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2019 Global Developer Survey

Official Rules


1.PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The 2019 GLOBAL DEVELOPER SURVEY SWEEPSTAKES ("Sweepstakes") begins on 23 January 2019 at 6AM PACIFIC TIME and ends on 27 February at 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME (the "Promotion Period").

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is GITLAB ("Sponsor"). By participating in 
the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply 
with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which 
shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the 
collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration 
of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, c
omments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by 
email at GIVEAWAYS@GITLAB.COM during the Promotion Period. 

2.ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of WORLDWIDE who are 18 or older (the "Entrant"). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the "Promotion Entities"), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Grand Prize: One (1) winner will receive one (1) iPad Pro (approximate retail value or "ARV": $949)

Grand Prize: Five (5) winners will receive one (1) GitLab messenger bag (approximate retail value or "ARV": $79)

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of WORLDWIDE and Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

4.HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by

(i) Completing the 2019 Global Developer Survey, which can be found on the following website at (ii) Publicly sharing a link to the survey via Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn (iii) Emailing a link or screenshot of the public post to

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

5.WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing for GRAND PRIZE: GITLAB BRANDED MESSENGER BAG will be conducted about ONCE PER WEEK after the Promotion Period HAS BEGUN by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. The random drawing for GRAND PRIZE: IPAD PRO will be conducted about ONE (1) WEEK after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.

6.WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately ONE (1) WEEK after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within TWO (2) WEEKS of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively "the Prize Claim Documents"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

7.PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

8.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

9.SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER An account with one of the following social networks may be required to enter: Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. If you don’t already have an account, visit,, to create one. It is free to create an account. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. By participating via the Facebook platform, participants are also subject to Facebook’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at and

10.WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to GITLAB cc: 2019 GLOBAL DEVELOPER SURVEY at 268 Bush Street #350, San Francisco, CA 94104. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than MARCH 29, 2019 after the Promotion Period has ended. For accessing a Winner List online, visit The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.



268 Bush Street #350

San Francisco, CA 94104


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