy”)
If your Site includes a software application designed and intended for use on mobile phones, tablets, or other handheld devices (a “Mobile Application”), your Mobile Application:
(a) must be available in either the Google Play, Apple, or Amazon app stores,
(b) must be free to download and all Amazon links must be accessible without paying for access,
(c) must have original content,
(d) must not emulate Amazon’s own shopping app functionality, and
(e) must not host or render Amazon web pages in WebViews.
We will evaluate your application and notify you of its acceptance or rejection. A Mobile Application that is accepted will be an “Approved Mobile Application” for purposes of the Agreement.
Associates Program Trademark Guidelines (“Trademark Guidelines”)
These Guidelines apply to the use of the marks we may make available to you as part of Program Content (“Amazon Marks”). Strict compliance with these Guidelines is required at all times, and any use of the Amazon Marks in violation of these Guidelines will automatically terminate any license related to your use of the Amazon Marks.
1. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE AMAZON MARKS ONLY BY DISPLAY ON YOUR SITE WITH THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS ON AN AMAZON SITE, WITH A CORRESPONDING SPECIAL LINK TO THAT SITE.
2. Your use of the Amazon Marks must (i) comply with the most up-to-date version of these Guidelines; and (ii) comply with all Program Documents (as defined in the Commission Income Statement).
3. You may use the Amazon Marks solely for the purpose specifically authorized under the Program Documents. You may not use or display the Marks (i) in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by us; (ii) to disparage us, our products or services; (iii) in a way that may, at our discretion, diminish or otherwise damage our goodwill in the Amazon Marks; or (iv) in offline material or email (e.g., in any printed material, mailing, SMS, MMS, attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation).
4. We will supply an image or images of the Amazon Marks for you to use. You may not alter any Amazon Mark in any manner. For example, you cannot change the proportion, color, or font of any Amazon Mark, or add or remove any elements from any Amazon Mark.
5. Each Amazon Mark must appear by itself, in its entirety, with reasonable spacing between each side of the Amazon Mark and other visual, graphic, or textual elements. Under no circumstance can any Amazon Mark be placed on any background that interferes with the readability or display of that Amazon Mark.
6. All rights to the Amazon Marks are our exclusive property, and all goodwill generated through your use of any Amazon Mark will inure to our exclusive benefit. You will not take any action that conflicts with our rights in, or ownership of, any Amazon Mark.
7. You cannot display or otherwise use any trademark of any third party seller or vendor on an Amazon Site in connection with any Special Link unless you have obtained from that seller or vendor specific written authorization to do so.
8. You cannot use or apply to register any trademark that is confusingly similar to any Amazon mark in any jurisdiction. You cannot use or apply to register any trademark, domain name, subdomain, username or app name that is confusingly similar to any Amazon mark in any jurisdiction.
We reserve the right to modify these Trademark Guidelines and the approved Amazon Marks, at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice or revised Trademark Guidelines or approved Amazon Marks on the Associates Site.
We reserve the right to take appropriate action against any use without permission or any use that does not conform to these Guidelines, at any time and in our sole discretion.
Associates Program IP License (“License”)
This License governs your use of Program Content in connection with your participation in the Associates Program. By accepting the Agreement, or by accessing or using the Program Content, including the proprietary application programming interfaces and other tools (collectively, the “PA API”) that permit you to access and use certain types of data, images, text, and other information and content relating to Products (“Product Advertising Content”) which we may make available to you, you agree to be bound by this License. 1. Limited License to Program Content
Subject to the terms of the Agreement and solely for the limited purposes of participation in the Associates Program in strict compliance with the Agreement (including this License and the other Program Policies), we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to: (a) copy and display Program Content solely on your Site; (b) use only those of the Amazon Marks (as defined in the Trademark Guidelines) we make available to you as part of the Program Content, solely on your Site and in accordance with the Trademark Guidelines, and (c) access and use PA API, Data Feeds, and Product Advertising Content solely in accordance with the Specifications and this License.
You will use Program Content solely in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and within the express scope of the license granted herein. Without limiting the foregoing, you will (a) use Program Content solely to send end users and sales to an Amazon Site and will not link any Program Content to, or in conjunction with any Program Content, direct traffic to any page of a site other than an Amazon Site (however, parts of your Site that are not closely associated with the Program Content may contain links to sites other than an Amazon Site) and (b) link each use of the Program Content solely to the related Product detail page or other relevant page of an Amazon Site and not to any other page.
PA API or Data Feeds may allow you to access data, images, text, and other information and content relating to products offered on one or more affiliate sites. If you use PA API or Data Feeds to access or use any such data, images, text, or other information or content, you agree to comply with and be bound by the terms of the applicable license agreement for PA API or Data Feeds (or equivalent service) providing Product Advertising Content from such affiliate sites.
