What Data Does Blue Bottle Games Collect?
During the registration process, Blue Bottle Games will collect the user's email address, a user-defined username, a user-defined password, and verification of age.
If the user activated an account using the Desura Connect service (see below), Blue Bottle Games only stored your Desura user number and the ID of the NEO Scavenger game copy that you purchased, to verify that you were a valid Desura customer. No personally-identifiable information was recorded.
How Is This Information Used?
In short, as little as possible.
Apart from the services mentioned above, I do not to share any customer's personal data with any other services. And I am committed to stand by that policy into the future. Any data collected by bluebottlegames.com is solely used to validate your account, your purchase as a customer (if applicable), or to contact said customer if there are issues with an account or order.
I don't like spam, and I like to know my information is safe. I assume that's the case for others, too, so I treat their data as I would my own. Frankly, the less I have to do with anyone's data, the happier I am. I'm not interested in peddling user data. I prefer to focus on making games like NEO Scavenger.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, or feel I've left something out, please feel free to contact me at any time. You may also contact me if you wish for me to delete your account.
I think you'll find that their policy is pretty respectful regarding user information, and that they only use the information to validate and deliver the order. However, I encourage you to read their policy for yourself.
About Desura Connect
Since Desura's bankruptcy and closing, all Desura Connect features have been disabled. The following information is for historical reference only.
Due to customer concerns about shared personal data during the Desura Connect process, I changed the account linking system to ignore all personal data.
Furthermore, I removed all such data from previous purchases.
What this means is that Blue Bottle Games only stored your Desura user number and the ID of the NEO Scavenger game copy that you purchased, to verify that you were a valid customer. No personally-identifiable information was recorded.
For further details, see this detailed discussion of the change.
Thank you to all the customers who helped me establish a more respectful and secure system!