During each calendar month, you may earn advertising fees for Qualifying Purchases. Most advertising fees are calculated as a percentage of Qualifying Revenues based on the tables below and are subject to the limitations described in the “Limitations on Advertising Fee Rates for Certain Products” section below. We also may offer advertising fees in the form of bounties or other special offers as described in the “Special Offers and Promotions” section below. “Qualifying Revenues” mean amounts we receive from customers’ Qualifying Purchases, excluding shipping, handling, and gift-wrapping fees, taxes, and service charges, and less any rebates, credit card processing fees, returns, and bad debt.
The advertising fee rates you may earn will vary depending on the number and category of Products that are shipped, streamed, or downloaded (as applicable) in a given calendar month that constitute Qualifying Purchases. We will determine the classification of Products in each category set forth in Table 1 below or otherwise described on this page.
TABLE 1 – Fixed Advertising Fee Rates for Specific Product Categories
*Handmade Products rate applies August 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 and thereafter will automatically revert to its pre-August 2016 rate of 4.00%.
TABLE 2 – Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products*
* For the purposes of Table 2, “General Products” are any Products other than those for which we pay a fixed advertising fee rate as described in Table 1.
Example: The following example demonstrates how advertising fee rate calculations work under Tables 1 and 2. If, in a given month, 4 General Products (e.g., 3 books and 1 pair of shoes), 9 Amazon Video Products, 16 Electronics Products, and 2 gift card Products redeemable on the Amazon Site were shipped or downloaded (as applicable) as a result of orders placed by customers during Sessions initiated through Special Links on your site, then the total number of Products would be 31. The volume-based advertising fee rate for a monthly volume of 7-30 Products would be used to determine your advertising fee rate for General Products because the 2 gift card Product units are not included in calculating the applicable advertising fee tier in Table 2. In this example, an advertising fee rate of 6.00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 4 General Products, an advertising fee rate of 5.00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 9 Amazon Video Products, an advertising fee rate of 4.00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 16 Electronics Products, and an advertising fee rate of 6.00% would apply to Qualifying Revenues from the 2 gift card Products (redeemable on the Amazon site).
In addition, notwithstanding the advertising fee rates described on this page or anything to the contrary contained in this Operating Agreement, if we determine you are primarily promoting free Kindle eBooks (i.e., eBooks for which the customer purchase price is $0.00), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN ANY ADVERTISING FEES DURING ANY MONTH IN WHICH YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
(a) 20,000 or more free Kindle eBooks are ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links; and
(b) At least 80% of all Kindle eBooks ordered and downloaded during Sessions attributed to your Special Links are free Kindle eBooks.
The following special offers and promotions are currently available to all Associates:
* This Amazon 3P Video Subscriptions bounty rate applies August 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 and thereafter will automatically revert to its pre-August 2016 rate of $3.00
Table A – Amazon 3P Video Subscription Homepages
A “Bounty-Eligible Purchase” occurs when (1) a customer places an order for a Product eligible for a bounty, (2) that Product is shipped to (or streamed or downloaded by), and paid for by, the customer, and (3) that Product order is not canceled or returned. For clarity, Bounty-Eligible Purchases are not Qualifying Purchases.
Without limiting any other reasons for which we may withhold advertising fees under this Operating Agreement, we will have no obligation to pay you advertising fees, including the bounties described herein, for Bounty Events that we determine in our sole discretion to be fraudulent (e.g., registrations made using invalid email addresses, use of bots or automated software, multiple Bounty Events by a single person, repetitive Bounty Events, Bounty Events from your IP address, Bounty Events that do not result from Special Links on your site, or Bounty Events that result from Prohibited Search Placements, etc.). For purposes of the Operating Agreement, Bounty Events are treated as “Digital Products.”
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