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Do Not Compete and CPA question - IMPORTANT

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by whiteli0n, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. whiteli0n

    whiteli0n Junior Member

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    So i work for a company that shall remain nameless. I started a website that promotes products that the company i work for sells. Of course we have a non compete agreement but I dont feel like this is a competition. The website i have is just a magento shop that send the traffic to amazon where i make a commission but im not actually SELLING anything. Can i be sued?Just curious if anyone has any insight on this situation.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    How are you not selling anything when you are actually making commission?
    Amazon is like your supplier in this case? Just that fact that you dont ship the products yourself, doesnt mean you arent helping another 'vendor'.
     
  3. whiteli0n

    whiteli0n Junior Member

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    Because i am not an established business with a Tax ID. I am not buying and selling product. If I posted flyers all around town to shop from amazon would that be considered competing as well?

    I appreciate your input and i am not sure so i am really just spitballing here
     
  4. whiteli0n

    whiteli0n Junior Member

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    i believe that boils down to free speech. If i work at ford, it does not mean i cannot buy a BMW right?? My work cannot enforce who i advertise for just who i can sell too.

    Again, I AM NOT ARGUING. just making the points i find valid and seeing what u guys think.
     
  5. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Well here is my perspective;
    Let say I work for AT&T mobile, and my job requires me to sell iphone cases during my working hours.

    If I start selling iphone cases online (who cares where I get them from), I believe I am competing with AT&T in this case - because i would be trying to take a share of the market.

    But in your case, if you dotn file TAX ID, then I guess no one knows, hence, you can do whatever you want if you keep it silent?

    Of course, this is just 'what I think". If you really concern about this, maybe you should consult a lawyer.
     
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  6. placeyourbet

    placeyourbet Newbie

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    I've had a few non compete clauses in contracts with employers. Bottom line is your not able to open a business selling or providing services that your employer provides after termination. Not only are you only providing a traffic source but you still work for the company. You have no need to worry my friend. Sell well. :)