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Unread 8th September 2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

I hear if Amazon catches you without a disclosure that you are an affiliate of Amazon they can ban you. If this is true. Where can I get a plugin or disclosure document to put on my sites.

I Would appreciate it.

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Unread 9th September 2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

Amazon's guidelines tell you exactly what words to include on your site.

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This has been repeated so many times on this forum...but still here it goes

10. Identifying Yourself as an Associate

You will not issue any press release or make any other public communication with respect to this Operating Agreement, your use of the Content, or your participation in the Program. You will not misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute to any charity or other cause), or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Operating Agreement.

You must, however, clearly state the following on your site: “[Insert your name] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to [insert the applicable site name (amazon.com, endless.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com)].”

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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

Here you go, a Disclosure Policy Generator.

DisclosurePolicy.org: Disclosure Policy, Disclosure Policy Generator

It's a simple step-by-step tool, and it will generate a policy for you with a multiple choice process. When you get to the final step, it will allow you to type in what companies you're affiliated with.

Be sure to do this with a Privacy Policy as well - that is, include whatever companies you're affiliated with in your Privacy Policy.

Simple squeeze pages convert easily: "Awesome Example"
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I tried several times and the generator doesn't work. When I click submit at the last page nothing happens.

BTW does a disclosure have to be on every page?

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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

If you look at KidneyDiet.net (it's not my site just a really good example) you'll see up at the top menu bar the very first menu item says "Compensation Disclosure."

It's very common for each page to have a link in it's navigation menu to a single disclosure page (where you read the disclosure).

You don't necessarily need disclosure text itself on every page (but you do need "Disclosure" visible on every page and it needs to go directly to a Disclosure Page).

I'm not familiar with Amazon's rules but that about sums up what you need to C.Y.A. from the F.T.C.

Also on the FTC's official website there is information that might be useful to you (some of it's open to interpretation -->you know how the gov't is...)

Maybe this (without the spaces) can help you:

ftc. gov /multimedia/video/business/endorsement-guides.shtm

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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

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Holy Warrior

I tried several times and the generator doesn't work. When I click submit at the last page nothing happens.

BTW does a disclosure have to be on every page?

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This happened to me too. On the last page, try clicking on the bottom circle and then go back and click the top circle. This is what I did and it worked for me. Maybe it was a coincidence, I don't know.
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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

FOR Amazon UK
Quote:
This site is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates

Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a

means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk.
FOR Amazon.de Using this
Quote:
This site ist Teilnehmer des Partnerprogramms von Amazon Europe

S.à.r.l. und Partner des Werbeprogramms, das zur Bereitstellung eines

Mediums für Websites konzipiert wurde, mittels dessen durch die

Platzierung von Werbeanzeigen und Links zu amazon.de

Werbekostenerstattung verdient werden kann.
For Amazon.fr using this
Quote:
Ce Site participe au Programme Partenaires d’Amazon Europe S.à r.l., un

programme d’affiliation conçu pour permettre à des sites de percevoir

une rémunération grâce à la création de liens vers [insérez le nom du

Site concerné amazon.fr.
For USA You Can using this:
Quote:
The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.
For CA, IT, and ES I Dont know...

Japan and China I dont know too...

I Hope its will help

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Amazon US

“X is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (“your website name” (amazon.com, or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com).”

Amazon EU

“[Insert your name] is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to [insert applicable site name (Amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk/Local.Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.de/ Javari.de/de.BuyVIP.com/Amazon.fr/Javari.fr/Amazon.it/it.BuyVIP.com/Amazon.es/ es.BuyVIP.com)].”

Include the above in your privacy policy

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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

@ CashBackID thank you. That's what I was looking for.

I think..

I can just put that in my Privacy Policy page right?

I mean, I don't need to have that in the footer of every page on my site do I??
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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

Why would you put that in a privacy policy?

The purpose of a privacy policy is to disclose what you do with any private information collected from a user.

The purpose of the Amazon affiliate disclosure is to notify prospective buyers you are getting paid for purchases via your link. They can thus evaluate potential bias in your making the purchase recommendation.

Perhaps, instead of privacy policy, you call it legal disclosures.

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Default Re: Need some type of disclosure for Amazon Affiliate Link

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Why would you put that in a privacy policy?

The purpose of a privacy policy is to disclose what you do with any private information collected from a user.

The purpose of the Amazon affiliate disclosure is to notify prospective buyers you are getting paid for purchases via your link. They can thus evaluate potential bias in your making the purchase recommendation.

Perhaps, instead of privacy policy, you call it legal disclosures.

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Because I don't want to create a new page just for that reason thats why.

Actually it makes sense that you would put that in a privacy policy as a privacy policy outlines what information a site collects and how its used when a visitor visits and uses that site.

I know what the Amazon affiliate disclosure is for. I already know that.

Today, Amazon.com live chat support have told me that "Yes, you need to put that in at least one place in your site, like a privacy page or your terms/disclaimer page".

All I am trying to find out is whether I can get away with putting it just in my Privacy page only rather than having to create a new page just for that or having that ugly text in the footer of every page which looks very tacky.

I can't see the point in creating a Disclaimer page when I would have nothing to put in it other than the Amazon affiliate disclosure..

Besides, I am not bound by the same rules as USA Amazon.com affiliates are as I am in the UK and using Amazon.co.uk and I don't think the same rules apply to me.

Hopefully someone could chime in and confirm that (without sounding condescending).
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