The License will immediately and automatically terminate if at any time you do not timely comply with any obligation under the Program Documents (as defined in the Commission Income Statement), or otherwise upon termination of this Agreement. In addition, we may terminate the License in whole or in part upon written notice to you. You will promptly stop using the Program Content (including PA API and Data Feeds) and promptly remove from your Site and delete or otherwise destroy all of the Program Content and Amazon Marks with respect to which the License is terminated or as we may otherwise request from time to time.
2. PA API Usage Requirements
(a) Description. Under this License, we may make available to you Program Content including the following:
• Data, images, audio, video, logos, user interface designs, and other creative designs; and
• Textual materials, such as textual Product information.
In addition to the foregoing Product Advertising Content and access to PA API, we may make available from time to time for use in connection with PA API sample source code and libraries, each of which will be made available to you under a separate license that accompanies each sample source code or library, as applicable. In connection with PA API, we may also make available specifications, user manuals, guides, supporting materials, and other information, regardless of format, describing the operational and functional capabilities, use limitations, technical and engineering requirements, and testing and performance criteria relevant to the proper use of PA API (collectively, “Specifications”). “Product Advertising Content,” as used in this License Agreement, specifically excludes any sample source code or libraries we make available to you under a separate license and any Specifications that we make available. It also specifically excludes any data, images, text, or other information or content relating to products offered on any site other than an Amazon Site.
(b) Obtaining Product Advertising Content. You may obtain Product Advertising Content by making calls to PA API. If we provide express prior written approval, you may also obtain Product Advertising Content through a data feed (“Data Feeds”) that we make available via file transfer protocol. If you obtain Product Advertising Content through Data Feeds, your access to and use of Data Feeds is subject to this License. You acknowledge that we may change, deprecate, or republish PA API or Data Feeds, or any features of PA API or Data Feeds, at any time and from time to time, and you agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that your access to and use of PA API or Data Feeds is compatible with the then-current requirements (including this License and all Program Policies).
You must use both a unique public key/private key pair (each key pair, an “Account Identifier”) and an Associates tag parameter (which can be either the Associate ID issued to you under the Amazon Associates Program or a related Associates Program tracking ID) to identify your account and make calls to PA API. You may obtain your Account Identifiers through PA API account creation process.
If you obtain Product Advertising Content through a Data Feed, you must use a unique username/ password combination to access the Data Feeds (“Data Feed Access ID”). You must obtain your Data Feed Access ID as part of the Data Feeds approval process.
We may change your Account Identifiers or Data Feed Access ID from time to time. An Account Identifier that is a private key or a Data Feed Access ID that is a password is for your personal use only, and you must maintain its secrecy and security. You may not sell, transfer, sublicense, or otherwise disclose your private key or password to any other person or entity. An Account Identifier that is a public key or a Data Feed Access ID that is a username is not secret.
You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account Identifiers and/or Data Feed Access ID, as applicable, regardless of whether those activities are undertaken by you or any other person or entity. Therefore, you should contact us immediately if you believe that someone other than you may be using your private key or password, or if your private key or password is otherwise disclosed, lost, or stolen. You may not use any Associates tag parameter, Account Identifier, or Data Feed Access ID assigned to anyone other than you or that we did not specifically assign to you.
(c) Usage Requirements. By making calls to PA API, accessing the Data Feeds, or using Product Advertising Content, you agree to comply with the following requirements:
i. You will use Product Advertising Content only in a lawful manner in accordance with and within the express scope of the terms of this License. You will not use PA API, Data Feeds, or Product Advertising Content with any site or application, or in any other manner, that does not have the principal purpose of advertising and marketing an Amazon Site and driving sales of products and services on an Amazon Site.
ii. You will comply with all pages, schedules, policies, guidelines, and other documents and materials, including all Specifications, referenced in this License and the Program Policies.
iii. You will link each use of Product Advertising Content to, and only to, the relevant page of an Amazon Site (for example, the relevant Product detail page or other page to which particular Product Advertising Content most directly relates), and you will not link any Product Advertising Content to, or in conjunction with any Product Advertising Content direct traffic to, any page of a site other than an Amazon Site (however, parts of your application that are not closely associated with Product Advertising Content may contain links to sites other than an Amazon Site).
(d) You will not, without our express prior written approval, use any Product Advertising Content on or in connection with any site or application designed or intended for use with a mobile phone or other handheld device. This prohibition will not apply to (1) any site that is not designed or intended for use with such devices but that may be accessible by such devices, such as a non-mobile-optimized site accessed via an internet browser on a tablet device; (2) an Approved Mobile Application as defined in the Mobile Application Policy; or (3) any television set-top box (e.g., digital video recorders, cable or satellite boxes, streaming video players, blu-ray players, or dvd players) or Internet-enabled television (e.g., GoogleTV, Sony Bravia, Panasonic Viera Cast, or Vizio Internet Apps).
