LIQUOR.COM TAHONA SOCIETY COLLECTIVE SPIRIT COMPETITION OFFICIAL RULES
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest.
Liquor.com Holdings Inc. (“LDC”), a Delaware corporation headquartered at 1263 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, is the Organizer of the Tahona Collective Spirit Competition (“the Contest”).
By participating in this Contest, the Entrants indicate their unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, the Program Requirements, and Organizer’s decisions, which are final and binding. Entrants cannot win a prize unless they comply with all requirements set forth herein. LDC reserves the right to change these Official Rules or the Program Requirements at any time, without prior notice. Moreover, by participating, Entrants represent that they are complying with any policies their employer may have regarding participation in contests of this nature.
This Contest is void where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law.
The Competition Goals and Challenge:
Liquor.com invites Entrants to participate in a competition to create a project which will improve the bar and hospitality industry in terms of sustainability, social responsibility and staff welfare.
The “Tahona Society Collective Spirit” prize will be awarded to a project which:
● fits into one (or more) of the five “Tahona Society Collective Spirit” categories, below, defined by the Organizer (eligibility will be determined by the Organizer, whose decision is final)
● is directly related to the bar environment (as determined by the Organizer, whose decision is final)
● is scaleable and can be applied on a global basis
● fulfils the eligibility criteria in this section and elsewhere in the Rules
The five “Tahona Society Collective Spirit” categories are:
● Bartender Welfare – improving the working life and health of employees in the hospitality industry
● Social engagement – improving lives in the community around your bar, helping those in need, encouraging local creativity etc.
● Upcycling & recycling – getting creative to reuse anything that would normally be thrown away or abandoned
● Resources and waste – Trying to reduce consumption of energy and precious resources, or cutting out practices which produce waste
● Environment – Protecting animals and cultivating crops in a way that is a sustainable permaculture, for the benefit of your bar and the environment as a whole
Entrants can represent a team involved in a project, however, in the event of the Entrant being invited to the Grand Final, only one person may represent the Entrant. Entrants’ projects may be in the theoretical or planning stage or may already be currently or previously enacted in the Entrant’s place of work or local area. In the second instance, the project must:
● be proven to be the intellectual property of the Entrant
● be limited to activation in one establishment or a limited local area (eligibility will
● be determined by the Organizer, whose decision is final)
● not have any existing sponsorship or branding associated with it, except for branding by the relevant bar or any organization benefiting from the project
The Contest will Begin in September 2018 and will end at the end of October 2018 (the “Contest Period”).
Eligibility of Entrants:
The Contest is open to all “bartenders” who:
– Are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (except residents of Utah)
– Are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry
– Are currently working as an active “bartender”
– Are not employees of Sponsor, Pernod Ricard USA or any of other alcohol beverage company, or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees
The Entrants authorize LDC to carry out any necessary checks concerning their identity.
Any false declaration will automatically lead to the disqualiﬁcation and elimination of the Entrants by LDC at the absolute criteria of the latter.
Entrants must enter via the online form at the Liquor.com Tahona Society Collective Spirit Project website (“Entry Page”).
All applications must include the following information:
● Applicant’s first and last name
● State of residence
● Date of birth
● E-mail address
● Telephone number
● Website (if available)
● Title of the project
● Complete description of the project (no more than 500 words)
● Declaration of intellectual property and independence from other sources of funding
Applicants are encouraged to upload:
● Photographic images
● Sketches and graphics
● A short film (up to 3 mins)
Only projects submitted through the online form and received during the Contest Period will be accepted.
Not accepted: Projects submitted manually or by post, projects with incomplete applications, applications sent in several parts and applications received after the deadline for submissions – 10 working days after the local event has taken place.
The Organizer reserves the right to reproduce the contributed material for presentation, media and promotional purposes. However, the Organizer is not obligated to provide promotional publicity for any projects entered.
By uploading details of a project, Entrants agree and acknowledge that no compensation will be paid to them for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, entering this Contest.
