By Right Insider
That ‘Sponsored by Amazon’ thing at the top of Fat Arse’s site has been really pissing me off for some time now. I was thinking that Amazon might not be happy with this.
I was right. I had a look at the agreement that Fat Arse holds with Amazon:
8. Identifying Yourself as an Associate
You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Programme without our prior written consent, which may be given or withheld in our sole discretion. Doing so may result in your termination from the Programme. You may contact us via an online form if you wish to apply for written consent. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute money to any charity or other cause. We will make available to you a small graphic image that identifies your site as a Programme participant. You must display this logo or the phrase “In association with Amazon.co.uk” somewhere on your site. We may modify the text or graphic image from this notice from time to time.
Notice the important bit? He’s not allowed to say that he’s sponsored by Amazon. I’ve just sent them a nice E-Mail. They’ll order him to remove the offending text, but with a bit of luck, they’ll withhold his referral fees. Hurray.