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Affiliate Information Requested

  1. profile image0
    Baysuiteposted 10 years ago

    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!


    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      They have to for tax purposes.  If you earn any $, they have to report it and you have to report it.

    2. kpfingaz profile image72
      kpfingazposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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!?

  2. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Unfortunately, they hold all the cards. You either do it their way or not at all. big_smile

    They will happily sell all your information for the right price.

    1. kpfingaz profile image72
      kpfingazposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No they don't...lol.

      Does your boss sell your information?

      Its safe...look for the section on their site that says "Privacy Policy" and read it through...Print it off if you want.

      If you're still not comfortable with it then don't submit your info...its YOUR info.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I guess that depends on your level of cynicism big_smile

        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. smile

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    Baysuiteposted 10 years ago

    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.


  4. kpfingaz profile image72
    kpfingazposted 10 years ago

    I'm a foreigner.. I don't have to submit SSN cool

    1. caspar profile image65
      casparposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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). smile  Hmm where's that sarcastic smile when I need it?


      1. thecounterpunch profile image58
        thecounterpunchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  5. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 10 years ago

    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

  6. embitca profile image85
    embitcaposted 10 years ago

    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