Privacy Policy

1. Handling of Personal Information

In order to protect personal information, YKK Group companies (please refer to the following links for YKK Group companies), in addition to complying with the laws, guidelines, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "statutes") on protection of personal information applied in each country, will strive to properly manage and protect personal information by developing various regulations regarding the handling of personal information as follows (hereinafter referred to as "this policy") and making each YKK Group company thoroughly aware of them. In addition, some of the handling of personal information at YKK Group companies, such as Web Privacy Policy, may be extracted and published separately.

2. Purpose of Use of Personal Information

YKK Group companies use personal information they obtain for the following purposes. In addition, whenever we acquire personal information for a purpose not described below, we shall clearly indicate the purpose each time it is acquired.

If personal information is used beyond the scope of the purpose specified in advance, the new purpose shall be notified to the person concerned and the consent of the person concerned shall be obtained, except in cases that fall under exceptions specified by laws and regulations.

3. Acquisition Sources of Personal Information

For the above purposes, each YKK Group company collects personal information from the following sources.

4. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

The legal basis for the handling of personal data at each YKK Group company is as follows.

5. The Type of Personal Information Acquired

The personal information acquired by YKK Group companies includes, but is not limited to, the following items related to customers, shareholders, suppliers, job applicants, employees, etc.

Our Company may acquire sensitive information. Examples of such information include information necessary for special consideration when requested by customers and information about employees necessary to fulfill the company's obligations under labor laws and labor contracts. In such cases, unless authorized by law, sensitive information will be acquired upon obtaining the consent of the person concerned.

6. Sharing Personal Data among YKK Group Companies

YKK Group companies (the scope is as described in 1 above. Refer to "Handling of Personal Information.") use the following personal data from data acquired together with other YKK Group companies to achieve the goals described in 2. "Purpose of Use of Personal Information" above. In this case, YKK Corporation assumes full responsibility for the management of the personal data.

Shared personal data include:
Name, affiliation (company name, department name, etc.), position, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and consultation details.

7. Provision of Personal Data to Third Parties

YKK Group companies do not provide acquired personal data to third parties, except in the following cases.

YKK Group companies will not provide personal data to third parties based on opt-out.

8. About Managing Personal Data

Each YKK Group company has established an operation system for personal data through various regulations on personal information protection and employee education. Personal data handled by each YKK Group company is appropriately and strictly managed in an accurate, up-to-date state in accordance with YKK Group safety management measures. Measures are taken to prevent leakage, loss, tampering, etc., as well as to prepare for any possible leakage.

9. Cross-border Data Transfer

Each YKK Group company may transfer personal data to the Group's overseas bases, or to other foreign countries. Personal data to be transferred includes data on customers, business partners, and employees in our Group. YKK Group companies will legally transfer this data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

10. Retention Period for Personal Data

Each YKK Group company will strive to erase personal data without delay when it is no longer needed.

11. Notification, disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, suspension of use, erasure, and suspension of provision to third parties of retained personal data

If you wish to request disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, suspension of use, erasure, suspension of third-party provision, exercise of any claim or other right specified by other laws or regulations, or notification of the purpose of use (hereinafter referred to as "Claims, etc.") with respect to the contents of the retained personal data held by each YKK Group company, please contact the Group regarding personal information protection (https://www.ykk.com/app/s_inquiry/sp/form?lang=en) or contact the YKK Group companies listed after this policy. A reasonable fee may be applied within the limit permitted by applicable law.

12. About Cookies

Some YKK Group companies use cookies on their websites. Some of this information is automatically collected each time you visit the website (like cookies and beacons.) A cookie is a small, non-executable file on your hard drive that identifies your computer. Depending on your browser's Internet security settings, you may be able to use your website in a way that prevents cookies from being received, but this may significantly reduce your online convenience. Both session cookies and permanent cookies are used on the websites of YKK Group companies.
The session cookie setting starts as soon as you access the website, and is canceled when you close the website. These cookies enable the YKK Group companies to track the sections of the website that you access, which allows the YKK Group companies to track user preferences and use them to make improvements.
Permanent cookies remain on your hard drive unless you remove them through your browser's Internet security settings. Permanent cookies are used to store user preferences such as language usage, eliminating the need to re-configure each website visit. Cookies made by YKK Group companies are not linked to personally identifiable information.

13. About Access History

Information on access to the websites of YKK Group companies is accumulated as access history. As a general rule, this data is used for statistics and analysis of the usage of the websites of YKK Group companies. Please also note that we may disclose the history of these events upon request from administrative agencies and other organizations that have gone through proper legal procedures.

14. About Continuous Improvement

In order to properly manage and protect personal information, each YKK Group company periodically reviews the operation of handling personal information, changes this policy as necessary, and strives for continuous improvement. Changes to these guidelines will be appropriately communicated.

15. About Japanese Characters and Anonymization

In order to safely manage personal data, YKK Group companies may delete personal names or replace them with pseudonyms to anonymize them when personal names are not necessary for specific processing. However, each YKK Group company will not evade or be relieved of legal obligations for personal data by changing the name to Japanese characters or anonymization unless the data concerned is processed into information that is not personal data (for example, statistical data). In particular, YKK Group companies subject to Japanese law do not create or handle anonymously processed information.

16. Other

Depending on the content of the event, some websites of YKK Group companies offer service content such as chats, forums (conference room), bulletin boards, news groups and e-mail exchanges. When using services in this way, please provide information at your own risk and discretion.

Established on April 1, 2005;
Revised on July 1, 2019

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