Terms of Use

Terms of Service
firstplat creates technologies and services that enable people to connect with each other, build communities and grow businesses. These Terms govern your use of firstplat, Messenger, and other products, features, applications, services, technology and software (Products or firstplat Products) we offer, except where we expressly indicate that separate terms apply (and not those ). These products are provided by firstplat Platforms.

We do not charge for the use of firstplat or any other products and services covered by these Terms. Instead, companies and organizations pay us to serve ads for their products and services. By using our Products, you agree that we may show you advertisements that we believe will be relevant to you and your interests. We use your personal data to determine which ads to show you.

We do not sell your personal information to advertisers and we do not share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address, or other contact details) with advertisers, unless you give us your explicit consent. Instead, advertisers can tell us, for example, what type of audience they want to see their ads, and we show them to people who may be interested. We provide advertisers with reports on the performance of their ads to help them understand how people are interacting with their content. See section 2 below for more details.

Our Data Policy explains how we collect and use your personal information to identify some of the advertisements you see and to provide all of the other services described below. You can also go to your settings at any time to review your privacy choices about how we use your information.


1. Services
We Provide Our mission is to empower people to build communities and bring the world closer together. To help you accomplish this mission, we provide you with the products and services described below:

Provide you with a personalized experience:
Your firstplat experience is different from any other: from posts, stories, events, advertisements and other content you see in the newsfeed or our video platform, to the firstplat pages you follow and other features you can use, such as Trends, firstplat Rynek and searching. We use the data we have - for example, about the connections you make, the choices and settings you choose, and what you share and do on and off our Products - to personalize your experience.

Connect you with the people and organizations you care about:
We will help you find and connect with people, groups, companies, organizations and other firstplat products that are important to you and that you use. We use the data we have to make suggestions for you and others - for example, groups you can join, events you may attend, firstplat pages to follow or send messages, programs to watch and people you may want to associate with make friends. Stronger ties create better communities, and we believe our services are most useful when people are connected to the individuals, groups and organizations they care about.

Give you the opportunity to express yourself and communicate about what is important to you:
There are many ways to express yourself in firstplat and to communicate with friends, family and others about what is important to you - for example, sharing status updates, photos, videos and stories on firstplat products that you are using, sending a message to a friend, or several people, creating events or groups, or adding content to your profile. We have also developed and continue to research new ways to use technology such as augmented reality and 360 video to create and share more expressive and engaging content in firstplat products.

Help discover content, products and services that may be of interest to you:
We show you advertisements, offers and other sponsored content to help you discover the content, products and services offered by many companies and organizations that use firstplat and other firstplat Products. Section 2 below explains this in more detail.

Combat harmful behavior and protect and support our community:
People will only build a community on firstplat products when they feel safe. We employ dedicated teams around the world and develop advanced technical systems to detect abuse of our Products, harmful behavior towards others, and situations in which we can help or protect our community. If we become aware of content or behavior such as this, we will take appropriate action - for example, offering assistance, removing content, removing or limiting access to certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement. We share data with other firstplat companies when we detect abuse or harmful behavior of a person using one of our Products.

Use and develop advanced technologies to ensure safe and functional services for all:
We use and develop advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented reality so that people can safely use our Products regardless of physical ability or geographic location. For example, technology like this helps people with visual impairments understand what or who is in the photos or videos they share in firstplat or firstplat Messenger. We also create advanced network and communication technology to help more people connect to the internet in restricted areas. We develop automated systems to improve our ability to detect and remove fraud and dangerous activities that may harm our community and the integrity of our Products.

Explore ways to improve our services:
We engage in research to develop, test and improve our Products. This includes analyzing the data we have about our users and understanding how people use our Products, for example by conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our Data Policy explains how we use data to support this research to develop and improve our services.

Provide a consistent and seamless experience across all firstplat products:
Our products help you find and connect with the people, groups, companies, organizations and others that matter to you. We design our systems in such a way that the use of the various firstplat products that you use is consistent and trouble-free. For example, we use data about people you contact on firstplat to make it easier for you to connect with them on firstplat or Messenger, and we enable you to communicate with companies you follow on firstplat via Messenger.

Enable global access to our services:
To operate our global service, we must store and distribute content and data in our datacenters and systems around the world, including outside of your country of residence. This infrastructure may be operated or controlled by firstplat Platforms, Inc., firstplat Platforms Ireland Limited, or its affiliates.


2. How our services are financed
Instead of paying for your use of firstplat and other products and services we offer, by using firstplat Products covered by these Terms, you agree that we may show you advertisements that companies and organizations pay us to promote on and off firstplat products. We use your personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to show you advertisements that are more relevant to you.

