Who we are

Nottingham Snooker is effectively a marketing vehicle for snooker in Nottingham, created and maintained by Steve Butler, a lifelong snooker enthusiast. See About for more details.

Steve Butler is the data controller and he is responsible for your personal data (referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or “I” in this privacy notice).

Contact Details

Email address:

Postal address: 112 Leake Road, Gotham, Nottingham, NG11 0JN

Telephone number: +44 (0)1159 831 244

Website address is:

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

Your personal information

For the purposes of running Nottingham Snooker competitions, I may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Home Address
  • Date of birth
  • Bank account details

Communication data

Communication Data includes any communication that you send to us, whether that be through a competition registration form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us.

We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you and for running snooker competitions. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to successfully run snooker competitions.

Sensitive data

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

Who we share your data with

The only data I will share with third parties is your name and telephone number. I only do this so that an opponent can contact you to arrange a snooker match.

I will never share your home address, date of birth or bank account details with a third party.

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.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, which is to effectively run snooker competitions.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your name, phone number and address is retained in my mobile phone and on my personal Onedrive cloud based storage area.

My mobile phone uses FaceID technology so that only I can access its contents.

My computers are password protected and my Onedrive account is also password protected. Nobody else apart from me knows my passwords and I do not write them down anywhere.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If I suspect that someone has accessed my devices and gained access to your personal data, I will contact you as soon as I become aware of the data breach.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


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Cookie policy

We use cookies to help us:
•    make our website work as you’d expect
•    remember your settings during and between visits
•    improve the speed/security of the site
•    continually improve our website for you•

We do not use cookies to:
•    collect personally identifiable or sensitive information without your express permission
•    pass data to advertising networks
•    pass personally identifiable data to third parties
•    pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If your browser is set to allow cookies, we take this as your implicit consent to receive cookies from our site. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below. But this may mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:
•    remembering your search settings
•    allowing you to add comments to our site.

Unfortunately there is no way to prevent these cookies being set if you use our site.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it accepting cookies. Click the name of your preferred browser below to learn how:

Internet Explorer
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Please be aware though that turning off cookies will impair the performance of many websites.

This privacy policy was last reviewed and updated by Steve Butler on 18 June 2022.