Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy last revised June 1, 2021

At World Confederation of Billiards Sports (“WCBS,” or “we”), accessible from (the “website”), one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors and customers. We care about your privacy and the information you share with us and want you to understand how we are using and protecting the information we collect about you. This Privacy Policy document explains for our website visitors and users the types of information that WCBS collects, uses and shares. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use as seen at

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us by contacting our designated Data Protection Officer below.

Information We Collect

Here are the types of information we gather.

Information You Give Us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in other ways. The types of information we collect may include your first and last name, company name, email address, postal address, phone number, age and any other information you choose to provide (“Personal Information.”) You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to use some of our website features. We use the Personal Information gathered (online or otherwise) for the benefit of establishing a relationship with those interested in our products and services, to respond to requests and questions, and to enable us to serve you or your company better. Any Personal Information you submit on this website will be treated and processed by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting any Personal Information on this website, you consent to us holding and processing that information, both electronically and manually.

Automatic Information
When you access or use our website, we may automatically collect information about you, your computer or device, including:

  • Computer/Device Information: We may collect computer/device specific information when you use the website (such as your hardware model, operating system version, a unique identifier for your device and MAC address).
  • Log Information: We log information that your web browser sends whenever you visit a website, which may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type and language, which pages you visit on the website, and how much time you spend on each page, access times, pages viewed, number of clicks, domain names, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Cookies and Web Beacons

WCBS uses “cookies.” A cookie is a very small text file stored on a website user’s hard disk that allows a web server to recall certain information that the user has already entered previously. Various versions of Web browsers allow you to decide whether or not to accept cookies and some programs notify you when a website is about to deposit a cookie on your hard drive. By using the website and setting your Internet or web browser, computing or communications equipment, or another application or program to accept cookies, you agree and consent to storage and access of cookies received from the website or our equipment on your computing or communications equipment. If you decide not to accept cookies, you may not be able to successfully navigate some portions of the website.

We may use cookies for the customized presentation of webpages. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more information, please visit our Cookie Policy at

Analytics and Third Party Tools

When you visit our website, we may make statistical analyses of your browsing behavior. We use the Google Analytics website analytics service to help us to do this statistical analysis and improve your website experience. Google Analytics gathers derivative generated by your technological device, for example a browser or mobile phone. This data may include your browser, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, and information about how and when you visit our website. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics tracking you can use their tool here:

How We Use Your Information

We may use Personal Information and automatic information to provide our services to you or your organization, and as requested by you or as described at a point of collection of Personal Information. We may also use your Personal Information and automatic information to continually monitor and improve the website and for internal analyses. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, and gather demographic or other information for aggregate use. We do not track our customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Network Statistics: We collect general statistics on all traffic flowing through our network.

Information from Other Sources: We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our website.

Our Sharing and Disclosure of Information

We may share or disclose information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • We share Personal Information and automatic information to provide services to you or your organization.
  • We may share the Personal Information you provide with our affiliates and/or third-party business partners that are acting on our behalf. They have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you, with third parties. For example, we may share aggregate usage and volume statistical information regarding the website with our partners or third parties.

In addition to the circumstances described above, we may disclose your Personal Information if (i) required to do so by law, court order or subpoena, or as requested by other government, law enforcement or investigative authority, (ii) in our good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect the rights or properties of the website, our company, or third parties, (iii) we have reason to believe that disclosing the Personal Information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, or has breached an agreement, or (iv) anyone else could be harmed by such activities or interference.

In addition, in the event that we or any of our affiliates is acquired (whether by sale of assets or ownership interests) by or merged with a third party entity, or is engaged in a financing or similar transaction, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign or share the information we have collected (including Personal Information) as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control or financing. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used and your Personal Information may be shared or transferred.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise sell, share or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to third parties.

Our Legal Basis for Collecting, Using and Sharing Personal Information

The legal basis for collecting, using, and disclosing the Personal Information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information. We may collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information in the following contexts:

  • WCBS needs to use your Personal Information to perform a contract or other transaction with you or your organization;
  • You have given WCBS permission to do so;
  • Processing your Personal Information is in the legitimate interests of WCBS;
  • WCBS is required to comply with applicable law or legal requirements or legal process, such as a subpoena.

WCBS will retain your Personal Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies, as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to withdraw consent.

Security of Your Personal Information

WCBS maintains safeguards which include technical and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized use, access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration, and destruction, and we require the third parties we contract with to support our business operations to employ reasonable security measures.

Please note that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to us is done at your own risk. We use firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

By using the website or providing information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the website.

Children’s Information

Our website and our services are only intended for adults. We do not seek to serve anyone under the age of 18.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at the contact information below. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Online Privacy Policy Only

Our Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

WCBS reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any material changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this website. All information submitted through the website to WCBS is subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, as amended. Your continued use of any portion of the website following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of these changes. It will be your responsibility to watch for and read the posted Privacy Policy changes and to request changes or deletions to your Personal Information, if applicable. We will post the last revised date on this Privacy Policy.

Contact Our Data Protection Officer

We have designated one or more individuals who monitor our compliance with this Privacy Policy. The individual responsible for our compliance has been designated as WCBS’s Data Protection Officer. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or the privacy practices of WCBS, please contact us at:

Attn: Jérôme Desroziers
World Confederation of Billiards Sports
Maison du Sport International
Avenue de Rhodanie 54
1007 Lausanne, Switzerland

Other individuals may handle the day-to-day collection and processing of Personal Information. The Data Protection Officer or WCBS’s management may designate other individuals within WCBS to perform the Data Protection Officer’s responsibilities.