Terms Of Use

ITC Hotels, a chain of 5 star hotels owned/ operated by ITC Limited, pioneered the concept of Responsible Luxury which personifies an ethos that integrates world-class green practices with contemporary design elements to deliver the best of luxury in the greenest possible manner. ITC Hotels, inter alia, has an internet website having URL www.responsibleluxuryfellowship.in where it is conducting an online activity for people over the age of 18 years to participate in “Responsible Luxury Fellowship”. “Responsible Luxury Fellowship” is a program wherein several influence shapers/ bloggers (hereinafter referred to as “Influencers/ Participants”) will be interacting on Responsible Luxury which would generate further discussions/ activities around the concept. Responsible Luxury Fellowship Program is a channel which provides a destination to Influencers for creating and showcasing videos thus enabling them to share their ideas and experiences relating to “Responsible Luxury” with the world. Participants will share videos about the different aspects of Responsible Luxury– luxury, the environment, community, culture, India, sustainability. This Fellowship Program offers 2 levels of participation: a) Contributor b) Panelist, i.e. a Participant can be a Contributor and/ or a Panelist. A jury appointed by ITC Hotels will evaluate/ screen all the videos uploaded by the Influencers/ Participants and basis the evaluation, the Influencers/ Participants could be invited to become a Contributor or Panelist. Participants, i.e. Contributors and Panelists stand to win exciting rewards from ITC Hotels.  (the “Fellowship Program”).  For the purpose of these Terms of Use, a Contributor shall mean any Participant who makes a video on any of the aspects of Responsible Luxury as per these terms of use and uploads it on his/ her YouTube channel and shares it on http://www.responsibleluxuryfellowship.in/uploadvideourl.aspx. Such video(s) shall be made public and viewable to all and once the video has been shared by a Contributor with www.responsibleluxuryfellowship.in, the Contributor shall share the video with his/ her friends on facebook, twitter and other social networks. Panelist shall mean any Participant who continues to excel as a Contributor and is invited by the jury appointed by ITC Hotels to become a panelist on the Fellowship Program for a period of one year, basis the evaluation of his work/ the videos uploaded by him/ her.



  1. The Fellowship Program will be active from March 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
  2. Employees of ITC Limited and its group companies, associates and agencies/ contractors connected with the Fellowship Program and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the Fellowship Program or claim any reward arising out of the participation.
  3. Participants must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age or over at the date of entry into the Fellowship Program. ITC Hotels has the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility of the Participants. Failure to provide such proof within a reasonable time shall result in disqualification from the Fellowship Program. All personal details and information requested by and supplied to ITC Hotels by each Participant must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. ITC Hotels reserves the right to disqualify any Participant from the Fellowship Program process in its sole discretion, should the Participant at any stage supply untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information. ITC Hotels reserves the right to disqualify any person that it knows is, or has reasonable grounds to believe is, ineligible for the Fellowship Program.
  4. ITC Hotels reserves the right to amend, vary, delete or add to these Fellowship Rules or withdraw/ terminate the Fellowship Program at any time without any notice or liability to any Participant, which shall bind the Participant. Participation in the Fellowship Program shall constitute acceptance of all terms and conditions specified by ITC Hotels in respect of the Fellowship Program including these Fellowship Rules.
  5. ITC Hotels reserves the right to change the structure of the Fellowship Program at any time including without limitation by adding various rounds to the Fellowship Program or requesting additional entries/ performances from the Participants as part of the Fellowship Program or changing the anticipated schedule of the Fellowship Program. Participants must make themselves available to participate in the Fellowship Program, sign the various other documents, forms, bonds , releases as may be required by ITC HOTELS and abide by all the terms and conditions of such documents, form and the rules, regulations including without limitation these Fellowship Rules. Participants shall also comply with terms and conditions of website use of ITC Limited (www.itcportal.com). Participation in the Fellowship Program shall be voluntary.
  6. A Participant shall be solely responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Fellowship Rules. ITC Limited will not be liable for any failure to do so and will not be responsible for correspondence lost or delayed in the mail.
