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Terms and Conditions

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

Your Acceptance of These Terms and Conditions

Please take a few minutes to review these terms and conditions carefully. 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.

The privacy statement posted on this website, which can be accessed via the link next to the link to these terms of use, describes SFSA’s current policies and practices regarding the personal information collected by SFSA through this website. The privacy statement is an integral 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 also carefully review the privacy policy (insert link) and cookies policy on this website.

These Terms and Conditions May Change

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 on 15th February 2022.

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) 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 SFSA;

(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 the prior 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 rights of SFSA or any third party.

Trademark Notice

All trademarks, service marks, and logos displayed on this website (the “Trademark(s)”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of SFSA, one of its affiliates, 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 prior 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 and/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.

However, SFSA will not use any information or materials you submit through this website in a way that may violate applicable privacy laws.  In particular, SFSA 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 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 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. Your 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 permitted under applicable law, SFSA 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, SFSA 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 website 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.

Limitation Of Liability

Your and your company’s use of this website and its Content is at your sole risk. Under no circumstances, shall SFSA entities or their respective service providers and licensors, including any of its board members, directors, officers, employees, and 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 website, its Content or your or your company’s reliance on any information provided on this website. Without limiting the foregoing, SFSA entities and their respective service providers and licensors 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, interruption of business, loss, or damage to data or goodwill, and loss of revenue or profits.

This limitation of liability applies to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, 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 for any reason, then the aggregate liability of SFSA 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).

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 SFSA 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 SFSA 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.