12 IT Tips for the Holidays – Retweet to Win!

Network security is no joking matter. With threats looming from all angles – viruses, malware, trojans, and inside attacks – network administrators are working hard to protect your organization’s infrastructure. Untangle wants to give those network administrators a hand by providing 12 IT Tips they and all employees can use to ensure everyone is doing what they can to help protect the network.

As the end of the year approaches, Untangle is raising network security awareness with a Retweet to Win Sweepstakes on Twitter. Starting December 1st through December 16th, Untangle will tweet one IT Tip per day. Simply retweet the IT Tip to enter! Daily winners will be drawn at random.




Official Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions


1. How to Enter: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Must have a Twitter handle to enter. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning. The “12 IT Tips for the Holidays” Retweet to Win Sweepstakes (the “sweepstakes”) will have 12 drawing periods during which time all entries must be received. All relevant times are pursuant to Pacific Time. Twelve (12) winners will be randomly chosen after 5PM PT each day, one for each drawing period. Drawing periods are as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 1st 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Wednesday, December 2nd 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Thursday, December 3rd 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Friday, December 4th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Monday, December 7th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Tuesday, December 8th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Wednesday, December 9th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Thursday, December 10th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Friday, December 11th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Monday, December 14th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Tuesday, December 15th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Wednesday, December 16th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

Learn Why Untangle is the #1 Choice of IT Pros


During each Drawing period, go to the Untangle Twitter page, @Untangle_Inc and follow these steps:

  1. Find the IT Tip tweet of the day, which includes the hashtag #12ITtips
  2. Follow Untangle and retweet the IT Tip tweet of the day and include #12ITtips hashtag

Look for the IT Tip tweet of the day at 8 AM PT. Eligible retweets are only of that day’s Untangle IT Tip tweet and must include the #12ITtips hashtag.

Eligible sweepstakes tweets will be announced daily no later than 8 AM PT during the drawing period on the @Untangle_Inc.

2. Eligibility: The sweepstakes is open globally to those who are 18 years of age or older on the date the sweepstakes begins and who have a Twitter handle. Employees of Untangle, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. One entry per Twitter handle that retweets the Untangle IT Tip plus the #12ITtips hashtag, per day. A winner of one Drawing is eligible to enter in the subsequent Drawings. Void where prohibited. An eligible sweepstakes retweet consists of Untangle’s IT Tip tweet of that day and must include the #12ITtips hashtag. In order to be eligible to win, you must follow the @Untangle_Inc Twitter handle. No other method of entry will be accepted besides Twitter. Entries from one Drawing are not carried over to a later Drawing (you must enter each Drawing separately).

3. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Untangle, Inc., as final and binding as it relates to this sweepstakes.

4. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted during each Draw Period defined above, starting December 1, 2015 and ending December 16, 2015. Eligible entries for each Draw Period are only accepted between 8 AM PT and 5 PM PT. In other words, the retweet of the Untangle IT Tip must occur between 8:00AM PT and 5:00PM PT.

5. Prizes: The prize for each Drawing is an Untangle Holiday Package, which includes a Penguin 8 GB USB Flash Drive, Penguin sticky notes, Penguin stress toy, Untangle T-shirt, Untangle pen and poker chip. (Approximate Retail Value is $30 for each package.)

Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted, except at Sponsor’s discretion. The awarding of the prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes or import duties shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for delays in prize delivery beyond its control. All other expenses and items not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules are not included and are the prize winners’ sole responsibility.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible retweets received.

7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of each Drawing will be selected at random from all eligible retweets received during a Drawing’s entry period. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the coordinators, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Each Drawing winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter.com at the end of each drawing period. Winner must follow the directions in the direct message to redeem their prize, will be required to provide a mailing address and must permit Untangle to publicize them as a winner. Untangle, Inc. shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 4 days from the time award notification was sent, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this contest, you understand that Untangle, Inc., anyone acting on behalf of Untangle, Inc., or its respective successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, your Twitter handle, the entry and each winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

9. Terms: Untangle, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the sweepstakes. In such case, Untangle, Inc. may select an alternate winner for each Drawing Period from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Untangle, Inc. Untangle, Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

Untangle, Inc. has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same Twitter handle during each Draw Period; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Untangle, Inc. reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Sweepstakes Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release, and hold harmless, Untangle, Inc. and its 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 sweepstakes 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 malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility any Internet service or the Twitter platform; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the sweepstakes; (v) electronic or human error that may occur in the administration of the sweepstakes or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Judgment is Final. The judge of this sweepstakes is the Sponsor, and all judgments rendered by the judge with respect to this sweepstakes are final.

13. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Untangle, Inc. Web Site. 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: Untangle, Inc., 100 W. San Fernando Street, Suite 565, San Jose, CA 95113, USA. Requests must be received no later than December 16, 2016.

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the sweepstakes is Untangle, Inc.,100 W. San Fernando Street, Suite 565, San Jose, CA 95113, USA.