Permissions always look scary. Here is a clear list of the permissions needed, and the reasons why. Data is never shared with me or any other third party.
★ View and manage your documents in Google Drive - The application needs to be able to search the documents for equations, then edit the documents by inserting the LaTeX.
★ View and manage data associated with the application - Each user has preferences (for instance, the size setting that you selected), and these need to stay between closing/opening the sidebar. Note that this data is strictly local and never transmitted or uploaded.
★ Allow this application to run when you are not present - Once the "Render Equations" button is clicked, the application needs time to retrieve equations, render them, download them, then place them in the document. This permission only says that when you switch to another tab, the processes can still run in the background.
★ Connect to an external service - The application needs to fetch images from CodeCogs/TeXRendr.
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Your privacy is important to us. It is Auto-LaTeX Equations' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://autolatex.com, the Auto-LaTeX add-ons, and other sites we own and operate.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used (see above Permissions Explained).
Your Google data is not collected -- we do not collect or use private information such as age, gender, online status, etc.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
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This policy is effective as of 14 September 2016.
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