Privacy statement for http://about.ikea.com
Updated 17 September 2019
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The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. That’s a big job, and one we at Inter IKEA Systems B.V. take seriously.
Who are the many people? You are! Whether you’re an IKEA customer, co-worker or business partner, the IKEA vision is all about you. So naturally we want to get to know you better.
One way we do that is by collecting your personal information. If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious what information we collect and how we use it. Read on to find out.
Without your information, our job would be a lot harder. So thanks for sharing! We hope to make your everyday life better in return.
1. How we respect your privacy
Our approach at Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is to be as open and transparent as possible about how we collect and use your information.
First, we let you know exactly what information we collect and why. You can read all about that in the next section.
Second, we let you know what we do with your information. Who do we share it with? What do they do with it? You can read about that in section 3.
Third, we protect your information and let you know how long we keep it. Read about that in sections 4 and 5.
Finally, we let you know your choices when it comes to your personal information, including who to contact if you have questions or requests. Read about that in sections 6 and 7.
2. What information we collect and why
We want to make your IKEA experience great! To do that we collect several types of information about you.
|Type of information||Source, purpose and legal basis|
|Correspondence||We may collect and use records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us. We have a legitimate interest to use this to provide you with information that you request from us.|
We use this information to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service by enabling us to: (a) estimate our audience size and usage patterns; (b) store information about your preferences, allowing us to customise our Website according to your individual interests; (c) and recognise you when you return to our Website. This is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest to provide you with the website services and to continuously improve these services.
3. Who we share your information with
We do not sell or trade your information to third parties, but we share with others who can help us achieve the IKEA vision. That can be other IKEA companies, service providers or business partners. We’re all committed to keep your information safe and secure.
We may share personal information with others:
|Type||Description and company|
|IKEA:||IKEA is one brand but many companies. Each plays a special role to achieve the IKEA vision. We may share your information with other companies operating under the IKEA brand.|
|Service providers:||We may also share your information with authorised IKEA service providers and contractors.|
4. How we keep your personal information safe
We protect your information from all kinds of threats: destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. We do this in a variety of ways depending on where we store and use it.
Here are some things we do to keep your personal information safe:
- Security training and awareness of personnel;
- Regular destruction of logs.
We do not transfer your personal data to a country outside the European Economic Area, which ensures the protection of your personal data by the GDPR.
5. How long we keep your personal data
We keep your statistical information about our Website users’ equipment, browsing actions and patterns no longer than necessary and certainly no longer than 4 months after the information is collected.
We keep your contact information no longer than one year after the relationship has ended or when you request us to remove the information.
We may store your information longer than stated above if it is necessary because of legal requirements.
6. Your privacy rights
You have many rights regarding your personal information. Read more about them below. If you would like to exercise them or learn more, feel free to contact us! You can find contact detail at the end of this statement. Please note that some of the rights may not be applicable to your situation.
7. Who to contact?
If you have questions about our privacy statement or practices, please feel free to get in touch. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org