(e) You will not, without our express prior written approval, access or use PA API or Data Feeds for the purpose of aggregating, analyzing, extracting, or repurposing any Product Advertising Content or in connection with any software or other application intended for use by persons or entities that offer products on an Amazon Site.
(f) You will not (i) interfere, or attempt to interfere, in any manner with the functionality or proper working of PA API; (ii) compile or use Product Advertising Content for the purpose of direct marketing, spamming, unsolicited contacting of sellers or customers, or other advertising activities; or (iii) remove, obscure, alter, or make invisible, illegible, or indecipherable, any notice, including any notice of intellectual property or proprietary right, appearing on or contained within PA API, Data Feeds, Product Advertising Content, or Specifications.
(g) You will not, and will not attempt to (i) modify, alter, tamper with, repair, or otherwise create derivative works of the Specifications or any software included in Product Advertising Content; or (ii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile (except to the extent such right cannot be excluded or limited by law and then only when our express permission has been sought and refused), or otherwise derive any source code of or relating to PA API, Data Feeds, or any software included in Product Advertising Content.
(h) You will not store or cache Product Advertising Content consisting of an image, but you may store a link to Product Advertising Content consisting of an image for up to 24 hours. You may store other Product Advertising Content that does not consist of images for caching purposes for up to 24 hours, but if you do so you must immediately thereafter refresh and re-display the Product Advertising Content by making a call to PA API or retrieving a new Data Feed and refreshing the Product Advertising Content on your application immediately thereafter. Unless otherwise notified by us, you may store individual Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (ASINs) for an indefinite period until the termination of this License. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if your application includes a client application, the client application may not store or cache Product Advertising Content. Upon our request you will, within three business days of our request, furnish us with a copy of any client application that includes or uses Product Advertising Content for the purpose of verifying your compliance with this License.
(i) You will include a date/time stamp adjacent to your display of pricing or availability information on your application if you obtain Product Advertising Content from Data Feeds, or if you call PA API or refresh the Product Advertising Content displayed on your application less frequently than hourly. However, during the same day on which you requested and refreshed the pricing and availability information displayed on your application, you may omit the date portion of the stamp. Examples of acceptable messaging include:
• Amazon.com Price: $ 32.77 (as of 01/07/2008 14:11 PST- Details)
• Amazon.com Price: $ 32.77 (as of 14:11 EST- More info)
Additionally, you must either include the following disclaimer adjacent to the pricing or availability information or provide it via a hyperlink, pop-up box, scripted pop-up, or other similar method: “Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.” In the above examples, “Details” and “More info” would provide a method for the end user to read the disclaimer.
(j) You will not exceed, or if you build and release an application that calls PA API, each copy of that application that is installed by an end user will not exceed, any limit on calls per second set forth in any Specifications (or that we otherwise notify you apply) and you will not send files to or from PA API that are greater than 40KB without our prior written approval.
(k) If you display Product Advertising Content consisting of text on your application, you will include the following disclaimer in plain view to end users of your application: “CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS [IN THIS APPLICATION or ON THIS SITE, as applicable] COMES FROM AMAZON. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.” You agree to provide us with any information that we request to verify your compliance with this License.
3. Reservation of Rights; Your Submissions
Other than the limited licenses expressly set forth herein, we reserve all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property and proprietary rights) in and to, and you do not, by virtue of this License or otherwise, acquire any ownership interest or rights in or to, the Associates Program, Special Links, link formats, Program Content, PA API, Data Feeds, Product Advertising Content, any domain name owned or operated by us, information and materials on any Amazon Site or the Associates Site, our and our affiliates’ trademarks and logos (including the Amazon Marks), and any other intellectual property and technology that we provide or use in connection with the Associates Program (including any application program interfaces, software development kits, libraries, sample code, and related materials).
If you provide us with suggestions, reviews, modifications, data, images, text, or other information relating to any Program Content or in connection with your participation in the Associates Program, or if you modify any Program Content in any way (collectively, “Your Submission”), you hereby assign to us all right, title, and interest in and to Your Submission and grant us (even if you have designated Your Submission as confidential) a paid-up royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide, freely transferable right and license for the duration of your original and derivative intellectual property rights to: (a) use, reproduce, perform, display, and distribute Your Submission in any manner; (b) adapt, modify, re-format, and create derivative works of Your Submission for any purpose; (c) use and publish your name in the form of a credit in conjunction with Your Submission (however, we will not have any obligation to do so); and (d) sublicense the foregoing rights to any other person or entity. Additionally, you hereby warrant that: (y) Your Submission is your original work, or you obtained Your Submission in a lawful manner and (z) our and our sublicensees’ exercise of rights under the license above will not violate any person’s or entity’s rights, including any copyright rights. You agree to provide us such assistance as we may require to document, perfect, or maintain our rights in and to Your Submission.
