Sharing is caring, but not necessarily when it comes to your personal information, like your social security number, birth date, and bank account information.


What is Personal Identifiable Information?

Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is any information that could be used to identify you. This includes things like, but not limited to:

  • Full name

  • Date of birth

  • Physical address

  • Email address

  • Social Security Number

  • Phone number

  • Credit Card or Banking Information

  • Other information that could be used to find you

Respondent does not share your PII

When you created your Respondent account we asked for personal information, but only with your explicit consent. The PII we collect allows you to use the Respondent platform safely and with confidence. The information you share helps Respondent connect you to research projects that are the best fit! We never share your PII with others without your explicit consent.

Be extremely cautious when sharing your information

Respondent asks that you be extremely cautious when sharing your personal information with a Researcher. It becomes personal (pun intended!) when you are:

  1. Asked to click on a URL link while taking a screener that takes you off of the Respondnet platform and requests your PII on a document, like a Google form.

  2. Asked to provide PII in the message thread on your project dashboard.

  3. Asked to provide any PII during a virtual interview.

Be mindful of what you are being asked to provide in regard to your PII. When in doubt err on the side of caution and contact our Customer Success Team so we can take a look at the project details and what exactly the Researcher is asking you to share.

Information a Researcher may request, and when it is okay to provide it.

  • Phone number

    • A researcher might ask to contact you for a pre-screen, or for follow-up questions, or to provide you instructions for additional research assignments.

  • Signing an NDA

    • This is a contractual agreement and is often needed for you to participate in a project

  • Your personal website or social links

    • This is a good way for researchers to verify your work experience and qualifications for their project


To learn more about how Respondent protects your identity and PII, and to understand what information we collect and how it is used on the Respondent platform click on the Respondent Privacy Policy button below.

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