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When you are in the setup section building a Signals survey, you will come across the "Anonymity" window. By default, anonymity is set to "on."

If anonymity is turned "on" your survey will be an Anonymous survey.

If anonymity is turned "off" your survey will be a Disclosed survey.

Setting the survey as anonymous or disclosed will have an impact on the users ability to filter the results. We are committed to respecting privacy and encouraging open and honest responses in surveys.

The anonymity window shown in the setup section of a Signals survey, with the default setting set to on.

Anonymity when viewing Signals results and analytics in a survey

In Disclosed surveys, reviewers will have the ability to select from our filter options, even ones with unique values, and see the impact of those filters on the results. Any blank filter data points will be grouped into a "None" Category.

Anonymous filter options when viewing the results of a Signals survey, showing how there will be values shown if there are two or more selectable values while all other values will be grouped as other.

In Anonymous surveys, reviewers will be able to only select from filter options that do not have unique values. Anonymity is protected when:

  • Options that have two or more selectable values will be shown and all other values will be grouped under an "Other" category to protect anonymity.

  • A reviewer creates a filter combination that results in 3 or less data points. An error message will be shown advising that the information cannot be displayed due to anonymity risk. The export option of any CSV data at this stage would be blocked as well.

    An anonymity risk error message is shown when a reviewer creates a filter combination that results in three or less data points.
  • The entire population has the same datapoint, the filter option will not be available.

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