At Sketchfab we take privacy and security very seriously and do our very best to protect your work.
Here are some of the ways in which we secure your content:
- Data served from our site is compressed via a lossy algorithm and original files are never publicly exposed.
- Our team actively monitors and invalidates any unauthorized attempts to access 3D data, such as "rippers".
- Our terms of service strictly forbids any attempt to reverse-engineer Sketchfab content.
While we make it as hard as we can to prevent piracy, it's not entirely possible due to the way video cards work. We scramble the data we send to your browser, but once it is sent to your video card it's readable and can be intercepted. Unfortunately, this is true for any process that uses a video card, like games or any other WebGL/WebVR apps. That said, your original model file is never exposed unless you enable downloading. The model we serve to your card is heavily processed and compressed.
In the end, there's always a balance between getting exposure and showing your work vs how sensitive your data is. This is true for all media platforms (like YouTube, Spotify or Netflix).
To add an extra layer of security to your models, you can use Sketchfab PRO - this way you can make your models private (unlisted) and even password-protected.