8/18/14 Amazon Smile Program

The SCA is now (as of May 25, 2014) one of the organizations which can benefit from the Amazon Smile program.  
 
Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products.  Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional
charge to you?
Here's how:  Go to smile.amazon.com.  Sign into your account and a "pop up" page will appear. On the right side of the page, at the bottom is a
"search" window.  Type in: Society for Creative Anachronism and click the search button.  Click on the top one and you are done.  Your donations
will be automatic for any purchase within the Amazon Smile program (which is most merchandise).
Amazon donates 0.5% of each purchase to the non-profit organizations of your choice and the Society for Creative Anachronism is one of those
organizations.   This is a painless way to  support the SCA.

Here are other tools which can be used: 
 
Link
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1698556
 
Banner
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src='https://d1ev1rt26nhnwq.cloudfront.net/ccmtblv2.png' id="banner" style="border-style: none;" /></a></div><table ><tr><td ><div><span 
style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 26px; line-height: 26px;" class="charityNameSpan">Society For Creative Anachronism Inc</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
 
And here are the RULES: 
 
Advertising AmazonSmile
You may promote or link to the AmazonSmile Site only so long as you comply with the following requirements:
	* You may only do so on your site and may only use such of our or our affiliates' trademarks or logos ("Amazon Marks"), links to the AmazonSmile Site ("Links"), or other content we may make available to you (collectively, "Content"), in all cases in accordance with Program Participation Requirements and the Program Trademark Guidelines;
	* You  may not do so in a way that is misleading or confusing to customers or that does not accurately represent the AmazonSmile Site or the Program (e.g., by expressing or implying that we sponsor or endorse you or any other cause or that we support your position on any issue);
	* You may not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities on behalf of us or our affiliates, or in connection with the AmazonSmile Site or the Program, in any offline manner, such as in any printed material, mailing, or other document, or any oral solicitation; 
and
	* Charitable organizations headquartered in one of the states listed below may not send emails that exclusively advertise AmazonSmile, although these organizations may include information about AmazonSmile in emails,
such as email newsletters, that also contain other content unrelated to AmazonSmile. These states are: AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, HI, ID, IL, IA, LA,  ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NM, OH, OK, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, and WY. 
Organizations headquartered in any other state may promote AmazonSmile to their supporters using email advertising dedicated to the promotion of
AmazonSmile, or emails that contain AmazonSmile information along with other unrelated content.

Trademark Guidelines
These Trademark Guidelines ("Guidelines") are part of the Participation Agreement that governs your participation in the Program. The Guidelines
apply to your use of our and our affiliates' trademarks and logos that we may  make available to you from time to time, including as part of any content you obtain from us (collectively, "Amazon Marks"). "We," "us," or "our" means AmazonSmile Foundation or any of its affiliates. "You" means the person or entity using an Amazon Mark. Strict compliance with these Guidelines is required at all times, and any use of an Amazon  Mark in violation of these Guidelines will automatically terminate any license related to your use of the Amazon Marks. You agree that we have the right to monitor the quality of your use or display of any Amazon Marks and you will facilitate such monitoring as necessary.
	1. Your use of the Amazon Marks must (i) comply with the most up-to-date version of all agreement(s) with us regarding your use of any of the Amazon Marks (collectively, "Agreements");  (ii) comply with the most up-to-date version of these Guidelines; and (iii) comply with any other terms, conditions, and policies that we may issue from time to time that apply to the use of the Amazon Marks. You will not use any Amazon Mark in any other place, for any other purpose, or in any other manner. For example, you may not use any Amazon Mark in connection with any offline promotion or in any other offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, mailing, or other document).
	2. You may not use or display any Amazon Mark in any manner (i) that implies sponsorship or endorsement by us; (ii) to disparage us, our
products, or our services; (iii) that may, as determined by us, diminish or otherwise damage our goodwill in any Amazon Mark; or (iv) other than as specifically authorized under the Participation Agreement.
	3. You may not alter or modify any Amazon Mark in any manner. You may display an Amazon Mark only in the exact format in which we provide it to you.  No alternate representation or stylization is permitted. For example, you may not change the proportion, color, or font of any Amazon Mark, or make any additions to or remove any elements from any Amazon Mark.
	4. Each Amazon Mark must appear by itself, with reasonable spacing between each  side of the Amazon Mark and other visual, graphic, or textual elements.  Under no circumstance may any Amazon Mark be placed on any
background that interferes with the readability or display of that Amazon Mark.
	5. You must prominently include a statement on your site stating that Amazon and the Amazon logo and AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
	6. You acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to the Amazon Marks are our exclusive property, and any goodwill generated by your use of any Amazon Mark will inure to our exclusive benefit. You will not take any action that is in conflict with our rights in or ownership of any Amazon Mark.
	7. You are not allowed to use any trademark of Amazon or its affiliates, or a variant or misspelling of a trademark of Amazon or its affiliates:
	1. in any domain name- for example, a domain name such as <amaozn.com>, <amazonsupplystore.com>, <amazonauctions.net>, 
<kindlemagazines.mydomain.info>,  <kindlewirelessreader.co.uk>,
<friendazon.com>,  <amazon.blogspot.com>, <amazonmusicblog.wordpress.com>, 
<www.uk.com/amazonreviews>, <imdb-videos.info>, or <johnsamazon.org> is prohibited; or
	2. In any username, group name, or other identifier on any social networking site - for example, a username such as "Amazon Japan,"
"Aammazon," "Kindle For You," "Amazonian Seller," "Bookazon," "@BuyKindlesFromMe," "IMDB Number One Fan," or "Buyazon Bargain" registered on a site such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube is prohibited.
We may modify these Guidelines at any time and in our sole discretion as set forth in Section 14 of the Participation Agreement.
We reserve the right, exercisable in its sole discretion, to take appropriate action against any use without permission or any use that does
not conform to these Guidelines.
 
