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Appendix A - Usage terms and conditions

 

Terms & Conditions

Syngenta Crop Protection AG and Syngenta Agro AG (“Syngenta”) provides the www.greencast.ae web site (the “Site”) to supply general information about Syngenta and its products and services. You may use this site subject to your compliance with these terms and conditions.

Your acceptance of these terms and conditions

Please take a few minutes to carefully review these terms and conditions. By accessing and using this Site you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access, use or download materials from this Site.

These terms and conditions may change

Syngenta reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Syngenta will do so by posting an updated or modified version of these terms and conditions on this Site.  Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the revised terms and conditions.  For this reason, we encourage you to review these terms and conditions every time you use this Site.

Privacy statement

Syngenta is committed to respecting the personal privacy of the individuals who use this Site.  The privacy statement posted on this site describes Syngenta’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal information collected by Syngenta through this Site.

The privacy statement is part of these terms and conditions.  When you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement on this Site. Please take a few minutes to review this.

Usernames, passwords and security

Any username and password for this Site provided to you, or chosen by you, are for the use of you personally, and may not be used by anyone else (including other employees or agents of your company). You and your company are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. Furthermore, you and your company are entirely responsible for all activities that occur on this site using your username and password, whether or not the activities or the use of your password was authorized by you or your company. You or your company must notify Syngenta immediately of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your username and password or any other breach of security.

Updating user information

You or your company must notify Syngenta promptly if any of the information that you provided as part of any registration process (the "user information") changes, or if you or your company becomes aware that any of the user information is inaccurate or incomplete.

Notwithstanding your or your company's obligation to provide Syngenta with updated user information, Syngenta has the right to rely on the user information that you or your company previously provided until such time as you or your company has provided Syngenta with updated user information. You and your company further agree that Syngenta may provide notices related to these terms and conditions or to this Site by e-mail using the latest e-mail address you or your company has supplied to Syngenta.

If you cease to be an employee or authorized agent of your company, or cease to be authorized by your company to use this Site, then your company must promptly notify Syngenta, and you are no longer authorized to use this Site.

As between you and your company and Syngenta, Syngenta shall have sole and exclusive ownership of all right, title, and interest in and to this Site, including, without limitation, the design, features, functionality, navigation, content, and "look and feel" of this Site, and all data collected through this Site, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights associated therewith, such as all copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and know-how.

Right to change Site

Syngenta reserves the right to alter the content and functionality of this Site in any way, or to limit access to this Site, or to shut down this Site temporarily or permanently, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice, and will not be liable in any way to you or your company for possible consequences of such changes or shut down.

Copyright notice and limited license

Everything you see and hear on this Site (the “Content”), including, for example, all of the text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and audio-video clips, is copyrighted

You are granted a non-exclusive license to the Content subject, however, to the following limitations:

You may download, store, print, copy and share Content from this Site, provided you:

(1) Only use the Content for noncommercial use or to further your business dealings with Syngenta;

(2) Only publish or post any part of the Content on any other internet site or in any other media in a similar context to that in which it is presented on this Site;

(3) Attribute the Content to Syngenta;

(4) Do not modify or alter the Content in any way or delete or modify any copyright or trademark notices or notices of confidentiality.

Except as expressly stated above, you may not copy, download, print, publish, display, perform, distribute, transmit, transfer, translate, modify, add to, update, compile, abridge, frame, inline, link or deep-link with regard to any other publicly available site or in any other way transform or adapt all or any part of the Content of this Site without first obtaining written permission from Syngenta.

Except as expressly stated above, no right, title or interest in the downloaded Content is transferred to you when you download content from this Site. Except for the limited, non-exclusive license expressly granted above, nothing contained in these terms and conditions and on this Site shall be construed as conferring a license or any other right under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property right of Syngenta or any third party.

Trademark notice

All of the trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this Site (the “Trademark(s)”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of Syngenta, one of its affiliates, or third parties who have licensed their trademarks to Syngenta or one of its affiliates.

Except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions, you may not reproduce, display or otherwise use any Trademark without first obtaining Syngenta's written permission.

Unsolicited ideas

Syngenta welcomes your comments and feedback regarding this Site. All information and materials submitted to Syngenta through this Site, such as any comments, feedback, ideas, questions, designs, data or the like, will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any information or materials that you do not wish to assign to us, including, without limitation, any confidential information and any original creative materials.

By submitting communications and/or materials to Syngenta through this Site, you assign to Syngenta, free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the information and/or materials you submit to Syngenta. Syngenta will be entitled to use any information and/or materials you submit through this Site, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such information and/or materials, for any purpose whatsoever, included but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information or materials without restriction and without compensating you in any way.

However, Syngenta will not use any information or materials you submit through this Site in a way that may violate applicable privacy laws.  In particular, Syngenta will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted information or materials to us unless: (a) we obtain your permission to use your name; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this Site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.

You are responsible for the communications you submit through this Site, including, without limitation, their truthfulness and accuracy.

Please note that your submissions (e.g. via our contact form) do not have any legally binding effect on Syngenta. Therefore, invoices, reminders and the like must be exclusively sent to the addresses set forth in the respective contract.

Third-party information

Some of the information, articles and other materials available through this Site are provided to Syngenta by third-parties. Wherever practical the source of these third-party materials is identified. These third-party materials are provided for your interest and convenience only. Syngenta does not warrant or represent that these materials are current, accurate, complete or reliable. Syngenta accepts no responsibility for any use to which third party information is put.

Links to other Syngenta websites

This Site contains hyperlinks to other websites operated by Syngenta or other Syngenta entities ("Other Syngenta Website(s)"). These Other Syngenta Websites are separate and distinct websites. Each serves a different purpose. Each Other Syngenta Website is therefore governed by its own terms of use and its own privacy statement. If you access Other Syngenta Websites through links on this Site, please take a few minutes to review the terms of use and privacy statement posted on each Other Syngenta Website you visit.

Links to other web sites

This Site contains hyperlinks to web sites that are not operated by Syngenta. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only, and do not imply any endorsement of the material on these third-party web sites or any association with their operators. Syngenta does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their contents. You access and use these web sites solely at your own risk.

Product information

Any information contained or referenced in this Site is solely provided as an introduction to Syngenta and its products and services. For specific advice and instructions related to our products and services, please contact Syngenta directly. Persons intending to use a crop protection or seed product must read and follow the label accompanying that product and comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the use of that product. Before using any crop protection product, be sure that it is registered for use in your country.

Global availability

Because different countries around the world have different laws and regulatory requirements, some products, programs or services are available in some countries and not in others. This Site may contain references or cross references to Syngenta products, programs and services that may not be available or announced in your country. These references do not imply that Syngenta intends to announce such products, programs or services in your country. Consult your local Syngenta sales representative or contact Syngenta if you have questions about which products, programs and services may be available to you.

Contact us

The “contact us” feature of some Syngenta websites allows you the opportunity to send related questions to our experts online. This feature is provided for your interest and convenience. The usefulness of our response to your question depends on the completeness and the accuracy of the information on which it is based and other factors beyond our control, such as weather. You and your company are solely responsible for evaluating the value and usefulness of our response.

Some Syngenta websites will post representative questions and answers that we believe may be of interest to other registered users. Please do not include any confidential, proprietary or personally identifiable information in your question. We reserve the right to edit questions for clarity or length. Please review the section of these terms and conditions regarding submissions before sending us any information.

Not an offer or invitation to invest

The information on this Site does not constitute and shall not be deemed as an offer or invitation to invest or otherwise deal in shares or other securities of Syngenta. Nor is any such offer or invitation being made or solicited. Securities’ prices, and income from those securities, may go up or down at any time, and potential investors should be aware that past performance is not necessarily an indication of future performance. Potential investors should seek independent financial advice prior to any investment decision.

Forward-looking statements

Our Site may contain forward-looking statements - e.g. statements not of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements, which can be identified by terms such as, but not limited to, ‘expect’, 'would', 'will', 'potential', 'plans', 'prospects', 'estimated', 'aiming', 'on track' and similar expressions are based on current plans, estimates and projections, with regard to which Syngenta shall in no way be liable and on which you and your company should not place undue reliance. These statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of Syngenta's control. Forward looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and Syngenta undertakes no obligation to update any of them in light of new information or future events.

Disclaimer of warranties

This Site is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis, without representations or warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, the Syngenta entities and their respective service providers and licensors disclaim all warranties, express, implied, statutory or otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Syngenta entities and their respective service providers and licensors hereby disclaim (a) all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement with respect to this Site and its content and any products or services described on or made available through this Site; (b) warranties relating to delays, interruptions, errors, or omissions in the operation of this Site or any part of this Site; (c) warranties relating to the transmission or delivery of this Site or its availability at any particular time or location; (d) warranties relating to the security of this Site or that the Content of this Site is free of viruses, worms or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties; (e) warranties relating to the use, validity, accuracy, currency, completeness, suitability, reliability, or the results of the use of this Site, including any Content, including product labels, products or services made available through this Site; and (f) warranties relating to websites to which this Site is linked.

