Last Update Date: 30th Aug. 2021
Effective Date: 6th Sep. 2021
This policy applies to all products and services provided by IKEA China, including offline and online shopping experiences, and relevant customer service, IKEA Family, product promotion and delivery services of the promotional materials.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us by the contact method listed in the section “Any Doubt”.
Ingka Group: refers to INGKA Holding B.V. and its controlled entities.
IKEA franchise system: refers to Inter IKEA Systems B.V., the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor, other IKEA companies which are responsible for develop range, supply and communication, and other IKEA franchisees.
Online channel: refers to all touchpoints that can be accessed via internet, including but not limited to IKEA China website (www.ikea.cn), IKEA mobile application (IKEA App), IKEA Tmall store, IKEA WeChat mini-program, IKEA Food WeChat mini-program, IKEA Family Member Centre WeChat mini-program, etc.
Personal information: various types of information recorded in electronic or other ways that can be used, alone or in combination with other information, to identify the identity of a specific natural person or reflect his/her activities, including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, and ID number, etc.
Marketing communication: The communication sent to the customers for promotion and marketing of products or services via channels including but not limited to e-mail, instant messaging, and social networking by IKEA China, such as the information about store activities, service or product promotion. The information that must be sent to the customers for providing services, such as logistics information and recall hints are not marketing communication.
We provide various products and services. We’re always dedicated to creating a better everyday life for the many people. When you use our product or access to our service, we will only collect and process your personal information for the following purposes described in this policy.
Necessary collection and procession of personal information:
In order to provide you the basic functions of our products or services, we need to collect and process some necessary personal information from you. If you do not provide the relevant personal information or disagree on such information collection and procession, you will not be able to enjoy the products and/or services we provide. Those basic functions are including:
(I) Offline shopping services and experience:
When you shop in our offline stores, if you order services like delivery, installation, and kitchen measurement, we will collect your name, address, contact information (such as mobile phone number and email address), etc. to provide you with the corresponding service; when you purchase our products or services, we will collect your information about payment method, the purchased products or services, the associated order batch number, and the payment amount; if you present the IKEA Family membership card at the time of purchase, we will also associate the purchase information with your membership card, so as to provide you with after-sales services such as changing or refunding; if the products or services that you purchase or use require real-name registration in accordance with the requirements of relevant laws and regulations, we will ask you to provide real-name information such as your name, ID card number, and mobile phone number for verification.
(II) Online shopping services and experience:
Create/Login an account: When you shop on our online channel, you need to create an account to be the user first and login into the account. Your mobile phone number shall be provided in the interim. Depending on the registration or login method you choose, you may also need to provide your email address or WeChat account information. You will also be asked to set up or enter a password to protect your account. SMS authentication code will be sent out to you via your provided mobile phone number in order to verify your identity. Meanwhile, you may choose to link your account with your IKEA Family membership, thus enabling you to enjoy the corresponding membership benefits.
Products searching and displaying: In order to let you search for the products and services you need quickly and display the relevant information to you in best way, we will collect the searching records, browsing history that left when you visit or access our online channels, as well as the IP address and device information. Device information are referring to following information of your device, include the device name, device model, device ID(IDFA/AndroidID/IMEI/UUID/OAID/IDFV/MAC address), operating system and application version, language setting, resolution ratio, service provider network ID (PLMN) and browser type. We will also use the personal information aforementioned for the purpose of continuously improving and optimizing the searching and personal displaying function.
You could close the personalized displaying function in IKEA App through clicking “Mine” – “Setting up” – “Privacy” – “Personalized recommendation” if you don’t want to be shown with any recommended products on IKEA App.
Online shopping and payment: When you shop on our online channels and pay for the products or services you ordered, you need to fill in the consignee name, delivery address, and mobile phone number in the online generated order for the purpose to deliver the products or services to you. The order will also specify the system-generated order number, information about the purchased products or services, the amount of payment, and your payment method; Meanwhile, we’ll collect your email address for the convenience to send you the VAT invoice in e-version if you require it. After your order is placed, you can make payment in a manner provided by third-party payment institutions (including Alipay, WeChat pay and Unionpay). Your order number and the amount of payment will be shared with the third-party payment institutions so that they can confirm your payment instructions and then make payment.
