Making Responses Anonymous

Please turn on Anonymous Responses before sending your survey. If you collect responses before turning it on, info from respondents who already took the survey will be in survey results. If you're using multiple collectors, you need to turn on Anonymous Responses in each collector.

The default option for every collector type is to store certain information to help you track respondents.

You can turn on Anonymous Responses in your collector so collector data that makes your respondents personally identifiable won't be included in your survey results.

Web Links

Web Links record the IP addresses of respondents by default.

To turn on Anonymous Responses:

  1. Go to the Collect Responses section of your survey.
  2. Click the name of the collector.
  3. Click Show advanced options.
  4. Click Anonymous Responses and choose On.

Email Invitations

Email Invitations are designed to help your track respondents, so your survey results will include the email address and IP address of each respondent by default. Additionally, the first name, last name, and custom data about your recipients is tracked, if you included this information in the collector.

To turn on Anonymous Responses:

  1. Go to the Collect Responses section of your survey.
  2. Click the name of the collector.
  3. Go to the collector options. If you've already sent an invitation, go to the Options tab. When sending your first invitation message in the collector, you'll choose collector options after composing your message.
  4. Click Anonymous Responses.
  5. Choose to exclude all respondent information to exclude first name, last name, email address, IP address, and custom data from your results. Or choose only exclude personal information to exclude first name, last name, email address, and IP address from your results.
TIP! Even if Anonymous Responses is turned on, you can still track email invitations. This info is tied to the email invitation, not to survey results.

Other Collector Types

By default, most collectors record the IP addresses of respondents in survey results. You can turn on Anonymous Responses to prevent IP tracking.

To turn on Anonymous Responses:

  1. Go to the collector options for your collector
  2. Turn on Make Anonymous or turn off Save IP Address in Results?
To collect anonymous responses, edit the collector options to disable IP address tracking and email address tracking before sending out your survey. You need to edit each of the collectors you have for the survey separately to make sure all your survey results are anonymous.

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