BrainSTEM Quizzes Permissions Explained

TV - December 9, 2022

We understand that users may feel uncertain about installing the BrainSTEM Quizzes Google Sheet add-on due to concern over the level of permission granting needed to use the app.

To help address these concerns, we want to be as transparent as possible by explaining exactly why each access detail is needed and hopefully help you trust in us and know that we have absolutely no intent of using the access you grant maliciously.

Here is the Permissions summary shown on the Google Workspace Marketplace for BrainSTEM Quizzes.

Let’s address each, one by one.

1. See, edit, create, and delete all your Google Docs documents

None of our code will delete, read, or modify any of your existing Google Sheets Docs documents. Our code will ONLY generate a new Doc in your Google Drive if you choose to generate quizzes for the question bank that you've selected.

The add-on will not randomly create or read or delete Doc files. The user is the one that will be prompted to create a Doc file or not. If the user does not choose to do so, nothing will happen.

So, the BrainSTEM Quizzes add-on will ONLY create a document in your drive using the information in your active Google Sheet where the add-on is installed and NOWHERE else.

2. View and manage spreadsheets that this application has been installed in

The add-on needs to read and write information into the Google Sheet that this add-on has been installed onto. This means that it will NOT edit, read, or delete any information in any sheet that is not being currently accessed.

3. View and manage your forms in Google Drive

This permission is needed to automatically generate Google Forms as quizzes from the data stored in your Google Sheets. The add-on does not generate any Google Form file without you allowing it to.

4. Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications

This permission allows us to connect with our remote server databases so that we can check if a user has paid for the add-on and to log specific data and analytics. Please see the “Data Storage” section in our privacy policy to read what we store.

Also, the only other third party web content we are connected to is Stripe. Stripe is a payment processing service, and we use it to facilitate payment. We do not store nor ever have access to your credit card information.

I hope that clears some things up. If you have any questions, please email

Thanks for reading!