Just Got This From Amazon EU What does it mean?

by tma
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Hi everyone i just got this message from amazon EU it was written in French i transated it. Anyone know why i got it.


Hello,

Thank you for your participation in the Amazon EU Associates Programme.

We regret to inform you that we have decided to close your Account Associates Amazon EU Associates partner with the id baby0b6-21 and put an end to the Terms and Conditions of Membership Amazon EU Associates Programme between us, with effect from 10 March 2014.

Thank you remove your all links redirecting to the Amazon Site, any Brand Amazon, any Content and any other item that you have been provided or made available by us or on our behalf under the Membership Terms Partner Program Amazon EU or in connection with the Amazon EU Associates Programme.

Any possible advertising pay outstanding will be paid approximately 60 days after the end of the calendar month of termination. Please note that you continue to receive reports and other information by email as your payment is pending payment.

To contact us, thank you to use this form

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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Anyone know why i got it.
    Probably the same reason you have that affiliate link notice in your sig.: You didn't follow the rules.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexCN
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Probably the same reason you have that affiliate link notice in your sig.: You didn't follow the rules.
      Very observant

      FWIW, Amazon is notorious for shutting down affiliate accounts for infractions (even very minor ones) to their TOS.

      If you are counting on the Amazon Affiliate program as a large portion of your income, make sure to read, RE-Read, and then read again the Affiliate TOS to make sure you aren't breaking any rules. After you finish reading it, get in touch with Amazon themselves for clarification on things that may be unclear.

      You are lucky they are sending you a check for affiliate commissions due. Sometimes, if they decide your infractions gave you an 'unfair advantage' on the rest of the affiliate community, you won't get paid either.

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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Probably the same reason you have that affiliate link notice in your sig.: You didn't follow the rules.
      Best answer
      People don't bother reading these affiliate agreements and then scream blue murder when they get banned...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Probably the same reason you have that affiliate link notice in your sig.: You didn't follow the rules.
      Lol, you hit the nail right on the head. I get the feeling spamming had something to do with the banishment
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    Sorry that happened to you. Amazon is notorious for banning affiliates, even for minor rule infractions, usually without warning.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      What it means is you should contact Amazon and ask them

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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    This is the 3rd reference I've seen to this particular email from Amazon in the past 2 days. All were in French and all are dated effective March 10th.

    If Amazon were closing an account for a TOS violation it is unlikely they would mention that they'd be paying out pending commissions so I believe the reason for the email is something else.

    As agmccall suggested, your best course of action would be to contact Amazon and ask them for an explanation. I'd love to hear the answer as I suspect they've made some sort of overall change to their Amazon.fr affiliate program.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyiron
      Here's a 4th reference.
      A few days ago, I also received an email saying that my EU Associate account (Amazon.fr) would be cancelled. They didn't tell me why, but I believe it was because I had forgotten to put an Amazon Associate Disclaimer on the website (Stupid Stupid me!!!!I knew about it, had planned to fix it and then somehow managed not to. ARGH!!!) Anyway, I'm confident that this was the only violation.

      After fixing the site, I contacted Amazon and requested they not cancel my account. I also asked them to tell me why the account was being closed, but the appeal was denied without reason. They did say though that the decision was final and that they would be ignoring all future emails from me!!! I've emailed them again anyway, requesting they at least tell me the reason for the account closure. I don't expect a reply.

      I doubt this has any thing to do with it but I'll mention it anyway. The traffic to the site in question was not high. I'd been neglecting it for sometime while developing another project.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    skyiron - sorry to hear that.

    One of the other people I've heard this from got the same response as you when they asked why the account was closed. There was no reason given and a comment about not responding to future emails.

    I don't have an account with that country so I can't see if the operating agreement and TOS are any different from amazon.com.

    While I've noticed that new applicants to the .com site receive an approval that says they need to make a sale in 90 days or their account will be closed it also says they can reapply. I certainly don't know for sure but it would seem odd that inactivity was the reason for the closure. I think there's something else going on but I can't find anything to help explain the situation.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyiron
      Thanks sojourn
      For interest sake, the EU terms and conditions are outlined below
      https://partenaires.amazon.fr/gp/ass...eement?ie=UTF8

      You might be onto something regarding sales, I hadn't made any on the EU store.
      I was a bit overzealous when I set up the account. The primary reason for setting it up was for the project I'm currently working on, not for the site it was on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digital Deepak
    Sometimes people don't like some affiliates for reason unknown. I never had any problems with Amazon but many affiliate programs have closed my account over the past 6 years for unknown reasons. You just have to live with things like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author VanityPl8
    So what else does Amazon hate, other than not placing their disclaimer on the page?
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