Sysadmins: IT Superheroes! Retweet to Win!

Everyday, sysadmins step into the line of fire to protect the common folk from viruses, malware, and hackers. While their superpowers are many, IT superheroes who are in the know have Untangle NG Firewall as their first line of defense.

This month we are celebrating the selfless sysadmins who go out of their way to keep the network up and running, safe from evil trojans, spam and phishing, and troubleshoot the most cumbersome requests.

Starting July 18th through July 29th, Untangle will tweet one of the top 10 most nefarious data breaches each day. Simply retweet the breach to enter! 3 daily winners will be drawn at random.


Learn Why Untangle is the #1 Choice of IT Pros


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 “IT Superheroes Retweet to Win Sweepstakes” (the “sweepstakes”) will have 3 drawings for each drawing period, during which time all entries must be received. All relevant times are pursuant to Pacific Time. Thirty (30) winners will be randomly chosen after 5PM PT each day, 3 for each drawing period. Drawing periods are as follows:

  • Monday, July 18th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Tuesday, July 19th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Wednesday, July 20th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Thursday, July 21st 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Friday, July 22nd 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Monday, July 25th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Tuesday, July 26th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Wednesday, July 27th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Thursday, July 28th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

  • Friday, July 29th 8 AM – 5 PM PT

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

  1. Find the daily data breach tweet, which includes the hashtags #10datahacks #sysadminday
  2. Follow Untangle and retweet that day’s data breach and include the hashtags #10datahacks #sysadminday

Look for the top 10 data breaches tweet of the day at 8 AM PT. Eligible retweets are only of that day’s Untangle data hack tweet and must include the #10datahacks #sysadminday hashtags.

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 top data breaches plus the #10datahacks #sysadminday hashtags, 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 top data breach tweet of that day and must include the #10datahacks #sysadminday hashtags. 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 July 18, 2016 and ending July 29, 2016. 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 top data breach must occur between 8:00AM PT and 5:00PM PT.

5. Prizes: The prize for each Drawing is a $10 Gift Card (Approximate Retail Value is $10 for each Amazon Gift Card).

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 at the end of each drawing period. Prizes will only be awarded and delivered to the email addresses and/or via direct message on Winners 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. All gift card terms and conditions apply to the use of the prizes, and are incorporated herein by reference. Winners must reside in eligible shipping countries.

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 July 29, 2016.

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