www.syngentaventures.com is owned and operated by Syngenta AG, Switzerland (the “Data Controller”). Your privacy is important to us. Syngenta has therefore developed this Privacy Statement (this “Statement”) to inform you how Syngenta AG (“Syngenta”, “we”, “our”) collects, stores, uses and processes the personal data and information you provide us through this Web site (“Site”).
Effective Date. August 14, 2014
Scope of this Statement.
This Statement covers the “personal data and information” we collect through this Site. “Personal data and information” is data that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. Examples of personal information include your name, address, email address, tax identification number and the information you provide when you use our Site to create an account or a personal profile.
By using this Site you are accepting the practices described in this Statement (including the Syngenta Cookies Policy). If you do not agree to this Statement or the Syngenta Cookies Policy, please do not use this Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Statement or the Syngenta Cookies Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted in this Statement or the Syngenta Cookies Policy and material changes will generally apply only to activities and information collected on a going forward basis. We encourage you to regularly review this Statement and the Syngenta Cookies Policy to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used.
What Personal Data and Information Do We Collect Through Our Site?
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Personal information is requested when you order a service, register for an account and send us feedback. For example, this information might include your name, address (both billing and registered), email address, industry and product details, and credit card or other payment information. Such information may be held on our contacts and administration databases either because of the work we have done with you or are currently engaged in, or because we believe you might be interested in receiving material from us about our business and services. This allows us to manage our relationship with you efficiently, improve our Site and the services which we offer to you and to target items of interest we may send to you.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that is statistical in nature only and that does not, by itself, identify a specific individual or entity, and which depends upon the visiting you do on the Site. For example, this information may include the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the Site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Site. This information is used in an aggregate form to make the Site more useful and attractive to its users.
Agreements Governing Your Use of Special Features and Password-Protected Areas of Our Sites. Some of our sites include special features and password-protected areas. For example, you may need a user name and password to access areas of our sites where you may purchase Syngenta products or apply for financing.
When you sign up to use a special feature or password-protected area, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the special feature or password-protected area. In such cases, you will be asked to expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked "I agree." This type of agreement is known as a "click-through" agreement. If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Statement, but only with respect to the matters governed by the "click-through agreement."
Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use "cookies" and other Web technologies to collect information and support certain features of our sites. For example, we may use these technologies to
collect information about the ways visitors use our sites – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
to manage and determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns;
to support the features and functionality of our sites – for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to our sites; and
to personalize your experience when you use our sites.
Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by signing up to use a password-protected area on one of our sites, we may link the information we collect using Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave a site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit our sites, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of our sites. Please see our Syngenta Cookies Policy for more details.
How Does Syngenta Use Your Personal Information?
Generally. We use the personal information we collect through our sites
to provide the products, information and services you request;
for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
to provide you with effective customer service;
to provide you with a personalized experience when you use our sites;
to display personalized advertising when you visit our sites;
to contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (but only with your permission);
to contact you with information and notices related to your use of our sites;
to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
to better understand your needs and interests;
to improve the content, functionality and usability of our sites;
to improve our products and services;
to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice or other agreement between Syngenta and you.
How Does Syngenta Share My Personal Information?
Service Providers. We share personal information with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as credit card processing services, data storage services, and web hosting services) or that help us market our products and services (such as third-party e-mail marketing companies). These third parties are required by contract to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to take commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
With Our Business Partners. Under some limited circumstances, we may share our mailing lists or other personal information collected through our Site with companies that are not our service providers and are not members of the Syngenta family of businesses. For example, we may share your contact or demographic information with business partners who offer special discounts to qualified Syngenta customers. Before we share your personal information with our business partners, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether to have your information shared and used in this way. If you do not want us to share your personal information with our business partners, you may "opt-out" at any time by sending an email or writing to our data privacy officer*.
Within Syngenta. We may share the personal information we collect through our Site within Syngenta or with other affiliates of Syngenta AG for cross-marketing and other purposes. Before we share your personal information with an affiliate, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether to have your information shared and used in this way. If you do not want us to share your personal information with another member of the Syngenta family of businesses you may "opt-out" at any time by sending an email or writing to our data privacy officer*.
Business Transfers. Your personal information may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or assets of Syngenta AG, one of its affiliates, or one of our businesses, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company's use of your personal information will still be subject to this policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any privacy notice posted on the Web page (or area) where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that privacy notice.
As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. In most cases, we will ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. We will also include an "opt-out" link in newsletter or promotional email we send you so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future. If you have created an account or a personal profile on our Site, you may be able to update some or all of your privacy choices by changing the settings on your account settings or profile page.
Before we use your personal information for direct marketing purposes (or permit our affiliates to do so), we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether to have your information used in this way. If at any time you wish to be taken off our direct marketing mailing lists, please send an email or write to our data privacy officer*. Please provide your full name, address and email address so that we can find you on our mailing lists. Once we have the information we need, we will remove you from our mailing lists. Please give us a reasonable amount of time to honor your request.
Sharing Your Personal Information.
Please review the section entitled "How Does Syngenta Share My Personal Information?" to learn how we share your personal information with third parties and what choices you have.
How Can You Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information?
If you have created an account or a personal profile on one of our sites, you may be able to access and update some or all of your personal information on your account settings or profile page. In most cases, however, you will need our help. If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please send an email or write to our data privacy officer*. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and, in any event, within the time limits established by applicable law. For your protection, we may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identity. Although generally we do not charge for these services, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to charge a reasonable fee as permitted by applicable law. We will notify you if a fee will apply in your case.
How Does Syngenta Protect Personal Information?
We maintain a comprehensive data security program, including commercially reasonable administrative, physical and technological security measures, to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, unauthorized use, and unauthorized or accidental destruction, modification or disclosure. Although we take commercially reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we collect, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases.
Password Protected Areas of This Site
For your protection, certain areas of our Site may be password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing our sites using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing our sites using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on the site.
Links to Other Syngenta Web sites
Links to Third-Party Web sites
Our Site is not directed nor targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not use our Site to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any personal information. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided personally identifiable information through one of our sites, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our databases.
Special Notice for Visitors Who Reside Outside Switzerland
Syngenta AG is a Swiss corporation based in Basel, Switzerland. Syngenta AG uses Web servers and store data in Switzerland, France or in other countries. We may transfer your personal information to our service providers and others located in Switzerland, France, the United States or other countries for the purposes described in this Statement. Different countries have different privacy laws and requirements, and some provide less legal protection for your personal information than others. Please know, however, that no matter where your personal information is collected, used, transferred or stored, if it was collected through this Site, it will be protected by the terms of this Statement and any privacy notices or click-through agreements that apply to you.
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN OR TO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
This Statement is governed under the laws of Switzerland without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
Questions Concerning Our Privacy Practices
If you have questions about this policy or our privacy practices, please send an email or write to our data privacy officer:
Send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and write "Privacy" in the subject line
Write to us at
Data Privacy Officer