What permissions are required to use Sheet Monkey

When you sign up to Sheet Monkey, you are asked to accept the following authorizations:

Scope

How we use it

Google Drive icon See, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files

This scope is required to perform the following actions:

  • Copying Sheet Monkey templates to your Google Drive

See, edit, create, and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive

This scope is required to perform the following actions:

  • Saving data into the spreadsheets that you've linked to your Sheet Monkey forms.

Does the Sheet Monkey server list my files?

No.

Sheet Monkey only reads your files in the client browser using the Google Picker API. At no point do we browse files in your drive using our backend servers using the Google Drive API.

Does the Sheet Monkey server read my spreadsheets?

The Sheet Monkey server will read the first row of spreadsheets that you have linked to a form to get the headers for the columns. It does not read any other part of the spreadsheet.

It does not read any spreadsheets that you have not linked to a form.

Does Sheet Monkey update my files?

The Sheet Monkey server will update spreadsheets that you have linked to a form by adding rows and columns as the form is submitted.

Sheet Monkey will never update a spreadsheet that you have not linked to a form.

Does Sheet Monkey delete my files?

No.

Sheet Monkey will never delete a file in your drive. Even if you delete the form, it will not delete the sheet you have linked to it.

Why does Sheet Monkey need full access to Drive?

If you create a form with a spreadsheet template, Sheet Monkey needs access to your drive so it can copy that template to your drive. We need full write access to your drive for this action. We only use this permission for copying templates that you selected. Nothing else.

What data is stored by Sheet Monkey?

  • User information: We store Google user profile information to link your forms to your Google account. We do not store passwords.

  • Tokens: We cache a temporary access token generated by Google. These tokens automatically expire and are automatically deleted from our cache as soon as they expire. We also securely store a refresh token to generate new access tokens as needed.

  • Spreadsheet information: We only store the ids of the spreadsheet that you chose when you link it to a form. We do not store any other information or data that is inside a linked spreadsheet or any data that is added to a spreadsheet using Sheet Monkey.