KAIZEN TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Suntory Dojo Academy program 2022 (later referred to as Dojo Academy) and the Suntory Dojo Senpai program (later referred to as Dojo Senpai) will start on Tuesday 21st June 2022 and end at in November. Open to UK (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) residents aged 18 or over who have been signed up by an approved Edrington UK Distribution Limited (later referred to as ‘Edrington UK’) employee in partnership with the venue in which the participant works. This excludes employees and their immediate families of Edrington UK, Beam Suntory International, its agencies or anyone else professionally connected with the programme.

There are 2 prize places on a trip to the Japan (the “Suntory Japan Trip”) to be won, of which one place will be won by a participant from Dojo Senpai and one place will be won by a participant from Dojo Academy. 

Dojo Academy Winner

To be eligible to win one place on the “Suntory Japan Trip”, Dojo Academy participants must have entered their details on https://www.suntorydojo.com/apply-to-suntory-dojo/ and have participated in the two full day Monozukuri Masterclasses (dates below).

At the beginning of the Dojo Academy, each participant will be given one Kaizen classic cocktail, they will apply the concept of Kaizen ‘continual improvement’ to gradually refine their Kaizen Classic. Participants who win a place in the finale will be asked to present their Kaizen Classic to Ueno-San at the finale in November.  

At the end of the two full day Masterclasses participants will be invited to complete a two staged competition: Stage 1). Participants will need to create Ikebana garnishes for a Haku / Roku / Toki based Kaizen classic cocktail of their creation. They will need to take a photo of the cocktail and post it on their social media account, tagging @suntoryba.uk. Stage 2). Participants will need to send their pre-mixed cocktail (non-carbonated) to the address provided. Stages 1&2) need completing by Wednesday 28th September. Participants will gain points out of 100, as judged by the House of Suntory Brand Ambassador.


The participants with the top 6 average scores across the two stages competition will win the opportunity to present their ‘Kaizen Classic’ Cocktail to the Dojo Finale Masters at the Dojo Finale in November. The Academy participant with the best ‘Kaizen Classic Cocktail’ as judged by the Dojo Finale Masters, will win one place on the “Suntory Japan Trip.” Winner selection will take place on the evening of the Dojo Finale. The winner will be notified by Edrington UK and in the event a claim for the prize is not received by Edrington UK within 3 days of notification, Edrington UK reserves the right, at its discretion, to withdraw prize entitlement and/or award the prize to the next best entrant. Edrington UK’s decision on points scored and who has won is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Dates may be subject to change at Edrington UK’s discretion.

Dojo Academy Masterclass dates:

  1. Wednesday 20th July 2022
  2. Wednesday 14th September 2022

Dojo Senpai Winner

To be eligible to win one Senpai place on the “Suntory Japan Trip”, Dojo Senpai participants will be required to select one Kaizen classic cocktail prior to the first Monozukuri Masterclass. At the end of each Monozukuri Masterclass, participants will apply the concept of Kaizen “continual improvement” to gradually refine their Kaizen classic cocktail in Kaizen Challenges. Participants will gain points out of 100 for each challenge, as judged by the House of Suntory Brand Ambassador. The participants with the top 6 average scores across the challenges will be announced on Friday 30th of September 2022. They will join the Dojo Grand Finale event where they will compete for the chance to win “Suntory Japan Trip.” Winner selection will take place on the evening of the Dojo Grand Finale event in November. The winner will be notified by Edrington UK and in the event a claim for a prize is not received by the Edrington UK within 3 days of notification, Edrington UK reserves the right, at its discretion, to withdraw prize entitlement and/or award the prize to the next best entrant. Edrington UK’s decision on points scored and who has won is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Dates may be subject to change at Edrington UK’s discretion.

Senpai Masterclass dates:

  1. Tuesday 21stJune 2022
  2. Tuesday 19th July 2022
  3. Tuesday 23rdAugust 2022
  4. Tuesday 13thSeptember 2022

 

FULL T’S & C’S

These Terms and Conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials. Entry instructions are deemed to form part of the terms and conditions and by entering this programme all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions. Please retain a copy for your information.

