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Permissions and privacy

Briskine extension permissions

If you're wondering why Briskine needs the permission to "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" you're in the right place.

Why do we need such a permission in the first place?

We need it because it allows us to manipulate the content on the website you use Briskine for.

For example when you insert a template with a keyboard shortcut, that's considered a change to the website. If we want variables to work (Example: To first name), we have to read the content of the website.

Why do we need this permission on all websites?

A lot of our customers use Briskine on their internal web services (CRMs, helpdesks, etc.). In fact, Briskine works on most websites and it would be impossible to enumerate them all.

Since we want Briskine to work as seamlessly as possible, we ask for this permission once, when you install the extension.

Do we read your emails or your banking details?

No. Read our privacy policy.

Can you block the extension from certain websites?

Yes. You can add a website to the Deny list on the Settings page.

Can you allow the extension to run only on certain websites?

Yes. You can use your browser's extension settings page to make the extension run only on certain websites.

Google Chrome

Right-click the Briskine icon in the browser toolbar on the top-right, and press Manage Extensions.

In the Site access section, select On specific sites. You'll then be able to add sites where you want to use Briskine.

Enable Briskine only on specific sites

Briskine is open-source

The Briskine browser extension is open-source, licensed under the GPL-3. You can verify how it works, and what data it reads, by reviewing the source code available on GitHub.