Amazon Influencer Program Policy (“Influencer Program Policy”)
The Associates Program “Amazon Influencer Program” is a country specific program that is available in select countries. You may earn commission income by acting as a social media presence facilitating customer purchases as part of the Amazon Influencer Program in connection with your participation in the Associates Program. In order to participate in the Amazon Influencer Program, an eligible Associate (“Influencer”) must meet Amazon qualitative and quantitative thresholds, complete the registration process, and comply with the applicable provisions of the Agreement, including this Influencer Program Policy.
1. Registration Information; Influencer Page.
(a) Registration Information. To register as an Influencer, you must complete all information requirements, including granting requests to access data regarding your social media presences.
(b) Influencer Page. This Amazon Influencer Program may include an Amazon Site influencer page registered through Amazon and assigned to you (“Influencer Page”). With respect to Special Links that direct customers to your Influencer Page, the related Session will be measured as beginning when our customer clicks through to your Influencer Page. The Influencer Page is a “Service Offering” for all purposes under the Agreement. With respect to any text, pictures, compilations, lists, comments, digital videos, or other data or content you submit to Amazon in connection with the Amazon Influencer Program (“Influencer Content”), you will not submit such Influencer Content if it violates any standard included in Section 1 of the Participation Requirements or the Amazon Community Guidelines.
(c) Marketing. Solely with respect to the Amazon Influencer Program, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Participation Requirements, you may include Special Links to your Influencer Page in emails; provided, that such emails are in compliance with the Agreement, the Trademark Guidelines, and the Amazon Brand Usage Guidelines. Upon our request, you will provide us with representative sample materials and written certification that you have complied with the foregoing. We will specify the form of, and content required in, that certification in any such request. Any failure by you to provide the certification in accordance with our request will constitute a material breach of this Influencer Program Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) for the purposes of applicable marketing laws (for example, if applicable, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and any similar or successor legislation), you are the “Sender” of each email containing any Special Links, and (ii) you must comply with applicable laws and marketing industry standards and best practices for all emails relating to the Amazon Influencer Program. Amazon may revoke the offline marketing permissions granted in this Section 1 at any time in its sole discretion by providing written notice to you.
2. Onsite Use
(a) Discretion in Use; Removal Right. Amazon may (as determined by Amazon in its sole discretion) but is not obligated to use Influencer Content, subject to the terms of the license described in Section 3(b) of the Influencer Program Policy. Amazon reserves the right (in its sole discretion and at any time) to reject, remove, suspend, or restore any or all of the Influencer Content.
(b) Compensation. With respect to Influencer Content used by Amazon within the Amazon Site, Influencer will earn commission income (“Onsite Commission Income”) as further detailed in Associates Central. To be eligible to earn Onsite Commission Income from the applicable Amazon Site, you must be registered as an Influencer for the applicable Amazon Site with a dedicated Store ID for this purpose.
3. Reservation of Rights; Use of Influencer Marks; Indemnification
(a) Reservation of Rights. We reserve all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property and proprietary rights) in and to, and you do not, by virtue of the Agreement or otherwise, acquire any ownership interest or rights in or to, the Influencer Page, the Influencer Page URL, information and materials on the Influencer Page or any other aspect of the Amazon Site. You will not take any action that conflicts with our rights in, or ownership of, the Influencer Page. Amazon reserves all rights to determine the content, appearance, functionality, URL, and all other aspects of the Influencer Page and Amazon Site, including through the display of (i) advertising materials on the Influencer Page, without compensation to Influencer, and (ii) disclosure (by text, link, icon, or otherwise) regarding Influencer’s participation in the Amazon Influencer Program.
(b) Influencer Marks License. By accepting this Influencer Program Policy, you hereby grant to Amazon a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free license for the maximum duration of your original and derivative intellectual property rights in all languages to use, copy, reproduce, adapt, translate, excerpt, reformat, distribute, transmit and display your name, photo, logo and other trademarks (“Influencer Marks”) and materials provided to Amazon in connection with the Amazon Influencer Program, including through linkage to your Amazon public profile; provided however, that Amazon will not alter any Influencer Marks from the form provided by Influencer (except to re-format or re-size, so long as the relative presentation of the Influencer Marks remains the same).
