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10/18/13
Original Poster
icahn72

Does Google collect survey participant's email address?

Does anyone know what type of information Google collects if a Forms survey is sent to a customer and they complete it?  Does Google keep the e-mail that it was sent to and if so how do they use it?
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Google user
10/19/13
Google user
Hi there,

Email addresses are not collected. If you would like to have them, you would need to create a field for it in your Form.

Cheers,

Julianne
Tickmc
10/19/13
Tickmc
icahn72,

To add to Julianne's great reply, when a Form is created within a Google Apps for Business or Education organisation, it con be configured to require users to log in to their organisations Google account to fill it in. It can also capture those login usernames but only with the consent of the respondents.

- Mike
Bas Braams
10/20/13
Bas Braams
A question that is asked quite frequently on the Docs and Drive product forums is if it is possible for the creator/owner of a Docs Form to discover who has filled out the form. I'll give just two examples of the question, one from each forum [1-2]. In both cases the question was answered very well, as it was answered very well here by tickmc's addition to juliannen's already great answer. However, in the present conversation the original question appears to be a different one. I believe that icahn72 asks if the email information is captured by Google, not if the information is accessible to the creator of the Form.
 
Juliannen writes that "email addresses are not collected", but in the continuation of the same sentence it is made clear that this is meant as an answer to a different question; the familiar question of [1-2]. I would say that icahn72's interesting question is still awaiting an authoritative reply.
 
[1] (2013-05-07) Regarding Google Forms - How to know who has filled the response
 
[2] (2013-06-16) After creating a survey form through Google Docs, can i trace who have answered my survey and who have not?
10/20/13
Original Poster
icahn72
Correct Bas Braams. I appreciate everyone's insight, but I really am looking to see what, if any, information that Google collects. I would imagine that it is made free to use because Google gets some sort of benefit. However, I do not want to unknowingly put respondents to my survey in a position that they are providing information to Google without their knowledge or consent.
Bas Braams
11/8/13
Bas Braams
<<... but I really am looking to see what, if any, information that Google collects.>> Let me just note here the absence of a further contribution from the Google side.
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