Vircadia is a fully decentralized metaverse solution. However, there are some services on Vircadia’s installs that do connect to servers hosted by the Vircadia open source collaborators. This is because defaults are necessary for a proper bootstrap and first time experience.
Upon registration or login to the software, you accept that data will be collected on you or your account in order for the servers and software to effectively fulfill their normal duties of operation. This is generally unavoidable per normal operation of the software, if you do not agree, you may not use the software and/or its related services in any capacity.
The project is open source, therefore it is possible to replace all relevant components in the codebase for your use case, including privacy.
Vircadia’s build of the software has crash logging disabled by default, when enabled it will transfer information according to this specification. Crash reporting may also include other meta information, but makes consistent effort to strip out personally identifying information. Please leave this option disabled if you do not agree to this.
Vircadia has an eye-tracking feature that is opt-in for compatible devices. This raw data is not collected, but rather only used in real-time on your system for processing. It does however affect components of the system that can be observed and recorded (e.g. affecting your avatar’s eyes in world to match your own.) Therefore, if you do not feel comfortable using this feature, please ensure that the option remains disabled.
Most components of this software ecosystem are licensed under the Apache License version 2.0, as follows (the “License”);
You may not use this software except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
This software includes third-party and other platform software.
Please see each individual software license for additional details.
This software is distributed “as-is” without any warranties, conditions, or representations whether express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, performance, durability, title, non-infringement, and those arising from statute or from custom or usage of trade or course of dealing.