Publisheet Privacy Policy

Effective date: June 1, 2019

This Privacy Policy refers to the Publisheet website and the Publisheet add-in for Microsoft Excel.

Thank you for entrusting Publisheet with your personal information. Holding onto your private information is a serious responsibility, and we want you to know how we're handling it.

The short version

We collect your information only with your consent; we only collect the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us; we don't sell it to third parties; and we only use it as this Privacy Policy describes.

Of course, the short version doesn't tell you everything, so please read on for more details!

What information Publisheet collects and why

Information from website browsers and Microsoft Excel

If you're just browsing the website or interacting with the add-in for Excel, we collect the same basic information that most internet presences collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether they have an account or not.

The information we collect about all visitors to our website and interactions with our add-in for Excel includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Why do we collect this?

We collect this information to better understand how our website visitors and add-in for Excel users use our product, and to monitor and protect the security of the website and add-in for Excel.

We also use this information to work out which pages aren’t providing good quality information to each visitor or which features are't providing value to our add-in for Excel users.

Information from users with accounts

If you create an account on the website or in the add-in for Excel, we require some basic information at the time of account creation. You will create your own account using your Email Address and password or use one of the available social login options. You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include "User Personal Information."

"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify them. Information such as a user name and password, an email address, a real name, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.” User Personal Information includes Personal Data as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation.

Why do we collect this?

  • We need your User Personal Information to create your account, and to provide the services you request.
  • We use your User Personal Information, specifically your email address or your chosen social login identifier, to identify you on Publisheet.
  • We use it to fill out your profile and we do not share this information with anyone.
  • We will use your email address and name to communicate with you.
  • We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy.

What information Publisheet does not collect

We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, birth dates or religious information. Although Publisheet does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you might store this kind of information in your account, in fields where this information wasn’t intended by us for you to use it for such purposes. If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are in the United States.

Publisheet is designed for adult usage. If you're a child under the age of 18, you may not have an account on Publisheet. Publisheet does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 18. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a user who is under the age of 18, we will unfortunately have to close your account. We don't want to discourage you from using our services, but those are the rules.

How we share the information we collect

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.

We do not disclose User Personal Information outside Publisheet with the exception of legal entities such as the police if they request this information.

We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Policy or in our Terms of Service.

Public Information on Publisheet

Unless you choose to publicly publish personally identifiable information yourself through worksheets in the add-in for Excel, there is no public facing personally identifiable information available on the Publisheet website and the add-in for Excel, and such information can only be accessed via the website and the add-in for Excel once you have logged into your account. Only your account and the Publisheet staff will have access to your information.

Our use of cookies and tracking


Publisheet uses cookies to make interactions with our website and add-in for Excel easy and meaningful. We use cookies (and similar technologies, like HTML5 localStorage) to keep you logged in, remember your preferences, and provide information for future development of Publisheet.

A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser or Excel sends to us when you return to our website or add-in for Excel, respectively. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting the Publisheet website or don't log in to the add-in for Excel; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies Publisheet sets are essential for the operation of the website and add-in for Excel, or are used for performance or functionality. By using our website and add-in for Excel, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device. If you disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies, you will not be able to log in or use Publisheet’s website or add-in for Excel.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics as a third party tracking service, but we don’t use it to track you individually or collect your User Personal Information. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our website and add-in for Excel perform and how our users, in general, navigate through and use the Publisheet website and add-in for Excel. This helps us evaluate our users' use of Publisheet; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our website and add-in for Excel performance.

Google Analytics gathers certain simple, non-personally identifying information over time, such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, timestamp, and similar data about your use of the Publisheet website and add-in for Excel. We do not link this information to any of your personal information such as your email address.

Publisheet will not, nor will we allow any third party to, use the Google Analytics tool to track our users individually; collect any User Personal Information other than IP address; or correlate your IP address with your identity. Google provides further information about its own privacy practices and offers a browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics tracking.

Certain pages on our website and add-in for Excel may set other third party cookies. For example, we may embed content, such as videos, from another site that sets a cookie. While we try to minimize these third party cookies, we can’t always control what cookies this third party content sets.


"Do Not Track" is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on our website and add-in for Excel beyond our basic Google Analytics tracking, which you may opt out of here. Because we do not share this kind of data with third party services or permit this kind of third party data collection on the Publisheet website and add-in for Excel for any of our users, and we do not track our users on third-party websites ourselves, we do not need to respond differently to an individual browser's Do Not Tracksetting.

If you are interested in turning on your browser’s privacy and Do Not Track settings, the Do Not Track website has browser-specific instructions.

How Publisheet secures your information

Publisheet takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Publisheet's global privacy practices

Information that we collect will be stored and processed in a cloud provider's data centers (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean) throughout the world in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, we understand that we have users from different countries and regions with different privacy expectations, and we try to meet those needs.

We provide the same standard of privacy protection to all our users around the world, regardless of their country of origin or location, and we are proud of the levels of notice, choice, accountability, security, data integrity, access, and recourse we provide.

Resolving Complaints

If you have concerns about the way Publisheet is handling your User Personal Information, please let us know immediately. We want to help. You may contact us by emailing us at with the subject line "Privacy Shield Concerns." We will respond within 45 days at the latest.

How you can access and control the information we collect

If you're already a Publisheet user, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile or contacting by email.

Data Retention and Deletion

Publisheet will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.

We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely, unless you delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete inactive user accounts, so unless you choose to delete your account, we will retain your account information indefinitely.

If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so in your user profile. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 30 days.

How we communicate with you

We will use your email address to communicate with you.

Publisheet may occasionally send notification emails about changes our service, or upgrades to our product, new features, requests for feedback, important policy changes, or offer customer support. We also send marketing emails.

Our emails might contain a pixel tag, which is a small, clear image that can tell us whether or not you have opened an email and what your IP address is. We use this pixel tag to make our email more effective for you and to make sure we’re not sending you unwanted email. If you prefer not to receive pixel tags, please opt out of marketing emails.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Publisheet may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will provide notification to Users of material changes to this Privacy Policy through our Website at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect by posting a notice on our homepage or sending email to the email address specified in your Publisheet account. For changes to this Privacy Policy that do not affect your rights, we encourage visitors to check this page frequently.


This Privacy Policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. You may use it freely under the terms of the Creative Commons license.

Contacting Publisheet

Questions regarding Publisheet's Privacy Policy or information practices should be directed by email to