Note: This article refers to setting up a Concealed Review Process using Submittable's new form engine . If you are using our original form engine, please see this article for instructions.
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The Concealed Reviews feature allows administrators to keep specific information in submissions hidden from team members/reviewers. For example, in a photo contest, administrators may choose to hide any identifying information about the submitters, so that reviewers will only see and judge the photographs.

By default, the submitter’s name, email address, and cover letter will be hidden from reviewers at or below the team member level specified by an administrator. Administrators can also designate specific form fields for Concealed Review in the Form Designer.

To Set Up a Concealed Review Process:

1. Select Forms at the top of the page and click on the specific Form you’d like to set up for Concealed Review process.

2. Click on any form field in the Form to open it up and show Form Field Options. All fields except for the Submission Name field have a Concealed Response checkbox. Checking the Conceal Response checkbox will make the information submitted in that field hidden from reviewers at or below your specified concealed level.

3. Next, click on Projects in the navigation bar at the top of to the page, then select the Project that's using the form you've set up for concealed review. Click on the Notifications tab, then click the Concealed Threshold dropdown to select a Concealed Level. Any team member at or below this level will not see the submitter’s name, email address, or any fields you have marked for Concealed Response in step 2. For example, if you select Level 2, then all Level 2 and Level 1 reviewers will be unable to see the submitter's name, email address, or the content of the fields you marked as Concealed.

4. Click Save Project to save your changes.

5. When a submission is set up for concealed review, reviewers at or below the concealed threshold level will see [Concealed] under the submitter name column in the Submissions List.

6. When viewing the submission in the Submission Details page, any concealed responses will show as [Concealed] instead of showing the submitter's response.

If your organization is using Submittable's new form engine , administrators have the option to completely hide concealed fields (instead of show the query with [Concealed} as the response. Checking this box will prevent designated reviewers from ever knowing that a concealed question was asked in the Form. To do this, check the Exclude Concealed Fields box under the Notifications tab in any Project.

Note: If you choose to require that the submitters enter their mailing addresses as part of the submission process (this option is available by checking the ‘Require Address’ checkbox under More > Account > Profile), submitters’ mailing addresses will also be hidden by default from any concealed-level reviewers.

Note: Once a submission has been switched to a terminal status of Accepted, Declined, or Completed, all concealed settings are removed from the submission, and submitter information will be viewable to site admins as well as assignees.

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