Making Surveys Anonymous

You can edit a Collector to make survey results anonymous. Be sure to make your survey anonymous before sending it out. IP addresses will be stored until you make the survey anonymous—the default option for every Collector type is to store IP addresses to help you track respondents.

To make sure all your survey results are anonymous, you need to edit each of the Collectors you have for the survey separately.

Web Link Collector

By default, Web Link Collectors record the IP addresses of respondents in survey results.

To make your survey anonymous:

  1. Go to the Collect Responses section of your survey.
  2. Click on the name of the Collector.
  3. Click Show advanced options.
  4. Click Make Anonymous.
  5. Choose Yes. Your changes are saved automatically.

Email Collector

By default, Email Collectors record the email address and IP address of respondents in survey results.

To make your survey anonymous:

  1. Go to the Collect Responses section of your survey.
  2. Click on the name of the Collector.
  3. Click Change Settings from the grey menu on the left of the page.
  4. Scroll to Save Email Address in Results?
  5. Choose No. This will simultaneously prevent the recording of IP addresses and email addresses in the survey results.
  6. Click Save at the top of the page.

If you make your survey results anonymous, you can still keep track of who has or hasn't responded to the survey. Click Recipients from the grey menu on the left of the page and display by Responded or Unresponded. This does not show you their survey results—it just lets you see who has or hasn't responded.

Other Collector Types

By default, most Collectors record the IP addresses of respondents in survey results.

To make your survey anonymous:

  1. Go to the Collect Responses section of your survey.
  2. Click on the name of the Collector.
  3. Click Change Settings from the grey menu on the left of the page.
  4. Scroll to Save IP Address in Results?
  5. Choose No.
  6. Click Save at the top of the page.