We understand the importance of protecting the personal information of our customers and our employees. We are constantly looking for new and better ways to secure your personal information and to ensure that it is used in a responsible and respectful manner.

This privacy policy applies to www.ykkafrica.com owned and operated by YKK Corporation of America. This privacy policy describes how YKK Corporation of America collects and uses the personal information you provide to YKK Southern Africa. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, you should first contact YKK Southern Africa as follows:

YKK Southern Africa
110 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2124
+27 (0) 11 781 4240

How and When We Collect Your Information

Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, that is not otherwise publicly available.

YKK Southern Africa collects personal information only by consent, and we use it to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. We collect your information via forms hosted on our website when you view one of our catalogs or use a form to contact us. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at saenquiries.co.za. We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. When submitting a form to us via our website, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

We will never sell your data, and we will never share your email address or any other personal information with a third party without your express consent.


We use a number of cookies on our website, mainly to help us improve the website and enhance your experience when you visit the site. This Cookie Notice sets out details about these cookies, what they’re used for and what your options are with regards to their use.

Cookies are small text files stored on your device by a website you visit. Cookies can be used for many reasons such as visitor analytics, maintaining logged in users, managing e-commerce website transactions, etc.

There are different kinds of cookies that may be used:

  • Essential cookies are needed so that the website you are visiting can function
  • Non-essential, non-intrusive cookies are cookies not required for the website to work, but can be used to enhance the performance of the website or provide anonymous, useful information to the website owner (such we website statistics)
  • Non-essential, intrusive cookies that are used to store personal data or track website visitor behavior (either across the website or a number of websites)
  • Third-party cookies are cookies that are used by third-party services we may use on our websites, such as YouTube or advertising services. We have no control or access to these cookies.

We use cookies for the purposes of analyzing (anonymously) visits to our website and identifying whether you have accepted cookies or not (via our cookie banner). YKK Corporation of America uses both session cookies and permanent cookies at www.ykkafrica.com.

Session cookies are active only during the period you are logged on to www.ykkafrica.com website and are removed when you leave. They help us track the sections of the website that you use to allow us to make improvements in keeping with observed user preferences.

Permanent cookies remain on your hard drive until you remove them through your browser’s Internet security settings. Permanent cookies are used to store user preferences such as preferred language and thus eliminate your having to make the same entries on each visit.

Cookies that we use

When you visit our website (www.ykkafrica.com) we use the following cookies.

  1. (_gat, _ga, _gid); Non-essential, non-intrusive; Anonymized website visitor statistics. We use Google Analytics to collect standard information about visitors to our site and their behavior (e.g. what pages they viewed). The data provided by Google Analytics is anonymized and in no way enables us to identify individual visitors. For more information about how Google Analytics cookies work, visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
  2. (_icl_current_language); Required; This cookie name is associated with a WordPress multilingual plug-in from WPML. It stores a language value for the website. Expires in 24 hours.
  3. (wpml_referer_url); Required; Used when first entering the Site; Stores the last requested URL on the front-end; Expires 1 day from creation/update.

While it is possible to use www.ykkafrica.com by having your browser’s Internet security set such that it will not accept cookies your online experience may be greatly reduced.

Our cookies are not tied to personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by www.ykkafrica.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties. Some of our business partners (e.g., tracking utilities such as Google Analytics) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies.


When you contact YKK Southern Africa, you provide YKK Southern Africa with your implied consent to use your information to fulfill your request. You may withdraw your consent at any time by opting out of emails or by contacting us at (770) 261-6120 or saenquiries.co.za.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

YKK Southern Africa will not use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected without your explicit consent or as required by law.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of YKK Southern Africa. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Social Media Widgets

Our website includes social media features, including Twitter, Linked In and Instagram. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Individual Access

You have a right to access your personal information held by YKK Southern Africa. You may access your personal information by contacting YKK Southern Africa at the address provided above.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This policy was updated on September 7, 2018. YKK Southern Africa reserves the right to unilaterally modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy we will notify you prior to making the changes on our homepage and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.