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Germans on BHW - What about the German Law on affiliate sites?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by the_camel, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. the_camel

    the_camel Newbie

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    Hey there!

    I'm planning to start as an Affiliate at Clickbank but, as I'm German myself, I have to consider German Law.

    Are there any things (beneath adding an 'Impressum') to keep in mind when creating an affiliate site?
    I don't want to get sued by some gold-digging lawyer...

    Thanks :)
     
  2. the_camel

    the_camel Newbie

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    Just FYI, I found this:
    Law on e-Mail Marketing marke-x.de/deutsch/webmarketing/archiv/email_marketing-recht.htm (Source; website in German)

    In summary:
    You have to consider the following when sending EVERY TIME to your mailing list:
    * you have to have the permit to text the addressee (he has to click it by hand, e.g. OptIn 'I want to recive mail')
    * there has to be an 'about us' in the mail. (yes, the whole fu**ing company information)
    * there has to be a work link/possibility to remove yourself from your list

    Missing just one of these 3 laws might end in an accusal.

    Anyone else with stuff to consider on German law?
     
  3. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, incorporate a company in a different country and do it all through that company :)
     
  4. tomtom24

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    Just don´t use a de domain (go for com etc. and don´t use a German address for the domain) and host it outside Germany (US or wherever). That´s the best way to go around German laws.
     
  5. the_camel

    the_camel Newbie

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    Not using a German address will be quite the worst pain in the ass, as I'm a student and receive my daily money by the German "Federal Law on Support in Education" (this is the official translation to German "BaFög" according to dict.cc :) ).
    In order to get this money I have to bare my income completely to the officials.

    Explaining a mailbox somewhere abroad will kinda bring me into trouble.

    -> E-Mail lists, offering some good income though, are dead for me as long as I haven't made some other daily income to get of state aid...

    Having a small German business should be possible though.
     
  6. zebrahat

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    Your other option is to not rely on email campaigns or opt in lists to succeed in CB marketing, which can be tough from the point of view of pre-selling, but it can be done.
     
  7. michalemorski88

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    = ? What about that?
     
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