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Referral Program Terms & Conditions

General Information

  1. These Referral Program Terms and Conditions govern your participation in the Developer Nation Referral Program . The Program Rules are in addition to any agreements between you and SlashData, including the Survey Terms and Conditions as applicable (collectively, the “Terms and Conditions”). The Terms and Conditions are incorporated by reference and shall apply to your participation in the Developer Nation Referral Program, including, if necessary, to resolve any disputes between you and SlashData related to or arising out of the Referral Program.
  2. The Developer Nation survey  is owned and managed by SlashData Ltd, hereby identified as “Promoter”. This Referral Program is being carried out in conjunction with the June - July 2024 Developer Nation survey, entitled the Developer Nation survey 27th edition hereby identified as “Survey” and the Augmented and Virtual Reality Survey, hereby identified as “ARVR Survey”. The Referral process starts on the Survey launch date, June 4th, 2024, and ends on the Survey end date, July 9th, 2024.. Final dates are liable to change without notice.
  3. Winners are determined by the total number of valid Referrals by the completion of the Survey (participants will be notified within 4 weeks after the survey end date, to accommodate the time the Promoter needs for data cleansing). 
  4. Each participant can win only one of the available Referral Program Prizes. By submitting your personal information you are agreeing to the Terms listed on this page. The referral process is not in any way linked to the  Developer Nation Survey General Prize, Extra Prize and Developer Nation Community Prize draws. Referral Prizes are independent of any other Developer Nation Survey or ARVR Survey Prize draws. A Referral Prize winner is eligible to also enter the Survey Prize Draws (General and Developer Nation Community) in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

Referral definitions

  1. A Referral is defined as a successful completion of either Survey by a person other than the participant making the referral (the “Referrer”), via the custom link provided to the participants through the Referral Program process. Each time a referred prospect completes a Survey, the number of Referrals will be increased by one. For each Referrer, the number of Referrals increases only by valid survey completions via the Referrer’s unique custom link and not any other links, such as the survey link the Referrer found the survey in or the link he/she received when he saved his/her progress while taking either Survey himself/herself. 
  2. Only referred prospects who are involved in software development qualify as Referrals and any referred prospects who fail to meet this criteria will be removed from the survey prior to completion, and are not counted as Referrals.  If a  referred prospect violates the Referral Program Terms and Conditions or any applicable Survey and ARVR Survey Terms and Conditions, the Promoter may suspend or terminate the referred prospects’ ability to participate in the Referral Program under any or all of your accounts. 
  3. Referrals are not valid where the referred prospect and the referring party are one and the same person or where the Referrer uses any means of automatically filling Survey forms to generate Referrals. Whenever such behaviour is identified from the Promoter’s security processes then the Referrer will be banned from the Referral Program and s/he will not be eligible to win any of the available Prizes.
  4. In the event that a Referral is submitted twice (using the same email or other identifying characteristic) from different Referees, the first Referrer will be credited with the Referral.
  5. In the event of the participant sharing the same number of Referrals at the end of the Survey and the ARVR survey, the participant who registered first will be the one eligible for that particular Prize.

Referral Process

  1. The Referral process is initiated when participants create a user account on the surveys (complete Sign up), enter either survey with their account (Sign in), take either survey, reach the “Thank You” page and click on the call-to-action to proceed with the Referral Program. The user then is taken to our Referral Application form where they will provide their name, LinkedIn address, GitHub profile, how they will promote the referral program and what developer communities they are a part of.
  2. The participants' application will then be manually reviewed within 7 working days. Should we be above quota in their country, the application will not be successful but their application will be considered for future surveys.
  3. Successful participants will be forwarded to the Referral Promo page and the Referral promotional material as well as the Leaderboard. 
  4. The Referral promotional material will include a unique personal identification link, which can be used to promote the survey to prospective referrals. The exact time and date of prospective referral submissions will also be recorded. Referrers’ country will also be determined using their IP address and/or from the data that a user inputs into the field "country" when they sign up to join the program.
  5. Under the Referral Program, the Promoter will provide you with a unique URL to distribute to eligible individuals to become new referral prospects. SlashData owns all rights in and to any unique URLs and referral promotional material provided to you. 
  6. If you choose to unsubscribe from the community newsletters, the promoter still claims the right to contact you regarding the Referral Program, the Referral Prizes, and the  General Prize Draw.
  7. You acknowledge and agree that: (a) you have no ownership rights in any form over the referral promotional material, and (b) SlashData may reclaim, deactivate, invalidate, or terminate the unique URLs and referral promotional material at any time at its discretion.
  8. The Referrer will be able to access the custom link to be used for all referrals on their Referral Promo Page. The Referrer may use this custom link in any medium (social, email, print, etc). No referrals will be credited to the Referrer if referrals are made through an edited link. Inclusion in the top 10 Referrers list at any time other than the surveys close does not guarantee a Prize, since the list of top Referrers may constantly change as participants generate new referrals, and quality and cleansing checks are performed after the surveys closing date.
  9. Participants may find information on the Prizes and referral process on the Referral Leaderboard page and via Referral emails
  10. Referral Leaderboard
    a. Each Referrer will receive a link to their Referral Leaderboard via email. The Leaderboard will contain information on the Referrer’s rank in the Program, based on the number of Referrals they have brought to the survey, as well as days left until the survey end date.
    b. The Referral Leaderboard lists the rank of the current top 10 Referrers. The Referral Leaderboard is constantly updated and displays the rank, anonymised email address rank, first name, first letter of last name, country, and number of Referrals of the top 10 Referrers. The Referral Leaderboard does not display the number of valid referrals.
    c. This information will be visible to all participants of the Referral Program.
    d. When the first Referrer on the leaderboard who reaches our upper limit of 1,000 valid/qualified responses, they will automatically climb to the top position and win the first prize. No further responses will be recorded from that Referrer and they will be asked to stop promoting.
    e. In case of ties in the number of Referrals, participants who signed up to the Referral Program first will be prioritised.
    f. A Referrer must have a minimum of 10 valid responses to be rewarded in our final top 10 Referrers.


