Pseudonymization allows you to separate PII (personally identifiable information) from the response data of your survey.
When enabled, the data from any question marked as PII in the ‘question settings’ will be stored as a separate response. Allowing you to identify who has completed your survey, and at what time, without viewing the other answers they’ve given.
How to use pseudonymization
- 1. Open your survey
- 2. Click the ghost icon in the black sidebar labelled ‘pseudonymization’
- 3. Enable the feature
- 4. Then, mark any questions containing PII via question settings menus
Once marked, the response data from this question will be stored separately from the anonymously collected response data.
For the integrity of anonymization, you must select a minimum required response count. Once you’ve done this, it will not be possible to collect your responses until the minimum quota has been met.
Warning: once you have started collecting responses, this setting can only be increased.
Using email tracking with pseudonymization
When using Pseudonymization with tracking, the tracked data will be linked to the PII response data only.
Read more about tracking.
Viewing pseudonymized response data
When viewing your results, the anonymous information will be displayed alongside the PII.
To view the separated anonymous and PII data, switch to the ‘Individual Responses’ section of your report. From here, you’ll be able to switch between the list of PII and the anonymized responses using the tabs at the top of the page.
You will notice that the time, date, referrer, location, and any tracking data is not available when viewing anonymized information.
Exporting PII and anonymized data
Separate spreadsheets for PII and ‘anonymous data’ can be downloaded from the exports section of the sidebar.