Certain jurisdictions do not allow disclaimers of certain warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so one or all of the foregoing limitations may not apply to you and/or your company.

Limitation of liability

Your and your company's use of this Site, it’s Content, including product labels, and any products, programs or services made available through this Site is at your and your company's sole risk. Under no circumstances shall the Syngenta entities or their respective service providers and licensors, including their respective directors, officers, employees, or agents, be liable for any losses or damages arising out of or in connection with your or your company's access of, use of, or inability to use, this Site, its content, including product labels, or any products, programs or services made available through this site or your or your company's reliance on any information provided through this site. Without limiting the foregoing, the Syngenta entities and their respective service providers and licensors shall not be liable in any way for possible errors or omissions in the content; this applies in particular to any information about products, programs and services supplied by the Syngenta entities. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, general, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or otherwise, including without limitation, interruption of business, loss of or damage to data or goodwill, and loss of revenue or profits.

This limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, whether the alleged liability is based on contract, negligence, tort, strict liability or any other basis and even if an authorized representative of any of the Syngenta entities has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, and without regard to the effectiveness of other remedies.

You and your company acknowledge and agree that Syngenta could not make this Site and its Content available to you and your company at no charge if their liability were not limited as set forth above.

If any of these limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of the Syngenta entities and their respective service providers and licensors under such circumstances for liabilities that otherwise would have been limited shall not exceed one hundred ($100.00) dollars (or the local currency equivalent).

Certain jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of certain damages, so some or all of this limitation of liability may not apply to you and/or your company and you and/or your company may have additional rights.

Governing law and jurisdiction

 

These terms and conditions shall be governed by, are subject to, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Switzerland without regard to conflict of law principles. The ordinary courts of Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any claims relating to these terms and conditions.

Waiver

Our failure at any time to require performance of any provision of these terms and conditions or to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision or such right. All waivers must be in writing and signed by the party to be bound. Unless the written waiver contains an express statement to the contrary, no waiver by Syngenta of any breach of any provision of these terms and conditions of any right provided for herein shall be construed as a waiver of any continuing or succeeding breach of such provision, a waiver of the provision itself, or a waiver of any right under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and your company and Syngenta with respect to your and your company's access to and/or use of this Site. These terms and conditions shall not be amended except as expressly set forth herein.

 

Revision date

These terms and conditions were last modified on September 30th 2018

 

Appendix B - Privacy Statement                                                                                                                 

 

Privacy Statement

Introduction.  www.greencast.ae is managed by Syngenta Agro AG & Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Switzerland (Syngenta) - the “data controller”.  Your privacy is important to us.  Syngenta has therefore developed this privacy statement (this “Statement” or “Privacy Statement”) to inform you how Syngenta collects, stores, uses and processes the personal data and information you provide us through this website.

Effective date.  May 25, 2018

Scope of this Statement.  This Statement covers the personal data and information (hereinafter “Personal Information”) we collect through this site.  Personal 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, if applicable, and the information you provide when you use our site to create an account or a personal profile.

Your consent.  By using this site you are accepting the practices described in this Statement (including the Cookies Policy available on this site).  If you do not agree to this Statement or the Cookies Policy, please do not use this site.  We reserve the right to make changes to this Statement or the Cookies Policy at any time.  Any changes will be posted in this Statement or the 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 Cookies Policy to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used.

What Personal Information do we collect through our site?

Personal 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, products, programs 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, allow to 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. 

This site may include special features and password-protected areas. 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 Statement, 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. “Cookies” provides us with information about the ways visitors use our sites – which pages they visit in what order, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page

 

We do this to:

  • analyze and improve the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns;
  • support and enhance 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
  • 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 the Cookies Policy on this site for more details.

How does GreenCast use your Personal Information?
Generally, we use the Personal Information we collect through our site:

  • To provide the products, information and services you request from us
  • For security, credit or fraud prevention purposes or any other legal obligation;
  • To contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you where you have given us permission to do so.
  • Based upon a legitimate interest we have:
  • To provide you with effective customer service;
  • To provide you with a personalized experience when you use our site;
  • To display personalized advertising when you visit our site;
  • To contact you with information and notices related to your use of our site;
  • 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 site;
  • To improve our products and services;
  • To improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
  • To provide you with customized weather services
  • To provide you with customized history diseases and information
  • For any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice or other agreement between Syngenta and you.

