File Sharing with the Right Degree of Anonymity

January 9, 2017

Anonymous File Sharing


When it comes to providing or sharing files, the privacy of the group members should always be taken into account. If a presentation is available online for people who do not know each other, then sensitive data such as e-mail addresses shouldn’t be accessible to everyone in the group. This is where Teamplace’s anonymous file sharing really shines.


Anonymous File Sharing with Added Value

Teamplace ensures that the e-mail addresses of the group members are unrecognizable and shows the usernames that they created themselves. This means that the users remain completely anonymous. Only the Teamplace creator can see the e-mail addresses of the members. In addition, the creator has the possibility to send an e-mail directly to all members of the Teamplace.

Control Access Rights

Additional data security is provided by a tiered system of roles. This allows the owner of a Teamplace to determine which rights the members receive after accepting the invitation. For example, users with the “reader” role may download and comment on content, but cannot add files, edit documents, nor add new members. The role of the individual members can be adjusted at any time in the Teamplace settings by the owner or moderator.

More Than Just Anonymous File Sharing

Anonymous file sharing can be useful in many different scenarios:

  • Anonymous Teamplaces are excellent for generating leads. Manuals, brochures and other materials can be made available to a group of people. These remain completely anonymous among themselves. However, for the person providing the content, the e-mail addresses are visible so that entering into direct communication with the interested parties is easy.
  • With a Teamplace, a presentation can be made available to recipients and feedback easily collected. Everyone has access to the presentation and questions can be asked or answered via file comments.


In general, files that are used by more than one person such as schedules or timetables can be shared easily and conveniently with the help of Teamplace. There’s never any need to worry about member’s privacy being compromised because the highest levels of data protection are firmly at the core of the Teamplace solution.