ELIGIBILITY

The programme is open to UK (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) residents aged 18 or over excluding employees and their immediate families of Edrington UK, Beam Suntory International, its agencies or anyone else professionally connected with the programme. Participants will only be confirmed if approved by employer venue House of Suntory Brand Ambassador, and Edrington UK Account Manager.

PROGRAMME PERIOD

The initial registration period for Dojo 2022 will be open from 09.00 Tuesday 22nd March 2022 and will end at 23.59 on Friday 22nd April 2022. The programme will start on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 09:00 and in November.

TO ENTER – ACADEMY

Please register your venue and personal details at https://www.suntorydojo.com/apply-to-suntory-dojo/ no later than 23.59 on Tuesday 22nd April 2022. By registering you confirm that you have the permission of the owner or manager of the outlet to enter into the programme as well as a confirmed space on the program from your Edrington UK Account Manager.

Following registration at https://www.suntorydojo.com/apply-to-suntory-dojo/ up to 50 outlets will be confirmed to participate in Suntory Dojo Academy. The venues selected will be sent a confirmation email.

TO ENTER – SENPAI

If you have received approval to enter the Dojo Senpai you must sign up via your Edrington UK Account Manager who will confirm via email your success in securing one of the 25 spaces available.

TO ENTER – GENERAL DETAILS

By entering the Dojo Academy or Dojo Senpai program, you are giving Edrington UK permission to share your image and name on Suntory and partner business social media channels as part of the programme. Participants are required to attend all four Monozukuri Masterclass in the Dojo Academy or Dojo Senpai program to be eligible to win a place on the “Suntory Japan Trip” and to have met the participation requirements of the Dojo Program.

THE PRIZES

Dojo Academy – 1 place on the prize “Suntory Japan Trip”

The trip will comprise a maximum of 7 days in Japan, including: travel to and from a UK airport, return flights to Japan, accommodation, subsistence, and internal travel within the set itinerary. All reasonable expenses will be covered by Edrington UK at their discretion and any activities outside of the agreed itinerary or costs not deemed as a reasonable expense will be the responsibility of the prize winner to cover. Note experiences, distillery tours and other activities will also be available depending on COVID-19 guidelines and can be cancelled at the Edrington UK’s discretion.

The trip will take place before the end of 2023, exact dates to be advised. The winners will fly from London and return to London. Edrington UK will arrange at its cost travel from respective home (UK) addresses to and from the London airport selected by the Edrington UK. All correct valid visas and passports must be confirmed prior to travel by the participant. The prizes are non-transferable, must not be offered for resale, and rights to postpone the trip are reserved by Edrington UK but cannot be amended by the winners.

Dojo Senpai – 1 place on the prize “Suntory Japan Trip”

The trip will comprise a maximum of 7 days in Japan, including: travel to and from a UK airport, return flights to Japan, accommodation, subsistence, and internal travel within the set itinerary. All reasonable expenses will be covered by Edrington UK at their discretion and any activities outside of the agreed itinerary or costs not deemed as a reasonable expense will be the responsibility of the prize winner to cover. Note experiences, distillery tours and other activities will also be available depending on COVID-19 guidelines and can be cancelled at the Edrington UK’s discretion.

The trip will take place before the end of 2023, exact dates to be advised. The winners will fly from London and return to London. Edrington UK will arrange at its cost travel from respective home (UK) addresses to and from the London airport selected by the Edrington UK. All correct valid visas and passports must be confirmed prior to travel by the participant. The prizes are non-transferable, must not be offered for resale, and rights to postpone the trip are reserved by Edrington UK but cannot be amended by the winners.

WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION

Dojo Academy

Dojo Academy Winner

To be eligible to win one place on the “Suntory Japan Trip”, Dojo Academy participants must have entered their details on https://www.suntorydojo.com/apply-to-suntory-dojo/ and have participated in the two full day Monozukuri Masterclasses (dates below).

At the beginning of the Dojo Academy, each participant will be given one Kaizen classic cocktail, they will apply the concept of Kaizen ‘continual improvement’ to gradually refine their Kaizen Classic. Participants who win a place in the finale will be asked to present their Kaizen Classic to Ueno-San at the finale in November. 

