Last revised on: 8 April 2022
Your privacy is important to us. We want you to be informed and familiar with how we collect, use and disclose (“process”) information relating directly or indirectly to you as an individual (“personal data”).
If for any reason you have concerns or questions about how Syngenta processes personal data concerning you, please contact our data protection officer at the address above or by e-mail.
2. Cookies and similar technologies
The legal basis for processing activities related to essential cookies is our legitimate interest in ensuring the proper operation of our website (in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR).
The legal basis for processing non-essential cookies (preference cookies, statistical cookies, marketing cookies) is your consent (pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).
3. Use of personal data concerning you
We have a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data of users of our website (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for the following purposes:
- To optimize use of our website: We collect personal data (geolocation, browser), store log files to tailor the design of our website to your needs and analyse download trends that help us identify user preferences.
- To answer your inquiries: To answer your inquiries, complaints, questions and suggestions relating to our products and vacancies. Your personal data (first name, surname, address, telephone number) is processed for these purposes based on our legitimate interests to handle and respond appropriately and promptly to inquiries, complaints, questions and suggestions to promote the sale of our products and services (including similar activities) and to ensure that we can fulfil our legal obligations regarding our sales and promotion activities.
- To protect our own interests: To enforce our terms and conditions, to protect our operations and those of our affiliates, as well as privacy, security and property, to take legal action and limit potential damage. The use of your personal data is based on our legitimate interests to protect our organisation.
4. Disclosure of personal data concerning you
If necessary, we may transfer personal data to other Syngenta group entities.
We also work with third parties who assist us with various activities and to whom we may disclose personal data concerning you, such as service providers who help us design and deliver our Internet-based applications.
When working with third parties outside your country of residence, we take appropriate measures to ensure that personal data is adequately protected in the recipient country. This is particularly the case if personal data is transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) where the level of data protection does not correspond to that of the EEA. In such cases, we will take precautions (such as through standard contractual clauses) to ensure that personal data concerning you is processed with the same degree of care as in your country of residence.
5. How to exercise your rights
- confirmation that Syngenta is processing personal data about you, access to or receipt of a copy of the personal data we have collected from you;
- you may ask us to delete or correct inaccurate personal data or to fill in gaps in personal data;
- you may ask us to delete personal data concerning you;
- you may restrict our processing of personal data concerning you;
- you may ask us to provide you or another controller with certain personal data (portability); and
- you may ask us to stop processing personal data concerning you (objection), particularly in cases of direct marketing. We will then in principle no longer process personal data concerning you unless this serves a legitimate interest, such as a legal claim or other legal obligations that we must fulfil.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights set out here, you may contact us free of charge by sending a message to our Data Protection Officer at the address above, or by sending an e-mail to https://www.syngenta.com/en/contact-us
We will comply with your request as soon as possible after we have examined it.
We will promptly update any personal data concerning you if we also consider – taking into account the purpose of data collection – that it is incorrect, outdated, incomplete, insignificant or misleading. If we correct personal data about you that has already been transferred to a third party, we will also notify that third party if legally required to do so.
If we reject your request to correct personal data concerning you, we will explain to you the reasons for refusing, and indicate your options for lodging a complaint.
6. Storage of personal data concerning you
We intend to keep personal data concerning you accurate and up to date. We do not wish to store data concerning you for longer than necessary. The length of time we need personal data concerning you depends on the purpose for which we collected it, provided there is no general deletion period. So, the storage periods may vary depending on the circumstances in each case. For other legal reasons e.g., in the context of legal claims, we may need to hold personal information beyond the term required to meet the defined purpose for which the personal information was collected in the first place. However, in these cases we will no longer actively process the Personal Information for the originally specified purpose. However, in these cases we will no longer process the personal data in any other way.
If you would like to know more about where and how long personal data is stored and about your right for it to be deleted, please contact us by sending a message to our data protection officer at the address above or by sending an e-mail to https://www.syngenta.com/en/contact-us.
7. Questions, concerns and complaints
If you have any questions or complaints about how Syngenta uses personal information about you, you can contact the data protection officer at the address above or send an e-mail to https://www.syngenta.com/en/contact-us.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (this can be in the Member State of your habitual place of residence, place of work or the place where the alleged infringement took place).