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Amazon Account Terminated - Got these emails today.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by realtawk, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. realtawk

    realtawk Registered Member

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    My account was terminated and do quite understand why. I haven't done anything dodgy.

    Received emails below:



    "Dear Associate,


    Your Associates account has come up for review in connection with our ongoing monitoring of the Amazon Associates Program. During our review, we have determined that you are not in compliance with the Operating Agreement that governs your participation in the Associates Program and your Associates Program account has been closed. You will not receive further payment of advertising fees.

    You are not in compliance with Participation Requirement Number 28 and the License Agreement because you are displaying our customer reviews in a manner that is altered from how they are provided to you.

    You can find the complete terms of the Operating Agreement, including the Participation Requirements and Linking Requirements, via this link:
    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement.

    We ask that you immediately remove all Amazon Content from your site(s). Any other accounts you have or may open in the future may be closed and you will not receive any advertising fees. We reserve all other rights and claims we may have.

    If you feel that your account has been closed in error, please contact us via https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/contact.

    We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

    Warmest Regards,

    Amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.com/associates "


    AND

    "Hello.

    We are writing to notify you that we are terminating the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement with you with immediate effect. Your Associates Program account will be closed and you will not receive further payment of advertising fees.

    We have taken this step because we have previously closed an account that we have determined belongs to you or a person affiliated with you or acting in concert with you for violations of the Associates Program Operating Agreement, the Product Advertising API License Agreement, or one of the other Associates Programs operated by our affiliates.

    You can find the complete terms of the Operating Agreement and its Schedules via this link: https://associates.amazon.ca/gp/associates/agreement.

    We insist that you immediately stop this activity and remove all Amazon content, including Special Links, from your site(s). Any other accounts you have or may open in the future may be closed and you will not receive any advertising fees. We reserve all other rights and claims we may have.

    Warmest Regards,

    Amazon.ca
    http://www.amazon.ca/associates"
     
  2. blackice6666

    blackice6666 Regular Member

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    In what manner did you display amazon customer reviews on your site? Did you use the API or just copy pasted them? Or maybe you displayed just the positive reviews.
     
  3. MisterF

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    This seems to be the issue; " You are not in compliance with Participation Requirement Number 28 and the License Agreement because you are displaying our customer reviews in a manner that is altered from how they are provided to you "

    Are you changing the reviews ?
     
  4. realtawk

    realtawk Registered Member

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    1) I have never used their reviews
    2) I only have to 1 US account (only applied once)
     
  5. holligreen

    holligreen Newbie

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    They believe you have used their customer reviews in a manner that does not comply with their terms of service. I hate it when they just terminate accounts and refuse to pay any commissions. They could have warned.
     
  6. maha55

    maha55 Newbie

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    Wow, sorry this happened to you