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# **Amazon Associates** by Amazon (amazon-adsystem.com)
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> “Amazon derives many of its sales from third-party sellers who sell products on Amazon… Associates receive a commission for referring customers to Amazon by placing links to Amazon on their websites.” – [Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com#Third-party_sellers)
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## Ethical design violations

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(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)

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  * Tracker
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  * Web bug
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amazon-adsystem.com
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## Prevalence
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**High:** found on 4.0% of surveyed sites (187 instances observed).
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## Notes

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  * “Each time your web page is viewed, the script will load and count your Basic Display Product Links and Text Links on that page. We record the number of Amazon links on the web page as the number of Amazon impressions on that page.” [Source](https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/tips/impressions.html)
  * “We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses Amazon.com or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of Amazon.com on other Web sites.” [Source](http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=468496&rw_useCurrentProtocol=1#GUID-A2C397AB-68FE-4592-B4A2-7550D73EEFD2__SECTION_87C837F9CCD84769B4AE2BEB14AF4F01)
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  * “Like other online ad networks, we use cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs)” (also know as web bugs.) [Source](http://www.amazon.com/b/?&node=5160028011)