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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 revised on October 22, 2010.

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(2) do not publish or post any part of the Content on any other internet site;

(3) do not publish or broadcast any part of the Content in or on any other media;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 October 25, 2010.
 
 
 
 
Privacy Statement

Introduction
syngentafoundation.org is owned and operated by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (“SFSA”). SFSA is committed to respecting the legal requirements that exist regarding the personal privacy of the individuals who use this site. This Privacy Statement describes current SFSA policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by SFSA through this Site.

Definitions
The term "personal data" means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural or legal person, for example, name, age, e-mail or mailing address. The term "site" refers to the website located at www.syngentafoundation.org.
Notification of Changes to this Privacy Statement
SFSA is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this site. These ongoing improvements, changes in the law or changes in technology may require changes to this Privacy Statement. SFSA reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time. We therefore encourage you to review this Privacy Statement every time you use this site.
We will notify you of changes to this Privacy Statement by posting an updated or modified version of this Privacy Statement on this site. Your use of this site following any such change constitutes your agreement that personal data collected from or about you through this site after the revised Privacy Statement is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Statement. SFSA will not apply changes to this Privacy Statement to any personal data SFSA collected before the revised Privacy Statement was posted here.
You may access the current version of this Privacy Statement at any time by clicking on this site’s button marked "Terms & Conditions".
This Privacy Statement was last revised on 22 October 2010.
Your Consent
This Privacy Statement is included in and is part of the www.syngentafoundation.org Terms and Conditions. By using this site, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data as set forth in this Privacy Statement, subject to specific statements regarding personal data which may be published on this site. If such specific statements are actually provided, they shall prevail in case of any conflicts with this Privacy Statement.
Personal Data Collected Through www.syngentafoundation.org
Personal Data You Provide. SFSA collects the personal data you provide to us when you use this site. These personal data may include, for example, your name, the name of your company, your or your company's mailing address and your e-mail address. Subject to the content of this Privacy Statement your personal data will be kept strictly confidential.
SFSA uses the personal data you provide when you use this site, to, for example, provide information relevant to your request, or to respond to your comments. In some cases, the site will allow registration to events; we will use your e-mail or mailing address to provide brochures, maps and event information.
SFSA also uses the personal data collected through this site to, for example, improve its content, functionality and services, and to understand our readers better. From time to time, we may contact you with information. If you do not want us to contact you for such purposes, please notify us via the contact mailbox.
Click-Stream Data. SFSA uses technology to track your use of this Site, for example, which pages you view and which links you use. This information is called "click-stream data." Click-stream data help us determine what is important to you, and what is not. It helps us decide what content and features to add and what to discard. It also helps us determine whether our Site is easy to use or whether we need to redesign certain pages and links. Click-stream data do usually not identify you personally. If Syngenta links any click-stream data to your personal name we will treat these as personal data.
Cookies. We may obtain information about you by installing our own marker on your computer. This marker is commonly called a "cookie" and it enables us to know you by a computer-generated, unique identifier. By providing you a unique identifier, we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences, and in situations where those choices or preferences need to be collected again, they can be supplied by us automatically, saving you time and effort. Your computer may be specially configured to reject cookies: please refer to your browser for more information.
This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for website operators and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Site.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
SFSA may share personal data collected through this site with third parties throughout the world who act for or on behalf of SFSA. These parties are not authorized to use the personal data we share with them for any other purpose than those of which we have notified you under this Privacy Statement.
In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which SFSA may share or transfer personal data to a third party, for example to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, or to protect your or your organization's vital interests.
Where appropriate, before disclosing personal data to a third party, SFSA will require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect those data against unauthorized use or disclosure. If you do not want SFSA to share your personal data with third parties under these strictly controlled conditions, please notify us via our contact mailbox

Integrity and Security
SFSA will take reasonable measures to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal data to protect their security. We keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which they were collected, or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alternation or destruction of data, we try to prevent such occurrences.

Data Access and Corrections
You may wish to access or correct personal data collected through this site. Please use the contact mailbox and provide enough information to permit us to identify your personal data. Requests to correct or delete personal data are subject to any applicable legal reporting or document retention obligations imposed on SFSA.

Children
SFSA does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of eighteen. If you are under eighteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to SFSA, please notify us via our contact mailbox, and we will endeavor to delete these personal data from our databases.

Hyperlink to Other Sites
This Privacy Statement applies only to www.syngentafoundation.org. 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 activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. SFSA does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using it or providing any personal data about yourself.

Questions About Our Privacy Statement
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or concerns about the way SFSA processes your personal data, please notify us via our contact mailbox.