Data Collection

Last Updated: 12.01.2022

How Metalitix® tracks data, and what it tracks:

During a user playthrough of a 3D spatial experience, Metalitix® collects "data points." By default, a data point is sent once a second.

Developers can choose when to begin recording data or when to stop. However, data collection stops once the user closes the 3D experience and does not persist during other device activities.

While Metalitix® does not collect personal information such as address or image captures, it is up to the developers using Metalitix® to confirm and communicate that their experience complies with local privacy laws.

A full breakdown of data collected by the Metalitix Loggers is available in the table below.

Example Data
IP Address (Geolocation)
Session IP address is used only to determine the session’s country. By default, the server automatically obtains an anonymized IP address (x.x.x.0) to calculate the country. IP addresses are never saved. => United States of America
Date and time of each data point
12 January 2023, 5:45.135 PM
The website the user accesses the experience through
User Agent
Device, browser, operation system, and their versions
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 13_2_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.0.3 Mobile/15E148 Safari/604.1
Coordinates representing the user's virtual location within the 3D virtual experience
{ x: 0.5, y: 3.4, z: 1.2 }
Rotation representing the user’s virtual viewing angle within the 3D virtual experience
{ x: 0.2, y: -0.3, z: 1 }
Field of View
The observable extent, in degrees, of the virtual camera
60 degrees
Aspect Ratio
The ratio of width to height of the virtual camera
Near Plane
Closest virtual position to the virtual camera that can be rendered
Far Plane
Farthest virtual position to the virtual camera that can be rendered
Frames per second from the device used to indicate device performance. On mobile, 30 FPS or higher is good while on desktop 60 FPS or higher is good.
33 fps
A 1-5 rating by the user supplied through an optional engagement survey aimed at gauging user sentiment
Engagement Level: 5
Timestamp of baked virtual animations playing, if any
MyAnimationName: 1.3 seconds
True/false, number, and text values recorded to custom charts configured by the project’s developers in the Metalitix dashboard
MyCustomChart: “Metalitix Item Collected”