Data Protection


Syngenta Crop Protection AG
P.O. Box
CH-4002 Basel

Phone: +41 61 323 11 11

We thank you for your interest in our webpage and the services we provide, and it is our wish that you should feel sure about the protection of your personal data whenever you visit our website. The protection of your personal data is a highly important issue for us, and for this reason it goes without saying that we comply with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the other relevant data protection laws. We should like you to know what data we collect, when we collect them and what use we make of them. We have taken technical and organisational precautions to ensure that the data protection provisions are observed both by ourselves and by external service providers.

What anonymous data do we collect – and why?

On this page we will show what data we collect within the framework of this website and for what different purposes we use them:

When you visit our website, our web servers automatically store the data transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit these pages and inform yourself about the DeEP tool and out services. The following data are stored:

Our system allows these technical data to be evaluated anonymously and solely for statistical purposes to enable us to optimise our website and provide a more attractive presentation. These anonymous data will be stored on secured systems separately from personal information and allow no conclusions to be drawn about any individual person.

In the following we will show you what data we collect within the scope of this website and the various purposes for which we use them.

Processing of data using cookies

Cookies are text files which are stored on your device for the purpose of following up your preferences and to enable us to tailor our content as closely as possible to your interests.

Our website uses Matomo, an open-source software for statistical evaluation of accesses by visitors. Matomo uses cookies which are stored on your computer and which enable an anonymised analysis of your use of the web presence. No conclusions can be drawn about any individual person since your IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. Further information about Matomo can be found at .

The information generated by the cookie about your use is stored only on our server (see "Hosting"). The data collected in this way are used solely for purposes of the company’s own internal statistics and are erased once they have been evaluated.

Matomo also uses a session cookie. It stores a so-called Session ID, which allows different requests from your browser to be assigned to the particular session, thus enabling your computer to be recognised when you return to the website. Matomo's session cookies are erased when you close your browser or after 30 minutes.

The Shiny tool also uses a session cookie. Details about its contents are described in the section "Shiny" below.

To prevent cookies being stored, set your browser to refuse cookies. However, if cookies are not accepted by the browser, the number of functions available on the website may be limited.

These items of information are stored separately from any other data supplied to us. In particular, cookie data are not linked with any of your other data.

The legal basis for processing of the data are Article 6(1) lit. a and Article 6(1) lit. f of the EU GDPR.


Our website is hosted by our processor Strato AG, Otto-Ostrowski-Straße 7, D-10249 Berlin, Germany.

Connection data are processed to provide and to deliver the website. Data are not stored beyond access for the mere purpose of delivery and provision of the website.

The legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity to provide and to deliver the “website” service which you have explicitly requested by visiting the website) according to Article 6 (1) lit. f EU GDPR.

Connection data and other personal data are also processed in connection with various other functions or services in order to operate the website. Detailed information is provided in this Data Privacy Statement and in the individual functions or services.


The DeEP tool on this website is based on Shiny ( Shiny stores the user's IP address and the width to height ratio of the screen in a session cookie. These data are necessary to return the results of the calculations to the client computer.

The DeEP tool on this website is located at ShinyApps ( ShinyApps uses SSL or TLS encryption to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content. 

If the user uploads data in order to have it processed by the tool, then this data is deleted after the user session has ended.

The legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest according to Article 6 (1) lit. f EU GDPR; i.e., the absolute technical necessity to provide and to deliver the “website” service, which you have explicitly requested by visiting the website and/or uploading data so that it can be processed by the tool.

What applies generally for all cases of data processing?

No data will be passed on to third parties.

Should a statutory retention obligation exist, we must point out that we will be unable to erase your data before the end of the retention period. The same applies mutatis mutandis to any retention obligation arising out of a contract with you.

How do we safeguard your data?

We have taken technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data processed by us against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or against access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are subjected to continuous improvements to keep them in line with technical developments.

Our employees and any third parties entrusted with data processing have been obliged by us to maintain confidentiality.

To ensure the security of processing data and to protect the transmission of confidential content, our website uses SSL encryption. You can see whether a connection is encrypted if “https://” appears instead of “http://” in the browser address bar and the closed lock symbol is shown there.

When SSL/TLS encryption is activated, the data you have sent us cannot be read by third parties.

The right to information and the right to object

According to the EU GDPR, you have the right at any time to demand information from us as to whether data relating to your person are stored by us. With regard to these stored data you also have the following rights:

If you have given your consent to the use of data, you can withdraw this at any time for all future use.

Should you have any question or concern on how Syngenta utilizes your Personal Information, you can contact our Global Data Protection Officer – see the contact details on this page.

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement).

Children and young people

Persons below the age of 18 may not submit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request any personal data from children and young people, nor do we collect them or pass them on to third parties.

Further Information

Information within the meaning of Article 13(2) lit. e EU GDPR. The provision of personal data is not required by law or contract, and is not necessary for entering into a contract. You are not obliged to supply personal data. However, failure to do so may involve certain disadvantages for particular data processing operations (see "What anonymous data do we collect – and why?“).

Amendment of our Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend our data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical developments or changes in legislation or jurisdiction. In such cases we will revise our Privacy Statement accordingly. For this reason we would ask you to consult the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Statement.

As at 07 November 2022