Polish digital printing company PrintPoland has been fined $4.5 million by the Polish National Advertising Commission (NAC) for failing to take a series of measures to prevent the company from advertising its products online and for failing, when asked to do so, to publicly disclose its business practices.
The commission said it could not be sure the company was complying with all the required requirements, which include ensuring that all information about the company and its operations is made available to the public.
Polish media reported that the NAC had cited the company for not having a “prominent” marketing team and a policy of “no advertising on social media.”
The NAC’s decision came after a complaint filed in December 2016, when the company failed to respond to an online petition asking the Polish government to take action against PrintPolis for violating advertising law.
The petition, which was initiated by a Polish woman named Joanna Manczewski, called on the government to investigate the company’s advertising practices and for the company to pay a $1.5-million fine.
“I am disappointed with the outcome of the investigation,” Mancsewski told The Washington Post on Wednesday.
“The commission found that PrintPolands’ practices violated Polish law, which prohibits advertising on public spaces, and also its policy of no advertising on the Internet.
However, it did not determine if PrintPolies was aware of the violations and did not consider the company guilty of any crimes.”
The complaint was filed by Polish journalist and lawyer Joanna Górska-Nagy, who was also a plaintiff in the case against Printpolis.
She said that in her experience, Polish government officials often ignored requests for clarification and, when they did, they were not very forthcoming.
“It’s a shame,” she said.
“For years, they have been saying, ‘There is no need to be responsible about it.
We will take care of it.
The issue is solved.’
But when you do something wrong, you will be punished.”
The commission’s decision, which comes amid growing concerns about sexual harassment in Poland, comes as the country’s largest digital print company, PrintPols, has faced increasing criticism over allegations that it promoted a sexual-harassment website for women.
The site, called kopitny, advertised a number of women who claimed to be in “unfortunate situations” where their employers had forced them to sleep with male colleagues.
Many of the women claimed to have had to have sex with men for money.
The website was banned in Poland last year, but its operators have since reopened.
“There was a lot of talk about how they promoted this website, and I think it was wrong,” Górieska-Manczewski told The Post.
“But there was also this question of how could they do it, because it was illegal.
I think they were just trying to create an environment where people would think that it was OK to do it.”
Góska-Górzeska-Nazrzecki, who is also a member of the European Parliament, said that Printpolish was being held responsible for the actions of the operators of the website.
“They should be held responsible.
I can only hope that the company will be prosecuted,” she told The New York Times.
“At least they should be given some punishment.”
In a statement, Printpols said it “respects the privacy and the rights of individuals,” and that the decision was not related to the case that led to the fine.
The company said that it had removed the website from its servers and will not continue to operate it.
“We take the complaint very seriously,” it said in a statement.
“Our staff and clients are safe in their homes and we have made efforts to resolve this situation.”
The Polish government has also launched a public awareness campaign aimed at combating sexual harassment and sexual assault.