Effective today, Amazon is terminating your Associates account as well as the Operating Agreement that governs it (link below). Please note, if you had configured this store ID to earn globally, we have closed your store ID in all those countries as well.
We reviewed your account as part of our ongoing monitoring of the Amazon Associates Program. During our review, we determined that you are not in compliance with the Operating Agreement, found here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/agreement.
The violations include the following:
- Your Special Links are appearing as paid/sponsored links or advertisements on search engines platforms. These types of advertisements may be used to send users directly to your Site but cannot be used to send traffic to Amazon.
- You are bidding on or purchasing Amazon’s proprietary terms (for example, ‘Amazon’, ‘Kindle’, or ‘Audible’) for use in a search engine and, as a result, your ads are appearing in search engine results when users search for our proprietary terms.
You must stop using all Amazon Program Content (for example: Images, trademarks and other information in connection with the Associates Program) and promptly remove all links to the Amazon site.
Because you are not in compliance with the Operating Agreement, Amazon will not pay you any outstanding commission income. Please be aware that any other related accounts may be closed without payment of any commissions. Amazon reserves all other rights and claims.
In limited cases this closure may be appealable. See Appeals help for more information, found here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/GACDBRFKVDTXSPTH.