privacy policy

HEMA firmly believes that protecting the privacy of its customers and website visitors is of paramount importance to its activities.

HEMA B.V. is responsible for the personal data obtained by the HEMA Group.
The HEMA Group (“HEMA”) includes all subsidiaries of HEMA B.V., including HEMA Financial Services B.V., which provides HEMA Verzekeringen (insurance). For more information about HEMA Verzekeringen we refer you to our service guide.

The processing of personal data has been reported to the regulatory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority. HEMA acts in conformity with the laws and regulations governing the protection of personal data.

which data does HEMA use and what for?

HEMA registers the personal data of its customers when they visit the website, use the HEMA app, receive services or request products or services and when they create a HEMA account. HEMA also makes use of access provided by visitors or customers to social media such as Facebook, which gives HEMA access to your social media information. HEMA is an intermediary for some products and services. Personal data is passed on to contractual parties when you buy a product or service for which HEMA acts as an intermediary. HEMA collects and processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to complete your orders for products or services;
  • to send newsletters and/or to inform you of interesting special offers;
  • to make person-based offers based on previous purchases;
  • to analyse, maintain and/or optimise the website;
  • to conduct market research and compile management information for the development of products and services.

Where legally permissible, HEMA passes on the personal data to its subsidiaries for the purposes set out above. However your email address will be used only in the context of an agreement or with your permission. You can withdraw your permission for the use of your email address using the unsubscribe link in any email or by sending an email to HEMA Customer Services via the contact form on the website. You can also block the use of your personal data by sending an email to HEMA Customer Services via the contact form on the website.

cookies

The HEMA website makes use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer when you visit the website and is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies make it possible for the server to recognise the browser and keep records of what you have done in the past. HEMA uses cookies to remember your settings and preferences and make subsequent visits to the website easier for you.

This website also makes use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also makes use of cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to keep records of how you use the website, to draw up reports on the website activity for website operators and to offer other services concerning website activity and internet usage. Google may pass this information on to third-parties if Google is legally obliged to do so or if these third-parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not combine your IP address with other information held by Google.

You can refuse cookies by selecting the relevant settings for that purpose in your browser. That may however prevent you from making use of all of the facilities offered by our website. By making use of this website you give permission for Google to process the information in the manner and for the purposes described above.

Should you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please address them to:

HEMA Retail Ltd
Attn Administratie Buitenland
Postbus 37110
1030 AC Amsterdam

changes to the privacy policy

HEMA reserves the right to amend its privacy policy. It is therefore advisable to view this page on a regular basis.

Amsterdam, 6 November 2013