  7. Uploading of videos on the channel shall be subject to prior approval of ITC Hotels including any brand manager/ service provider that may be designated by ITC Hotels for this purpose. Participants shall be responsible for complying with all terms and conditions of YouTube.
  8. As part of the Fellowship Program, ITC HOTELS may request Participants to participate in offline and online activities relating to the Fellowship Program and its promotion, including without limitation web-casts and interviews and the Participants shall comply with such request from ITC Hotels.
  9. Participants shall at all times behave appropriately when taking part in the Fellowship Program and observe the Fellowship Rules and any other rules or regulations in force at the studios and/or ITC locations/ properties. ITC HOTELS reserves the right in its absolute discretion to remove from the Fellowship Program, studio premises or ITC location/ properties, any Participant who breaks such rules and/or fails to behave appropriately and to disqualify such Participant. ITC HOTELS also reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without liability, to bar and/or remove from the premises any person accompanying a Participant for any reason whatsoever.
  10. The Participants shall behave in compliance with applicable laws at all times including during presence at any premises including ITC Hotels for participation in the Fellowship Program. The rights of admission are reserved and shall be subject to appropriate codes of conduct/ directions of ITC Hotels as may be required from the Participants.
  11. Participants shall not share/ upload any Content that contains objectionable content including without limitation harmful or dangerous content, violent or graphic content, nudity or sexual content, be copyrighted, be threatening or hateful or any other offensive, illegal or inappropriate images or content. Failure to abide by this rule will lead to disqualification from the Fellowship Program. ITC Hotels reserves the right to reject and remove any uploaded photo/ video or content from display on the website or modify such content, for any reason, at any time, without prior notice.
  12. All Content generated by the Participant must be original and shall not violate any third party intellectual property rights. For the purpose of these Fellowship Rules, “Content” includes the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials a Participant may view on, access through, or contribute to the Fellowship Program.
  13. The Participant shall upload Content at its own risk. ITC Limited makes no representation as to the use or misuse by any third party of the Content nor any endorsement as to the Content in the videos including the opinions and views of any Participant despite the same having been selected by ITC.
  14. The winners, i.e. Contributors and/ or Panelists shall be issued a gift certificate to enable them to avail the prize/ reward. The details of the prize/ reward are available on http://www.responsibleluxuryfellowship.in/rewards.aspx . The prize/ reward shall be of the nature as decided by ITC Hotels and shall be subject to the terms and conditions specified on the gift certificate in addition to the terms and conditions stated herein.
  15. In the event that as a result of any vote in any round, there is a tie between two (or more) Participants, ITC Hotels shall be entitled to determine in its absolute discretion which Participant is eliminated and/or which Participant goes through to the next round (as appropriate) and for this purpose it shall be entitled to make such arrangements or request such further performances from the Participants as it in its absolute discretion deems necessary.
  16. In the event of any dispute concerning this Fellowship Program including without limitation the operation of any element of the Fellowship Program or these Fellowship Rules, termination, closure or earlier withdrawal of the Fellowship Program etc., the decision of ITC Hotels shall be final and binding on the Participants.
  17. The selection and number of judges and the manner in which the Fellowship Program is judged by the jury at each stage of the Fellowship Program shall be at ITC HOTELS’ sole and absolute discretion and ITC HOTELS, the jury and/or producer’s decision (including, where appropriate, the decision of the voting public) at all stages of the Fellowship Program including without limitation the selection of Contributors and/ or Panelists shall be final and binding on the Participants. No enquiries/ queries, complaints or appeals, verbal or written, regarding the same shall be entertained by ITC Hotels from any Participant/ third person/party. The Participants shall accept and abide by any and all decisions made by ITC HOTELS and/or the jury (including, where appropriate, the decision of the voting public) concerning, without limitation, the rules of the participation, these Fellowship Rules and any and all other rules, procedures and regulations of the Fellowship Program, each and every stage of the Fellowship Program and any other matters relating to the Fellowship Program including the production thereof.