Online experience: You could comment or publish pictures of the products or service sold or offered on our online channels through the comment functions we provide you. We will collect and review these comments or pictures you submit for publishing. Please think carefully and determine whether to publish the comments or pictures if they have any personal information even sensitive personal information of you or others. When you release comments or pictures that have personal information of minors, please ensure you’ve got the prior consent from the minors and their guardians.
You can use the online IKEA planner and “shopping list” to make your shopping easier and improve your shopping experience. While using these functions, you can log on to our online channel with your account, and we will associate your design scheme created in the online IKEA planner and/or your online shopping list with your account and store them for future use.
(III) Consulting, after-sales and other customer services:
Customer service via service hotline, live chat and email: In order to provide you with more convenient and personalized services, we will match your personal information and historical complaint records based on your calling phone number, email address, or online account. Our co-workers responsible for customer support may contact you via the provided calling phone number, email address in order to complete specific customer service.
After-sales service: In order to confirm and solve your issues, we will check the relevant online account information and/or IKEA Family membership information, as well as the relevant order information, and historical records about consultation and complaints with your personal information and purchase receipt.
In order to secure the safety of your account, co-workers from customer support will verify your identity with the information that with regard to your online account, IKEA Family membership or your purchase receipt. When you request customer service and after-sales service related to your order, we will check your order information.
IKEA Design service: Through the IKEA Design reservation service provided by our online channel, Customer Support Centre hotline or online customer service, you could reserve, consult and experience IKEA whole room design or kitchen design service. Your personal information include name, mobile phone number, house information and design preference will be collected and processed when we provide you the service for the purposes to communicate with you and to deliver the design solutions that satisfy your requirements and preference.
Children related service:
Småland play area: In order to contact parents when their children play in the play area in a timely manner, and for the purpose of parents’ identity check when they take back their children who playing at Småland play area, we will collect children’s basic information include children's names, ages, special requirements, as well as guardians' names and mobile phone number.
Children Passport: We provide the IKEA Children Passport to those family members who have children. Members, as the parents or guardians, could choose to apply and register for the passport for their children, whereby they could participate in specific children activities and obtain relevant marketing information in future. Children’s name and birthday maybe required in the application or registration.
We will only promote personalized marketing information relating children to guardians with their explicit consent. To learn more about how we handle and protect the information about the minors, please refer to “How do we handle personal information of the minors”.
Borrowing service: In order to contact the borrower when necessary, we will ask you to register your name and contact information when borrowing items or resources from our offline stores.
Free Wi-Fi: In accordance with the requirements of the relevant laws and regulations, when you use our free Wi-Fi, we will take security measures such as real-name authentication with SMS messages, online behaviour auditing, and log retention, and we will also provide public security bureau with interfaces conforming to technical standards of the public safety industry. In the meanwhile, in order to improve your shopping experience, we will record the location and duration of use for internal operational data analytics.
(IV) IKEA Family Membership：
When you create the account on our online channel, you could also register as a member of IKEA Family in parallel. SMS authentication code will be sent out to your provided mobile phone number to verify your identity. In the process of registration, we will, at a prominent position, remind you whether we are allowed to use your personal information for marketing communications. You can update the subscription options of marketing information online, offline or via IKEA China Customer Service Hotline. Meanwhile, for the purpose of providing you personalized marketing communication, you can supplement your additional personal information in membership profile, including your name, gender, date of birth, address, family information, residential information, plan of home decoration, living situation, living area, the fact of whether having children and their age range.Those information will also help us to conduct data analysis and research, thus improving our products and services.
You could enjoy the member benefits after your registration to be the IKEA Family member. Those benefits include but not limited to special discount and activities for family members, point mall. We will process your family member card number, member tier, member title, point details, etc. so that we could provide you the corresponding member benefits.
(V) Marketing activities：
We may conduct online or offline marketing activities at irregular intervals.You may be asked to provide your name, address, mobile phone number, and other personal information to register or participate in such activities. In the process of registering for such marketing activities, you may choose whether to allow us to use your personal information for personalized marketing communications. In the meanwhile, in some marketing activities, we may sign additional agreements with you according to the actual situation, to obtain other authorities from the participants (such as intellectual property of the entries, and portrait rights of the participants).
