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Terms & Conditions – Specific Rules for “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup” Competition – EMEA Region

Terms & Conditions for “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup” Competition – EMEA Region

TOYOTA Competition and Entry Requirements

  1. The “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup” competition (“TOYOTA Competition”) is open to persons who meet the Minimum Age Requirement (as defined below) and who are residents of Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India (excluding State of Nagaland), Lebanon, Kuwait, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE and the UK and Ukraine (“Entrant Countries”) except employees, agents, contractors or consultants of the Promoter (as defined below) and their immediate families, the Promoter’s associated companies and anyone else professionally connected with the TOYOTA Competition (“Entrants”).
  2. The minimum age requirement is 18 years for those Entrants who are residents of Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India (excluding the State of Nagaland), Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and Ukraine, and 21 years or older for those residents of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE (the “Minimum Age Requirement”).
  3. These Terms (as defined below) apply to those Entrants who are resident of the Entrant Countries, other than France.
  4. Entrants will be required to enter the Competition using their account for PlayStation™Network (“PSN”). Entrants’ country of residence will be deemed to be the country registered to their account for PSN. Registration for PSN is subject to acceptance of the PSN Terms of Service and PSN Privacy Policy. (http://eu.playstation.com/legal/).
  5. Entrants may be required to provide documentary proof of their eligibility to enter the Competition. If an Entrant is unable to provide this proof when requested, the Promoter may disqualify that Entrant from the Competition and/or withhold their Prize.
  6. The TOYOTA Competition opens for entries on 15 May 2022 at 00.01 GMT ("Opening Date") and last entries must be made before 28 August 2022 at 23.59 GMT ("Closing Date"). The period from the Opening Date to and including the Closing Date shall be referred to as the "TOYOTA Competition Period".
  7. In order to enter the TOYOTA Competition, Entrants must complete the 'Sport' mode registration form which shall be presented to Entrants who select the ‘Sport’ mode option within the Game during the TOYOTA Competition Period. Entrants must then select to play in the “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2022” Online Series set of races (each an “Entry”).
  8. Entrants must enter the Competition in the manner and by the Closing Date and time specified. Failure to do so will disqualify that Entry.
  9. The TOYOTA Competition is free to enter and no purchase of any kind is necessary, but Entrants must own or have access to a PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®5 and a copy of Gran Turismo™ 7 (“Game”). Entrants must also be active PlayStation®Plus members during the TOYOTA Competition Period. By entering the TOYOTA Competition, Entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”).
  10. PlayStation®Plus (“PS Plus”) is only available to individuals who have accounts for PSN and high-speed internet. PSN and PS Plus are subject to PSN Terms of Service and PS Plus Usage Terms. PS Plus is an ongoing subscription subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically (at the then-current PS Store price) for your selected subscription tier at the frequency you choose at purchase, until cancellation. PS Plus content and benefits vary by subscription tier and subscriber age. PS Plus users must be 7 years or older and users under 18 require parental consent. Online features of specific games may be withdrawn on reasonable notice - eu.playstation.com/gameservers. Game library varies over time and tier. See https://www.playstation.com/Plus for details and updates on PS Plus offerings.
  11. Entrant’s Online ID and email address associated with their account for PSN will be used by Polyphony Digital Inc. in order that the EMEA Finalists, TOYOTA Competition Winners and Runners-Up can be contacted directly by Polyphony Digital Inc., on behalf of the Promoter, solely in connection with the TOYOTA Competition. All personal data is controlled and processed by PDI and SIE in accordance with the following Privacy Policy: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/legal/privacy-policy/ and as expressly agreed by an Entrant.
  12. Each Entrant may only submit one (1) entry for the TOYOTA Competition. For the avoidance of doubt, the 2022 Gran Turismo World Series Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup are different tournaments to the TOYOTA Competition. All competitions listed under the 'Sport' mode of the Game shall involve online races at different times.