  18. ITC HOTELS further reserves the right to replace at its discretion any Participant who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or unable to participate in the Fellowship Program with a replacement Participant, notwithstanding that such replacement Participant may have been previously eliminated from the Fellowship Program.
  19. The conduct of the Fellowship Program are strictly confidential and must be maintained in absolute secrecy throughout the conduct and online/airing thereof. No Participant shall at any time before, during or after the Fellowship Program and the exhibition thereof, without the prior written approval of ITC HOTELS, speak to the press or any other media nor give any interviews or make any comments relating to the Fellowship Program. The Participant shall not disclose to anyone any information whatsoever relating to ITC HOTELS. PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BLOG OR IN ANY OTHER WAY PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY ASPECT OF THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, WHICH IS DEFAMATORY AND / OR DEROGATORY IN NATURE AND AFFECT GOODWILL AND BUSINESS REPUTATION OF ITC HOTELS.
  20. At all relevant times till the end of the competition/ Fellowship Program, ITC Limited or its directors, employees, agents, affiliates or contractors or jury, (collectively, all of the foregoing, the “Relevant Parties”) shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Participants or anyone accompanying the Entrants, in respect of any loss, damage, cost or expense, injury or mental agony, lost opportunity, etc. suffered by or threatening to arise against any of the Participants or any other party in connection with the Fellowship Program whether or not caused by any act or omission of any of the Relevant Parties, their directors, employees, agencies or contractors. Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, the Relevant Parties expressly disclaim liability for (i) all direct, indirect, special, remote, punitive or incidental and consequential loss or damage, howsoever suffered or threatening to arise against a Participant or any other party, with or without any act, breach or omission by ITC Limited or its directors, employees, agents, affiliates or contractors, or its group companies and their directors, employees, agents, affiliates or contractors or participants other than the Participant making a claim, including but not limited to loss or damage to equipment or property, or for loss of profit, business, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings pursuant to the Fellowship Program, whether or not the Relevant Parties were aware of the possibility thereof; (ii) circumstances beyond the Relevant Parties’ reasonable control.
  21. A Participant shall indemnify and hold harmless ITC Limited, its directors, employees, agents, group companies and associates and their directors, employees or agents and other participants from and against all losses, damages, costs, expenses or other liability under any action, proceeding, judgment, claim legal activity initiated by any third party or any government arising out of or threatening to arise out of or in connection with any act or omission by a Participant or an Entrant or its agents or associates including without limitation, by a breach of these Terms and Conditions of use/ Fellowship Rules.
  22. All right, title and interest in and to the results and proceeds of Participants’ interviews, performances, videos submitted and any embodiments thereof, including, without limitation, all DVD’s/ digital videos submitted by Participants, all taping, filming, photography and/or recording of Participants and all materials created and/or provided by Participants and the copyrights therein (collectively, the “Materials”) and all rights therein, and the use and exploitation thereof shall be the sole and exclusive property of ITC Limited for worldwide use in perpetuity, and Participants shall have no claim or interest therein. ITC Limited shall be entitled to distribute, exhibit, exploit, broadcast the Materials in any mode, formats, on any platforms as ITC Limited may deem fit and proper. For avoidance of doubt, by accepting all these terms and conditions, the Participants shall assign, release, relinquish transfer, and surrender all his/her copyrights including moral rights and all other Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of whatsoever nature to and in favor of ITC Limited, without any monetary consideration or otherwise. In addition to these assignment, release, relinquish, transfer, and surrender to and in favor of ITC Limited, Participant has waived all his/her claim at all times to come. Participant agrees to promptly execute and deliver to ITC Limited all documents reasonably requested for by ITC Limited to secure intellectual property protection in the Materials and the Content Rights, and to carry out the purposes hereof.
