What Permissions Does Flookup Request?

All add-ons that request certain sensitive OAuth scopes ("permissions") are subject to verification by Google.

Below is a detailed list of the OAuth scopes that we were granted permission to use, after successfully completing the above verification, and how we use them.

    • View your email address: Flookup views your email address strictly for the purposes managing your subscription.

    • Connect to an external service: Flookup connects to a database within Google's ecosystem to store subscription information. This information, which is retrieved from PayPal, includes your email address, amount you paid and the subscription plan you are on.

    • Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications: Flookup has functions that display prompts to communicate important messages to you or to initiate certain functions. This scope is necessary to accomplish that.

    • See, edit, create, and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive: This prepares Flookup to read from and write to the spreadsheets found in your Google Drive, in which you have installed and activated the add-on. Flookup cannot process data from any spreadsheet that you have not given it explicit permission to access.

These are the only permissions that Flookup requests and they are viewable during the installation process. Should any of these change in future, we shall update the above information accordingly. To view our full website and add-on privacy policy, please click here.

How Secure Is My Spreadsheet Data?

We take your privacy seriously and have therefore built Flookup to respect it to the highest degree possible. As fellow netizens, we ensure that our clients to enjoy the same levels of privacy and confidentiality we have come to expect and demand ourselves. Here are three questions to help us address this concern:

    • Do Flookup developers view user data? No, it is not our policy track users or usage patterns outside the script execution data (i.e. successes and failures) that Google provides by default.

    • Does Flookup transmit spreadsheet data to any third party? No, Flookup does not transmit spreadsheet data to anyone. Your data is exclusively processed on the Google Apps Script server and stored in your spreadsheet.

    • Does Flookup retain the spreadsheet data it processes? No, Flookup does not retain any spreadsheet data it processes; we do not have any need to do so. All data is stored on the user's spreadsheet.

In addition to the above, any spreadsheet data you share with us for additional support is immediately deleted from our records after the reason for sharing it has been resolved. We do not retain such data for any other purpose.

Is My Data Encrypted?

Whereas data transmitted between your spreadsheet and the Google Apps Script server is fully encrypted, data stored on your Google Sheets spreadsheet is not encrypted by default. It is, however, secured by your Google account password, meaning that only those you share that data with or those who have your login credentials, can view the same.

To learn how to encrypt your Google Docs, please click here.

How About GDPR?

Flookup uses Google Cloud services and as a Google Cloud customer, you can feel confident using these services in light of GDPR requirements.

To quote Google directly:

Where personal data will be transferred outside of the EU to third countries not covered by adequacy decisions, we commit under our data processing agreements to maintain a mechanism that will facilitate these transfers as required by the GDPR. In 2017, we gained confirmation of compliance from European Data Protection Authorities for our standard contract clauses, affirming that our contractual commitments for Google Workspace and Google Cloud Platform met the requirements to legally frame transfers of personal data from the EU to the third countries that do not provide adequate protection.

If you would like to learn more about Google Cloud services and GDPR, please click here.