Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Outline we have a few fundamental principles:

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It is Outline’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Outline collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Outline’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Outline’s visitors use its services. From time to time, Outline’s may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its service.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Outline’s website choose to interact with Outline in ways that require Outline to gather personally-identifying information. For example, you may process a page that contains your own information. In this situation, the Outline service would automatically display this content on a public link. The amount and type of information that Outline gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Outline collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Outline. Outline does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. In the event you would like us to remove a page containing personal information, please email us with a link to the page.

Aggregated Statistics

Outline may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Outline may monitor the most popular pages being outlined to ensure the service is working properly. Outline may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Outline does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Outline discloses potentially personally-identifying only to the website creators, contractors and affiliated organizations providing technology services (like webhosting or analytics) that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Outline’s behalf or to provide services available at Outline’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those contractors and organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Outline’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Outline will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Outline discloses potentially personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Outline believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Outline, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied us with your email address (for example, in a correspondence), Outline may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Outline and our products. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Outline takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Outline uses cookies to help Outline identify and track visitors, their usage of Outline website, and their website access preferences. Outline visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Outline’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Outline’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Outline were acquired or in the unlikely event that Outline goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, previous submissions to the Outline service (i.e. news articles and web pages) would be one of the assets that would be transferred or acquired by a third party. However, we will ensure that any personally identifiable information will not be transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Outline may continue to display your submissions to the service as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Outline may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Outline’s sole discretion. Outline encourages visitors to check this page for changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.