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Can I use Amazon Affiliate link in my Instructable. Answered

Can I put Amazon Affiliate link in "Things required" list of my Instructable ?

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Jack A Lopezseamster

Answer 8 months ago

Do the FTC's rules for statements disclosing business relationships, previous to links to retailers, apply to affiliate links written into instructables, here on Instructables(r)?

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking#affiliateornetwork

By the way, if you have not heard of the FTC (Federal Trade Commision), this is one of the tentacles of the FUS, the former United States government.

I think the link I provided jumps right to the section titled, "What about affiliate or network marketing?" If it does not, the I guess, a Ctrl-F for the word "affiliate" would take you to the same place.

Or is the official policy of Instructables(r) to just ignore the FTC; i.e. those are their rules, not ours.

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seamsterJack A Lopez

Answer 8 months ago

I know amazon at least expects people to disclose when they use affiliate links, and several authors do so.

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Jack A Lopezseamster

Answer 8 months ago

I suppose there is some comfort in Amazon advising, expecting, people to have a disclosure statement before these links, since Amazon is responsible for so much of the affiliate linking game out there.