I thought I'd posted this question earlier, but it appears it didn't 'take'. Maybe I didn't hit something. I'm wondering about affiliate info; I was in the process of signing up with Amazon and Ebay and noticed they are asking for really private info such as social security numbers and bank account numbers (for direct deposit for earnings). Is there any way around this, or is this just the way the program runs? Also, is the info we provide kept safe and secure?
Thanks for any help you can give!
They have to for tax purposes. If you earn any $, they have to report it and you have to report it.
Btw...If you have a paypal account then you probably don't have to worry about your bank account with Ebay (same company)
With Amazon, just opt to get a check instead!?
Unfortunately, they hold all the cards. You either do it their way or not at all.
They will happily sell all your information for the right price.
No they don't...lol.
Does your boss sell your information?
If you're still not comfortable with it then don't submit your info...its YOUR info.
Well, I guess that depends on your level of cynicism
Personally, I do not believe your information is secure. Just check the recent news in the UK for personal data lost by the British government.
And I do believe they hold all the cards. Just try getting something different, or try telling them you do not want them to have your personal info.
Thanks, guys...this is all really helpful stuff. I'll definitely give it some thought and consideration. In the meantime, though, it's nice hanging out with all you great folks.
Me too. But they probably know all my details anyway, since I live in the UK and I'm one of the 25 million people whose personal data our government has recently lost (thanks for reminding me Mark). Hmm where's that sarcastic smile when I need it?
Watch this interview:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Astonishing_Int … ockefeller
Think about this: Nick Rockefeller is also behind the famous PeopleSearch site ... now you know how your personal information is and why they do want to collect them or why government "lose" them.
Maybe related, I am wondering do we have send in this tax form
to eBay"? Following is email in part from eBay.
"completely fill out and sign the W-9 tax information form located at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf . Don't forget to enter your Commission Junction account number in the field marked "List Account Number Here". Send the form to Commission Junction
If you live in the US you can get an EIN number from the IRS that you can use to submit instead of your SS number. You do not have to actually be an employer of other people. You just have to run your own business. And if you are making money as an affiliate, you are running your own business.
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/art … 67,00.html
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