(c) Influencer Content and Site. For avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge that Influencer Content you submit will be subject to the provisions of the Conditions of Use on the relevant Amazon Site relating to posting content or submitting material and that your Influencer Content and Site are subject to the requirements of Section 3(b) of the Participation Requirements relating to compliance with all applicable laws (for example, if applicable, the US FTC Guides Concerning Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising). Additionally, if Influencer has any other material connection or otherwise receives any compensation from any other manufacturer, distributor, brand, or third party in connection with any Influencer Content, Influencer is also responsible for following all applicable laws with respect to those connections or compensation arrangements, including those described in the FTC Endorsement Guides (such as by using the text “#Ad” or “#Sponsored”).
(d) Indemnification. WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY MATTER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATING TO THE CREATION, MAINTENANCE, OR OPERATION OF THE INFLUENCER PAGE AND INFLUENCER CONTENT, AND YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD US, OUR AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) RELATING TO ANY INFLUENCER CONTENT.
4. Termination. Amazon may suspend or terminate Influencer’s participation in the Amazon Influencer Program, and Influencer may terminate such participation, in each case immediately by notice provided in accordance with the termination provisions of the Agreement. The rights set forth in Section 3 of this Influencer Program Policy, including all rights related to the use of Influencer Marks and other materials provided in connection with the Amazon Influencer Program, will survive and continue after the termination of Influencer’s participation in the Amazon Influencer Program; provided that, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove any Influencer Marks from the Influencer Page following termination.
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Section 1 – General (applicable to everyone)
Section 2 – Publishers
Section 3 – Merchants
Section 4 – Users
“Advertiser” an entity purchasing advertising or marketing services from Skimlinks directly or through an agent.
“Agreement” an agreement between (i) a Publisher or a Merchant and (ii) Skimlinks.
“Computer” a device used for accessing digital information including but not limited to desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices.
“Merchant” a supplier of goods and/or services to Users, or individuals representing such a supplier, which may also be authorised by Skimlinks to access and use the Service under the terms of an Agreement.
“Merchant Core Tools” means Skimlinks Code as used by a Merchant to enable tracking, analytics and marketing functionality.
“Optional Tools” means (i) SkimWords (ii) Network Overwrite (iii) URL Shortener (iv) Link Generator (v) Skim RSS BETA (vi) Skimlinks APIs (URL Shortener API, Merchant API and Reporting API BETA), and (vii) such additional or alternative proprietary or third party software tools that Skimlinks may launch from time to time.
“Personal Information” information relating to an identified or identifiable individual.
“Publisher” a person or other entity who is entitled to access and use the Service under the terms of an Agreement, or individuals representing such a person or entity.
“Publisher Core Tools” means (i) Skimlinks Code and (ii) Link API, either of which Publishers can use to affiliate Merchant links with the purpose of earning Publisher Commissions and obtaining insights via the Publisher Hub.
“Publisher Hub” Skimlinks’ proprietary, login-protected web portal that may be accessed by Publishers at http://www.skimlinks.comto access and configure Tools, view performance and billing reports, and search for participating Merchants.
“Service” access to and use of (i) the Publisher Hub and (ii) the Tools.
“Skimlinks Code” is computer code which, when added to a web page or a global footer, enables the Service on a Skimlinks Enabled Site.
“Skimlinks Enabled Site” a Publisher’s or a Merchant’s website running one or more Tools.
“Tools” means Publisher Core Tools, Optional Tools and Merchant Core Tools or, as the context requires, some of them.
“Usage Data” data collected or created by the use of the Service, including but not limited to device type, browser-type, operating system, internet provider,your ip address, domain name, the web pages that you visit or have visited, the actions that you take on those websites, the date and time of your visits, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information.
“User” an end-user experiencing one or more of the Tools on a Skimlinks Enabled Site.
“You” anyone who interacts with our website, including Publishers and Users.
Section 1: General
This section applies to everyone who visits, or otherwise interacts, with our website or Skimlinks Enabled Sites.
How we keep your Personal Information secure
We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the Personal Information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your Personal Information. Specific measures we use include storing your Personal Information on secure, firewall-protected servers that are located in secure facilities. These technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, are designed to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorised access or improper use. We will continue to enhance security as new technology becomes available.Access to your Personal Information is only granted to Skimlinks staff who require such access. Backups are run to reduce the risk of loss of information, and our Internet servers are housed in secure facilities. We have security measures in place to protect our customer database and access to this database is restricted internally. While we take the steps described above to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
International data transfers
Your Personal Information may be transferred using Skimlinks’ content distribution network to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which it has been collected or in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).
Specifically, our website servers, our Service servers and third party service providers and partners operate in the EU, Asia and the USA. This means that when we collect your Personal Information we may process it in any part of these regions or countries.
All our data transfers are safeguarded by the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses and Data Processing Agreements where this is required by European Data Protection Law.
Your data protection rights
You have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contacting Skimlinks” heading below.
