Website SecurityBob 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".
Visitor LogsLike 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 VoluntarilyBob 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:
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.
Third Party Services
YouTubeA 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.
AdvertisingBob 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 this website.
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 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.