Article 6 1.
||National ID||Decision no. RKR-26/2010|
|Common name||Decision type||Administrative decision, first degree|
|Court||Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów, Delegatura w Krakowie||Plaintiff(s)||Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów|
|Court translation||The President of Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Delegature in Kraków||Defendant(s)||Natan Zieliński and Żaneta Zielińska conducting businnes activity under the name “Firma Handlowo Usługowa Zielińscy s.c.” with its registered office in Krzeszowice|
|Keywords||free, misleading advertising, misleading commercial practices, price information|
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(1) Stating that services are provided free of charge, while in fact only some of those services are actually provided free of charge and the rest of the services is only available upon payment, constitutes a misleading commercial practice.
The defendant provided access to television services via Internet connection. On the website operated by the defendant, it was announced that the service offered by the defendant was a free of charge internet television service that allowed to watch more than 600 channels created by the defendant. Upon complaints of the consumers, the President determined that only approximately 20 channels were available free of charge.
(1) Does the indication that services are provided free of charge, while in fact only some of them are provided free of charge and the rest is available upon payment only, constitute an unfair commercial practice?
Both legal questions were dealt with together.
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The commercial practice was found to be unfair.
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