Jin - June 2, 2022
We understand that users may feel uncertain about installing the Flashcard Lab Google Sheets 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 Flashcard Lab.
Let’s address each, one by one.
None of our code will delete, read, or modify any of your Google Sheets Docs documents. Our code will ONLY generate a new Doc in your Google Drive if you choose to generate printable flashcards.
The add-on will not randomly create 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 Flashcard Lab add-on will ONLY create a document in your drive using the information in your Google Sheets.
None of our code will delete, read, or modify any of your existing Google Sheets spreadsheets. Our code will ONLY read and modify the Google Sheet that you are using the Flashcard Lab add-on with.
The add-on needs to read the vocabulary words in the spreadsheet to allow for testing and printing the flashcards. It also needs to modify the spreadsheet if the user chooses to add a word to the "Forgotten Words" list.
Those are the only functions that use this permission for spreadsheet access.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading!