Latest news update “Amazon Associates: Important Program Update”

On Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:09:24 AM EST, Amazon Associates Program [email protected] wrote:
Hello Associate,
We are writing to notify you of some upcoming changes to the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement, which governs your participation in the Amazon Associates Program. All changes are effective as of March 1, 2019. Visit the What’s Changed page to see a summary of these changes. You can also find the Operating Agreement, Program Policies, and the Fee Statement if you would like to refer to the current, pre-change versions.
Sincerely, The Amazon Associates Program
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Associates Operating Agreement – What’s Changed
Here are some of the most important updates:
We are aligning our Mexico, Australia, and China agreements to our U.S., Canada, and EU agreements so that they’re substantially similar. For the U.S., this includes the following standardizing changes:
We clarified the language around export and re-export warranties
We updated the term and termination clauses to contemplate suspension and termination for deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity
We added that Amazon or its nominee may take legal action and perform procedural acts on behalf of any Amazon party
We updated the definition of digital products
We clarified that qualifying revenue is less any credits, as this may vary by country
We updated the payment section to provide that if an associate does not select or maintain valid information for a payment option, Amazon may pay through another payment option or hold earned fees
We have also removed the bounty event “Kindle Reading App.”