In addition, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask us to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contacting Skimlinks” heading below.
You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.
Similarly, if we have collected and process your Personal Information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your Personal Information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to authority complain to a data protection about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s Computer for tracking and record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies, further details of which can be obtained here. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies via your browser’s ‘clear cookie’ function. Please see allaboutcookies.org for more information about blocking cookies on your particular web browser.
Before dropping cookies onto your Computer for which consent is needed we will display a banner and give you the option to proceed or not and let you know what constitutes consent. This consent request will vary by the country you access the website from.
Persistent cookies enable us to track and target your interests to enhance your experience on our website and, if applicable, the Publisher Hub. For example, we use this data to understand how you interact with our website so we can make improvements to the information and design of our website.
What Personal Information does Skimlinks collect and why?
The Personal Information that we may collect about Publishers broadly falls into the following categories:
Information that you provide voluntarily
Certain parts of the Service may ask you to provide Personal Information voluntarily: for example, we may ask you to provide your contact details in order to register an account with us, to subscribe to marketing communications from us, and/or to submit enquiries to us. The Personal Information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your Personal Information.
Information that we collect automatically
When you use the Service and/ or our website, we may collect certain information automatically from your Computer. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered Personal Information under applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, unique device identification numbers and Usage Data. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with the Service and/ or our website. Collecting this information enables us to better understand how the Services are used. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of the Service and/ or our website to Publishers, Merchants and Users.
What we share with third parties
We use third parties’ analytics technologies which involve cookies being dropped via our website and the collection of Usage Data, so we can understand how you use our website. We do not have access to or control over these cookies, but please see here for more information on these cookies.
Who do we share your Personal Information with?
We may disclose your Personal Information to the following categories of recipients:
to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your interests or those of any other person;
to an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your Personal Information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice;
in order to enforce or apply Skimlinks’ Terms of Service, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Skimlinks, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purpose of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.
Legal basis for processing Personal Information
However, we will normally collect Personal Information from you only where (i) we have your consent to do so, (ii) where we need the Personal Information to perform a contract with you, or (iii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Information from you. If we ask you to provide Personal Information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your Personal Information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your Personal Information).
Similarly, if we collect and use your Personal Information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), this interest will normally be to provide our Services and for our commercial interests, for instance, when responding to your queries, improving our platform, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities. We may have other legitimate interests and if appropriate we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Information, please let us know.
Skimlinks & Online Behavioural Advertiser (OBA)
We adhere to and follow the guidelines provided by the IAB’s OBA Framework. More information about the OBA Framework is available here.
We also make use of ‘cross-device’ graphs to find connections between non-Personally Identifiable cookie identifiers. This means the patterns of behavior we see on one device, may be used in Online Behavioural Advertising on another device. If you would prefer that Skimlinks does not use your information in this way please follow opt-out process detailed below or (in the European Economic Area) decline consent when required or, if consent has previously been given, withdraw it (see below).
Skimbit Ltd t/a Skimlinks
Aldgate House, 2nd Floor
33 Aldgate High Street
London EC3N 1DL, United Kingdom
Data Protection Service
You can obtain further information about data protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s web site at: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.
Section 2: Publishers
This section describes what information is collected by Skimlinks from Publishers, and how that information is used by Skimlinks.
What information we collect from Publishers
When a Publisher signs up to use the Service, we collect and store various pieces of Personal Information, including:
Full name of the Publisher and, if different, the name of the Publisher contact
Payment & VAT Information
We also collect and store information about when and how a Publisher uses the Publisher Hub, including reports and other tools and interfaces provided by us.
How we use Publisher information
We use this Publisher information to perform our obligations under the Agreement, including:
To assess the suitability of Skimlinks Enabled Sites for the Service
To contact Publishers to help them with registration, use and optimisation of the Service
To pay Publishers their share of the commissions earned through the Service
To communicate with Publishers on Skimlinks-related matters
To provide Publishers with performance and billing information
To improve the service we provide to Publishers based on how Publishers use our service and the tools which we provide to them.
To introduce Merchants and Advertisers who may wish to purchase services from or partner with the Publisher.
Updating Publisher information
Publishers can edit any of their Personal Information within the Publisher Hub. It is the Publisher’s responsibility:
To protect against unauthorised access to their details and the Publisher Hub
To log-off from the Publisher Hub when not using it
To keep its password secret.
What does Skimlinks do on Skimlinks Enabled Sites?
Collect and store information about Users behaviours on a site (including impressions and links clicked), so we can monetise such behaviours from participating Merchants, and report on them for Publisher and Merchant reports.
Collect and store information about Skimlinks Enabled Sites, to provide the Service.