 

How does GreenCast 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.

Within Syngenta. We may share the Personal Information we collect through our Site within Syngenta or with other affiliates of Syngenta for cross-marketing and other purposes. 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 – see the contact details on this page.

Business transfers. Your Personal Information may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or assets of Syngenta, 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.

Compliance with laws and protection of our rights and the rights of others. We may disclose Personal Information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose Personal Information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce or apply our online terms of use or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

Aggregate information.  We may share aggregated demographic or survey information with third parties, but this information is in anonymous form and does not contain any Personal Information. The aggregate information that we share may include anonymous information that is captured through the use of cookies and other similar tracking technology, as explained in the section entitled “cookies and similar technologies.”

As described in a privacy notice. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as described in any additional 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.

Your choices
in general
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.

Direct marketing
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 Global Data Protection Officer– see the contact details on this page. 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 exercise your rights in relation to your Personal Information?
We strive to maintain a high level of transparency about the data we process. As regards our processing of your Personal Information described in this Statement, you have the following rights:

  • To confirm Syngenta is processing your Personal Information, to get access to or receive a copy of the Personal Information we may have about you;
  • To require us to rectify or update any inaccurate Personal Information, or complete any incomplete Personal Information;
  • To require us to delete or erase your Personal Information;
  • To restrict our processing of your Personal Information;
  • To require us to transmit certain of your Personal Information to you or to transfer or have them transferred to another data controller (data portability); and
  • To require that we stop processing your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. Subject to other legitimate interests which we may be able to rely on (e.g. in the context of legal claims pending or threatened against us), we will then no longer be allowed to process your Personal Information

If you wish to exercise any of your above rights, you can contact us at no cost by sending an email to the Global Data Protection Officer – see the contact details on this page.

We will respond to your reasonably specified request as quickly as possible after validating the request.

We will without undue delay modify your Personal Information if we agree that it is either inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, after taking into account the purposes for which it was collected. If we correct it and had previously disclosed it to a third party, we will also notify that third party if required to by law.

If we disagree with your request to correct your Personal Information, we will explain the reason for refusal and the ways you can complain.

How long does GreenCast store your Personal Information?

We intend to keep your Personal Information accurate and up-to-date. We do not wish to store your Personal Information for any longer than necessary for the relevant purposes in relation to the use of our Website. How long we need to keep your Personal Information depends on the purpose for which we collect it, and therefore there is no standard retention period. Thus, the retention period may vary depending on the circumstances. For other legal reasons, e.g. in the context of legal claims, we may need hold Personal Information beyond the term required to meet the defined purpose for which they were collected in the first place. However, in these cases we will no longer actively process the Personal Information for the originally specified purpose.

Should you wish to obtain more information on where and how long your Personal Information is stored, and on your right of erasure please contact our Global Data Protection Officer – see contact details on this page.

How does Syngenta protect Personal Information?
We maintain a comprehensive data security program, including commercially reasonable administrative, physical and technological security measures, to protect Personal Information from unauthorized access, unauthorized use, and unauthorized or accidental destruction, modification or disclosure. Although we take commercially reasonable precautions to provide an appropriate level of security, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information provided over the internet or stored in our databases.

Links to other Syngenta websites

This Site contains hyperlinks to other websites operated by Syngenta or other Syngenta entities ("Other Syngenta Website(s)"). These Other Syngenta Websites are separate and distinct websites. Each serves a different purpose. Each Other Syngenta Website is therefore governed by its own terms of use and its own privacy statement. If you access Other Syngenta Websites through links on this site, please take a few minutes to review the terms of use and privacy statement posted on each Other Syngenta Website you visit.

Links to other web sites
This site may contain links to web sites operated by other companies, including websites operated by our third-party service providers, our affiliates, and other third parties. This Statement does not apply to Personal Information collected on any of these third-party web sites. When you access third-party web sites through a link on this site, please take a few minutes to review the privacy policy posted on that site.

Children
Our Site is not directed nor targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not use our Site to knowingly solicit Personal Information 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 Personal Information through one of our sites, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such Personal Information from our databases.

Special notice for visitors who reside outside Switzerland
Syngenta is a Swiss corporation based in Basel, Switzerland. Syngenta uses web servers and stores data in Switzerland, France, the United States 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 or processed, if it was collected through this Site, we will ensure that it is 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.