  23. All personal details provided to participate in this Fellowship Program and entries/ videos (whether or not it wins the Fellowship Program) may be used by ITC Hotels or by any third party authorised by it for future promotional and marketing purposes (for example without limitation, placing it on the ITC Hotels website or on any poster, leaflet or other advertising media) but ITC Hotels shall not be obligated to identify the participant in relation to the entry provided by such participant during the course of any future use of the same by ITC Hotels. ITC Hotels (and any third party authorised by ITC Hotels) shall have the irrevocable permission to use, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, copy, amend, store, sell and sub-license the videos/ entries worldwide for promotional purposes and for the purposes of the Fellowship Program.
  24. The participation in the Fellowship Program by a Participant is at his or her own risk or consequence. ITC does not make any representation or provide any warranty in relation to any part or whole of its own websites or any third party websites (including YouTube) or products, services or contents featured therein or access to or use of the same including, without limitation, any interruption or disruption in any access or use, any authorised or unauthorised use of the websites by any third party resulting in any harm or injury to any Participant, any inaccuracy or error in contents, any loss or corruption of data, any presence or virus Trojan horse or such other harmful elements transmitted through any website, any use of third party website hyperlinked at an ITC website and accessible therefrom, any deficiency of service or any lack of safety that a Participant may experience during visiting or experiencing any premises during the course of participation in the Fellowship Program.
  25. All prize-winners hereby unconditionally allow the use of their name, one or more photographs of themselves and consent to co-operate with or participate in any other reasonable post-Fellowship Program publicity conducted by ITC Limited or any person/ entity appointed by it but such prize winners shall not themselves, directly or indirectly, without the prior written permission of ITC Hotels, engage in any publicity activity in this regard of their own.
  26. ITC Hotels shall not be responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this Fellowship Program.
  27. Each Participant agrees not to disclose to any third party or entity any confidential information of ITC Hotels, including but not limited to descriptions and/or outcomes of any round of auditions or the Fellowship Program, possible changes in the cast, information about the final reward, information concerning the Fellowship Program, the production, the producer, or its programming or other services or any projects or productions whether past, current or future, or the terms and conditions of this Fellowship Program whether or not disclosed to such Participant by ITC Limited and whether or not specifically designated or described to be confidential.
  28. A Participant shall not make any public statement which is defamatory and / or derogatory in nature and affect and goodwill and business reputation of ITC HOTELS, including without limitation in, on or over any media including but not limited to, on television, in print, on radio and on Internet sites.
  29. These rules are additional to and do not supersede any and all documents, forms signed by the Participant and in the event of any conflict between any documents, form and these Fellowship Rules, these Fellowship Rules, shall prevail. In case of conflict between these Fellowship Rules and the Terms of Use as specified in www.itcportal.com, the latter Terms of Use shall prevail.
    Participant represents and warrants to ITC HOTELS that the Participant has the full legal capacity to participate in the Fellowship Program in accordance with these Fellowship Rules.
  30. By accessing this web site and/ or participating in this Fellowship Program, you are agreeing to a) be unconditionally and irrevocably bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use/ Fellowship Rules, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws; b) the fact that all information submitted by you in your entry is and shall be true, accurate and complete in every respect; c) our use of your personal information for the purpose of the Privacy Act, Spam Act and other related privacy legislation and applicable laws.
  31. By accepting these Fellowship Rules, the Participants undertake and agree that no benefit either in cash or kind has been provided or received by the member or ITC Limited in order to adhere and accept these Fellowship Rules.
  32. No e-mail shall be a valid notice served on ITC Limited and all notices shall be duly signed and sent by registered post with acknowledgment due or first class courier service. A notice hereunder shall be deemed to have been served on actual receipt as acknowledged by ITC Limited.
  33. These Fellowship Rules and the Fellowship Program shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India and all disputes arising in relation to these Fellowship Rules and the Fellowship Program shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Delhi or Gurgaon. If any provision of these Fellowship Rules is held by any court or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable in whole or part, the other provisions of these Fellowship Rules and the remainder of the affected provisions shall continue to be valid.
  34. Any queries regarding the Fellowship Program should be addressed to contactus@responsibleluxuryfellowship.in