Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions correspond to the 13th edition Developer Economics survey, entitled Developer Economics survey Q3 2017(the “Survey”). The promoter of this Survey and Prize Draw is VisionMobile (the “Promoter”), a company incorporated in England with number 05614666 whose registered address is at 84 Kirkland Avenue, Clayhill, Illford, Essex, IG5 0TN, UK. This Survey, its contents and questions, the characters, and the methodology are Copyright of VisionMobile. All rights reserved.

Each entry must be entered in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. By entering the Survey and Prize Draw, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter may at its total and absolute discretion refuse to award any prize to any Entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter values genuine and real responses to the Survey and as such will not accept entries that are not in accordance with the spirit of these Terms and Conditions also. All relevant instructions on the Promoter’s survey page form are part of these Terms and Conditions.

Developer Survey and General Prize Draw

Entry for the Survey and General Prize Draw is subject to the entrant completing the Survey and providing a valid email address (the “Entrant”). This Survey and General Prize Draw is open only to persons involved in mobile, desktop, Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality, machine learning, web, backend, and gaming software development. The Promoter will check and remove responses from Entrants who the Promoter believes are not involved in the above software development areas without providing notice. Only Entrants who are involved in the above software development areas are eligible to enter any of the Prize Draws described in the Terms and Conditions.

The Survey opens on April 26, 2017 and closes in approximately 7 weeks (“Survey Period”). Any entry received after the closing date will be deemed invalid. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries. The Promoter reserves the right to extend or reduce the Survey Period. The General Prize Draw will be held approximately 4 weeks after the close of the Survey, and the winners will be announced within 28 working days after the Draw. By submitting their email address, Entrants agree to receive one email to announce the prize winners for the Survey and one email to announce the publication of the free report with the key survey findings (State of the Developer Nation Q3 2017, due to be published August 2017). Entrants may receive additional communications if they subscribe to the Developer Panel (more details in the Developer Panel section, <a href="https://www.developereconomics.com/visionmobile-developer-panel">here</a>.).

Each individual Entrant that wishes to take part in the Survey and General Prize Draw must include their email address. Entrants can only enter each Survey Branch and General Prize Draw and claim a Prize once.

The Developer Survey General Prize Draw is not related to the Referral Program Prizes. More information on the <a href= "https://s.developereconomics.com/en/terms.html"> Referral Program Terms</a>.

The Survey is broken down into 8 Branches (mobile, IoT, desktop, machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, web, backend software and gaming), and an Entrant can enter all eight Survey Branches, subject to sufficient Branch knowledge to be able to complete the Survey Branch appropriately. For every Survey Branch that the Entrant completes the Promoter will ensure that the Entrant’s email is re-entered into the General Prize Draw i.e. if an Entrant completes all 8 Branches of the Survey, their email address is entered into the Prize Draw 8 times.

Developer Panel

Entrants may agree to become a member of the VisionMobile Developer Panel by checking the relevant option in the Survey.

By joining the Developer Panel, Entrants agree that the Promoter may contact them again regarding this Survey and future potential surveys on topics related to software development, including, but not limited to, mobile, desktop, Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality, machine learning, web, backend software development or gaming.

Members of the VisionMobile Developer Panel (“Panelists”) may choose to unsubscribe from the Developer Panel by unsubscribing from one of the future Panel campaigns they may receive.

Developer Panelists are eligible to win a Prize from the General Prize Draw, but also have additional benefits, namely prizes available only to Panelists, given out in a separate prize draw (“Panel Prize Draw”), increased chances of winning a Prize (please refer to the ‘Panel Prize Draw’ section found below), as well as the ability to earn points by taking VisionMobile surveys (“Point System”).

Panel Prize Draw

In addition to the standard General Prize Draw for non-panel members, Panelists are eligible to be entered into a separate draw for additional prizes. These additional prizes are identified in the landing page of the Survey. The Panel Prize Draw will be held in July 2017, and winners will be announced simultaneously with those of the General Prize Draw. While Panelists are entered into both Draws, they can only win one Prize.

Panelists have increased chances to win a prize in both the General and Panel Prize Draws. For every VisionMobile survey they have completed in the past (not to be confused with completing more than one Branches of the current Survey), the Panelist’s email is entered an additional time into each prize draw. For example, Panelists who have taken three previous VisionMobile surveys will have their email added three times in the General Prize Draw and three times in the Panel Prize Draw.

