Making Surveys Anonymous

To collect anonymous responses, disable IP address and email address tracking in the collector settings before sending out your survey—the default option for every collector type is to store this information to help you track respondents.

 If you choose to store IP addresses, you will be able to view each respondent's IP address at the top of their individual response in the Analyze Results section of your survey.

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.
To collect anonymous responses, disable IP address tracking and email address tracking in the Collector settings before sending out your survey