Can I use the University Amazon Business Account for my personal use?

No, this account will not be used for personal purchases. Amazon automatically applies Kent State’s sales tax exemption to purchases under the UABC. University employees (faculty, staff, and/or students) may not use the sales tax exemption for personal purchases, in accordance to policy 3342-7-02.9.

More so, all transactions made under the UABC will be public to the group, or department. A address is required to be a member of the UABC. Therefore, for your personal privacy purposes, a personal Amazon account MUST be set up with a personal email address if you make non-business related purchases. The UABC Instructional Document will guide you through the process to split your Amazon account between business-related and personal.

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