AmazonSmile Program Participation Requirements
This Program Participation Requirements page is part of the Participation Agreement that governs your participation in the Program. This page
describes requirements and restrictions applicable to you as a Program participant. From time to time, we may modify the participation 
requirements described on this page in accordance with the Participation Agreement.  All capitalized terms used below that are not defined on this page have the meanings given to them in the Participation Agreement.
	1. You will not bid on or purchase keywords, search terms, or other identifiers (including any trademark of Amazon or its affiliates or variation or misspelling thereof) or otherwise participate in keyword auctions on any search engine, portal, or other search or referral service, directly or indirectly, in order to drive traffic to the AmazonSmile Site (including by including a link that sends users  directly or indirectly to the AmazonSmile site in any such ad).
	2. You will not request, collect, obtain, store, cache, or otherwise use any account information used by our customers in connection with the AmazonSmile Site (including any usernames or passwords of AmazonSmile Site
customers).
	3. You will not modify, redirect, suppress, or substitute the operation of any  button, link, or other feature of the AmazonSmile Site.
	4. You will not take any action that could reasonably cause any customer confusion as to our relationship with you, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions (e.g., search, browse, or order) are occurring.
	5. You will not include on your site, display, or otherwise use Links or Content in connection with any spyware, malware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious or harmful code, or any software application not expressly and knowingly authorized by users prior to being  downloaded or installed on their computer or other electronic device.
	6. You will not use Content or Links on, or link to the AmazonSmile Site from, any application (e.g., a software component, toolbar or plug-in), or use any such application to artificially increase Qualifying Purchases in
respect of your charitable organization.
	7. You will not frame the AmazonSmile Site, or any part of it, within your site. However, displaying a Link on your site in accordance with the Participation Agreement will not be considered framing the AmazonSmile 
Site.
	8. You will not post or serve any Links or other content promoting the AmazonSmile Site within any pop-up or pop-under windows, transitional page ads, or layer ads around or in conjunction with the display of any site that is not your site.
	9. You will not include any Links in any content that you place on the AmazonSmile Site or any other Amazon site (for example, in connection  with any advertising service available through the AmazonSmile Site or in a customer review, forum, listmania, guide, or any other customer-generated context available on the AmazonSmile Site).
	10. You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your site containing Links (including by use of a redirecting page) such that we cannot reasonably determine the site from which a customer clicks through such Link to the AmazonSmile Site.
	11. Your site will not be directed towards children under 13 years of age, as defined by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506) and any regulations promulgated there under. You will not 
knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age.
	12. You will not purchase, or encourage your employees, volunteers or other supporters, to purchase Products for resale.