This is cumulative with the increased chances of winning a prize provided by completing more than one Branches of the current Survey. For example, Panelists who have completed two Branches of the current Survey and have taken three past VisionMobile surveys will have their email entered five times into both the General Prize Draw and the Panel Prize Draw.

Panelists are identified by the email address they have provided during the first time they registered to the VisionMobile Panel. The Promoter is not responsible for Panelists who have taken multiple surveys using different email addresses.

The Panel Prize Draw is different to the Point System Rewards (see below) as points may be spent on prizes. The Panel Prize Draw is also different to the Referral Program Prizes. Panelists can only win one of the prizes from either the General Prize Draw or the Panel Prize Draw, but may also win one of the Referral Program Prize.

Panel Point System Rewards and Guaranteed Prizes

Every Panelist will earn 100 Points for completing this Survey. This number of Points earned may change for future surveys. The total number of Points that an existing Panelist has accumulated will be included in the email campaigns announcing the launch of the survey to the Developer Panel. Panelists with a certain amount of Points may be eligible to earn a guaranteed prize by taking the current Survey (“Guaranteed Prize”). The list of Guaranteed Prize(s) will be communicated to Panelists on or after the Survey launch.

Guaranteed Prizes are offered to Panelists with a certain number of predetermined points. A Panelist may choose to cash in a fixed number of points in order to receive one, and only one, Guaranteed Prize. The details of how many points are required to be eligible for, and receive a Guaranteed Prize will be communicated to eligible Panelists via email.

Cashing out a Guaranteed Prize is only possible after the Survey is completed.

VisionMobile will send each eligible Panelist a specific email to ask if they wish to cash out their Guaranteed Prize. Alternatively, Panelists may choose to retain their Points and transfer them to future surveys. Eligible Panelists will not be able to cash out more than one Guaranteed Prize at each survey.

Handling of personal data

Entrants agree that the Promoter may use their entry and any personal, non-identifying details provided to the Promoter for the purposes of creating research reports, website articles and other research products and that the Promoter retains the right to distribute, share and sell their entry and response to this Survey in a non-identifying fashion. All data provided by the Entrants to the Promoter will be anonymised (removing any identifying information) before distribution to any other third party, except for the purposes of providing Prizes through third-party sponsors.

Once the Prize Draw has taken place, within 20 working days after the end of the Survey, the Promoter will announce the winners by publicizing a non-identifying portion of each Prize Draw Winner’s email address, as well as their stated country where they are based, information which will be listed on the VisionMobile website(s) and/or email communications. Individual emails will be sent to winners giving them ten working days to claim their Prize. If prizes are not claimed within 10 working days, runners-up will be given the opportunity to claim the prize. At least 30 days from the date of the acceptance of the Prize by the Entrant should be allowed for the delivery of the Prize. All survey Entrants who have provided a valid email address will receive an email to notify them of the Prize Draw results and the publication of the free report with the key insights from the Survey (provisionally titled State of the Developer Nation Q3 2017).

General Terms

The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions if this Prize Draw cannot be run as originally planned. If there is any event that prevents or hinders the Promoter’s conduct of the Survey Prize Draw or the Promoter’s ability to deliver the Prize/s to the prize winner/s of the Survey, the Promoter may, in its discretion, cancel the Survey Prize Draw and recommence it at another time under the same conditions or select another winner. The Promoter reserves the right to remove any Entrant or individual who has tampered with the entry process, or appears to have tampered with the entry process, or any other aspect of this Prize Draw.

If the Prize (or an element of the Prize) is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or an element of the Prize) for a Prize of equal or greater value. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the Prize and Prize supplier’s requirements.

Each Prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the Prize as stated. Please note that it is not always possible for the Promoter to provide Prizes to individuals who are located outside of the European Union. In these instances, the Promoter will provide a substitute to the Prize (or an element of the Prize) for a Prize of equal or greater value. The Promoter is not responsible for Customs, Tax charges or any other costs that may arise in order for the individual to take receipt of the Prize. Some Prizes may only function in specific regions, and therefore only entrants from that specific region will be eligible to win those particular Prizes.

To the full extent permitted by the law, the Promoter will not be liable for any injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or inconsequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Prize Draw or accepting or using any Prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any Prize or damage to any Prize in transit.