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Making Responses Anonymous

To collect anonymous responses, edit collector options before sending your survey. If you're using multiple collectors, you need to edit each collector to make sure all the survey responses are anonymous.

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

You can choose to make responses anonymous so collector data that makes your respondents personally identifiable won't be included in your survey results.

However, if you collected responses before changing the collector options, information from respondents who already took the survey may be stored in survey results.

Web Link Collector

By default, your survey results will include the IP addresses of respondents. You can turn on Anonymous Responses to prevent IP tracking.

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. Your changes are saved automatically.

Email Invitation Collector

By default, your survey results will include the name, email address, and IP address of each respondent. You can stop storing this information by turning on Anonymous Responses.

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 and choose On. Your changes are saved automatically.

To ensure your results are anonymous, do not add identifiable information in other custom data associated with recipients. This data may be passed through to survey results even when Anonymous Responses is turned on.

TIP! Even when collecting anonymous responses, you can still track email invitations. This information 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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