  13. It is prohibited for Entrant(s) to create duplicate accounts in order to compete, to increase their chances of qualifying or progressing through the TOYOTA Competition or to disrupt another Entrant’s performance during a race. It is also prohibited to have someone else competing on behalf of an Entrant, and to intentionally exchange positions during a race. In such events, the Promoter reserves its right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify such Entrant(s).
  14. Prizes (are defined below) and must be taken as stated and may not be deferred, transferred or re-sold. There will be no cash alternatives; however, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of a similar value.
  15. Each Winner and each Runner-Up may be required to pay tax on any Prize won in accordance with their jurisdiction’s tax legislation and will be responsible for any related tax liability.
  16. Failure to claim a Prize by the time or in the manner specified will make a Winner or Runner-Up’s claim invalid and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next eligible Entrant selected in accordance with the Terms. Where the Prize is time critical and a Winner/Runner-Up needs to be found before the time to take up the Prize passes, the Terms may state the date on which the Winner/Runner-Up will be contacted and the Promoter will contact such Winner/Runner-Up at the email address associated with their account for PSN. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the Winner/Runner-Up. If a Winner/Runner-Up cannot be contacted or successful contact is not made on the specified date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next eligible Entrants selected in accordance with the Terms. Unless otherwise specified, if the Prize is not claimed by the Winner/Runner-Up in the manner and by any specified date, the Promoter is not obliged to award the Prize to the next eligible Entrant.
  17. The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility for any TOYOTA Competition entry, or any other correspondence related to the TOYOTA Competition, being lost or not being properly registered whatsoever as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted.
  18. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury which an Entrant suffers as a direct or indirect result of the Prize and/or the TOYOTA Competition. However, the Promoter makes no attempt to exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury caused as a result of its negligence.
  19. All conditions, warranties and representations expressed or implied by law or otherwise in relation to the Prize and/or the TOYOTA Competition are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  20. If any Prize is found to be ineffective, faulty or damaged upon receipt, the Promoter must be notified in writing within seven (7) days of receipt, otherwise the Prize will be deemed to be accepted as received. This does not affect a Winner’s and/or a Runner-Up’s statutory rights (if any).
  21. Each Winner and Runner-Up agrees to take part in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter. To opt-out of such publicity, the Winner or Runner-Up should notify the Promoter.
  22. The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, publish each Winner’s and each Runner-Up’s name on the Promoter’s website(s). Each Winner’s and each Runner-Up’s name will be made available on reasonable request to those individuals enclosing a self-addressed envelope marked “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup Competition” to the following address: TOYOTA Motor Corporation, 1 Toyota-cho, Toyota City, Aichi, 471-8571, Japan within six (6) weeks of the Closing Date. If a Winner or Runner-Up objects to their name being published or made available, please contact the Promoter. Please note that the Promoter may be required to provide this information to a regulator.
  23. In the event of any dispute, the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
  24. Entrants must behave in a sportsmanlike manner at all times for the duration of the Competition. Entrants must be inclusive and respectful team players and comply with all applicable laws. In the event that the Promoter is made aware of an Entrant’s unsportsmanlike behaviour either within the Game or on social media platforms the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, disqualify that Entrant immediately from the Competition or give a warning to the Entrant. Unsportsmanlike behaviour includes behaviour that is abusive, derogatory, offensive or otherwise not compliant with the Code of Conduct within the PSN Terms of Service.
  25. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may in its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfil any Prize awarded. If an Entrant fails to comply with these Terms they will be excluded from the TOYOTA Competition and their Entry will be declared void.
  26. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the TOYOTA Competition or amend these Terms at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside its control. E.g. this could include a change to the location of the live event due to coronavirus.
  27. The “Promoter” is: TOYOTA Motor Corporation, 1 Toyota-cho, Toyota City, Aichi, 471-8571, Japan.
  28. To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan and the contract between each Entrant and the Promoter shall be deemed to have been formed and performed in Japan.

