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Privacy 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. This policy sets out what information we gather about you, how we store it and how we use it.

Website Security

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".

Visitor Logs

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:

Email

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

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. 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 are required to inform visitors of the use of cookies on this site and to obtain 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 without you needing to use cookies; you can view ways to disable cookies by changing 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 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. 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.

YouTube

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.

Advertising

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 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.

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.


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.

Last updated 24th May 2018. If you have any further questions about using this website or its privacy policy, please contact us.



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