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Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy and Cookies Policy for Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System (www.bobthealien.co.uk)

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 exciting Privacy Policy.
 

VISITOR LOGS
Like most Internet sites, 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 internet protocol (IP) 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, referring and exit pages, any applicable search engine queries and information about your movement around the site. None of this information reveals any personally identifiable information about you. We use this information solely to monitor performance of the site and to analyse visitor trends which is used to influence development and improvements to the site. We keep this information to ourselves and don't pass it onto third parties.

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:

EMAIL AND ASK AN ALIEN!
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.

Alternatively, you can send a question for possible publication in the Ask an Alien! section using the Ask an Alien! form. Ask an Alien! is a section where Bob the Alien answers your space-related questions - usually from people who want him to do their homework! Again, you are asked to provide a name and email address in addition to your question. If your question and Bob's answer is published, your first name may also be published on the site with it. Your email address will not be displayed.


FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
Being a truly 21st Century alien, Bob the Alien has both a 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. 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.

BOBSDOG'S SPACE QUIZ
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System features a number of interactive quizzes in the Bobsdog's Space Quiz section. These quizzes are supplied by QuizRevolution (www.quizrevolution.com). The quiz requires cookies in order to be played to keep a track of the score (see "Cookies" below). After taking the quiz, you will be given your score. You can choose to register an account with QuizRevolution to view how your score compares with other users of QuizRevolution who have also taken the quiz. Registering requires you to set a username and a password which will be provided to QuizRevolution, and to agree to their terms and conditions. Details of you registration will not be submitted to Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System. If your score is good enough to make the leaderboard, your username may be displayed on it and will be visible to other QuizRevolution users. Because QuizRevolution is a third party website, Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System has no control over the site. While using QuizRevolution's services, you may be provided with links to other third party sites and quizzes which Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System will also have no control over.

ADVERTISING
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System uses third-party advertising companies (such as Google) to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) 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. The cookie used by Google is the DoubleClick Cookie. You are able to delete this cookie by clearing your cookies folder or opt out of receiving the cookie by changing your browser options or by visiting Google's Advertising Policies and Principles, Your Online Choices or aboutads.info. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Please note that Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System has no access to or control over the cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.


COOKIES
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 this site. However, we do make use of third-party services which may use cookies to function. 

As Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System is an EU-based website, we are required to inform visitors of the use of cookies on this site and to obtain consent for them to be used. When you initially visit any page of this website, a message will appear at the bottom of the page advising that by using the website, you are consenting for the use of cookies. The website is fully functional if you choose to disable cookies; you can do so by changing your Internet browser's settings. Details to do so are available on the official websites of your chosen Internet browser, or in the links in the section above (Advertising).


LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System contains links to other website of interest. Once you have used these links to leave this website, you should note that we do not have any control over the website you are visiting. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when visiting those sites. Those sites are also not governed by the privacy policy of this site so if you have any concerns about how your data is used on them, it is advisable to view the privacy policy of the site you are visiting.

If you have any further questions about using this website or its privacy policy, please contact us.

Last updated 29th September 2015