Data and Privacy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Outlier Media.

SMS information system: Outlier purchases opt-in cell phone numbers from a company called Exact Data. In the past you might have given your number to a company they represent.

Your access to and control over information: You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Text STOP to 313-486-5270. Standard messaging rates apply.

Your information: We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site and through our text service. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. With your permission, we may follow up with you to share valuable journalism with you, or to share your story with a journalist covering housing and utilities issues.

Security: We take precautions to protect your information. If you were ever to submit sensitive information to Outlier, your information is protected both online and offline.

Updates: Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at

Facebook Messenger app: If you are using Outlier through Facebook Messenger, please know that we are not collecting information about you other than information you send directly to us.

Short code information: All Outlier services are originated from short code 63735.

Service/help info: Contact Outlier Media with any questions. Text FOLLOW UP or email