We want your visit to Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System to be as
enjoyable and safe as possible. We take your privacy very seriously, so to
outline what we do to help you to stay safe online, we present this extremely
store it and how we use it.
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to
provide an encrypted link between the server that hosts our website to the browser that you
view it on. SSL is the industry standard way of securing any data that you send while visiting a website.
You can tell if you are visiting a website that uses SSL as there should be a padlock icon in
the browser's address bar (next to the website's address), or the website name will begin with "https" instead
of just "http".
Like most websites, Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System
automatically receives certain information about your visit.
The information we receive isn't particularly interesting, but includes
your IP (Internet Protocol) address, the internet browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.), the operating
system of the device on which you access the site (e.g. Windows, Mac OS, iOS,
Android, etc.), date, time and length of visit, entry
and exit pages, referring sites and any applicable search engine queries. This information
is supplied as standard and is used to monitor performance of the site and to
analyse visitor trends which is used to influence development and
improvements to the site. This information is stored securely with access limited to only the
administrator of this website. We keep this information to ourselves and don't pass
it onto third parties. The information we are provided with does not enable us to identify
an actual visitor to our website.
Information Provided Voluntarily
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System is completely
free to use and does not require you to register, log in or provide any personal
details such as your name, address or any financial information. However, there
are ways for you to provide information voluntarily via the site to enhance your
enjoyment of it even more. The information may be accessible by us or by certain
third parties. Ways for you to provide this information and what happens to it
is as follows:
If you wish to make contact with extra-terrestrial
life, you can send Bob the Alien an email. You can email Bob the Alien's Tour of
the Solar System using this email form. You are asked to provide a name, email
address and a message. A name and email address are only required so that we can
send a response if required. These details will not be used for any other
purposes, and are not passed onto unscrupulous third parties, or even scrupulous
ones. Your email will remain private to Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar
System. We are not supplied with any additional information other than the information
you enter on our email form. We will not use your email address or name to send
unsolicited emails to you or to sign you up to a mailing list or newsletter.
We may retain emails if we feel we have justification for doing so, for
example, if we receive a request from a company to use some of our website's content and it is
in interests to keep hold of this request. We will
not retain emails for any longer than we feel is necessary and if retaining them serves no
legitimate purpose to us.
Due to the likely audience of this website, it is possible that children under 13 may submit information
to us through email. If we believe this to be the case, we may act on the contents of the email beforehand (e.g. if
the email is to point out an error on our site), but we will not retain the email. Any emails that we receive
containing personal information that is additional to what we request on our email form (limited to name, email address),
will also be deleted if it serves no purpose for us to keep it.
Generally we hold very little personal data about visitors, and the information we do hold comes as a result of if
being voluntarily supplied to us. If you have submitted
information to us, you have a right to request access to what information we do hold about you and also the right
to request that this is removed. Please use our contact form to file a subject access request.
Cookies are small files that are usually automatically
downloaded from websites you visit and are saved onto your computer. They can be
used to provide information to a website operator about your visit to the site
or activity on the Internet. Cookies are mostly harmless and are essential for
many websites to operate. Cookies come in two flavours (or three if you include
chocolate chip). There are first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
Typically first-party cookies are used by the website that you are visiting.
Third-party cookies are usually used by third-party companies providing services
to the website. Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System does not make use of
any first-party cookies to obtain information about your visit or activity on
to function. Details of the third party services that we use are described
below. As Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System is an EU-based website, we
consent for them to be used. We do this by the use of a cookies banner when you first
enter this site and by referring you to this policy. The website is fully functional
your Internet browser's settings. Details to do so are available on the official
websites of your chosen Internet browser.
Third Party Services
Facebook and Twitter
Being a truly 21st Century alien, Bob the Alien has
Facebook page and a
Twitter page. If you wish to, you are able to follow Bob on either
(or both!) of these services. Facebook and Twitter are third party services and
require you to register an account using your personal details.
For registered users of either service, depending on your privacy settings, your details (including name and profile picture) may be
visible to Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System and other visitors to our
Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have any concerns about your privacy if using
either of these services, you are advised to refer to their respective terms of
use and privacy policies. We do not use plugins from either service on our website which could potentially gather information
about you. We simply provide links to our Facebook and Twitter pages on our website.
A small number of pages on our website contain embedded videos from YouTube. These videos
have been created by third parties. The embedded videos on our website are set by default to privacy-enhanced mode, which
means no information will be sent to YouTube/Google via a cookie until you play the video. We do not store any
information about your use of YouTube videos embedded on our site, and have no access to information
that YouTube/Google or the video content creator may receive by you choosing to play the video.
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System uses third-party
advertising from Google to serve ads when you visit this website.
If you are visiting from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes countries in the European
Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, you will be served non-personalised
ads. Adverts viewed in this area are contextual meaning they will be relevant to this website or its general audience. To
provide these adverts a cookie file will be installed on your device. This cookie does not supply any personal
data to Google or its advertising partners, but is used by Google to allow for frequency capping (whatever that is), aggregated ad
reporting and to combat fraud and abuse. We obtain consent for the use of this cookie when you first visit
Visitors outside of the EEA may be served personalised advertisements on this website. Google and its
advertisers may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. This information may
be provided to them by your IP address (to deliver location-based adverts) or
through the use of a cookie which may be sent to your computer's cookie folder when you view a page containing an advert. You are able to delete the cookie used by Google
or its partners by clearing your cookies folder or opt out of receiving the cookie by changing your browser options
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