Terms of use agreement

The use of this website www.ikeafoundation.org of the IKEA Foundation, a Dutch Company located in Leiden, the Netherlands, is subject to the terms and conditions of use described here under (“Terms of Use”). Use of this website implies the knowledge and acceptance of the Terms of Use. The Terms of Use apply to all visits to and use of this website of the IKEA Foundation, as well as to all information, recommendations and/or services provided to you on or through this website.

Links and References

This website may contain links and other references to websites or media offered by third parties. The IKEA Foundation does not monitor such other websites or media and has no technical or content control over those websites. A link or reference to another website or any other media does not imply any connection, partnership, relationship or approval of those websites or their content. The IKEA Foundation further reserves the right to remove those links to sites representing activities inconsistent with the IKEA Foundation’s mission and policies, including but not limited to its Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The IKEA Foundation makes no warranty that this website will meet your requirements, or that it will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does the IKEA Foundation make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this website or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through by the IKEA Foundation.You understand and agree that any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such content.

The materials are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall the IKEA Foundation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information) arising out of the use of, or inability to use the materials, even if the IKEA foundation has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Copyright Notice

All materials contained within this website are copyrighted except where explicitly noted otherwise.

Use of Content

All images, audio, video and related informational materials (hereinafter: “Content”) are owned by the IKEA Foundation or our licensors and are protected by intellectual property rights. The Content is only made available for use in non-defamatory, non-infringing and non-commercial contexts. Content may not be used in a context that is directed towards private monetary compensation or for direct or indirect commercial advantage. Content can only be used where the sole purpose is to educate, inform or advocate with an audience about the IKEA Foundation and its partnerships. All Content must be featured with credits and captions (as specified below) if available, in all media, including social media and smartphone applications, that is visible on or with the images. For any other use of the Content, explicit prior written permission should be obtained from the IKEA Foundation. Specific requests can be sent to through our Contact us page.


Captions add critical information to all photos, helping viewers to better understand the context in which the image was made and its relevance to the IKEA Foundation’s work. At a minimum each caption should include:

  • If possible the names(s) of the main subjects(s); if this is not possible, please describe their function (i.e “village health advisor” or relation to others in the photo).
  • The country where the photo was taken.
  • The year the photo was taken and more precise date if relevant.


A credit should always be included with the photos and videos used. Full embedding of credit information in an image is a good way to ensure that this core information stays with the image wherever it goes. The copyright symbol © should appear before any credit. Usually, credit follows this format:
© The photographer’s last name or owner/country of origin/the year photo taken. Example: © Smith/Kenya/2005


The information available on or via our website is for general information purposes only. No rights can be derived from the information provided. Although we draft content with due care we cannot exclude that some information may become obsolete, is incomplete or incorrect. Should you notice an error in information provided by us on or via the website, please let us know through programmes@ikeafoundation.org.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

The IKEA Foundation may collect information about users of this website. Collection and use of this information is governed by the IKEA Foundation’s online Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability

The IKEA Foundation is not liable for any damage arising or resulting from any direct or indirect use of, or inability to use this website or information made available on or via the website, nor for any damage caused by an inability to use the website or information. The IKEA Foundation accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the functioning, functionality or content of third party websites or media. The IKEA Foundation is not liable for damage caused by failures in electronic communications via the website, such as delays, interceptions or manipulation by third parties of those communications. Any use of our website and information available on or via our website is therefore at your own risk. Consequently, you are liable for any of your choices made based on the information available on or via the website.

Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.

Trademark Notice

All registered and/or unregistered trademarks and intellectual property rights related thereto and/or service marks used or referred to in this website are owned by the IKEA Foundation and/or its licensors. Please note that the IKEA logo and the IKEA word mark are registered trademarks of Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Severability and Waiver

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of these Terms of Use, which will otherwise remain in full force and effect. Furthermore, parties shall replace the void part by provisions that are valid and have legal effect that correspond with those of the void part as much as possible, taking into account the content and the purpose of these Terms of Use.The waiver by either party of a breach or right laid down in these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or right. Please do note that you agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to these Terms of Use will lapse if it has not been filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises.

Reservation of Rights

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


These Terms of Use may be modified, without further notice, from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting on the website. We therefore advise you to review these Terms of Use regularly.

Applicable Laws

These Terms of Use shall be exclusively governed by Dutch law. All disputes arising in connection with these Terms of Use, including disputes concerning the existence and validity thereof, will be exclusively submitted to the competent courts of The Hague.