Privacy Policy

How we collect and use your information.

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

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of the service.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact support.

General Outline, Inc. operates the website – henceforth referred to as "Outline". It is Outline’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

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 website. From time to time, Outline may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Outline also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Outline’s websites choose to interact with Outline in ways that require Outline to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Outline gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to provide an email address or get it with authentication partner. Those who engage in transactions with Outline are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Outline may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Outline may monitor the most popular links or screen the links help identify spam. 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 and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Outline’s behalf or to provide services available at Outline’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Outline’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Outline will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Outline discloses potentially personally-identifying and 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 are a registered user of an Outline website and have supplied your email address, 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 various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. 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, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Outline goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Outline may continue to use your personal information 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 frequently check this page for any 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.

CC BY-SA 2.5. Originally forked from Automattic Privacy Policy