Governing law & Jurisdiction
This Statement is governed under the laws of Switzerland without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. The ordinary courts of Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any claims relating to these Statement.

 

Questions, concerns and complaints concerning our privacy practices

Should you have any question or concern on how Syngenta utilizes your Personal Information, you can contact our Global Data Protection Officer – see the contact details on this page.

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement).

 

** NOTE: ensure that data privacy officer contact details are included when referenced

Appendix C - Cookies Policy

 

Cookies Policy

Our website www.syngenta.com uses Cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may install on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. A Cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term "Cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions Cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your preferences, analyze how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain Cookies contain Personal Information – for example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will store your username.

 

The Cookies used by www.syngenta.com :

  • won't collect information that personally identifies you
  • will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.
  • will not be used to give information to third party marketing companies or media advertisers.

 

The Cookies we use for www.syngenta.com

Cookie Name

Description

_ga

Used to distinguish visitors. (GA - Universal Analytics)

_gat

Used to throttle request rate. (GA - Universal Analytics)

#lang

Language Cookie

ASP.NET_SessionId

It is a Cookie which is used to identify the visitors session on the server. It is created the first time this site is accessed through a visitor’s web browser.

AWSELB

It is a Cookie persisted by AWS ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) for managing sticky sessions across production servers.

has_js

Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

_gat

Language cookie. This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

_atuvc

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

_atuvs

It is a cookie persisted by AWS ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) for managing sticky sessions across production servers. This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

di2

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

dt

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

loc

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

uid

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

uvc

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

vc

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

xtc

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

ssh

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

ssc

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

sshs

AddThis - Cookie related to an "AddThis" sharing button available on the website

guest_id

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

_twitter_sess

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

kdt

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

remember_checked_on

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

twid

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

auth_token

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

ua

Twitter - Cookie set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities in the social media

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube - Cookie set due to YouTube integration (playing videos)

PREF

YouTube - Cookie set due to YouTube integration (playing videos)

YSC

YouTube - Cookie set due to YouTube integration (playing videos)

_hjClosedSurveyInvites

This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.

_hjDonePolls

This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedPolls

This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

hjDoneTestersWidgets

This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets

This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

_hjDoneSurveys

This cookie is set once a visitor completes a survey. It is used to only load the survey content if the visitor hasn't completed the survey yet.

 

 

 

 

You can block Cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Links to other Syngenta websites

This Site contains hyperlinks to other websites operated by Syngenta or other Syngenta entities ("Other Syngenta Website(s)"). These Other Syngenta Websites are separate and distinct websites. Each serves a different purpose. Each Other Syngenta Website is therefore governed by its own Cookies Policy. If you access Other Syngenta Websites through links on this site, please take a few minutes to review the Cookies Policy on each Other Syngenta Website you visit.

Links to other web sites
This Site may contain embedded content from, or links to, web sites operated by other companies, including websites operated by our third-party service providers, our affiliates, and other third parties including social media websites such as YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

As a result, when you visit a page with embedded content, or follow a link to a third-party site, you may be presented with Cookies from these websites. Syngenta has no control or liability over these Cookies, so you should check the relevant third party's cookie policy for more information.

We also offer a 'share page' widget on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These sites may use a cookie when you are logged into their service. Syngenta has no control or liability over these cookies, so you should check the relevant third party's Cookie Policy for more information.

 

 

Appendix D - Accessibility statement

 

Accessibility statement

 

We recognize the importance of providing a website that is inclusive and available for all visitors to our website. This page explains

  • our approach to making this website accessible;
  • the features provided to enhance the site’s accessibility;
  • what to do if you have any questions or feedback for us.

Approach

This website aims to meet or exceed the requirements of the level A criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.0 guidelines.

 

Accessibility features

 

Keyboard access

We have provided ‘skip to main content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content.

 

Text size

You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: View – Text Size. However, depending on the text settings that you choose, the layout of some pages may display differently than we originally intended.

 

Alternative text for images

All images have been given appropriate alternative text.

 

Heading elements

HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.

 

Link text

All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.

 

JavaScript independence

Where JavaScript or other scripts are used for navigation or functionality, an alternative mechanism has been put in place in case your browser does not support these scripts.

 

 

Color contrast

We have chosen text and background color combinations to help ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by color alone.

 

Style sheets

We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.

 

Questions and feedback

If you have any difficulty in accessing any information on this website or if you have any feedback for us, please email or write to us – see the contact details on this page.

 

Revision date

This Accessibility Statement was last updated on 25 May 2018.