(VI) Conduct internal audit, survey, data analysis and research, and to improve our products or services
In order to enable us to conduct internal audit, survey, data analysis and study, we may require you to provide your real name, contact information, delivery address and email address, records of your purchase of IKEA products or services as well as any other information you decide to share to us according to minimization and necessity principle. The corresponding survey, analysis and research will help us to improve IKEA products and services, thus providing you with the products and services that can better meet your needs.
Collection and procession of personal information for additional functions
To provide you more convenient and personalized product or service, and to improve your experience, we offer you additional functions on our online channels which will collect and process your personal information. You could still access to basic browsing, searching and shopping functions online if you don’t provide such personal information. While you may not enjoy the extra user experience that bought by the additional functions. Additional functions include:
（i）Personalized recommendations based on location information:
When you have allowed us to access to your location information, we will collect the details and then recommend you IKEA stores or pick-up sites nearby, display pages that more match your needs and create delivery address quickly according to where you are. We only collect your geographic location in real time and do not combine it with other information to store details of your whereabouts.
（ii）Camera-based additional functions:
You could enjoy the function of scanning, AR and photo taking by activate the camera access.
（iii）Additional functions based on photo album (image gallery) accessed and pictures uploaded:
When you enable us to access your photo album (image gallery), you could then upload photo and pictures successfully and further experience functions like comments leaving, product identification, pictures or files uploading in communicating with customer supports co-workers, etc.
（iv）Additional functions based on storage access to device:
To ensure the stable operation of IKEA app, we need to have the access to your device storage. We will read or write necessary information such as pictures, files, crash log information, etc. from or into your device storage space when you grant us the access. The purpose is to release information to you or record the crash log information locally.
The above additional functions require that you allow us to access to relevant permissions on your device so that we could collect and use the necessary information and provide the functions. You could open or close above-mentioned permissions in your device settings. Further, some other functions on our online channels or the Software Development Kit (hereinafter referred to as “SDK”) provided by our third parties may need to obtain your other device permissions. Click and check the detail Permission List.
You shall be fully aware that we do not need your authorization to collect and use your personal information in the following circumstances:
Obtaining your personal information from a third party
Rules for using your personal information
If we intend to use your information for other purposes not covered by this policy, we will ask for your consent in advance.
When we intend to use your information collected for a specific purpose for other purposes, we will ask for your consent in advance.
The use of Cookie
Our website and IKEA App possess a variety of practical Cookie functions, so we will store small data files named Cookie on your computers or mobile devices. Cookie files are small files that usually contain identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters. With Cookie, our website and IKEA App can store the activity information during your visit, so as to enable you to search the information more conveniently and quickly when you log in our online channel for another time. For instance, we will use Cookie to remember your personal surfing preference like your preferred language setting, and static the volume of the visitors.
Web beacons and pixel tags
In addition to Cookie, we will also use other similar technologies such as web beacons and pixel tags on our website and IKEA App.
On our website and IKEA App, we will calculate user visits and collect user preferences with beacons and pixel tags.
In our e-mails, there may be URL linking to our website or/and IKEA App. If you click the link, we will track this click, so as to help us to understand your product or service preferences, thus improving our services. If you refuse such a track of your activity, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.
As Ingka Group is a multinational company, based on the demands of operations and management, your personal information may be shared within Ingka Group, thus enabling us to provide you with better services.
Additionally, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor, and they have assigned other IKEA companies to develop range, supply and communication. Together with IKEA franchisees, we improve and develop IKEA to be more relevant and inspiring. So according to our business needs, your information might be shared within IKEA franchise system to provide you a better service.
We will not share your personal information with any company, organization or individual other than Ingka Group or entities within IKEA franchise system, except:
At present, our authorized partners are mainly for the following three categories:
1）Authorized partners for providing advertising and analysis services. Except with your permission, we will not share your personal information (information that can identify you, such as name or e-mail, with which you may be contacted or identified) with our partners for providing advertising and analysis services. We will only provide these partners with the information about their advertising coverage and effectiveness instead of your personal information, or we will aggregate such information, so as not to indicate your identity.
