Cloudian Data Ninja 2022 Photo Contest

You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any photos.

Cloudian’s Data Ninja Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all entrants who are at least 18 years of age, except employees of Cloudian Inc., and its related entities (collectively, “Cloudian”) and their immediate families (parent, child, sibling and any of their respective spouses), as well as any household members of any of the foregoing (whether or not related). The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.


We are looking for images that depict the spirit of Cloudian and include the Cloudian Ninja somewhere in the Photo. Photo content must be clean and publicly viewable by all ages. Any photos that do not meet these standards will be disqualified, removed, and reported.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s).


Sponsor is Cloudian Inc, 177 Bovet Road, San Mateo, CA 94402, USA (“Sponsor”)


Each entry consists of a single image posted to LinkedIn and tagged with both @Cloudian Inc and #dataninja.

There is limit of 10 entries per person per month. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Photograph Requirements”):

  • The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
  • The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

Images will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, caption, and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of Cloudian employees who will select 5 finalists each month. At the end of the year, social media followers will vote on the finalists selected to determine the “People’s Choice Award” for the Grand Prize. All entries must be submitted and received by November 30, 2022 at 23:59:00 PST. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the LinkedIn account where the photo is submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned the LinkedIn account by LinkedIn Corporation. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

Cloudian shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.


Up to five (5) winners will receive $100 gift card (the “Prize”) each month. One (1) winner will receive a $500 gift card (the “Grand Prize”) in December 2022. Type of gift card will be determined by Cloudian exclusively and will be based on what is available through Cloudian’s chosen vendor(s) in your location. You acknowledge and accept that the Prize is valued at the equivalent of approximately $100. Any valuation of the Prize stated above is based on available information provided to Cloudian. The Prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and there are no cash or credit alternatives available.

Cloudian reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion.


The Cloudian Data Ninja 2022 Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins March 14, 2022 at 00:01 Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends November 30, 2022, 23:59 PST. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 31, 2021 by 23:59 PST. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Winners will be contacted monthly. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Any Winner will be notified by Cloudian via email and must meet all eligibility requirements, including a timely reply to Cloudian’s notification and the execution and return of all necessary releases and documents required by Cloudian (including, without limitation, tax reporting forms). Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.

Cloudian has the right to conduct a background check of any Winner, including without limitation, civil and criminal court and police records, and Winner agrees to provide necessary information to assist Cloudian with a background check. If Winner has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, charged with or accused of engaging in any activities involving moral turpitude, harm to children, or any other activity that conflicts with Cloudian’s image, Cloudian reserves the right to disqualify Winner.

In Cloudian’s sole discretion, disqualification may result, and an alternate Winner may be chosen, if a Winner (i) fails to respond to the notification or contact Cloudian within forty eight (48) hours from the date Cloudian sends notice to the email provided, (ii) fails to sign and return all necessary documents within the time period designated by Cloudian, (iii) declines the prize, (iv) fails to provide Cloudian with satisfactory proof of age, identity, residency or other information needed to conduct a background check, or (v) fails to comply with any of the Official Rules as outlined herein. Cloudian is not responsible for the redirection of email per the individuals’ respective company or personal firewall, email server(s), spam filter, or any other technical error.

Cloudian’s decisions regarding this Contest are final and binding.


The Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all applicable taxes (if any) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded. The Winner may be required to complete tax reporting forms, as may be requested by Cloudian.


Winner acknowledges that the prize is awarded “as is” and that Cloudian has not made, and is not in any manner responsible or liable for any representation, guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, in law or in fact, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. To the extent permitted by law, the Cloudian and the Released Parties expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability, irrespective of the legal grounds. As a participant, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liabilities for injury/death, damage or loss to any person or property relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes (regardless of the cause of such injury or loss), the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of the prize awarded and/or printing, distribution or production errors or for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, corrupted or illegal/unauthorized submissions.


You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable. By submitting photos in the Contest, you grant Cloudian Inc. a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in Cloudian’s communications.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, Cloudian-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, videos, web pages, and the like.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images in various data storage formats, so that your photos can be used to support our mission.


By entering, you agree that Cloudian shall have the right to collect, retain, and use your personal information to the extent necessary to process and contact you about the Contest, and conduct a background check if you are selected as a potential winner. You also agree that, without additional compensation or prior notice, Cloudian shall have the right to:

  • use your personal information and/or likeness for advertising, publicity and marketing purposes in connection to the Contest;
  • send you additional marketing communications and information related to Cloudian products; and
  • share your personal information with Cloudian’s partners for one of the forgoing purposes.

Entrants can read more about Cloudian’s Privacy Policy, which governs use of all personal information you provide at If you do not want Cloudian to use your personal information to contact you with information about goods and services, please do not enter the Contest.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to [email protected]