IKEA Centres has a legal duty to protect any information that is collected from you. The company which is responsible for collection of information on each web site is identified under Legal Rights.
When you access IKEA Centres’ web sites, non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the web site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed) is automatically collected (i.e., not by registration) and stored with the purpose of monitoring the attractiveness of the web sites and for improving the performance and/or content. The collection of such data is carried out through the use of ‘cookies’ and other technologies to help us understand and show which parts of the web site are popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and is stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. The cookies used by IKEA Centres are technical cookies necessary in order to study traffic patterns, which are used to customize your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with us.
Personal data may be collected through registration on a web site. IKEA Centres will therefore only gain access to information you provide. In order to repay your trust IKEA Centres takes many precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to protect your personal information against loss, theft,misuse, forgery, and technical faults as well as unauthorized access, copying, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. During the registration process, IKEA Centres will also provide you with any information required by law and, if necessary, ask for your consent to the processing of personal data.
When using links to other third party sites information of non-personal and personal kind may be collected without consent by such third parties. IKEA Centres is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of such other (external) web sites.
Privacy of your personal information is of paramount importance, not only to you, but also to IKEA Centres. Information provided to the web sites by users will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed unless required to do so by law, or in connection with any legal proceedings or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
At times some information may be transferred to other companies/divisions within the IKEA Centres in other countries. If your consent to such transfer is necessary under law, no information will be transferred without your prior approval. In addition, IKEA Centres always takes technical and organizational precautions and provides appropriate security controls to prevent unauthorized disclosure of your personal information.
Third party providers may occasionally be involved in the maintenance/development of the web sites, but will in those cases be obliged to treat all information with the same confidentiality as IKEA Centres.