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Welcome to the syngentafoundation.org website. This site has been designed to provide general information about the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA). You may use this website provided you comply with these terms and conditions.


Your Acceptance of These Terms and Conditions

Please take a few minutes to review these terms and conditions carefully, which include the Privacy Statement below. 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 them, you may not access, use or download materials from this website.

 


These Terms and Conditions May Change

The SFSA reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. We therefore encourage you to review them every time you use this website. These terms and conditions were last reviewed in May 2018.

 


Copyright Notice and Limited License

Everything you see and hear on this website (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 to the following limitations:

You may download, store, print, and copy selected portions of the Content of this site, provided you:

(1) only use the Content you download for your personal, non-commercial use or to further your interaction with SFSA;
(2) do not publish or post any part of the Content on any other internet site;
(3) do not publish or broadcast any part of the Content in or on any other media;
(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 or in any other way transform or adapt all or any part of the Content of this site without first obtaining written permission from SFSA.

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 website shall be construed as conferring a license or any other right under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property right of SFSA or any third party.


Trademark Notice

The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this website (the “Trademark(s)”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of SFSA, the company Syngenta or third parties. Except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions, you may not reproduce, display or otherwise use any Trademark without first obtaining written permission from SFSA.


Unsolicited Ideas

SFSA welcomes your comments and feedback regarding this website. All information and materials submitted to SFSA through this website, 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 you not to send us any information or materials that you do not wish to assign to us, including, without limitation, any confidential information or original creative materials.

 
By submitting communications and/or materials to SFSA through this website, you assign to SFSA, 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. SFSA will be entitled to use any information and/or materials you submit through this website, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such information and/or materials, for any purpose whatsoever without restriction and without compensating you in any way.
 
You are responsible for the communications you submit through this website, including, without limitation, their truthfulness and accuracy.
 
Please note that your submissions (e.g. via our contact mailbox) do not have any legally binding effect on SFSA. 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 SFSA by third parties. We provide them for your interest and convenience only. Wherever practical, in our opinion, the source of these third-party materials is identified. SFSA does not warrant or represent that these materials are current, accurate, complete or reliable. SFSA accepts no responsibility for any use to which third-party information is put.


Links to Other websites

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


Right to Alter Website

SFSA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS WEBSITE IN ANY WAY, OR TO LIMIT ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE, OR TO SHUT DOWN THIS WEBSITE, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CHANGES.


Forward-Looking Statements

Our website may contain forward-looking statements - i.e., statements not of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, with regard to which SFSA shall in no way be liable. These statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside SFSA control. SFSA undertakes no obligation to update any of the statements in light of new information or future events.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SFSA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SFSA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION OR THAT ITS OPERATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SFSA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, “WORMS” OR OTHER CODE THAT MAY MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. ALTHOUGH SFSA HAS MADE AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE GREAT EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, ITEMS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY BE INCOMPLETE OR OUTDATED AND MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. SFSA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL SFSA OR ANY OF ITS BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS OF, USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SFSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE. 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, LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE OR PROFITS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SFSA UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS.

 


Effective Date

The terms and conditions set forth above are effective as of May 25 2018.

 
Privacy Statement

Introduction. www.syngentafoundation.org is managed by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Switzerland (SFSA) - the “data controller”.  Your privacy is important to us. SFSA has therefore developed this privacy statement (this “Statement” or “Privacy Statement”) to inform you how SFSA 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,  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.  If you do not agree to this Statement, please do not use this site.  We reserve the right to make changes to this Statement at any time.  Any changes will be posted in this Statement. Material changes will generally apply only to activities and information collected going forward  We encourage you to review this Statement regularly 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? Personally 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) and email address. 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 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” provide 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.   Here is our Cookies Policy. How does SFSA use your Personal Information?Generally, we use the Personal Information we collect through our site: To provide the information and services you request from us For security purposes or any other legal obligation; To contact you with 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, as appropriate:o To provide you with effective customer service; o To provide you with a personalized experience when you use our site;o To contact you with information and notices related to your use of our site;o To invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;o To better understand your needs and interests;o To improve the content, functionality and usability of our site;o To improve our services; o To improve our promotional efforts; and For any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice or other agreement between SFSA and you.  How does SFSA share your Personal Information? We may share Personal Information with organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as  data storage or web hosting) or that help us promote our services. 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. 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.”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. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.  Your choicesWe 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.  Sharing your personal information. Please review the section above entitled "How does SFSA share your 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 SFSA 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 [email protected]. 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 SFSA 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 [email protected] How does SFSA 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 web sitesThis site contains links to web sites operated by other organizations, 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.  ChildrenOur 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 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 SwitzerlandSFSA is a Swiss foundation based in Basel, Switzerland. SFSA may use 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 & JurisdictionThis 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 practicesShould you have any question or concern on how Syngenta utilizes your Personal Information, you can contact [email protected]. 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).