Protecting people's privacy is critical to how we design our advertising system. This means we can show you relevant and useful ads without telling advertisers who you are. We do not sell your personal data. We enable advertisers to tell us about the business goals and type of audience they want to see their ads (for example, 18-35 year-olds who like to ride a bike). Then we display their advertisement to people who may be interested.

We also provide advertisers with reports on the performance of their ads to help them understand how people interact with their content on and off firstplat. For example, we provide advertisers with general demographic and interest information (e.g. information that the advertisement was viewed by a woman aged 25-34 who lives in Wrocław and enjoys software engineering) to help them better understand their audience. We do not share information that directly identifies you (information such as your name or e-mail address, which in itself can be used to contact you or identify you), unless you have given us your explicit consent. Find out more about how firstplat ads work here.

We collect and use your personal data to provide you with the services described above. You can find out how we collect and use your data in our Data Policy. You have control over the types of ads and advertisers you see and the types of information we use to determine which ads we show you. Learn more.


3. Your commitment to firstplat and our community. We
provide these services to you and others to help accomplish our mission. In return, we must make the following commitments:

1. Who can benefit from firstplat
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more responsible. For this reason you must:
use the same name that you use in everyday life;
provide accurate information about yourself;
create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes; and
do not share your password, share your firstplat account with other people, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our consent).

We strive to make firstplat widely available to everyone, but you may not use firstplat if:
You are under the age of 13 (or the minimum age in your country to use our Products).
You are a convicted sex offender.
We previously disabled your account due to a breach of our Terms or Policies.
In accordance with applicable law, you are not allowed to receive our products, services or software.

2. What you can share and do with firstplat products
We want people to use firstplat products to express themselves and share content that matters to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. Accordingly, you agree not to engage in the behavior described below (or facilitate or support others in doing so):
You may not use our Products to do or share anything:
It violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and conditions that apply to the use of our Products.

It is illegal, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.

Violates or violates the rights of others, including their intellectual property rights.

You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overload or interfere with the proper functioning or appearance of our Products.

You may not access or collect data from our Products by automated means (without our prior consent) or attempt to access data for which you are not authorized.

We may remove or restrict access to content that violates these laws.


If we remove content that you have posted in violation of our Community Standards, we will notify you and explain all possible options to request a review, unless you are in serious or repeated breach of these Terms or if it could expose us or others to legal liability; harm our user community; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are limited due to technical limitations; or when it is prohibited by law.


To support our community, we encourage you to report content or behavior that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and conditions.


We may also remove or restrict access to your content, services or information when we believe it is reasonable to avoid or mitigate any adverse legal or regulatory effect on firstplat.


3. Permissions You Give Us We
need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
Permission to use content you create and share: Some content you share or transmit, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property rights.

You are the owner of the intellectual property rights (such as copyrights or trademarks) in any content that you create and share in firstplat and other firstplat products that you use. Nothing in these Terms shall take away your rights to your own content. You can share your content with other people wherever you want.

However, in order to provide our services, you must grant us certain legal permits (so-called licenses) to use this content. This is only to provide and improve our Products and services as described in Section 1 above.

In particular, when you share, publish or transmit content covered by intellectual property rights in or in connection with our Products, you are granting us a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, free and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works based on your content (as per your privacy and app settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo with firstplat, you consent to the storing, copying and sharing it with others (again, according to your settings), such as service providers who support our service or other firstplat products that you use. This license will expire when your content is removed from our systems.

You can delete content one by one or all at once by deleting your account. Learn more about how to delete your account. You can download a copy of your data at any time before deleting your account.

The deleted content is no longer visible to other users; however, it may still exist elsewhere on our systems where:
Immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days from the moment of deletion);
Your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not removed it (in which case this license will remain in effect until the content is removed); or
Where immediate deletion would limit our ability to:
investigate or identify illegal activities or violations of our Terms and Conditions (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping evidence; or
to comply with a request from a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or government agency;

in this case, the content will be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was retained (the exact duration will vary from case to case).


In any of the above cases, this license will remain in effect until the content is completely removed.

Permission to use your name and surname, profile photo and information about your activities with advertisements and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile photo as well as information about activities that you have taken in firstplat next to or in connection with advertisements, offers and other sponsored content that we display on our Products without any compensation to you. For example, we can show your friends that you are interested in the advertised event or that you like the firstplat page created by the brand that paid us to display their ads on firstplat. This type of advertisement can only be seen by people who have your consent to view the actions you have taken on firstplat products. You can learn more about ad settings and preferences.

Permission to update the software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you grant us permission to download and install software updates if they are available.

4. Restrictions on the use of our intellectual property
If you use intellectual property content that we own and make available in our Products (for example, the images, designs, videos or sounds we provide that you add to content that you create or share on firstplat), we retain all rights to that content ( but not yours.) You may use our copyrights or trademarks (or similar marks) only as expressly permitted in our Brand Use Guidelines or with our prior written consent. You must obtain our written consent (or permission under an open source license) to modify, derivative work, decompile or otherwise extract the source code from us.


