Amazon’s Terms of Service for Sellers: Paragraph 8: Limitation of Liability – Amz Placing Liability on 3rd Party Sellers
In the Business Solutions Agreement, section eight, titled Limitation of Liability, was not changed in the slightest. Amazon kept this section entirely the same as it was in the previous BSA.
Essentially, what it says is that they will not be liable whether in contract, warranty, tort, to you or any other person for pretty much any reason they bring up in contract, warranty, tort, negligence, or product liability.
If you buy a product on Amazon and you get injured from it, you cannot go after Amazon. Amazon is limiting their liability. Now, that doesn’t mean that you can never retain any sort of compensation from Amazon. We find that a lot of our clients that go to arbitration – if you have a strong enough case, they will usually settle the case for a certain amount of damages depending on the specific circumstances, but it’s almost like a catch-all. It almost serves as something that Amazon wants to have in there just in case.
There’s even a part in here that says,
“Even if Amazon has been advised of the possibility of those costs or damages,”
they’re still not liable. It also brings up aggregate liability arising out of, or in connection with this agreement. Again, Amazon is really just trying to limit any potential liability they have. They’re such a massive platform. There are thousands and thousands and thousands of transactions each day. There’s bound to be some problems. Someone’s going to get injured, someone may be negligent.. There could be all sorts of issues. In short, Amazon is limiting their liability. That is what this section is all about.
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