Privacy Policy

TL;DR: We don't sell your info, and we keep your shit secure. In fact, we don't really care about your info (we're not Mark Suckerberg).

Last Updated: February 2, 2022

This privacy policy describes our policies and procedures regarding the collection of your data that we may happen to do through your use of VGDB, and the safeguards we take in order to keep the data that we collect from you safe and secure and what we do with it.

If you choose to create a user account (which is free BTW), we collect your username, password, and email address. Usernames and email addresses are unique per user throughout the entire VGDB application. You are free to change them as many times as you wish, we don't care. It is our opinion that apps and services that restrict your ability to change your username/email are bad, and should not be used. Email addresses are how we communicate with you should we need to for some reason, and we use it to send notification messages to about important events that may happen regarding your account, such as orders you've placed being shipped (in which case we email you with tracking numbers). Email addresses must be valid, because if you provide a fake throwaway email, then we will have our feelings hurt, and you don't want that. Also, if you ever forget your password, the email is how you will recover your account. Passwords are stored securely on our server using bcrypt which is a modern one-way encrypting algorithm (we're not Sony that stores plaintext passwords and then gets hacked 2 seconds later... whoopsies). Furthermore as just a good rule of thumb it's probably a good idea to use a password manager of some kind and never re-use passwords from app-to-app, but your personal password policies that you use is up to you.

We don't log things like searches because we don't care. If you choose to add any data to your account, such as the video games which you own in your collection, well that's good for you. You should have yourself a cookie for doing that hard work. Any data you add to your account or actions you may do we only hope that helps or serves you within your retro gaming and/or game collecting hobby in some way, shape, or form. That's it. I can't think of anything else right now; such a great privacy policy, I know. If you like VGDB then tell all your friends.

Contact Info

Should you need or want to contact us regarding this privacy policy or regarding anything, such as to ask about important life advice, you may do so by email: