Terms & Conditions - Holiday Health Experiment

The Holiday Health Experiment

• The following terms and conditions apply to all entrants and their travelling companions including those who are selected to take one of the holidays (referred to as participant(s) in these terms and conditions.

• Participants must be 21 years of age or over as at 30 June 2012 and be permanently resident in the UK or Eire.

• Participants must be British or Irish citizens, hold a valid British passport or an EU passport which does not expire before March 2013.  An existing passport can be renewed up to 9 months before its expiry date (any unexpired time will be added to the new passport). Participants must have lived in the United Kingdom or Eire for at least 10 years.

• Participants must be free to travel to their allotted holiday destination (should they be selected for one of the holidays) at any time during July, August or September 2012.  Kuoni will provide the travel arrangements (which will commence at the notified UK airport) and arrange international flights to and from the UK together with overseas transfers, accommodation and all meals.  Kuoni will also arrange any required visa.  All other expenses incurred including travel insurance (which all participants must be eligible for and must obtain prior to departing on the holiday), travel to and from the UK departure airport and personal spending money is the responsibility of the participants.

• Holidays will be approximately two weeks in duration.

• Only selected participants can travel on the holiday.  The only holiday arrangements available are those specifically offered by Kuoni.  The holiday is not transferable to any third party, non extendable and cannot be exchanged for cash, vouchers or for any other holiday arrangement.  If the selected participants cannot travel for any reason on the date(s) advised or confirmed by Kuoni,  Kuoni is not obliged to offer any other dates(s) and is free to offer the holiday to other participants.

• Participants must provide all information and other assistance required by Kuoni when requested to enable Kuoni and its suppliers or agents to make the holiday arrangements or obtain any required visa.  Participants must also provide a copy of their travel insurance policy if requested to do so.

• Participants are responsible for taking any health precautions, including any recommended vaccinations, which are appropriate for their holiday destination, if selected.  Any costs involved in doing so must be paid by the participants.

• Kuoni is entitled to rely on all exclusions and limitations of liability contained or referred to in the booking conditions which would have been applicable had the holiday on which any participants travel been booked by them.  A copy of these exclusions and limitations will be provided on request.

• Participants must make themselves available for complimentary health checks before and after their holidays which will be undertaken by a trained health-check team from Nuffield Health at the nearest Nuffield Health medical facility to participants’ home address, where possible.  Participants must also agree to keep a daily “mood diary” and records of sleep quality, caffeinated drinks and alcohol units over the study period for analysis by Nuffield Health.  For further detail on the medical tests please see the section headed ‘Medical Tests’.

• Participants must agree for psychotherapist, Christine Webber (or another suitably qualified psychotherapist) to undertake one 90 minute ‘one to one’ discussions  before and one 90 minute discussions after the holiday.

• The study period is defined as a two week block of time immediately before the holiday, the holiday itself, and a two week block of time immediately after the holiday. NB: the time before and after the holiday must be representative of the usual everyday lifestyle of the participants.

• All costs incurred by participants in connection with any health check, including travel expenses and/or loss of earnings, are the responsibility of participants.  No payment will be made by Kuoni or Nuffield Health in respect of the time involved in taking any health checks, keeping any records or otherwise.

• Nuffield Health and Kuoni reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a holiday from any participant should any medical concern arise during the initial study period prior to taking the holiday.  Should this happen, Nuffield Health will consult with the participant over their area of concern and recommend that the participant sees their own GP.

• Kuoni reserves the right to change the holiday arrangements offered to a similar holiday if flights or accommodation are not available to the destination at the time of travel for particular participants.  Flights will be economy class, unless otherwise stated.  Accommodation will be in quality three, four or five star hotels or lodges, except in the case of the Earthwatch holiday where safari-style lodges/tents are often used.

• Participants must be willing to go on any one of the three holiday types on offer, as the holidays will be allocated by Kuoni and Nuffield Health in their sole discretion.

• Selection of participants to take one of the holidays does not guarantee that they will be eligible for or will travel on a holiday.

• Participants must agree for the results, information, quotations and images from the study to be available for public dissemination without restriction. They must be happy to make themselves available for interviews should this be required.

• Employees (and their immediate families) of Kuoni, Nuffield Health and any companies associated with this study are not eligible to enter.

• All entries must be received no later than 30 June 2012.

• The choice of participants who will take the holidays will be determined by Kuoni and Nuffield Health at their sole discretion.  The judges’ decision is final.