Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Notice, we explain what data MetaZooMee collect and share, and why. We also adhere to the practices outlined in the MetaZooMee Privacy Policy for how we receive, handle, and share information.

Information We Collect and Share When You’re In a Room

Information You Share With Us and Other Participants

We need certain information to operate MetaZooMee . For example, we need information about your account in order to save your avatar. Here’s the information we may receive from you:

Account information: You don’t need an account to use MetaZooMee. However, certain features (like storing your avatar), require an account. You can create an account through MetaZooMee. If you create an account with your email address, we store a hashed version of your email address. If you create an account through Discord, we receive the email address associated with your Discord account and your Discord avatar.

Room Name and URL: Rooms and room names are publicly accessible to anyone with the URL. MetaZooMee stores the name and the URL for the link you share so you and others with the link to the Room can use it again.

Avatar data: Your selected avatar and name will be shared with other participants in your room. If you’re logged in to your account, we will store your avatar. If you’re not logged into your account, we will not store your avatar.

Voice data: If your microphone is on, MetaZooMee sends the audio to other users in the room. MetaZooMee does not store the audio; we only receive it temporarily to transmit it to others in the room.

Chat: If you send messages in MetaZooMee, MetaZooMee shares it with the other users in the room. MetaZooMee does not store chats; we only receive it temporarily to transmit it to others in the room.

Photos and Videos You Take, and Photos, Videos, and Objects You Upload: If you take photos and video in a MetaZooMee room or upload photos, videos, or objects to a room, MetaZooMee stores them so you can share them within the room. They are deleted within 72 hours unless you pin them. If you pin them they will be stored until you remove them from the room and they will be viewable by anyone who can access the room.

You can learn more by looking at the code itself: MetaZooMee (the front-end) Dialog (the webRTC server), Reticulum (the backend web server), MetaZooMee-Ops (the infrastructure code), Discord Bot (enables users to connect their Discord community to MetaZooMee).

Other Information We Receive

We use technical, interaction, error, and website analytics data to help us improve the MetaZooMee experiences:

Technical data: We receive data about the type of device you use to interact with MetaZooMee, as well as its operating system, language, the name and version of browser, and other data needed to load and operate a room.

Interaction data: We receive data about your interactions with MetaZooMee, such as the number of rooms created, messages sent through or to third-party services like Discord (including aggregated counts such as the number of messages and users who have joined relevant channels), the number of users in a particular room, the start and end time of a your interaction with MetaZooMee, the amount of time you interact with MetaZooMee through virtual reality, the first time in a particular month or day that you begins to use MetaZooMee.

Error Data: When MetaZooMee or Spoke crashes or fails, MetaZooMee receives error messages which may include the room URL, response time for requests, the page you were on when you encountered the error, your operating system, browser information, and your IP address.

Website Analytics Data: We use Google Analytics (GA) to better understand how you interact with MetaZooMee For example, we collect de-identified information about the number of MetaZooMee rooms you create or enter, your interactions with buttons and menus, your session length, your location (country, state/province, and city), language settings, your browser type and version, viewport size, and screen resolution. You can opt-out of GA data collection by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Information We Collect When Your Create and Publish Scenes or Custom Avatars

Scenes and avatars you create: You need an account to create scenes in Spoke and custom avatars in MetaZooMee. When you create a scene or custom avatar, MetaZooMee stores that scene or avatar so we can display it.

Attribution information: When you publish a scene or avatar to MetaZooMee, you have the option to “Allow Remixing with Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0” or allow MetaZooMee to promote your scene or avatar. If you choose one or both of these options, MetaZooMee will share your scene or avatar and your attribution information publicly.

Account information: To publish a scene or avatar to MetaZooMee, you need to have a MetaZooMee account. MetaZooMee will receive and store a hashed version of your email address to allow you to log in and view your 3D Room models and Avatars.

You can learn more by looking at the code itself for Spoke.

Search providers: You can search for images, GIFs, and 3D Models to share in MetaZooMee. When you search, we will send your searches to supported third parties to fulfill the search. MetaZooMee does not store your search queries or the search results. We support the following providers:

  • Tenor
  • Sketchfab
  • YouTube
  • Twitch

Twitter: If you connect Twitter to MetaZooMee, you can tweet and share 2D images from MetaZooMee rooms. Any content you tweet will be shared with Twitter and published on the Twitter platform. You can see Twitter’s Privacy Policy for more information.

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