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Paperpile authenticates securely with your Google Account. Our servers never access your password or store it anywhere.
It also connects to your Google Drive, but cannot access your personal data — only files you upload via Paperpile.
And of course, we won't share your e-mail address with anyone.
It's a central idea of our products to improve your productivity through the integration with the Google Apps you love and use daily. That's why Paperpile connects to your Google account and interacts with some of your Google services.
In the following we describe in detail how Paperpile interacts with your Google account. For general information about third party access to your Google account see: https://support.google.com/accounts/topic/7188760
Our sign-in process is handled through your Google account. Paperpile follows the guidelines provided by Google for the secure OAuth 2.0 authentication and authorization protocol. At no time Paperpile has access or stores any passwords associated with your Google account.
If you choose to sign-in to Paperpile via your Google account, you will be asked explicitly to grant permission to access certain information and services associated with this Google account. Paperpile never has access to any of your account information unless you give us access at this point. You can review the permissions and choose to deny access. Also, you can revoke the access at any later point here: https://www.google.com/settings/account.
You can use our web application at https://paperpile.com to organize your academic literature. You will be asked for the following permissions:
Optional and asked separately only when you are using our sharing features:
To use our web application you also need to install our Chrome browser extension. The Chrome extension is not optional because it provides critical functionality for the web application (e.g. downloading PDF articles from websites and storing files locally for fast access). Our Chrome extension requires the following permissions:
Our Google Docs integration allows you to format citations and bibliographies in your Google Documents. For that purpose we use a so-called "Apps Script", a small program that runs on Google's servers. Before it's first run you are asked to give the following permissions:
Our Google Docs sidebar add-on offers a few more functions and requires the following additional permissions:
It's completely optional to use our Google Docs integration. The permissions in this section are not required to use our web application or the Chrome extension.
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