Data Privacy and Sharing Settings (Google Sheets / Drive)

Is my data secure?

The raw content of your data is secured in a private communication channel between you and Google. Keshif servers do not see (or store) raw data from Google data sources. Your data is delivered directly to your web browser through Google's own servers, and Google authenticates your account. Keshif uses secure https connections to both Google and Keshif servers. Keshif only stores the minimal information about your data to create dashboards (data columns, filter settings, basic privacy information, etc.).

Your Keshif Profile

Your Keshif profile, available at[AccountID], shows the list of datasets you imported to Keshif. Notice that each dataset is noted as "public" or "private". The private datasets are only visible to you on this page. Public datasets that have a default (starred) visible dashboard, will be listed for any visitor to your profile. If you import a public dataset and only have private dashboards on it, that public dataset will still not be listed here. So, your public profile is a showcase of your publicly available work.

Privacy settings for Google Sheet and Google Drive data

Keshif uses existing privacy settings of your Google Sheet / Drive documents. Keshif also does not modify your file permissions, or data contents directly. Keshif focuses on visually organizing your data to help you make sense of it.

Public Datasets

Public datasets are those that can be viewed by the public. To change the setting, you can click the "share" icon. This icon will also show you active file sharing setting. The public datasets will fall under the two setting below:

When you open sharing options panel, you can adjust who can see your files.

Private Datasets

Private datasets are the datasets that are either only visible to you, or visible to a list of accounts that you specify.

To keep your data private, you just need to disable link sharing with "off - specific people", and then invite / check the list of people you want to be able to access this dataset.

The people who you grant data access (read) can see your Keshif dashboards, and you can collaborate by  creating new dashboards w. filtered views on the same data. They will need to have their own Keshif account, linked to the Google account, and have Magellan plan to have access to the shared private dataset.

You can learn more about Google's Sharing settings at

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