The Obscure PII feature allows you to fully obscure identifying participant information. Enabling this feature will mask participants' first names, last names, email addresses, and will block them from adding an avatar.
This feature can be turned on before or after the participant list is uploaded, allowing you to choose the optimal time.
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, any previously submitted data will take 24 hours to fully update. All new information will be automatically 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.
Please reach out to us at email@example.com should you have any questions or if you would like Obscure PII implemented for your project.