Privacy and Security Policy Statement for STAR Voting on Google Add-Ons

Updated November 11th, 2023


STAR Elections is a project of STAR Voting Action which works to facilitate the adoption of STAR Voting for elections at every level by providing tools, resources, consultation, and services to those looking to upgrade their voting method.

STAR Elections respects your privacy and the privacy and security of the information you provide. We will make every reasonable effort to ensure the confidentiality and security of that information within our systems. We will not sell or disclose your name, mailing address, telephone number, address, or any other personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) you provide to any third party except as required by law.



Apart from the aforementioned information collected by us, we automatically receive and record certain Personal Data of yours when you visit our websites. This includes device model, IP address, the type of browser being used, usage pattern through cookies and browser settings, query logs and product usage logs. Subject to this notice, we will use such data for analytical purposes.


Legal Disclosure

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Data as required by applicable law, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process served on us.


Google Add-on Authorization Scopes

STAR Elections add-ons require users to give permission to access files on their drive. Permissions required by our add-ons include:

  • View and manage your forms in Google Drive
    • Allows add-on to edit forms and view and process responses
  • Per-file access to files created or opened by the app. File authorization is granted on a per-user basis and is revoked when the user de-authorizes the app.
    • Allows add-on to create or edit result files
  • Allows read-only access to file metadata and file content
    • Allows add-on to access file folder location to store results files.
  • See, edit, create, and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive
    • Allows add-on to create and manage spreadsheets with election results



We’ll put a notice at the end of this policy regarding any changes made to this document. The notice will be brief text indicating both the last update and a summary (i.e. “Last Updated XX/XX/XXXX”).


Last Updated November 11th, 2023.

  • Added the phrase "except as required by law" in the first paragraph.
  • Added "Updates" section.