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#BitlyNetwork, Tell Us How Bitly Helps You See Clear Across The Internet!

The link makes the internet, and the world, a slightly smaller place.

It helps you see across various channels and devices, but it also makes it easier to connect with people online and off.

Over the past eight years, we’ve had the pleasure to get to know brands, influencers, and entrepreneurs from across the world. We’ve also witnessed firsthand some really creative ways Bitly users have harnessed the link to brand, track, and optimize the customer experience.

We’ve seen:

charity: water use the link to track the effectiveness of paid social in driving donations

Photographer Brady Dyer use Bitlinks to track how people were engaging with his business card at events

– Independent artist and country singer Elizabeth Lyons use Bitlinks to track her fanbase across cities

Each time you create a Bitlink, you’re joining the Bitly Network – a network of millions of influencers and followers that are actively using Bitly.

The Bitly Network is comprised of all the links being shared by free Bitly users. The engagement metrics from all these links, devices, and channels is a powerful asset for companies, especially if you’re using branded links.

Today, we’d like to turn the mic over to you to learn more about how Bitly has helped you see clear across the internet.



How To Enter:

1) Share a photo of how Bitly has helped you see clear across the internet. Whether it’s tracking clicks across devices, using links to build community on social, or getting insight into channels that are hard to track, like Snapchat and Instagram.
2) Tag @bitly and #BitlyNetwork.
3) Sit back and wait for a chance to be featured and to win some awesome swag! We’ll be giving away 3 swag packs (pictured below) as well as a handful of individual swag items.


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  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter on Twitter and Instagram through #BitlyNetwork and who are 18 years or older at the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Bitly, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Bitly as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:01 AM EST and ending Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:59 PM EST. All online entries must be received by Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:59 PM EST.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting a post on Twitter or Instagram through #BitlyNetwork. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Bitly. Optional verbiage to include: You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Bitly.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a Bitly swag package consisting of a Bitly branded t-shirt, socks, notebook and a $50 Amazon gift card . Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Bitly. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Bitly’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Bitly to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a vote of the marketing team under the supervision of Bitly. Winner will be notified by email or direct message on Twitter or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Bitly shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 7 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT BITLY‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Bitly, anyone acting on behalf of Bitly, and Bitly’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Bitly. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Bitly from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Bitly may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: Bitly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Bitly’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Bitlymay select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Bitly. Bitly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Bitly has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Bitly reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Bitly and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NEW YORK, NEW YORK WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in NEW YORK, NEW YORK having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.
  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Bitly, 139 5th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, New York, USA. Requests must be received no later than October 12, 2016 at 6 PM EST.
  14. By reading the above and entering the contest, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.



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Denise Chan @denisechan26
Senior Content & Community Marketing Manager