Amazon Associates’ Website Requirement

As I planned to post more Amazon links on my websites, I decided to read through the agreement again. I don’t want to miss a little minor detail, and get my account banned! Oops, I did miss something. Just found out that for every Amazon Associates’ website, a standard statement is required as the following:

“[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 (,, or].”

What else? Here are a few standard issues:

– If you are a resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, you cannot participate in the program.

– Your websites cannot contain sexually explicit, violent, libelous, illegal, discriminatory materials.

– You cannot use any trademark of Amazon or its affiliates on any of your domain names or usernames on any social networks.

– You cannot purchase product through your own affiliate links. Prohibited paid search placement or redirecting link are not acceptable.

– A qualified session ends upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours elapses from the customer’s initial click-through; (y) the customer places an order for a Product that is not a Digital Product; or (z) the customer follows a link to the Amazon Site that is formatted with an Associate’s tag that is not assigned to you.

– You cannot misrepresent the relationship between Amazon and you including by implying that Amazon sponsor, endorse or contribute to any charity cause.

For all the great details, please refer the to Associates Program Operating Agreement.