SYNGENTA IRELAND LIMITED PRIVACY STATEMENT AND CONSENT TO USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Syngenta Ireland Limited is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who use its Web site. This Privacy Statement describes Syngenta's current policies and practices with regard to personal information collected through its Web site,www.syngenta.ie (this "Site").
About this site
The Site is owned and operated by Syngenta Ireland Limited. ("Syngenta"). Syngenta is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Syngenta AG.
The terms "you" and "your" refer to you, individually. The term "personal information" means information about an identifiable individual, such as, the name, age, e-mail address or mailing address of the individual.
Notification of Changes to This Privacy Statement
Syngenta is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this Site and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because these ongoing improvements, changes in the law and changes in technology may require changes to this Privacy Statement, Syngenta reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice. Syngenta will do so 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 information 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. For this reason, we encourage you to review this Privacy Statement regularly.
This Privacy Statement was last revised in January, 2002.
By using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Statement. Your continued use of this Site constitutes your continuing consent to the terms of this Privacy Statement, as from time to time amended.
What Personal Information Is Collected Through this Site?
Syngenta collects the personal information you supply when you use this Site, for example, the information you provide when you register to use this Site, when you download software, or when you personalize this Site to meet your specific needs. This information includes, for example, your name, the name of your company, your or your company's mailing address, your e-mail address, and information about your interests.
Syngenta may use technology to track your use of this Site, for example, which pages you view and which links you use. If you use a link on this Site to access information provided to us by third-parties, this technology will tell us how you use these resources. This information about your use of this Site and the resources available through this Site is called "click-stream data." Click-stream data helps 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 does not identify you personally, but it can be linked to your user name and password. If Syngenta links any click-stream data to your personal name we will treat it as personal information.
Other Information Collected By Syngenta
When you access this Site, we may collect the following information and other information of a similar nature: the name of your Internet service provider, its IP address, and the name of its server; your operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, and so on); and your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, and so on). This information does not identify you personally or your company and is not linked to your username or password. Syngenta uses this information to improve our Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors.
How Does Syngenta Use Your Personal Information?
Syngenta uses the personal information you supply to provide the information and services you request and to personalize this Site to meet your specific needs. For example, we may use address information to provide local weather information to you. We use information about your business to provide news articles that will be of interest to you. We use your e-mail address to respond to your comments and questions. We use name, contact, and other information to identify you personally and determine your legal capacity and authority to enter into binding contracts, such as the User Agreement or a software license.
Syngenta also uses the personal information collected through this Site to improve the content and functionality of this Site, to better understand our customers and markets, to improve our products and services and to market our products and services to our customers and potential customers, including those who are registered users of this Site. From time to time, we may contact you with offers and information about agricultural products and services we believe will be of interest to you. If you do not want us to contact you for such purposes, please notify us.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Syngenta shares personal information collected through this Site with its affiliates, who may use the information in the same ways as Syngenta may use the information. If you do not want Syngenta to share your personal information with its affiliates, please notify us.
Both Syngenta and its affiliates share personal information collected through this Site with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of Syngenta and/or its affiliates, for example, companies that provide support services to us or that help us market our products and services. These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.
In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which Syngenta or its affiliates may share or transfer the information in their databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your or your company's vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
Where appropriate, before disclosing personal information to a third party, Syngenta will contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data against unauthorized use or disclosure.
Data Integrity and Security
Syngenta strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal information in our databases and to protect the security of our databases. We keep your personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements. Our servers and our databases are protected by industry standard security technology, such as industry standard firewalls and password protection. The employees who have access to personal information have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Data Access and Corrections
If you wish to access or correct personal information collected through this Site, please contact us. Please provide enough information to permit us to identify your personal information. We will respond to your requests in a prompt and proper manner. If we can accommodate your request without incurring significant expense, we will attempt to do so. Syngenta does not charge for complying with a correction request; however, for all other requests, Syngenta may charge a small fee to cover its costs. Requests to correct or delete personal data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on Syngenta.
Syngenta 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 us, please contact us and we will endeavour to delete that information from our databases.
Link to Other Sites
This Privacy Statement applies only to www.syngenta.ie. Syngenta and its affiliates operate many different types of Web sites for different purposes and in different countries where different laws may apply. If you visit another Syngenta Web site, please take a moment to review the privacy statement posted on that site to learn what personal information may be collected through that site and how it is processed.
Transfer of Data Abroad
Syngenta is part of a global enterprise. Syngenta and its affiliates have facilities and databases in different countries. Syngenta and its affiliates may, from time to time, transfer your personal data to a database belonging to Syngenta, an affiliate or a third-party in another country. Where appropriate, before disclosing personal information to a third party, Syngenta contractually requires the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data.
Of course, the Internet is made up of a large number of international connections. If you are visiting this Web Site from a country other than the country in which our server is located (currently, the United States of America), the various communications will necessarily result in the transmission of information across international boundaries.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or concerns about the way Syngenta processes your personal information, please contact us or write to:
Data Protection Officer
European Regional Centre
Surrey Research Park
Surrey GU2 7YH