Drop a Skimlinks cookie when a User visits a web page or clicks an outbound link, so we can record non-identifiable information about the pages, links and Merchants visited by Users across our Publisher network. This will be used to optimize the service we provide, to deliver reporting and analytics to Publishers and Merchants, and so that the links we create/monetize are to products and Merchants that Users prefer.
Synchronize non-identifiable cookies with third parties to enable us to share and license segments with third parties to support services including, but not limited to, customisation of websites, targeting of content, and advertising optimization. Publishers may disable synchronization by contacting Skimlinks customer service, and must notify Users that they can opt-out of synchronization or (for EU users) that they will be required to consent – see below.
What information relating to Users does Skimlinks collect?
Skimlinks will not knowingly collect or store any information which enables us to determine the actual identity of Users visiting a Skimlinks Enabled Site.
Skimlinks provides an opt-out service for Users who do not wish for their Usage Data to be used for advertising targeting purposes.
This opt-out is accessible here, and it is the Publisher’s responsibility to provide their Users with this option.
Do Publishers need to update their own privacy policies if they use Skimlinks?
Full details about cookies which are dropped by Skimlinks onto Users’ Computers when Users view a web page or click on an affiliate link on Skimlinks Enabled Sites. Publishers must at a minimum include the information that can be found in Section 4 below under the heading of ‘What information does Skimlinks collect about Users through its technology and how does it use this information?’. Publishers should also provide a link for Users with information regarding how they can disable the use of Skimlinks optimisation cookies, as set out in Section 4 below under the heading of ‘How can I disable Skimlinks cookies?’.
If the Publisher is based in the European Union, or offers goods and services to customers in the European Union, the Publisher must also seek the consent of Users before Skimlinks cookies are dropped via their Skimlinks Enabled Site and to certain uses of their personal data (including audience tracking and some affiliate marketing activities). We will from time to time notify Publishers of the use which will require consent. Publishers can decide how to obtain consent but Skimlinks suggests that:
In relation to processing for those uses notified to Publishers as requiring consent, Publishers should consider using a consent management platform.
For U.S. properties, the Publisher must insert a link to the DAA opt-out program (currently available at https://www.aboutads.info/choices) and the NAI opt-out program (currently available at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/).
For EU/EEA properties, the Publisher must insert a link to the EDAA opt-out program (currently available at https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/).
What we share with third parties
We may share with certain key partners and advertisers some anonymous Publisher information in order to optimise our Advertiser and Merchant relationships and increase revenue yields for Publishers.
We may disclose your personal data to third parties:
In the event that Skimlinks identifies a Merchant with which a Publisher could have a commercial relationship, to make introductions.
We retain Personal Information we collect from the Publisher indefinitely for fraud prevention and regulatory compliance.
Section 3: Merchants
This section describes what information is collected by Skimlinks from Merchants, and how that information is used by Skimlinks.
What information we collect from Merchants
When a Merchant signs up to use the Service, we collect and store various pieces of Personal Information, including:
Full name of the Merchant and, if different, the name of the Merchant contact
How we use Merchant information
We use this Merchant information to perform our obligations under the Agreement, including:
To assess the suitability of the Merchant for the Service
To contact Merchant to help them with registration, use and optimisation of the Service
To communicate with Merchants on Skimlinks-related matters
To provide Merchants with order and billing history information
To improve the service we provide to Merchants based on how Merchants use our service and the tools which we provide to them.
To introduce Publishers who may wish to enter into agreements with the Merchant.
What does Skimlinks do on Skimlinks Enabled Sites?
Collect and store information about content available in the browser on the Merchant’s Skimlinks Enabled Site; including but not limited to URLs, product names, SKUs, prices, order value, order identifier and customer identifier tokens.
Drop a Skimlinks cookie when a User visits a Merchant’s Skimlinks Enabled Site, so we can record non-identifiable information about the pages and products viewed by Users.
What Information relating to Users does Skimlinks collect?
Skimlinks will not knowingly collect or store any information which enables us to determine the actual identity of Users visiting a Merchant’s Skimlinks Enabled Site.
Skimlinks provides an opt-out service for Users who do not wish for their Usage Data to be used for reporting and targeting purposes. This opt-out is accessible here, and it is the Merchant’s responsibility to provide their Users with this option.
Do Merchants need to update their own privacy policies if they use Skimlinks?
For U.S. properties, the Publisher must insert a link to the DAA opt-out program (currently available at https://www.aboutads.info/choices) and the NAI opt-out program (currently available at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/).
For EU/EEA properties, the Publisher must insert a link to the EDAA opt-out program (currently available at https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/).
What we share with third parties
We may disclose your personal data to third parties:
In the event that Skimlinks identifies a Publisher with which a Merchant could have a commercial relationship, to make introductions.
We retain Personal Information we collect from the Merchant indefinitely for fraud prevention and regulatory compliance.
