Hiding Personal Information From Developer

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Hello, I am finally ready to have a few sites built and have hired somebody to develop them as I just simply don't have time. My questions are can I hide my personal information, address, tax information, so on and so forth from them on my amazon associates, clickbank, and other affiliate accounts? Has anybody gone down this road before? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    deleted as I mis-read the question - better answer below
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    • Profile picture of the author Monetize
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      deleted as I mis-read the question - better answer below

      It happens. You may have mis-read the question but
      you still provided valuable and useful information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    People setting up your websites don't really need to have
    access to your affiliate accounts unless you are unable to
    do the most basic things like getting your affiliate links and
    IDs. If that is the case, take a couple of days to learn how
    to do all of that so that you can provide that information to
    your developers and protect your private details.
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    • Profile picture of the author DingleBob
      Originally Posted by Monetize View Post

      People setting up your websites don't really need to have
      access to your affiliate accounts unless you are unable to
      do the most basic things like getting your affiliate links and
      IDs. If that is the case, take a couple of days to learn how
      to do all of that so that you can provide that information to
      your developers and protect your private details.
      Okay thanks. I have all of that information (IDs) already. The developer just requested login credentials for everything and I didn't feel that was necessary unless I could lock down my personal information. I just sent him an email with this solution.
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      • Profile picture of the author Monetize
        Originally Posted by DingleBob View Post

        Okay thanks. I have all of that information (IDs) already. The developer just requested login credentials for everything and I didn't feel that was necessary unless I could lock down my personal information. I just sent him an email with this solution.

        That is great. I am sure that everything will work itself out.
        I have 20 years experience developing websites with HTML
        and WordPress and I have setup hundreds of sites over the
        years. I sometimes hire others to help me so that I can get
        more projects completed. Trust me, nobody needs the logins
        to your Amazon Associates or ClickBank. For Amazon they
        need your access key, secret access key, affiliate ID and API
        keys for plugins you have purchased. It's probably faster for
        them to get the info themselves since it is confusing but I'd
        never give anyone access, only to hosting and/or WordPress.
        If anyone asks you for those logins or persists, find someone
        else. And remember to always change your passwords once
        the work is done.
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      • Profile picture of the author Medon
        Originally Posted by DingleBob View Post

        Okay thanks. I have all of that information (IDs) already. The developer just requested login credentials for everything and I didn't feel that was necessary unless I could lock down my personal information. I just sent him an email with this solution.
        I also feel it is not necessary. Unless of course you don't care losing a few thousands of dollars
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  • Profile picture of the author bizlinkx
    You have not provided enough information for others to give you a proper answer. There are many factors that may require you give this information to a developer. The best way to handle this is to purchase your domain, hosting account, and security before hiring a developer.

    This will allow you to create temporary credentials for your developer, and change those credentials once the job is done.

    In order to answer these questions I will need to know what kind of site their creating, what suites their using to create it, and a host of other things. Again, there could be a host of legitimate reasons why your developer may be asking for this information. It all boils down to whether you trust your developer or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Do it yourself if you don't want anyone seeing your personal info.
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