Amazon.com Associates Privacy Information
1. What was I looking at? The content that you were viewing is a type of link used by Amazon.com Associate websites to enable Amazon.com to deliver content directly to your browser.Typically, when you look at a Web page, the words and pictures you see actually come from several sources. Your browser software assembles the pieces and displays them as a single page. On the Associate website you were visiting, most of the content you saw was transmitted from server computers used by the site’s operator. However, the placement you just clicked on was different–we sent it to you directly from Amazon.com.
2. What is an Amazon.com Associate? An Amazon Associate is a website owner who places links to the Amazon.com website on his or her site and earns referral fees through sales of Amazon.com or its affiliates’ products (such as shoes from Endless.com). (To find out more about the Amazon Associates program, click here.) The website that displayed this link to you is an Amazon.com Associate.
4. What choices do I have about the automatic information you collect about me? If you do not want us to keep a record of the Amazon Associate websites you visit, you may opt-out of such information collection by clicking here. After you opt-out, we will no longer collect or use this information. However, all previously collected information will be retained by our systems to better personalize your web experience and improve our Amazon services.Of course, if you choose to click through to the Amazon.com site, we, like most websites, will receive and store your clickstream to, through, and from our site. For more information about the automatic information we collect, please read our Privacy Notice. If you delete all cookies from your computer, you will need to opt-out again. Otherwise, we will begin to keep a record of Amazon Associate websites you visit from the time you delete such cookies.
5. Does Amazon.com share with third parties any information this service collects about me? No. No personal information we may collect about customers who view, click, or purchase through Associate links is shared with third parties, including Associates, except as described by the Privacy Notice governing the Amazon.com website.
6. Are products listed on Amazon.com Associate websites through this linking service the same as the personalized recommendations I receive when visiting Amazon.com? They can be. The products you see listed when visiting an Amazon Associate’s site can be based on a variety of factors, such as that site’s topics and sales history or your browsing history on Associate websites and Amazon.com. We might also show you items based on your own personal purchase history at Amazon.com. The Associate website hosting this Amazon.com link does not have access to these “personalized” recommendations.