Terms & Conditions


1.1 Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the ykkeurope.com website ('Website') which is owned and operated by YKK Europe Limited ("YKK" / "We" / "Us"). In these terms, YKK means YKK Europe Ltd, its holding and affiliated companies. By accessing or using the Website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as they may be modified and posted from time to time.

1.2 Without prejudice to the above, by using the Website, you accept and agree to these terms and conditions of use as they apply to your use of the Website.

1.3 YKK may on occasion run competitions. These will be subject to additional rules and conditions which will be made available at the time of any such competition.

2 Information you provide to Us

2.1 All registration data and information relating to you is subject to our Website Privacy Policy.

2.2 In addition, the following also applies to all messages, e-mails, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted by you to Us ("Content"):

you must own or have the right to submit Content for publication on the Website and all Content submitted by you must be legal, honest, decent and truthful and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards or codes of practice;


you must ensure that all Content submitted to Us does not infringe copyright, design, privacy, publicity, data protection, trade mark or any other rights of any third party, nor be obscene, abusive, threatening, libellous or defamatory of any person.

2.3 You grant Us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, world-wide licence to publish all Content which you submit to Us except any portion of the Content which is Personal Information (as defined in our Website Privacy Policy).

2.4 You have sole responsibility for the Content which you submit to Us and you shall indemnify and shall keep Us fully and effectively indemnified on demand from and against all actions, claims, losses, liability, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption and other pecuniary or consequential loss (including legal costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by Us and arising directly or indirectly out of the publication of Content submitted by you to Us.

3 Applicability of Online Materials

3.1 Unless otherwise specified all content and materials published on the Website are presented solely for your private, personal and non-commercial use.

3.2 The Website is controlled and operated by Us from our offices in England. We make no representations that the materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who visit the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

3.3 Where content published on the Website is supplied by third parties, you understand that We do not control or endorse their content in any way. All such content which is offered by third parties that are not affiliated with or otherwise connected with Us, is published in good faith but We do not in any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of such content published (on or off-line) and the use of such content.

4 Limitation of Liability

4.1 All content, materials and information on the Website are provided on an "as is" basis and you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Website and use of all information contained within it.

4.2 To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, We do not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the Website or any information provided through the Website.

4.3 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we and our YKK companies will not be responsible for any losses you incur as a result of using the Website, using any websites linked to the Website or relying on any of the information published on the Website or any websites linked to it, including without limitation loss of goodwill, loss of profits, loss of data and losses which arise directly or indirectly from our acts or omissions.

4.4 If We are liable to you for any reason (other than death or personal injury arising from our negligence), our liability will be limited to £100.

4.5 Notwithstanding any other provision of these terms and conditions, YKK does not attempt to exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence in any way.

4.6 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the Website and is compatible with the Website. You also understand that We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading from the Website will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for taking sufficient precautions and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

5 Intellectual Property Rights and Restrictions on Use

The contents of the Website are protected by international copyright laws and other intellectual property rights. The owner of these rights is YKK, its affiliates, or other third party licensors. All product and company names and logos mentioned in the Website may be the trade marks, service marks or trading names of their respective owners, including Us. You may print individual pages of content on paper (but not photocopy them) only for the purposes of making use of our products but otherwise you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute, by any means or in any manner, any material or information on or downloaded from the Website including but not limited to text, graphics, video, messages, code and/or software without our prior written consent except in order to complete any survey or questionnaire.

6. Website Links

6.1 Links To Other Websites

For your convenience, we may from time to time provide links to websites owned and operated by third parties. If you use these links, you will leave the Website. We have not reviewed these third party websites and have no control over the consent or security of the third party websites. If you decide to access a third party website through a link on the Website, you do so at your own risk. We make no representations regarding the content of third party websites or any results that may be obtained from using them.

6.2 Links To The Website

You may not display any link to the Website on your website or any third party website without our prior written consent. If we do grant you consent to display a link to the Website, we reserve the right to attach conditions to that consent and to withdraw that consent if you breach those conditions.

7 General

7.1 We may assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms and conditions.

7.2 We may alter these terms and conditions from time to time and post the new version on the Website, following which all use of the Website will be governed by that version.

7.3 If any provision or term of these terms and conditions shall become or be declared illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such term or provision shall be divisible from them and shall be deemed to be deleted from them.

7.4 Any failure or delay by YKK enforcing an obligation or exercising a right, under this Agreement, does not amount to a waiver of that obligation or right or any other obligation or right.

7.5 You acknowledge that they have not entered into these terms and conditions in reliance on any statement or representation, except in so far as the representation has been incorporated into these terms and conditions. You irrevocably and unconditionally waive any right you may have to claim damages and/or to rescind these terms and conditions by reason of any misrepresentation (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation) not contained in these terms and conditions.

7.6 These terms and conditions and your use of the Website are governed by English law and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English court.

Privacy Policy

You agree that, as regards the use of any personal data, as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time)(the "Act"), you will comply with the provisions of the Act insofar as they applicable to you.

We may aggregate statistics, responses to any surveys and questionnaires, traffic patterns and related site information and disclose such aggregate data to third parties for marketing, advertising or other promotional purposes but such aggregate data will not include any Personal Information.

To enable Us to monitor and improve our Website, We gather and record on our servers certain aggregated information about you when you use it, including without limitation, details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address, the URL you came from and go to and the parts of our Website you visit. Such information is primarily used to provide you with an enhanced on-line experience.

We use cookies (small files which are stored on your hard drive by our browser) to monitor your use of the Website during the time you access it. However we do not use the information these cookies collect at any point after you have stopped accessing the Website.

You must at all times ensure that the Personal Information you provide is accurate and complete and all registration details (where applicable) shall contain your real name, address and other requested details. You will notify Us of any changes to these as soon as you are able so that We can update our records.

You are solely responsible for your Personal Information and We may take any action with respect to your Personal Information We deem necessary or appropriate if We believe it may cause Us to suffer any loss, liability or commercial damage.

Whilst We will take all reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information, We cannot guarantee the security of any Personal Information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security implications of dealing on-line over the Internet and will not hold Us responsible for any breach of security unless We have been negligent and then only to the limits set out in the terms and conditions for this Website.

YKK administrators do not share user information received with third parties or affiliated websites. However, YKK administrators do reserve the right to submit information held to any law enforcement agencies properly requesting said information in connection with the commission of any offence: if the YKK administrators are satisfied with the validity and circumstances surrounding the request and/or are bound by law.