2）Suppliers, service providers and other partners. We will send your personal information （information that can identify you, such as your name, contact information, e-mail, device ID etc.） to suppliers, service providers and other partners supporting our business, and the supports include logistics, distribution or installation services, technical infrastructure services, IKEA relevant marketing information pushing, the analysis of the use of our services, the measurement of the effectiveness of advertising and services, the providing of customer service, convenience for payment, or the conduct of academic research and investigation.
3）Third-party providing access service. We may introduce into our products or services a third-party product or service that has the function of collecting personal information. Currently, Software Development Kit (hereinafter referred to as “SDK”) provided by third parties have been deployed in some of services or functions on our online channels. Click and check the detail Third Party SDK Provider List. By your usage of such services or functions, you agree that your personal information would be directly collected and processed by the third parties. To protect your personal information, we will conduct security assessment on the third parties and the deployed SDK.
We will not transfer your personal information to any company, organization or individual, except:
We will only publicly disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
Techniques and measures we taken to protect your personal information.
We have taken security measures conforming to the industrial standards to protect the personal information you provide and to prevent the data from being accessed, disclosed publicly, used, modified, damaged or lost without authorization. We will take all reasonable and practicable measures to protect your personal information.
We also require all personnel who may access to your personal information to perform the corresponding obligations of confidentiality. People who fail to perform these obligations may be investigated for legal responsibility or forced to terminate the cooperative relationship.
The Internet is not an absolutely secure environment, and additionally, it’s not certain if the E-mail, instant messaging, social software and other communication means with other users are fully encrypted. Therefore, we suggest that you use complex passwords and pay attention to your personal information security when using such tools.
At the same time, we will always try our best to guarantee the information security during the management, technical processing and other processes to prevent the personal information from being leaked illegally, or from being used, disclosed, modified or deleted without authorization. We will be committed to implementing effective and sound measures over your personal information, to protect it from the harm of various predictable accidents.
Where a personal information security incident occurs unfortunately, we will timely inform you as required by the laws and regulations: basic information and possible influences of the security incident, the treatment measures we have taken or will take, suggestions for you to prevent and reduce the risks by yourself, the remedial measures for your, etc. We will timely inform you of the related condition of the incident via mail, letter, telephone, pushed notification and other means. Where it is difficult to inform the subjects of the personal information one by one, we will publish an announcement in a reasonable and effective way.
Meanwhile, we will also actively report the treatment result of the personal information security incident as required by the authority.
Preservation and retention of your personal information
We only retain your personal information within the period which is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes stated in this policy. Meanwhile, we will also preserve your personal information with adherence to the mandatory provisions about retention period that rising from applicable laws and regulations. For instance, according to the requirements from E-commerce Law of the People's Republic of China, your purchase information includes the details of your purchased products and/or services shall be well-kept for no less than 3 years from the date the purchase placed.
We will take appropriate technical measures to guarantee your rights to access to, update, correct or delete your personal information, and provide various choices in terms of collection, use, sharing and storage of your personal information.
Right of access and update/correction
You can access and check your personal information left in IKEA as well as the history purchase orders and other information through the account management page provided on our online channels like IKEA China website, IKEA App, etc.. For instance, you could have the access to some of your personal information via “My Profile” on IKEA website, “Account Security” - “Setting” on IKEA App, “Edit Profile” - “IKEA Family Member Center” on IKEA Family WeChat mini program. Meanwhile, you could also check your personal information that left in your registration or usage of IKEA Family member through the “Update personal information” page on membership registration machines locating in IKEA store.
You shall have the right to correct or update the wrong, out-of-date or incomplete personal information and you can update them in related pages mentioned above. For instance, when you change your mobile phone number, you shall update and bind the latest one with your IKEA account.
But please note that we can’t provide access or correction services for some of your personal information due to technical limitation or security concerns.
Right of deletion
In case we breach any law or regulation or our agreement with you to collect, use and share your personal information with others, you shall have the right to require us to delete the information. You can contact us by the customer service hotline listed in the section “Any Doubt” and require the deletion of your personal information.
Right of revocation
Each of our business function can be completed only when you have provided some basic information to us. You can change or revoke your authorization on the scope of our procession of your personal information by requesting the information deletion, turning off the device permissions, etc. By the means of cancelling your account, you can revoke all your authorization on our continuous procession of your personal information. For the additional personal information we collect, you can also grant or withdraw your authorization for our collecting or using at any time. If you need any help in this process, please contact us by the contact method set out in the section “Any Doubt”.
