Introduction www.TraitAbility.com is managed by Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Switzerland (Syngenta) – the “data controller”. Your privacy is important to us. Syngenta has therefore developed this privacy statement (this “Statement”) to inform you how Syngenta collects, stores, uses and processes the personal data and information you provide us through this website.
Effective date August 31, 2016
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, and the messages you provide when you use our site to request information.
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 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 and send us feedback. For example, this information might include your name, address, 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. This allows us to manage our relationship with you efficiently, improve our site and the services which we offer 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. 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. 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 Syngenta use your personal information? Generally we use the personal information we collect through our site;
To provide the products, information and services you request;
To provide you with effective customer service;
To contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (but only with your permission);
To better understand your needs and interests;
To improve the content, functionality and usability of our site;
To improve our products and services;
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.
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. 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. You may also access, update or correct your personal information, by emailing or writing to our data privacy officer – see the contact details on this page. 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.
Children 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 is a Swiss corporation based in Basel, Switzerland. Syngenta uses web servers and stores 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.
Governing law 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 Statement or our privacy practices, please contact data privacy officer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org