Terms Of Use

This website is designed, developed and maintained by ICCR ( Indian Council for Cultural Relations), Government of India.

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, users are advised to verify/check with the Department(s) and/or other source(s), and to obtain appropriate professional advice.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of India.

The information posted on this website could include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by non-Government/private organisations.Indian Council for Cultural Relations is providing these links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving theIndian Council for Cultural Relations and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations does not guarantee the availability of such linked pages at all times.

  1. Copyright Policy (Clause 3.1.1) 
    Material featured on this website may be reproduced free of charge in any format on media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged.
    Due care has been taken in showing the third party content on the website and necessary permissions have been obtained from the owners of such contents.
    However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.


  2. Hyper linking policy (Clause 3.2.1) 

    “We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us about any links provided to our site so that you can be informed of any changes or Updation therein. Also, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our Department’s pages MUST load into a newly opened browser window of the user”.

    “Prior permission is required before hyperlinks are directed from any website to this site. Permission for the same, stating the nature of the content on the pages from where the link has to be given and the exact language of the Hyperlink should be obtained by sending a request at Email address of the Department”.

    “This link shall take you to a page outside the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India website. For any query regarding the contents of the linked page, please contact the webmaster of the concerned website.


  3. Privacy policy (Clause 3.4.2)

    Thanks for visiting website of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India and reviewing our privacy policy.

    We collect NO personal information, like names or addresses, when you visit our website. If you choose to provide that information to us, it’s only used to -fulfill your request for information.
    We do collect some technical information when you visit to make your visit seamless. The section below explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our website.

    Information collected and stored automatically
    When you browse, read pages, or download information on this website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. The information we collect and store about your visit is listed below:

    •The Internet domain of your service provider (e.g. mtnl.net.in)and IP address (an IP address is a number  that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the web) from which you access  our website.
    •The type of browser (such as Firefox, Netscape, or Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows,  Unix) used to access our site
    •The date and time you accessed our site
    •The pages/URLs you have visited and
    •If you reached this website from another website, the address of that referring website

    This information is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data, we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits.


    When you visit some websites, they may download small pieces of software on your computer/browsing device known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future. We only use non-persistent cookies or “per- session cookies”.
    Per-session cookies serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through this website. These cookies do not collect personal information on users and they are deleted as soon as you leave our website.
    The cookies do not permanently record data and they are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session. Again, once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.

    If you send us personal information
    We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you (for example, to respond to your questions or provide subscriptions you have chosen). If you choose to provide us with personal information— like filling out a Contact Us form, with an e-mail address and pin code, and submitting it to us through the website—we use that information to respond to your message, and to help get you the information you’ve requested. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your question relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law.
    Our website never collects information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing. While you MUST provide an e-mail address for a localized response to any incoming questions or comments to us, we recommend that you do NOT include any other personal information.

    Site Security:

    • For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this  government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify  unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
    • Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual  users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular  deletion.
    • Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly  prohibited and may be punishable under the Indian IT Act (2000).
    • Another Example of a Privacy Policy Statement in case a website does not collect any personal data
    • As a general rule, this website does not collect Personal Information about you when you visit the site.  You can generally visit the site without revealing Personal Information, unless you choose to provide  such information. The information received depends upon what you do when visiting the site.

    Site visit data:

    This website records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes -your server’s address; the name of the top-level domain from which you access the Internet (for example, .gov, .com, .in, etc); the type of browser you use; the date and time you access the site; the pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded and the previous Internet address from which you linked directly to the site.

    We will not identify users or their browsing activities, except when a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider’s logs.


    A cookie is a piece of software code that an Internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site. This site does not use cookies.

    Email management - collection of Personal Information:
    Your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be disclosed, without your consent.

    If you are asked for any other Personal Information you will be informed how it will be used if you choose to give it. If at any time you believe the principles referred to in this privacy statement have not been followed, or have any other comments on these principles, please notify the webmaster through the contact us page. Note: The use of the term “Personal Information” in this privacy statement refers to any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.

  4. Content Review Policy (CRP) (Clause 5.2.3)

    The Indian Council for Cultural Relations MUST formulates a proper web Content Review Policy (CRP) depending upon the nature of their content and if possible, also publish the policy on their website.

  5. Content Archival Policy

    For time sensitive content which expires after a certain date (e.g. tender notifications, announcements for conference registrations, contest entries etc.), a policy on whether the content should be archived for future reference or removed altogether from the website should be decided by the concerned Department after careful consideration of their nature of content. However, ‘expired’ content MUST not be presented or flashed on the website. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations MUST have a clearly laid out Content Archival Policy (CAP) clarifying the rules set in this regard.

  6. Security Policy (Clause 7.7.2)

    Website Security Policy of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India
    Indian Council for Cultural Relations has a responsibility to protect from disclosure to unauthorized parties the personally identifiable information (name, address, date of birth, social security number, etc.) of its website users. Therefore, Indian Council for Cultural Relations has adopted and implemented a website security policy to protect account information of its website users.

    Notice and Disclosures

    Indian Council for Cultural Relations will not sell, trade, nor disclose the personally identifiable information of its website users to any unauthorized third parties.

  7. Website monitoring policy

    The County provides this website and the information it contains as a public service. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring.
    Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.