Licence to user generated content

Licence to user generated content


  • This permission to use Your content is an agreement between You and Philip Morris Products S.A (“PM”).
  • You confirm that:

a. You are at least 18 years old (if you do not appear in UGC) or at least 25 years old (if you appear recognizably in UGC);

b. the UGC is Your original work and does not violate any intellectual property, personality or other rights which belong to a third party;

c. Your permission to use the UGC under this agreement (“Your License”) does not violate or conflict with Your existing contractual arrangements or applicable laws;

d. any people recognizably appearing in the UGC including yourself are at least 25 years old, and that You have permission from those people to:

i) photograph, record or film them,

ii) include their photograph, sound and/or video in the UGC and

iii) if applicable, use their names for being shared by PM and its affiliates for the purposes listed below with no consideration payable to them, and

iv) provide PM with a copy of their written permission if PM requests You to do so.

You keep all of Your rights to the UGC, but You hereby grant to PM and its affiliates, a royalty free, perpetual license to use and copy, including for commercial purposes, the UGC for all lawful purposes at PM’s sole discretion and without any liability or warranties (express or implied) with respect to our use of it, from the date on which You grant PM and its affiliates Your License.

You grant PM and its affiliates the rights to reproduce, modify, display and prepare derivative works, publicly perform, display, distribute, broadcast, and otherwise use the UGC, in whole or in part in any way PM (or any of its affiliates) desires, for the above purposes, in any anticipated media for publication and in any geographies.

You allow PM and its affiliates to use the name, nickname, likeness, pseudonym, rights of publicity, voice, live or recorded performance, autograph, photographs and biographical information of You and any other people included in the UGC in accordance with our PMI Privacy Notice available at and that you have notified any other people included in the UGC of these terms.

In case the UGC infringes any proprietary rights of any third party or defame or invade the privacy or publicity rights of any person, You will indemnify, defend and hold PM and its affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses arising from or related to this breach.

You agree that Your License is voluntary and You are free to enter into it with PM.

You can opt-out from Your License agreement for future UGC at any time by contacting (email id) or by other means following instructions set in the terms of use on our channels, but even after such an opt-out Your License will remain valid and enforceable with respect to any UGC You have granted us Your License and/or posted on our channels, accounts, wherever applicable according to the respective terms of use, before the opt-out. Please consider that processing your opt-out request might take some time, but we will do our best to do it as soon as possible.

You can contact (email id) for any queries or clarifications regarding Your License, if you believe your copyright or intellectual property protected material has been used without authorization or if your privacy or personality rights have been infringed.

Your License will be governed by the laws of Switzerland and will be subject to the jurisdiction of courts in Lausanne, Switzerland.