Terms and conditions


These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of this Website (including any sub-domains, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions), and  Open Policy Ltd,  the owner and operator of this Website. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.


In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by  Open Policy Ltd  and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to  Open Policy Ltd  and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.

We work with leading global universities, IGOs, NGOs, research funders, publishers and think tanks to understand their role in the policymaking landscape – tracking the evolution of ideas all the way from academic and think tank research, through knowledge brokers and other intermediaries, to government reports and legislation.


The website uses cookies to help personalise your online experience. By accessing Overton, you agreed to use the required cookies.

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

We may use cookies to collect, store, and track information for statistical or marketing purposes to operate our website. You have the ability to accept or decline optional Cookies. There are some required Cookies that are necessary for the operation of our website. These cookies do not require your consent as they always work. Please keep in mind that by accepting required Cookies, you also accept third-party Cookies, which might be used via third-party provided services if you use such services on our website, for example, a video display window provided by third parties and integrated into our website.


Intellectual Property and Acceptable Use

  1. All Content included on the Website, unless  otherwise indicated, is the property of  Open Policy Ltd,  our affiliates or other relevant third parties. In these terms and conditions, Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website, including any such content uploaded by Users. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the owner’s prior written permission
  2. You may, for your own personal, non-commercial use only, do the following:
    1. retrieve, display and view the Content on a device
    2. download and store the Content in electronic form on a disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network)
  3. You must not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any Content without the written permission of  Open Policy Ltd. 
  4. Parts of this website offer users an opportunity to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Open Policy Ltd does not filter, edit, publish or review content  before their presence on the website. This content  does not reflect the views and opinions of Open Policy Ltd, its agents, and/or affiliates. Any content posted by users  reflects the views and opinions of the person who posts their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Open Policy Ltd shall not be liable for the content or any liability, damages, or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the content on this website.
  5. Open Policy Ltd reserves the right to monitor all content and remove any content that can be considered inappropriate, offensive, or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  6. You warrant and represent that:
    1. You are entitled to post the content on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
    2. The content does not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent, or trademark of any third party;
    3. The content does not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent, or otherwise unlawful material, which is an invasion of privacy.
    4. The content will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
    5. You hereby grant Open Policy Ltd a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorise others to use, reproduce and edit any of your content in any and all forms, formats, or media.


Prohibited Use

  1. You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
    1. in any way which causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or interferes with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Website;
    2. in any way which is harmful, unlawful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable law, regulation, governmental order;



  1. You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.
  2. You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provide when registering by updating your personal details to ensure we can communicate with you effectively.


Password and Security

  1. When you register on this Website, you will be asked to create a password, which you should keep confidential and not disclose or share with anyone.
  2. If we have reason to believe that there is or is likely to be any misuse of the Website or breach of security, we may require you to change your password or suspend your account.


Links to Other Websites

  1. This Website may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of  Open Policy Ltd  or that of our affiliates.
  2. We assume no responsibility for the content of such Websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them.
  3. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.


Privacy Policy

  1. Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the following: https://overton.io/privacy-policy.


Data sharing agreement

  1. In order to deliver the Service, Overton  is required to collect and process Personal Data from Users. 
  2. Overton may use anonymised usage information with prospective clients as part of commercial discussions 
  3. Overton may share usage information with your organisation’s Overton lead contact  – this will not include any sensitive or personal information such as passwords.
  4. Overton may share usage information within our team and with authorised third parties bound by confidentiality agreements for the purposes of improving the product and user experience, providing customer support and for own own sales and marketing purposes –  this will not include any sensitive or personal information such as passwords.
  5. No Personal Data will be shared between the Parties which has not been identified to the data subjects within these terms and conditions or by Privacy Notices or similar.
  6. We will not share personal or usage data with third parties for any other purposes and we will not sell your data.


Limitation of Liability

  1. Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from our or your negligence, as applicable; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) limit or exclude any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law.
  2. We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of events beyond our reasonable control.
  3. To the maximum extent permitted by law,  Open Policy Ltd  accepts no liability for any of the following:
    1. any business losses, such as loss of profits, income, revenue, anticipated savings, business, contracts, goodwill or commercial opportunities;
    2. loss or corruption of any data, database or software;
    3. any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.



  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. These terms and conditions may be varied by us from time to time. Such revised terms will apply to the Website from the date of publication. Users should check the terms and conditions regularly to ensure familiarity with the then current version.
  3. These terms and conditions , together with the Privacy Policy,  contain the whole agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior discussions, arrangements or agreements that might have taken place in relation to the terms and conditions.
  4. Where a contractual or other formal agreement exists between you and/or your organisation and the Company for the provision of services by the Company, these terms and conditions provide supplementary detail but do not replace or supersede such agreements. 
  5. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these terms and conditions and no third party will have any right to enforce or rely on any provision of these terms and conditions.
  6. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
  7. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  8. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.


 Open Policy Ltd Details

  1. Open Policy Ltd is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number Overton whose registered address is 210 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA and it  operates the Website overton.io.  The registered VAT number is 11529745.

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