Who we are

Our website address is: https://bountymode.com and https://bountymode.com/blog. We will hereby refer to these root entities as BountyMode.


BountyMode’s Terms of Use are subject to change.

BountyMode may revise these terms of use at any time without notice. By using this web site you agree to the current version of these Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.


Your privacy is very important to us.

Your personal data is processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and Italy’s implementation of Directive 95/46/EC on data protection through Legislative Decree No. 196/2003, the Italian Data Protection Code. This data privacy policy applies only to web pages of BountyMode. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data is handled in such cases.

  • Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data is not passed on to third parties.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Information about data stored by BountyMode

Your publicly available data read through Steam’s Web and Community APIs will be stored by and shown on BountyMode.
Registered users’ Steam profile and related data is persisted in a database, unregistered users’ Steam profile and related data is stored temporarily only.
Should a user’s Steam profile display more information on BountyMode than on the respective official Steam community page please contact us and this will be resolved immediately.


According to Article 15 and Recitals 63, 64 of the GDPR, you have a right to receive free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Please direct such inquiries to team@bountymode.com.

Information about cookies

You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link:


Accountability for content

We are not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this.

Accountability for links

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.


Our web pages and their contents are subject to Italian copyright law. Provisions related to Italian copyright law (diritto d’autore) are found in Law no. 633 of 22 April 1941 (along with its various amendments). Certain fundamental provisions are also found in the Italian Civil Code of 1942, Arts. 2575–2583. Unless expressly permitted by law, every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use.
The company names, product names, service names and logotypes on this web site are for identification purposes only. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Steam Data & Email Address

The principle data that BountyMode works with is your SteamID and email address.

Your SteamID refers to your Steam account’s unique numeric identifier. BountyMode will use the Steam public XML & HTTP pages, and Web API pages to read achievement data and other service-related information.

BountyMode collects your email with the unique purpose of sending site specific and administrative data. Your data will not be sold, traded, or given away to third parties.

Comments & Contact Forms

When visitors leave comments or messages on our blog we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.