Section 4: Users
This section explains how Skimlinks operates through Skimlinks Enabled Sites, and how information about Users is obtained and used by Skimlinks.
What is Skimlinks?
Skimlinks offers a service to Publishers to help them earn an income and gain insights from their commerce-related content. The service works by creating/tagging links within content that a User is reading which, if clicked, takes the User to a Merchant website where the products and/or services can be purchased. If the User then buys something as a result of clicking on these links, the Publisher is paid a referral fee by the Merchant through Skimlinks. This referral fee does not come out of Users’ pockets, nor does it affect the price Users pay or the experience Users have on the Merchant’s site.
Skimlinks also offers Merchants and Advertisers a service that helps them to better understand and target Users’ behaviours, and to identify and work more effectively with Publishers and third parties on marketing campaigns.
What information does Skimlinks collect about Users through its technology and how does it use this information?
We store Users’ IP addresses, from which we can determine a User’s approximate geographical location (e.g. country or region). We need this information to optimize the links that are created/monetized to suit the geography of the User, and to provide aggregate reporting to Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers on the location of users visiting Skimlinks Enabled Sites. We also use IP addresses as part of our efforts to reduce fraud and identify non-human browsing patterns.
We store information about the device that a User uses to access sites within our Publisher network, such as the browser type, browser version, and type of device. This helps us ensure we can diagnose and fix browser compatibility issues more swiftly, optimize our service to suit the preferred browsing environments, and provide aggregate reporting to Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers.
We store non-identifiable information, using cookies and device identifiers, about the websites within our Publisher network that Users visit, which of our links Users click on, and whether Users make a purchase. This enables us to provide Users with relevant and useful links and advertising to products and/or services in which they are likely to be interested, and to Merchants and Advertisers from whom they are likely to want to buy. Further information regarding the cookies we utilise to collect this information can be found here
As part of the information available in standard web serving logs, we also store information about the referrer, i.e. the website page from which the User linked to the Skimlinks Enabled Site.
To provide Publishers and Merchants with the Service, we collect information on visits and sales on Skimlinks Enabled Sites, including but not limited to order value, products bought, and order identifiers. These are used to help Publishers, Merchants and Advertisers make better marketing and content creation decisions.
At no time do we know who a User is, nor do we make any attempt to try and identify a User.
How can I disable Skimlinks cookies?
If you no longer want Skimlinks to store data about the websites you visit, the links you click and the Merchants you buy from, you can simply opt-out here This will mean Skimlinks will not drop Skimlinks cookies when you browse websites in our Publisher or Merchant network.
Please note: This opt-out facility relies on a cookie being set on your browser. By visiting the link above, you acknowledge that we will be setting and maintaining the cookie on your browser in order to recognise you as an opted-out visitor. You must opt-out again if you clear that cookie from your browser (see allaboutcookies.org for more information), use a different internet browser, or use a different computer to access the internet.
U.S. visitors can understand more about cookies and their choices at these websites:
If you opt-out of Skimlinks cookies, Skimlinks will still operate on pages that you visit, and still create monetizable links in content if the Publisher has chosen to install Skimlinks on its website. We just won’t optimise these links based on your preferences and behaviours, nor will we associate the websites you visit and shop from to a specific cookie.
In order for referral fees and commissions to be paid by Merchants to Publishers, Skimlinks works with affiliate networks and other ad networks that manage the relationships between Skimlinks and the Merchants. As set out above, Users who receive Skimlinks cookies are also assigned a unique identifier number.
When a User clicks on a link created by a Tool, Skimlinks attaches the User’s unique identifier number so it passes to the appropriate affiliate network for the purpose of tracking whether that User makes a purchase on the Merchant website they visit. Note that at no time do we pass any Personal Information, nor make any attempt to determine the actual identity of an individual User; all information is completely anonymous and used only for the purposes of optimizing the service provided to the User. The affiliate and ad networks that work with Skimlinks also use their own cookies in order to track if a sale has occurred, as most of these parties will only pay Publishers when a referral has been successful, i.e. a sale was completed. We do not have control over or access to these cookies and they are dropped by the affiliate and ad networks via our Skimlinks Enabled Sites.
We retain Personal Information we collect from you for up to three years. After that we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
What is my opt-out status in respect of Skimlinks technology?
You can find out your current opt-out status or consent status, and can also opt-out or opt-in again, by clicking here.
Residents of California – Sale of Personal Information
We share information about you with our merchant partners, third parties or affiliates for providing rewards and benefits to you and for marketing purposes. As a result of certain instances of sharing the Company may receive a benefit, which California law considers a “sale” of personal information. To the extent that you do not want us to share your personal information with the third party in this way, you have the right to opt-out of such sharing by clicking here.