  29. The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2022
  30. Entrants shall enter the TOYOTA Competition via the ‘Sport’ mode within the Game.
  31. The TOYOTA Competition consists of the Online Series (detailed below at paragraph 31) and the TOYOTA Final Live Event.
  32. The Online Series consists of seven (7) Rounds, as detailed here:

  33. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup – Online Series 2022 Calendar
    Rd.1: 15 May Rd.4: 3 July Rd.7: 28 August
    Rd.2: 22 May Rd.5: 24 July  
    Rd.3: 5 June Rd.6: 14 August  

  34. The TOYOTA Final Live Event will take place at a location in November 2022 to be specified on gran-turismo.com and on toyotagazooracing.com/e-motorsports.

  35. Important note: Due to the coronavirus, the location of the live event is subject to change or cancellation. It is possible that the live event could become an online event. The most up-to-date information on the location and formation of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup can be found on gran-turismo.com and on toyotagazooracing.com/e-motorsports/.

  36. Entrants shall be awarded points based on:
      a) their final position in each race; and
      b) the average driver rating of the Entrants they race against in each race.
  37. The Final Score is tallied from the Entrant’s best four (4) Rounds, out of seven (7) Rounds. There will only be one (1) race counted towards their Online Ranking per Round. Entrants may participate in any race of each Round. However, only the points earned in the last race of the day will count towards their Online Ranking for that Round. (i.e. if an Entrant competes in three races in Round 4 on 3 July 2022, only the points earned in the last of the three races will be counted).
  38. The Final Score determines the position of each Entrant in the “Online Ranking”.
  39. Following the end of the Online Series, nine (9) competitors from the EMEA Region (each an “EMEA Finalist”) shall proceed to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup World Final Event (the “TOYOTA Final”).
  40. EMEA Finalists shall receive:
    • an invitation to attend and participate in the World Finals Live Event which shall take place on the dates set out in clause 32.
    • return economy class flights, coach tickets or train tickets to the World Finals Live Event (as applicable, in the Promoter’s sole discretion);
    • accommodation for the duration of the World Finals Live Event (choice of accommodation, at the Promoter’s sole discretion);
    • transport to and from the airport, bus terminal or train station (as appropriate) to the accommodation, on the dates of the inbound and outbound flights/buses/trains;
    • return transport from the accommodation to the venue of the World Finals Live Event; and
    • all meals during the World Finals Live Event.
  41. Polyphony Digital Inc., on behalf of the Promoter, will contact Winners and Runners-Up at the email address associated with their account for PSN.

  42. The TOYOTA Final
  43. The TOYOTA Final is one (1) Live Event during which 24 Finalists selected globally including the EMEA Finalists shall race to determine the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup World Final Event Winner (the “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup Winner”).
  44. The TOYOTA Final shall take place in November 2022 (date to be specified on gran-turismo.com and on toyotagazooracing.com/e-motorsports).
  45. The rules for the TOYOTA Final will be set out by Polyphony Digital Inc. prior to the commencement of the event.
  46. The nine (9) EMEA Finalists shall compete in the TOYOTA Final.
  47. The “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup Winner” shall be the finalist with the highest score from all applicable Event races. The “Runners-Up” shall be the finalists with the second and third highest score from all applicable Event races.
  48. The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup Winner shall be notified of their selection after the conclusion of the Event and can choose to claim their TOYOTA Cup Prize at that time. Polyphony Digital Inc., on behalf of the Promoter, shall provide information relating to the TOYOTA Final to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup Winner by email to the email address associated with their account for PSN.
  49. The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup Winner will win a winner’s trophy. Two (2) Runners-Up will win a runner-up trophy each.

  50. Broadcasts of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup:
  51. By entering this Competition, Entrants confirm that they will permit the Promoter, and/or Polyphony Digital Inc., on behalf of the Promoter, to include footage of their gameplay and their image/likeness in broadcasts of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup and on social media or blog posts connected to the Competition and subsequent years’ Gran Turismo Championships worldwide. To withdraw this consent, contact the Promoter.
  52. By entering this Competition, Entrants confirm they will not communicate or discuss details about the Competition, including, but not limited to: results, images/video of the races, livestreams of the races, etc.