At the end of the two full day Masterclasses participants will be invited to complete a two staged competition: Stage 1). Participants will need to create Ikebana inspired garnishes for a Haku / Roku / Toki based Kaizen classic cocktail of their creation. They will need to take a photo of the cocktail and post it on their social media account, tagging @suntoryba.uk. Stage 2). Participants will need to send their pre-mixed cocktail (non-carbonated) to the address provided. Stages 1&2) need completing by Wednesday 28th September. Participants will gain points out of 100, as judged by the House of Suntory Brand Ambassador.

The participants with the top 6 average scores across the two stages competition will win the opportunity to present their ‘Kaizen Classic’ Cocktail to the Dojo Finale Masters at the Dojo Finale in November. The Academy participant with the best ‘Kaizen Classic Cocktail’ as judged by the Dojo Finale Masters, will win one place on the “Suntory Japan Trip.” Winner selection will take place on the evening of the Dojo Finale. The winner will be notified by Edrington UK and in the event a claim for the prize is not received by Edrington UK within 3 days of notification, Edrington UK reserves the right, at its discretion, to withdraw prize entitlement and/or award the prize to the next best entrant. Edrington UK’s decision on points scored and who has won is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Dates may be subject to change at Edrington UK’s discretion.

Dojo Academy Masterclass dates:

  1. Wednesday 20th July 2022
  2. Wednesday 14th September 2022

 

Kaizen Classics – Dojo Senpai

To be eligible to win one Senpai place on the “Suntory Japan Trip”, Dojo Senpai participants will be required to select one classic cocktail prior to the first Monozukuri Masterclass. At the end of each Monozukuri Masterclass, participants will apply the concept of Kaizen “continual improvement” to gradually refine their Kaizen classic cocktail in Kaizen Challenges. Participants will gain points out of 100 for each challenge, as judged by the House of Suntory Brand Ambassador. They will be asked to participate in a challenge at the end of each masterclass and will gain points out of 100. The participants with the top 6 average scores across the challenges will be announced on Friday 30th of September 2022. They will join the Dojo Grand Finale event where they will compete for the chance to win “Suntory Japan Trip.” Winner selection will take place on the evening of the Dojo Grand Finale event in November 2022. The winner will be notified by Edrington UK and in the event a claim for a prize is not received by the Edrington UK within 3 days of notification, Edrington UK reserves the right, at its discretion, to withdraw prize entitlement and/or award the prize to the next best entrant. Edrington UK’s decision on points scored and who has won is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Dates may be subject to change at Edrington UK’s discretion.

GENERAL

Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Edrington UK (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability, for any injury sustained, loss, or damage (including loss of opportunity) whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the programme, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; or any tax liability incurred by any participant.

Edrington UK does not assume any responsibility, liability, loss, or damage sustained as a result of or in connection with this programme: for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence due to error, omission, tampering, deletion, theft, and communications failure or otherwise; where there is no breach of any legal duty of care owed to the participant; where any loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of breach of any such duty of care; where any loss or damage or increase in loss or damage results from a breach by the participant of these terms and conditions or to the extent that the participant has failed to mitigate such loss or damage; and for business losses, and/or losses to non-consumers and any other third party.

Edrington UK reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the programme as necessary due to exceptional circumstances outside its reasonable control and only where circumstances make this unavoidable and to substitute the prize with one of equivalent or greater value. The prize or its alternative must be accepted as offered. No cash alternative will be offered in whole or in part in connection with this programme.

If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, Edrington UK may at its sole discretion refuse to award the prize to the winning entrant.

By participating in this programme, individuals will be deemed to have read and understood these terms and conditions and be bound by them and by any other promotional material.

The full name and counties of the prize winners can be obtained from Edrington UK. The winners agree to take part in reasonable publicity, at the option of Edrington UK, with no further recompense.

By signing up to and participating in the Dojo Academy or Dojo Senpai participants agree to be included in any photography or video during the programme period and agree the use of their name and image across all advertising is permitted until the end of the programme period.

Edrington UK is not liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation to the entrant that is caused by any circumstance beyond its reasonable control or by any act or omission of any third party although it will always use reasonable endeavours to minimise any entrant disappointment.

These terms and conditions are governed by the Laws of Scotland and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

This programme is administered by Edrington UK, 191 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2LD

 

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