Become a DanceSafe Affiliate
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About the Affiliate Program
Joining our Affiliate Program helps you earn some extra cash while supporting DanceSafe’s public health mission! Spread the word about our products and get paid for every order you refer to us.
How does it work?
After registering and being approved, you will gain access to our Affiliate Area. The Affiliate Area allows you to create unique referral links to any page on the DanceSafe website (dancesafe.org). Anyone who clicks on your link and makes an order from that same device within 14 days will have their order connected to your affiliate account, and you’ll earn a commission on everything they purchase.
Commission rates vary by product category:
Affiliate Commission Rates
|Reagent Test Kits
|Drug Info Cards
|Apparel & Merch
|Fentanyl Test Strips
Commission rates are subject to change.
Where can I advertise DanceSafe products?
You can advertise your referral links anywhere you’d like, as long as you use proper harm reduction messaging that’s consistent with DanceSafe’s mission and brand guidelines. (Scroll down for details.)
Links can shared on social media, websites, or anywhere online, except for DanceSafe-related Facebook groups and pages.
How do I get paid?
We will transfer your referral payments directly to your bank account or debit card at the end of each month. You will also receive an email every time someone makes a purchase using your referral link(s), or you can log in to your personalized Affiliate Area at any time to see how many referrals you’ve generated and how much money you’ve earned.
What happens if an order is canceled or refunded?
If an order is canceled or refunded for any reason, you will not receive a referral commission for that order.
Are there any other requirements?
Yes. Becoming a DanceSafe affiliate is about more than just earning extra money. It’s also about helping us educate the public – including your own community – around issues of health, safety, and responsible drug use.
We require all our affiliates to use proper harm reduction messaging whenever they advertise our products, and we reserve the right to revoke anyone’s affiliate status if they fail to do so. Don’t worry, though! We recognize that many people are new to harm reduction, and we’re here to help you learn. We try to provide feedback when possible and don’t deactivate accounts for honest mistakes. Consistent failure to follow our guidelines below, however, will put your account at risk.
DanceSafe Affiliate Guidelines
These guidelines should inform your language when creating social media posts, blog posts, articles, etc. that advertise our products. They generally fall into three categories: 1) Don’t exaggerate what drug checking tools are capable of doing; 2) encourage responsible behavior and avoid drug exceptionalism; and 3) bigoted actions and language aren’t tolerated.
1. Don’t exaggerate the capabilities of drug checking materials
All affiliates should read our FAQ on drug checking.
When used properly, colorimetric reagent kits (“reagents”) are capable of detecting the presence of certain drugs in a drug sample. This might include the primary substance(s) as well as (sometimes) an adulterant, or “cut.”
There are over 25,000 drugs in circulation, and reagents cannot detect all potential substances that might be in a sample. Some drugs won’t produce a color change at all, and drugs that produce a dark color change might overshadow drugs that produce a lighter color change. In other words, reagent test kits cannot detect purity!
This is very important to understand because it may be tempting to call these kits “purity tests,” which is inaccurate. Calling reagent kits “purity tests” is spreading misinformation. Reagent kits are useful for weeding out counterfeit pills and powders that definitely don’t contain the drug you are looking for. They cannot tell you if your drugs are pure.
Warning: Some for-profit kit sellers falsely claim that their reagent kits can detect purity. Do not copy their language.
Similarly, a test that reacts “as expected” doesn’t mean the drugs tested are “good” or “safe.” Even if they are pure (which reagents cannot determine), no drug use is 100% safe. All drug use has inherent risks. Positive drug experiences depend on many other things besides purity, such as dose, set, and setting.
Some things NOT to say when advertising our reagent kits:
- “Make sure your (drug) is pure.”
- “Make sure your (drug) is good.”
- “Make sure your (drug) is safe.”
- “Test the purity of your (drug).”
Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t make general statements about safety. For example…
Some things you can say when advertising our kits:
- “Be safe! Test it before you ingest it.”
- “Watch out for counterfeit (drug)!”
- “Be responsible and test your shit!”
- “Safety first. Test kits save lives.”
Feel free to get creative in your advertising, but be careful not to misrepresent the capabilities of reagent testing. In general, anything published on our website or in our printed materials is fine to use when advertising our products.
2. Respect the full spectrum of use
DanceSafe is nonjudgmental when it comes to drug use. We honor that drugs can be both fun and beneficial when used responsibly. However, there is a big difference between promoting responsible drug use and promoting drug use irresponsibly. In applying to become a DanceSafe affiliate, you are also agreeing to become a representative for harm reduction.
This means your social media posts and other advertisements for DanceSafe products will be viewed by the public as a reflection not only on DanceSafe, but on the movement as a whole. So please: be careful in your language. For example, bragging about the quantity or variety of drugs you’ve consumed is what we call “drug machismo,” which contributes to a dangerous culture of excess. Not all drugs are for everyone, and everyone’s dose is different.
Similarly, harm reduction respects and upholds the dignity of all people who use drugs. There are not “good” drugs and “bad” drugs. There are just drugs, and all drugs have risks and benefits that can be different depending on the drug, person, circumstance, time of year, etc.
Being a “drug exceptionalist” is the practice of advertising that the drugs you prefer are superior to other drugs. A given drug might be better for you, but it doesn’t mean that other substances (and, by extension, the people who use them) are inferior.
And lastly, although this might go without saying, do not use derogatory language when referring to those who have developed problems associated with their drug use. People who get into trouble with drugs deserve as much respect as anyone else, and we won’t tolerate insulting language towards these members of our community.
This includes the term “addict,” unless that’s what someone wants to be called. Problematic relationships with drugs can be very complex. Not all problematic drug use is the same as addiction. People who use drugs are people first and foremost, always.
3. Don’t be an asshole.
DanceSafe will not tolerate racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, or any other bigoted attitudes among our affiliates (covert or overt), and we reserve the right to discontinue any affiliate relationship at any time for any reason.