“The Have-to-Love-to Picture Book” Terms & Conditions:

This Contest (as defined below) is subject to the following terms & conditions (“T&C”), which may be updated by Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (“BCCL”) (as defined below) from  time to time without notice to Contestant (as defined below). The Contestant confirms to have read the T&C at www.have2love2et.com. The Contestant is entering into the Contest at his/her sole discretion and free will. The Participation or submission of entry in the Contest shall be deemed as the acceptance of the T&C by the Contestant.


  1. “BCCL” means, a company within the meaning of the Companies Act, 2013 and having its registered office at The Times of India Building, Dr. D. N. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 and corporate office at Times House, 7 Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 103.

  2. “Contest” shall mean the contest titled as The Have-to-Love-to Picture Book.

  3. “Contestant” shall mean the individual who participates in the Contest.

  4. “ET” shall mean The Economic Times.

  5. “Prize” means the “Planners” and “Mugs”.   


  1. This Competition is valid for Indian citizens entitled to enter into any contract and are aged 18 years and above.

  2. The employees of BCCL and their affiliates, distributors and dealers of BCCL, the sponsors of the Contest, family members or the relatives of employees of BCCL, distributors, dealers, sponsors are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Any such entry, even if successful, would be deemed inadmissible for the purpose of this Contest.

Contest Duration

  1. The Contest shall start on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and shall continue unless terminated by BCCL.  BCCL reserves the right to terminate, extend or shorten the Contest Duration at its sole discretion.

Prize and Participation

  1. No entry fee is required to participate in the Contest.

  2. To participate in the Contest, the Contestant will have to tell us “I have to read ET because……………” and “I love to read ET because ………………..” after logging into the website by using his/her Facebook or Twitter account. The Contestant will also have to share his/her photograph and submit the other required details. BCCL shall not be liable for non-receipt and/or non-inclusion of entries in the Contest on account of their being late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, invalid or because of technical failures or otherwise. Also, BCCL shall not accept proof of online submission as a proof of receipt of impugned entry by its systems or servers.

  3. BCCL will choose the winner(s) of the Contest from the all the Contestants who have successfully participated in the Contest and have written the best slogan “I have to read ET because……………” and “I love to read ET because ………………..”. The decision of BCCL shall be final and binding. The winner will be formally notified by an email to the email id provided at the time of submitting the entry.

  4. Decision of the BCCL will be final and binding on all participants and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. 

  5. Prizes cannot be exchanged for their value in cash or for other prizes. The Prize shall be delivered to the Contestant at his/her registered address provided by Contestant at the time of participation in the Contest. BCCL shall not be liable to replace/exchange the Prize/products/services at any stage.

  6. In case any Contestant refuses to accept the Prize decided for him/her, his/her participation to the Contest will be declared null and void. No correspondence shall be entertained in this regard. 

  7. The Prize(s) are non-transferable.

Other Terms

  1. The Contestant agrees that, he/she will participate in any promotional activities or material, without additional payment or permission, as requested by BCCL. Subject to applicable laws, Contestant hereby grants BCCL, by participating in the Contest and/or accepting a Prize, the right to use, in perpetuity the Contestant’s information, publish and display Contestant’s picture, voice, video, statements, quotes which may be adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by BCCL for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media without notification or approval, all without any additional consideration.

  2. BCCL will use any personal information that the Contestant provides in accordance with applicable laws for the purposes of this Contest and for any marketing or other purposes. BCCL may also share such information(s) with its affiliates, its service providers and agents for the purpose of this Contest. The information may also be used by BCCL for:

    • recommending various products or services including those of third parties

    • dealing with requests, enquiries and complaints and Contestant related activities

    • marketing products and services and its analysis

    • abiding with laws and law enforcement / regulatory requests

  1. BCCL reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the Contest and/or the terms & conditions/technical parameters without prior notice in the event of circumstances arising beyond its control that makes it necessary to do so. However, any changes to the terms & conditions/technical parameters or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated/posted on the website www.have2love2et.com. It would be the exclusive responsibility of the Contestant alone to keep themselves informed as to any changes in the terms & conditions/technical parameters/evaluation criteria stated for this contest.

  2. The Contest is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. BCCL expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. BCCL does not make any warranty that the Contest and or emanating results will meet your expectations.

  3. BCCL will in no event be liable for any damages whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential arising out of the Contest or use of the Prize(s) given through the Contest, in the event any disclaimer is held invalid, the liability of BCCL under this Contest shall not exceed the value of lowest single Prize.

  4. You also acknowledge and understand that when you share the Contest page/details on the social networking sites, the other users and/or contestants shall also be permitted to write comments/reviews/feedback regarding the content uploaded by you on social networking websites through the social networking capabilities and BCCL shall have no responsibility arising out of such actions by you or the other user(s) and/or contestant(s).

  5. The Contestant hereby agrees and undertakes not to hold BCCL and/or or any of their group entities or affiliates, their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, responsible for or liable for, any actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, charges and expenses that the Contestant may/might have suffered, sustained or incurred, or claims to suffer, sustain or incur, by way of and /or on account of participation in the Contest or related to the Prize in any manner whatsoever.

  6. This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes, differences and/or any other matters in relation and arising out of this Contest and/or pertaining to the rules and regulations of this Contest shall be referred to a sole arbitrator appointed by BCCL in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 and any subsequent amendment thereof. The arbitration proceedings shall be held in English and the seat of arbitration shall be at New Delhi. The arbitral award shall be final and binding.

  7. All disputes shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of New Delhi courts only.