Now Open: Seeking participants with CDKL5 deficiency disorder or duplication 15q syndrome for a new clinical study

Ovid Therapeutics is sponsoring a clinical research study called the ARCADE study. ARCADE will assess the effect of OV935, an investigational medicine, on the frequency of seizures in participants with CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD) or duplication 15q syndrome (Dup15q). The study will also examine the safety and tolerability of OV935 and how it works within the body.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy — Your Privacy Rights

Ovid Therapeutics Inc (“Ovid”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may receive from visitors to our ARCADE study website (this “Site”). You may visit our Site without telling us anything about yourself, and our Site only collects such technical information as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. If you contact us and choose to provide personally identifiable information or other personal data, we will utilize it to respond to your inquiry and as outlined below. In addition, we will not send unsolicited messages to users of our site who indicate that they do not wish to receive such messages. If you do not wish to receive unsolicited email messages from us, please contact us at

Personal Data Collected Through the Website


Information We Collect

We collect two types of information about you when you visit our Site: personally identifiable information and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our Site that you have visited and your IP address).

Personally Identifiable Information

“Personally Identifiable Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, or company name. You may visit this website without providing us with personally identifiable information about yourself. However, to access certain services, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information; unless you choose to do so, you may be unable to access certain services.

The following is personally identifiable information you may provide to us and how we use it:

  • Interactive Prescreener. If you choose to complete our interactive prescreener for purposes of determining eligibility for participation in the ARCADE study (the “Study”), you will be asked to provide information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as certain medical information. The data will be collected through the website and provided to Clinical Trial Media, a vendor of Ovid (not to Ovid itself), which will evaluate the information to determine if it suggests eligibility to participate in the Study. If Clinical Trial Media finds the information suggests potential eligibility for the Study, it will refer your information, with your consent, to a clinical research study site. The site may then use that information to contact you to further explore the potential eligibility of you or the other individual on whose behalf you completed the prescreener.

If your data is transferred to a clinical research study site as described above, Clinical Trial Media will retain a copy of the information as well. Records identifying you will be kept confidential in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and the consents you provide.

Ovid is the owner of all information collected on this website. With the exception of the information collected through the Study prescreener as described above, any information we collect through the website may be used for analytics purposes (e.g., evaluating site usage patterns, assessing throughput) so we can gauge the effectiveness of our programs and improve the usefulness of information presented to users.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

“Non-Personally Identifiable Information” can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your age, gender, or the products that you are interested in. Non-personally identifiable information does NOT identify you personally. Here are some examples of the non-personally identifiable information that is collected via the Site and a description of how this information is used:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address — Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data (such as the web pages you view).
  • Cookie — A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used to collect information about your activity on the Site. For example, when someone visits a page within the Site, a cookie is placed on the user’s machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the user has visited the Site previously. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users to our Site.

Use of Information Collected via the Sites

Personally Identifiable Information — We may use your personally identifiable information that is collected on the Site primarily for the following purposes:

  • To deliver services, such as information, newsletters, or other information that you request;
  • To alert you to updated information from us, or other third parties;
  • To complete a transaction or service requested by you;
  • To ensure the Site is relevant to your needs;
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you;
  • To fulfill the terms of a promotion;
  • To notify you about a material change to this privacy policy or the Terms of Use, if necessary;
  • To allow you access to limited‐entry areas of the Site; and
  • To contact you in response to sign up forms, such as Contact Us.

Non‐Personally Identifiable Information — Non‐personally identifiable information is used as described above and in other ways as permitted by applicable laws, including combining non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

Personally Identifiable Information — We may share or disclose your personally identifiable information in the following instances:

(i)   To fulfill a service to you. For example, if you choose to sign up for a newsletter on the Site, we may share your personally identifiable information in order to send you the newsletter. In addition, if you email us a question, we may use your email address to process your request and respond to your question.

(ii) To unaffiliated third-party service providers, agents, or independent contractors who help us maintain our Site and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, order processing and fulfillment, providing customer service, maintaining and analyzing data, sending customer communications on our behalf, and entry collection, winner selection, and prize fulfillment for contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions). We seek to ensure that these unaffiliated third parties will not use the personally identifiable information for any other purpose than to provide the administrative services for which they are responsible. Because such unaffiliated third-party service providers that help us administer our Site will have access to users’ personally identifiable information, if you do not wish for our unaffiliated third-party service providers to have access to your information, please do not register or submit any personally identifiable information to us.

(iii) In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

(iv) To third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of all or substantially all of our assets.

(v) To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.

(vi) When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies. Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise use, share, or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to any third parties. Non‐Personally Identifiable Information — We use non-personally identifiable information collected on the Site in the manner disclosed above. We may share this non-personal information with third parties.

Notification of Changes to This Policy

Ovid is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, Ovid’s data practices will change from time to time. Such changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when posted. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all personal data that we have about you. We encourage you to check this page frequently by clicking on the Privacy Policy link on any page of our website.

Visiting Our Websites From Outside the United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our site, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we may share it, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Unsecured Email Warning

Please note that any information you send to Ovid via email is sent via an unsecured email link. Due to the nature of the Internet, there is a possibility that unsecured (unencrypted) email could be intercepted and read by third parties. Ovid assumes no responsibility for interception of confidential information (including in a resume or CV) that you send in an unsecured (unencrypted) email message.

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to Ovid and the website. The website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Ovid. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the “privacy” link typically located at the bottom of the web page you are visiting.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the address listed below. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and other new features.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way Ovid processes your personal data, please contact us.

How to Contact us

If you have any questions about this Policy or our information-handling practices, please contact us by postal mail or email as follows:


Ovid Therapeutics Inc.
1460 Broadway, Suite 15044
New York, NY 10036
(646) 661-7661