Entrants, by entering the Contest, grant to LDC the perpetual media rights to the project throughout the world, on an irrevocable and royalty-free basis for any and all purposes (commercially or non-commercially) including, but not limited to any reproduction, such as manufacture, advertisement, sale, distribution, in any or all ﬁelds of use by any method known or hereafter known.
Entrants warrant that the exploitation, use, display or publication of project details via any form of media by LDC, will not infringe any rights of any third parties. In particular, Entrants acknowledge and warrants to LDC that:
● Any material included is the intellectual property of the Entrant
● The project has not been activated by any other person or entity
● The Entrants’ Personal Information does not infringe any of the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, intellectual property, or other rights of any other person or entity
Entrants shall indemnify and hold LDC and any of its subsidiaries harmless from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments (including attorney’s fees, court costs and expert’s fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by Entrants of these Ofﬁcial Rules, including any representations and warranties made herein.
By entering this Contest, Entrants agree to sign and deliver to LDC upon its request any document necessary to enforce these Ofﬁcial Rules. Failure of Entrants to comply, at LDC discretion, shall result in the immediate disqualiﬁcation of the Entrants in the Contest.
Project submissions shall be judged by LDC’s Selection Panel according to the following Judging Criteria:
● fits into one (or more) of the five “Tahona Society Collective Spirit” categories, as detailed above
● is directly related to the bar environment
● is scaleable and can be applied on a global basis
The decision of the Selection Panel is final.
The Finale and Prizing:
One (1) Entrant will be awarded a trip to attend the Grand Finale in Mexico. In Mexico, the selected Entrant will have the opportunity to attend the Tahona Society Collective Spirit Project symposium and present their final “business plan” to a Global Judging Panel. The winning project will be the entry which best fulfils the criteria as set out above. The decision of the Global Judging Panel is final.
All the costs related to transportation, food and accommodations for the selected Entrant to attend the Grand Finale in Mexico will be paid by LDC.
There is one (1) prize: an award of $50,000 to be used to implement the winning project.
Liability Limitation and Release:
No liability or responsibility is assumed by LDC resulting from Entrants’ participation in or attempt to participate to the Contest or downloading any information in connection with participation in the Contest.
No responsibility or liability is assumed by LDC for any cause or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of LDC, including, but not limited to any act of God and/or force majeure and/or any technical problems or technical malfunction which may affect the operation of the Contest, including but not limited to any of the following occurrences: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Entry Page, in whole or in part for any reason; trafﬁc congestions on the Internet or the Entry Page; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an account used in connection with the Contest as well as of acts of any third parties that have any relationship with the Contest and/or the Prize.
LDC is not responsible: (I) for any errors or any inaccurate or incorrect data related to the Contest and (II) for any use of the Entrants’ Personal Information that the latter provided on any other support than the Entry Page.
Use of any support other than the Entry Page is at user’s own risk. LDC is not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be borne by user’s (Entrant´s) or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest.
LDC is not responsible for any attempt by an Entrants or other individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest and/or the Entry Page, including but not limited to any fraudulent acts, which may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, LDC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
LDC’s failure to enforce any term of these Ofﬁcial Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Persons engaging in any of the activities set forth in this section may be disqualiﬁed in LDC’s sole discretion.
Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Organizer in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Florida.
Acceptance of Official Rules
Failure to comply with any of these provisions will render the entry invalid. Any incomplete spoiled or illegible entries will be disregarded.
By accepting the Prize, the Winner of the Contest agrees that LDC shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the Contest, acceptance or use of any Prize, or any travel related thereto
If for any reason the Contest is not able to be run as planned, including acts of god, force majeure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes technical or not which corrupt, prevent or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest and/or for any reason that affects the security and/or integrity of LDC, the Participants and/or any third party at LDC´s discretion, LDC reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any indemniﬁcation, to cancel, modify, postpone, extend or shorten the Contest in full or in part. Any modiﬁcation related to the Contest will in particular be announced on the Entry Page.
Entrants agree that LDC has the sole right (at LDC’s discretion) to decide all matters arising from this Contest as well as to change its Official Rules whenever necessary and that all decisions of LDC are ﬁnal and binding.