Protect User Information Privacy

If you’re concerned about information privacy, you can configure Acrolinx to anonymize all the user-specific data that you collect. After you turn on anonymous checking, Acrolinx anonymizes all user data in the reporting database, the Acrolinx Scorecards, and property files. This data includes the username and details about the computer that ran the check, and details about the document that the user checked.

Make All User Data Anonymous

When anonymous checking is enabled, placeholder values are inserted for data that could be used to identify a user.

However, Acrolinx doesn’t anonymize user data that was stored before you enabled anonymous checking. If your database already contains sensitive data, you might consider manually removing this data or starting with a new anonymous reporting database.

If you’ve enabled the custom user information form, avoid configuring fields that could be used to determine the identity of individual users. For example, a field like "Room number" can be used to determine the identity of the user.

To make all user data anonymous, follow these steps:

  1. In the Dashboard, navigate to Users > Privacy

  2. Under User Data, select Anonymous checking.

You can't choose the combination 'anonymous checking' and Scorecard Access 'personal'. You want the person who created the Scorecard to stay anonymous after all.