  1. Top 10 Referrers who successfully complete our post-Survey quality checks and cleansing will be awarded a sum of money as displayed on the table below.
  2. The Promoter will award the amounts using a third-party service based on your preference (Amazon Gift card, TransferWise, Chimoney, prepaid Visa cards or other) and is not responsible for the delivery process. If none of these options are suitable for the winner, the Promoter will get in touch with the winner via email and arrange an alternative method.
  3. Each Prize winner can receive his/her prize by entering valid details required by the third-party service, when s/he is asked to do so. Should a Prize winner be unable to create an account due to restrictions in their country, The Promoter will provide the equivalent sum of money in some form accepted in their country. 
  4. The Promoter is not responsible for the failure to deliver a gift card due to any circumstances outside of our control (for example, if someone other than the Entrant accesses the email account of that individual).
  5. Any service transaction fees directly incurred by the Promoter will be borne by the Promoter.
  6. Individual emails will be sent to winners giving them 5 working days to claim their Prize.
  7. Winners will be notified via email on how to receive their Prize within 30 working days of the Survey completion.
  8. If a winner doesn’t respond back within 5 working days after receiving their winner’s email, they will not be able to claim their prize and the promoter has the right to reach out to the runner up.
  9. At least 20 working days from the date of the acceptance of the Prize by the Entrant should be allowed for the delivery of the Prize.


Reservation of Rights.

SlashData reserves the right to withhold or deduct Referral Prizes obtained through the Referral Program in the event that SlashData determines or believes that the receipt of the Referral Prize was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of these Referral Program Terms and Conditions or any other applicable agreement between you and the Promoter. 


In connection with the Referrer’s participation in the Referral Program, the Referrer expressly agrees to the restrictions listed below. When distributing, promoting, or communicating referral URLs and referral promo material the Referrer agrees that:

No spamming. The Referrer agrees not to “spam” anyone with invitations to join the Developer Nation community and/or Developer Nation survey and ARVR survey, and at all times to remain compliant with CAN-SPAM, TCPA, and other applicable laws. The following specific activities are prohibited:

  1. Mass emailing, texting or messaging people you do not personally know;
  2. Use of automated systems or bots through any channel to distribute or post your unique URL referral links;
  3. Use of scripts, programmed, or automatic dialers to send invites or to communicate URL referral links; and
  4. Posting referral promotional material on event or venue pages without express permission from the Promoter.

No Misrepresentations. The Referrer agrees not to attempt to mislead anyone in connection with the Referral Program, either by affirmative representation, implication, or omission. In particular, the Referrer agrees not to:

  1. Impersonate any person or entity
  2. Create fake accounts, blogs, webpages, profiles, websites, links, or messages
  3. Misrepresent their relationship with SlashData or any other third party (Don’t create content or communications that could have the effect of leading the prospective referrals to believe that it is an official communication from SlashData.)
  4. Suggest that an affiliation or partnership exists with a third party where none exists.
  5. Make misrepresentations with respect to the characteristics or qualification requirements for any referral rewards. The Referrer acknowledges that the Promoter may change the characteristics or qualification requirements for referral rewards in its discretion, and therefore the Referrer shall not represent any fixed characteristics (e.g., amount of Referral Prizes, expiration date).

Prohibited content. The Referrer agrees not to use the SlashData or Developer Nation brands in connection with:

  1. Disparaging or defamatory content concerning SlashData, Developer Nation  Community or third parties;
  2. Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, discrimination, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  3. Offensive, abusive, intimidating, or harassing content
  4. Content that is sexually explicit, obscene, and/or contains nudity
  5. Any political and/or religious statement;
  6. Content containing images or references to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, or firearms
  7. Content that violates someone else’s privacy
  8. Solicit passwords or personally identifiable information
  9. Sell Referral user accounts. The Referrer agrees to only distribute the unique URL and referral promo material free of charge only for promotional purposes. The Referrer may not sell, trade, or barter it under any circumstances. The Referrer may not pay or provide anything of value to an invited prospected referral beyond any referral credit or collateral supplied by the Promoter.
  10. Engage in fraudulent activity. The Referrer agrees not to defraud or abuse (or attempt to defraud or abuse) the Promoter, the Referral Program Terms and Conditions, or any invited users.

If the Referrer violates any of these restrictions the Promoter may, at its discretion, remove the Referrer’s eligibility to participate in the Referral Program, and/or deny any Referral Prizes earned in violation or suspected violation of these restrictions, in addition they will not be communicated with in the future.

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