Amazon Prime Terms

Last updated October 08, 2019

Welcome to the terms and conditions ("Terms") for Amazon Prime. These Terms are between you and Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited and/or its Affiliates ("Amazon" or "Us") and govern our respective rights and obligations. For purposes of these Terms, “Affiliate” means any entity that directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by or is under common Control with Amazon. “Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of an entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities or otherwise. Please note that your use of the Amazon websites, mobile applications, and Prime membership are also governed by the agreements listed and linked to below, as well as all other applicable terms, conditions, limitations, and requirements on the Amazon.sg website, all of which (as changed over time) are incorporated into these Terms. If you sign up for a Prime membership, you accept these terms, conditions, limitations and requirements. You may sign up for a Prime membership directly through us or, in some cases, you may sign up through certain third parties, like your mobile carrier provider. As a Prime member, your rights and obligations with respect to your Prime membership are the same regardless of how you signed up for your membership, unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms. We are not responsible for any other products or services that may be provided by third parties.

Membership Cancellation

If you signed up for your Prime membership directly through us, you may cancel your Prime membership any time by visiting Your Account and adjusting your membership settings. If you cancel within 5 days of signing up for or converting from a free trial to a paid membership, we will refund your full membership fee; provided that we may charge you (or withhold from your refund) the value of Prime benefits used by you and your account during this 5-day period. If you cancel at any other time, we will refund your full membership fee only if you and your account did not make any eligible purchases or take advantage of Prime benefits since your latest Prime membership charge. If you signed up for your Prime membership through a third party, you may need to contact the third party to cancel your membership or receive any refund under its applicable policies. Prime memberships redeemed through a Prime gift code or promotional code are not refundable.

Shipping Benefits and Eligible Purchases

Prime shipping benefits depend upon inventory availability, order deadlines, and in some cases the shipping address. They are limited to certain products sold by Amazon (or third-party sellers participating in Prime) on our websites and mobile applications and to certain products on third-party websites that offer Prime shipping benefits. Products eligible for Prime will be designated as such on their product pages or our Help pages. Some special product, order, handling fees, and/or taxes may still apply to eligible purchases. If only some items in your order are eligible for Prime, you will pay applicable shipping charges for the ineligible items. Changing or combining orders, or changing your shipping address, speed, or preferences might affect Prime eligibility. Certain purchases may not be entitled to Prime shipping benefits because of their size, weight, and other shipping characteristics.

We may exclude products with special shipping characteristics at our discretion. The Prime section of our Help pages provides information about eligible items, shipping cost, shipping speed, and shipping destinations.

Other Benefits

Click here for information about additional Prime benefits.

Other Limitations

  • We reserve the right to accept or refuse membership in our discretion.
  • We may send you email and other communications related to Prime and your Prime membership (regardless of any settings or preferences related to your Amazon account).
  • You may not transfer or assign your Prime membership or any Prime benefits, including promotion codes for Prime memberships or benefits, except as allowed in these terms.
  • Prime members are not permitted to purchase products for the purpose of resale, rental, or to ship to their customers or potential customers using Prime benefits.
  • Some Prime benefits may require certain purchase thresholds, have quantity or shipping address limitations, or require members to meet specified criteria in order to access them.
  • From time to time, Amazon may choose in its sole discretion to add or remove Prime membership benefits.

Fees and Renewal

The membership fee for Prime is stated in the Prime section of our Help pages. From time to time, we may offer different membership terms, and the fees for such membership may vary. The Prime membership fee is non-refundable except as expressly set forth in these Terms. Taxes may apply on either or both of the membership fee and the reduced shipping charges for Prime.

If you sign up for your Prime membership through us and are billed by us, then the billing terms described below will apply to your membership.

  • If all eligible payment methods we have on file for you are declined for payment of your membership fee, you must provide us a new eligible payment method promptly or your membership will be cancelled. If you provide us with a new eligible payment method and are successfully charged, your new membership period will be based on the original renewal date and not the date of the successful charge.
  • UNLESS YOU NOTIFY US BEFORE A CHARGE THAT YOU WANT TO CANCEL OR DO NOT WANT TO AUTO RENEW, YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR PRIME MEMBERSHIP WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUE AND YOU AUTHORISE US (WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW) TO COLLECT THE THEN-APPLICABLE MEMBERSHIP FEE AND ANY TAXES, USING ANY ELIGIBLE PAYMENT METHOD WE HAVE ON RECORD FOR YOU.

If you signed up for your Prime membership through a third party and are not billed directly by us, then the billing terms provided by the third party will apply to your membership.

Promotional Trial Memberships

We sometimes offer certain customers various trial or other promotional memberships, which are subject to these Terms except as otherwise stated in the promotional offers. Trial members may at any time (through Your Account) choose not to continue to paid membership at the end of the trial period.

Agreement Changes

We may in our discretion change these Terms, Amazon's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice, or any aspect of Prime membership, without notice to you. If any change to these terms is found invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that change is severable and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining changes or conditions. YOUR CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP AFTER WE CHANGE THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES, YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

Termination by Us

We may terminate your Prime membership at our discretion without notice. If we do so, we will give you a prorated refund based on the number of full months remaining in your membership. However, we will not give any refund for termination related to conduct that we determine, in our discretion, violates these Terms or any applicable law, involves fraud or misuse of the Prime membership, or is harmful to our interests or another user. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.

Limitation of Liability

IN ADDITION TO OTHER LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IN AMAZON'S CONDITIONS OF USE, IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO PRIME. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE LAST MEMBERSHIP FEE YOU PAID. THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND WILL SURVIVE CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR PRIME MEMBERSHIP.

Disputes

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to these Terms or your use of Prime, or to any products or services sold or distributed by Amazon or through Amazon.sg will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court.

To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited, Attn: Legal Department, 23 Church Street, Capital Square, 10th Floor, Singapore 049481. The arbitration will be conducted by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (the "SIAC") in accordance with its Arbitration Rules in effect at the time of your request (the "Rules"). The Rules are available at http://www.siac.org.sg/our-rules. To the extent of any inconsistency or conflict between the Rules and the provisions in these Terms, the Terms will prevail. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the Rules. Amazon will reimburse those fees for claims totalling less than S$10,000 unless the tribunal determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Amazon will not seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the tribunal determines the claims are frivolous. The arbitration will take place in Singapore, and the language of arbitration shall be English. The arbitral tribunal shall comprise one arbitrator nominated jointly by Amazon and you, or failing such joint nomination, by the President of the Court of Arbitration of the SIAC. Any decision or award of the arbitral tribunal shall be final and binding upon the parties. The parties agree to waive (to the fullest extent permitted by law) any right of application or appeal to any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction in connection with any question of fact or law arising in the course of any arbitration or from any arbitral award or order.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, we both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

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