Privacy Policy

Last updated: August 21, 2023

Welcome to Animant! This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the collection, use, and protection of your data when using the Animant app available on the Apple App Store for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and visionOS, as well as our website and online store. We value your privacy and strive to be transparent in how we handle your information. By using Animant, you agree to the practices described in this policy.

1. Data Collection and Usage:

1.1 Personal Information:

Animant does not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about its users. We do not gather any data that can be directly linked to you as an individual, such as your name, email address, phone number, or contact information.

1.2 Project, Asset, and Texture Data:

Animant does not collect or store any data related to your projects, assets, or textures within the app. All your projects, assets, and textures remain locally stored on your device and are not accessible to us.

1.3 iCloud Storage:

If you choose to store your projects and assets in iCloud, please be aware that iCloud is governed by Apple's Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review Apple's Privacy Policy to understand how your data is handled in iCloud.

1.4 Sensei:

Sensei uses various AI models to understand the context behind natural language sentences to construct 3D models and animations. Depending on your type of query, your request may either be handled by models directly on your device, or models in the cloud. In either case, your data is never used to train AI models.

1.4a Sensei (on-device processing):

If your query involves animating or deleting objects, your query will be processed by machine learning models on your device. Your query is never sent to Animant nor any third party.

1.4b Sensei Create (Beta) (cloud processing):

If your query involves the creation of 3D models from text input, your query will be processed by OpenAI via Animant servers. As a result, your text input will be stored by OpenAI for 30 days in accordance with their privacy policy (we encourage you to read it here). Animant servers act as a proxy which never store your input query but do maintain a log of timestamps that correspond to the times your device accesses the Sensei Create service. These timestamps are linked to a random identifier tied to your specific device, yet do not personally identify you nor your data. We maintain these timestamps indefinitely to enforce usage limits and prevent abuse of our systems.

2. Anonymized Analytics:

2.1 Data Collected:

To improve our services and for future product planning, Animant may receive anonymized analytics from Apple. These aggregated analytics include data related to device type, region, and the number of app purchases. This information helps us understand usage patterns and make informed decisions to enhance the user experience.

3. Submission of Crash Logs:

3.1 Optional Submission of Diagnostic Data:

If you choose to submit crash logs to Animant, the app will automatically send anonymized technical information to Apple that's visible to us pertaining to the circumstances that led to the app crash. These logs do not contain any personally identifiable information nor project data. The purpose of collecting crash logs is to diagnose and address app issues promptly, ensuring a more stable and reliable app experience for all users.

4. Website and Online Store Data:

4.1 Aggregated Data:

Our website and online store collect basic aggregated data about your country and device type. This information is gathered in a way that cannot be linked back to you as an individual. We do not collect your IP address during this process, nor do we store any cookies in your browser.

4.2 Cookies:

Our website and online store are powered by Cloudflare, which uses cookies essential to provide our web services. We encourage you to read Cloudflare's privacy policy here.

5. Information Security:

5.1 Security Practices:

We are committed to ensuring the security of your information. We take reasonable measures to protect your projects and any data associated with the App from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

6. Contact:

6.1 Contact Method:

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how we handle your data, please contact us via email at [email protected].

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

7.1 Assumption of Continued Acceptance:

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our data practices or legal requirements. Any updates will be posted on this page, and the "Last updated" date at the beginning of the policy will be revised accordingly. By continuing to use the Animant app, website, or online store, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. We recommend reviewing this policy regularly to stay informed about our data practices.