Legal & Terms

Terms and Conditions's Terms of Use are subject to change.

RetroAchievements may revise these terms of use at any time without notice. By using its services, 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.

Code of Conduct

By signing up on, you agree to the Users Code of Conduct.

By joining the Junior Developer and/or Developer team, you agree to the Developers Code of Conduct.


Accountability for content

We are not obliged to monitor the information transmitted or stored by third parties, nor to investigate circumstances that point 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.

Disclaimer about ROMs does not condone or supply any copyright-protected ROMs to be used in conjunction with the supplied emulators.

There are no copyright-protected ROMs available for download on


Our web pages and their contents are subject to copyright law. 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.

Privacy Policy

Your personal data is processed by only in accordance with the provisions of applicable data privacy laws. 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.

We maintain API usage logs for a period deemed appropriate to ensure optimal service.

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