The Obscure Profile PII feature allows you to fully obscure identifying participant information. Enabling this feature will mask participants' first names, last names, and email addresses.
This feature can be turned on before or after the participant list is uploaded, allowing you to choose the optimal time.
Note: Once Obscure PII is enabled, participants will no longer be able to add an avatar or edit their own pictures.
If Obscure PII is enabled prior to loading participants into the study and before inviting other team members, your upload will automatically obscure the following fields upon saving:
- Email (1)
- “First name” and “last name” fields will be left out of the view entirely
If Obscure PII is enabled after participants have been loaded into the study, all of their identifying information will be immediately updated. Should there already be participant responses in the system, it will also be immediately updated.
When viewing data in Explore, all responses will display the user’s uploaded screen name (1) and will mask the users email (2) in their user snapshot.
When uploading participants, be sure to provide all participants with screen names. Screen names should be unique to the study, and should not include identifying information such as last names. All custom profile fields uploaded in a PII study will be visible to both researchers and observers. For information on custom profiles, please refer to the Creating Custom Profile Fields article.
For instructions on how to enable this feature, please click here.
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