Associates Program PoliciesAssociates Program - Commission Income Statement Associates Program - Participation Requirements Associates Program - Products Statement Associates Program - Mobile Application Policy Associates Program - Trademark Guidelines Associates Program - IP License Associates Program - Amazon Influencer Program Policy 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 Program 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) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your Site to an Amazon Site; and (b) 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: i. the customer purchases a Product via our 1-Click feature, or ii. the customer purchases a Product by adding a Product to his or her shopping cart and completing the order for that Product no later than 89 days after their initial click-through of the Special Link, or iii. with respect to Digital Products, the customer purchases such a Product by streaming or downloading it from an Amazon Site; and (c) the Product 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”),
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(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), and (j) any Product purchased as a subscription, unless otherwise provided in the Agreement.
3. Standard Commission IncomeSubject 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 PromotionsFrom 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. Special Links to the bounty-specific homepages listed in the Appendix are permitted in connection with the corresponding bounty, notwithstanding the Associates Program Participation Requirements. (b) Bounty 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. 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. 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 Chart and 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
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|Option 3 (Check)||100 CAD|
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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. Back to Top
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-20, 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.