Read below for entry and eligibility information about our Facebook contest:
ENTRY AND ELIGIBILITY: Open to Omaha metro area residents who are M.U.D. natural gas or water customers. Enter by liking M.U.D. on Facebook and posting a recipe that includes the phrase “cooking with natural gas” in the instructions.
To be eligible, entries must be received by 11:59 pm at the end of the day Monday, November 23, 2015. No purchase necessary to enter. All employees of M.U.D. and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, manufacturers, licensees or agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members and those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to participate in this sweepstakes. Metropolitan Utilities District employees and boards of directors are not eligible to win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Must be at least 18 years of age.
PRIZES: One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. No cash equivalent and all prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor(s) sole discretion.
WINNERS: Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by name in a Facebook post on November 24, 2015. Winners must comply with all sweepstakes rules as published and reside within Douglas & Sarpy Counties.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering contest, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Participants, by participating in this sweepstakes, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor(s), their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize in the sweepstakes, or their participation in the sweepstakes, or their participation in any sweepstakes or prize related activity, or any travel related to the sweepstakes or any travel for any prize related activity. Winner also further acknowledges that Sponsor(s), their affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, and promotion and advertising agencies have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law relative to any prize or these sweepstakes including but not limited to quality, condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor(s) may use the winner’s name, address (city, state), likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes worldwide, including the internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR: Metropolitan Utilities District
By Jeff Breci,
Director of Information Security -
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time to reflect on what we are doing while using any computing device. We are going to share with you some sites that promote online awareness, security and insight.
Stop Think Connect is a good starting point and the name of the site is a reminder to think about what you are doing while online. The message is simple - stop and think before you connect. Beyond clicking on links, be careful if you connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots. It is free for a reason and usually trivial for someone to be watching what you are doing online.
The Cyberaware Securing the Human website contains a variety of free awareness videos, links and articles. Topics here range from security terms, tips for kids and teens, to protecting your computing devices.
Scholastic has some good basic ideas for keeping your kids safe online. There are a number of articles and links from that site that cover a variety of online safety topics.
If you want some details about a variety of security incidents and issues, along with some of the workings of the shadier side of the internet, visit Brian Kreb’s site. Brian’s site also contains some general recommendations for a safer computing environment.
To wrap things up we have reminders you may have heard before. Ensure you are using a supported operating system. Keep your operating system and application software updated with all security patches, secure your home wireless network and do not open email attachments that are not expected. Lastly, remember if an email sounds too good to be true or seems suspicious, it probably is. FTC scam alerts and the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center are good resources for some of this information.