4. Additional Provisions

1. Updating our Terms
We are constantly working to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make changes if the regulations are no longer relevant or incomplete and only if the changes are justified and take into account your interests.

We will notify you (for example by email or through our Products) at least 30 days prior to any changes to these Terms and we will allow you to review them prior to their entry into force, unless the changes are required by law. After the updated Terms and Conditions enter into force, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.

We hope you will continue to use our Products, but if you do not agree with our updated Terms and do not want to be part of the firstplat community anymore, you can delete your account at any time.

2. Suspension or closure of an account
We want firstplat to be a place where people feel welcome and can safely express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.

If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly violated our Terms or Policies, including without limitation our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently block access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others or where we are legally required to do so.

If you do so, we will notify you and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our user community; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; or when we are limited due to technical limitations; or when it is prohibited by law.

You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled and how to contact us if you believe we have blocked your account in error.

If you delete or disable your account, these Terms will terminate as a contract between you and us, but the following provisions will remain in effect: 3, 4.2-4.5.

3. Limitations of Liability
We work hard to provide the best possible Products and to set clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. However, our Products are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they will always be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without interruption, delay or imperfection. To the extent permitted by law, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say and are not responsible for their actions or behavior (whether online or offline) or any content they provide (including content that is offensive, inappropriate, obscene, inconsistent with the law and other objections).

We cannot predict when problems with our Products may arise. Accordingly, our liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and in no event will we be liable for any lost profits, income, information or data, or for any consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive or incidental damages arising out of or related to with these Terms or the firstplat Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

4. Disputes
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. However, if a dispute does arise, it is helpful to know in advance where it can be resolved and what rules will apply.

If you are a consumer, the laws of your country of residence will apply to any claim, cause or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the firstplat Products, and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in the country which has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in Poland. You also agree that you will submit to the personal jurisdiction of one of these courts to judge such claim and that these Terms and all claims will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.

5. Others
These Terms (formerly known as the Statement of Rights and Obligations) constitute the entire agreement between you and firstplat Platforms, Inc. regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.

Some of the Products we offer are also subject to Supplementary Terms. If you use any of these Products, additional terms will be provided and will become part of our contract with you. For example, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying advertising, selling products, developing applications, managing your company's group or Site, or using our measurement services, you must agree to our Terms of Business. . If you post or host content that includes music, you must follow our Music Guidelines. To the extent that any Supplementary Terms conflict with these Terms, the supplementary provisions will govern the conflict.

If any part of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remainder will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any changes to or waivers of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.

You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.

You can designate a person (known as an older contact) to manage your account, if it is remembered. Only your current contact person, or the person you have indicated in a valid will or similar document expressly consenting to the disclosure of your content in the event of death or incapacity for work, will be able to apply for disclosure from your account after it is remembered.

These Terms do not confer any rights on third party beneficiaries. All our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely transferred by us in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

You should know that under certain circumstances we may need to change the username for your account (for example, if someone else requests a username and it seems unrelated to the name you use in your daily life). We will inform you in advance if we have to do so and explain why.

We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. However, you should know that we can use them without any restriction or obligation to pay compensation and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.

We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.


5. Other terms and conditions that may apply to you
Community Standards: These guidelines set out our standards for content posted on firstplat and your activity in firstplat and other firstplat Products.
Commercial Terms: These Terms and Conditions apply if you are also accessing or using our Products for any commercial or business purpose, including advertising, operating applications on our Platform, using our metering services, managing a company group or website, or selling goods or services.
Advertising Policies: These policies define what types of ad content are allowed by partners who advertise on firstplat products.
Self-Service Ads Terms: These Terms apply when you use self-service ad interfaces to create, upload, or deliver advertisements or other commercial or sponsored activities or content.
Firstplat Parties, Groups and Events Policy: These guidelines apply if you are creating or administering a firstplat website, group or event, or if you use firstplat to communicate or administer a promotion.
Firstplat Terms: These guidelines set out the rules for using our platform (for example, for the platform's or website's app developers or operators, or when using social plugins).
Developer Payment Terms: These Terms apply to application developers using firstplat Payments.
Community Payment Terms: These terms apply to payments made through firstplat Products.
Trading Rules: These guidelines set out the rules that apply when offering products and services for sale at firstplat.
Firstplat brand resources: These guidelines set out the rules that apply to the use of firstplat trademarks, logos and screenshots.
Music Guidelines: These guidelines set out the rules for publishing or sharing content that includes music on firstplat products.

Rules for Live Streaming: These rules apply to all content broadcast on firstplat Live.

Last updated: February 13, 2022