Right of cancellation
You can cancel the IKEA account and IKEA Family membership you’ve registered. However, the account cancellation will clear your account information and it is unrecoverable. Therefore, if you have any intangible assets under your account (like account balance, points, gift card bounded, etc.), it is suggested that you use them up before you cancel the account as they are unrecoverable after the account is cancelled. You can contact us via online customer service or the contact method that set out under the section “Any Doubt” to apply for cancellation or acquire more details. The online customer service could be found via “Mine” – “Online Customer Service” in IKEA App, “Help centre” – “Online Customer Service” in IKEA Family Member Centres WeChat mini-program, etc.
However, in case we must collect, process, use or share your information according to the applicable laws and regulations, we can reject your request within the scope allowed by applicable laws and regulations. We have the right to adjust the above rights of yours according to applicable laws and regulations.
Marketing information Opt-out
You may choose whether to accept us, our affiliated companies or service providers to send marketing information to you by E-mail, SMS, printed materials or other means. You can update the subscription options of marketing information on the Account Management page provided on our online channels like IKEA website or IKEA App. In addition, you can unsubscribe from such information through the unsubscribing mechanism provided in such information (For example, you can unsubscribe from the marketing SMS by replying with 0; and you can unsubscribe from the marketing E-mail through the unsubscribe link). You can also contact us according to the following customer service hotline set out in the section “Any Doubt” to update the subscription options of marketing information.
Response to your above requests
In order to guarantee security, you may be required to provide a written request or to prove your identity in other ways. We may require you to verify your identify first before processing your request. We will respond in 15 days.
In principle, we don’t charge fees over your reasonable requests. But for requests repeated for many times and beyond the reasonable limit, we will charge certain fees for cost as appropriate. And we may reject the requests that are repeated for no reason, require excessive technical means (For example, it needs to develop a new system or change the existing practice fundamentally), present risks to the legal interests of others or are very unrealistic.
We will not be able to respond to your requests according to the laws and regulations under the following circumstances:
IKEA China will not actively seek or collect personal information of minors under the age of 18. However, when we provide the services specially designed for the minors, such as Småland play area and IKEA Children Passport, we may collect the personal information of minors under 18 from their parents or guardians, with explicit authorization from the parents or guardians, according to the principles of clear purpose and least but sufficient information.
IKEA will not send any marketing information to the minors. In case we find that we have collected the personal information of minors without the prior verifiable permission from their parents, we will manage to delete the related data as soon as possible.
In principle, the personal information collected and generated in the People’s Republic of China will be stored in the People’s Republic of China. Since Ingka Group is a multinational corporation, we provide products and services through the resources and servers spreading all over the world based on the needs for group operation and management. That means, after we acquire your authorization, your personal information may be transferred to an overseas jurisdiction beyond the country/region where you use the products or services or may be accessed by people from such a jurisdiction.
Such jurisdiction may have different data protection laws, or even no related law available. Under such circumstances, we will ensure to protect your personal information to an extent equivalent to that in the People’s Republic of China. We will always guarantee information security during the management, technical processing and other processes, to prevent your personal information from being harmed by various predictable accidents.
The material changes referred to in this policy include but are not limited to:
In case of any doubt or dissatisfaction about this policy or your personal information in our possession, please feel free to contact us via following method. Generally, we will reply in 15 days.
IKEA China Customer service Hotline: 400-800-2345
IKEA China Customer service E-mail China: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, we also set up the personal information protection department. You could contact the department directly if your doubts or issues are not well settled down by the customer service hotline. The contact email address is email@example.com and the contact address is 4th Floor, Building 3A, South District, Tianhua Information Technology Service Park, No.195 Long Tian Road, Xu Hui District, Shanghai.
You agree that any dispute caused by this policy between you and us (hereinafter referred to as “dispute”) shall be governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of China, except for the rule of conflict. Unless otherwise prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and proceedings arising out of or connected with it, directly or indirectly, shall be submitted to the court with jurisdiction at Xuhui District, Shanghai, and be resolved in accordance with laws of the People’s Republic of China.