Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 8, 2016

Ovid Therapeutics Inc. (“Ovid”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data (as defined below) we collect from users of our website located at www.ovidrx.com (collectively, the “Site”) and the content, information, services, features or resources available or enabled via the Site (together with the Site, the “Services”).

  1. Questions; Contacting Ovid. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or our data collection or processing practices, please contact us at the following:

Ovid Therapeutics Inc.
1460 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
Attn:  Legal
info@ovidrx.com (Please indicate in the subject ATTN:  Legal)

  1. User Consent. By using our Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  2. A Note About Children. We do not intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13.  If we discover that a child under 13 has submitted Personal Data to Ovid, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.  If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13, please contact us at info@ovidrx.com (Please indicate in the subject ATTN:  Legal).
  3. A Note to Users Outside of the United States. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding the processing of Personal Data may be less protective than the laws in your country.  By providing your data, you consent to such processing and transfer.
  4. Types of Data We Collect. “Personal Data” means data that, by itself, allows someone to identify or contact you as an individual, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data.  “Anonymous Data” means data that does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons and that is not associated with or linked to Personal Data.  We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.
    • Information You Provide to Us.
      • If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name; status as a caregiver/patient, healthcare provider, or patient advocate; and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in your e-mail to us, in order to send you a reply and add you to our mailing list.
      • If you provide us with your e-mail address on our investor page, we will add you to our mailing list.
      • We may also collect Personal Data at other points in our Services that state that Personal Data is being collected.
    • Information Collected via Technology.
      • Information Collected by Our Servers. To make our Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third-party service provider) may collect information from your computer or device, including but not limited to:
        • The date and time of your visit and the web pages, content, and advertisements you view and links you click on while navigating within our Services;
        • Information about the type of content accessed via our Services;
        • The site you visited before and after visiting our Site;
        • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a numerical address assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so that other computers connected to the Internet can communicate with your browser online) that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;
        • Search terms you enter using our Services or on a referral site;
        • Information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies (see additional descriptions of these terms below).
      • Cookies. Like many online services, we use cookies to collect information.  “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website.  We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) on our Services.
      • Do Not Track. We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers.
      • Analytics Services. We use third-party analytics services including Google Analytics (“Analytics Services”), to help analyze how users use our Services. The information generated by the Cookies or other technologies about your use of our Site (the “Analytics Information”) is transmitted to the Analytics Services. The Analytics Services use Analytics Information to compile reports on user activity. The Analytics Services may also transfer the Analytics Information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process Analytics Information on their behalf. Each Analytics Service’s ability to use and share Analytics Information is restricted by such Analytics Service’s terms of use and privacy policy.  By using our Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Analytics Services in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For a full list of Analytics Services, please contact us at info@ovidrx.com , please indicate in the subject ATTN:    To learn more about how Google uses data, visit  www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
  1. Use of Your Personal Data
    • General Use. In general, Personal Data you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, aid us in serving you better, and improve our Services.  We and our authorized service providers may use your Personal Data in various ways, including to:
      • provide our Services;
      • provide improved administration of our Services;
      • measure and analyze audience traffic and improve the quality of your experience when you interact with our Services;
      • add you to our mailing list if you contact us;
      • send you information which may be of interest to you;
      • send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security, or support and maintenance advisories;
      • respond to your inquiries;
      • help recognize you as a previous visitor;
      • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable law and enforce our Terms and Conditions Agreement; and
      • for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
    • User Testimonials and Feedback. We often receive testimonials and comments from users who have had positive experiences with our Services.  We occasionally publish such content.  We obtain the user’s consent prior to posting his or her Personal Data along with the testimonial.
    • Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you.  We reserve the right to use Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in our sole discretion.
  1. Disclosure of Your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.
    • Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Data with other third-party service providers that provide technical support and/or provide other services to, for, or on behalf of Ovid.
    • Affiliates. We may share some or all of your Personal Data with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with Ovid (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
    • Corporate Restructuring. We may share some or all of your Personal Data in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving the sale, transfer, or divestiture of all or a portion of our business or assets.  In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, Personal Data may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the Personal Data collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.
    • Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), Ovid may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is appropriate (a) in connection with any legal investigation or proceeding; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Ovid; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of Ovid, its affiliates or its users; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, our Terms and Conditions Agreement, or any other contractual arrangement.
  2. Third-Party Websites. Our Services may contain links to third-party websites.  When you click on a link to any other website, you will leave our Services and go to another site, and another entity may collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data from you.  We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content.  Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites and or to any collection of your Personal Data after you click on links to such outside websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website you visit.  The links to third-party websites are for your convenience and do not signify our endorsement of such third parties or their products, content or services.
  3. Your Choices Regarding Information. You have several choices regarding the use of information on our Service:
    • Email Communications. When you receive mailing list communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information above).  Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms and Conditions Agreement or Privacy Policy.
    • Cookies. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept Cookies for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a Cookie from the websites you visit. Consult your browser’s technical information. If you do not accept Cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions or functionalities of the Services.  If you have any questions about how to disable or modify Cookies, please let us know at the contact information provided above.
    • Google Analytics. You may prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
    • Changing or Deleting Your Personal Data. You may change any of your Personal Data by sending an e-mail to us at info@ovidrx.com (Please indicate in the subject ATTN: Legal) You may request deletion of your Personal Data by us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements).  When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.  We may also retain your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes.
  4. Changes to This Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason.  We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy at ovidrx.com and we will change the “Last Updated” date above.  You should consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.