Website Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

With the following information we would like to demonstrate to you,

•    how we regard data protection,
•    how we go about protecting personal data,
•    how we utilize your data if you make them available to us in conjunction with the services we offer (e.g. newsletters, sweepstakes, orders)
•    that you may rescind your consent to the storing and use of your personal data at any time.

What are personal data and why do we use them?

Personal data include, for example, name, street address, e-mail address, phone number, age, gender, areas of interest.  We retrieve, store and use for specific purposes – with your consent – only data we need to enable us to register you, for example, as a customer, newsletter subscriber or participant in one of our sweepstakes, to process an order or to send you information tailored to your individual interests.

Do we collect financial information? 

JosephCalleja.com does not collect or retain any financial information. If you choose to purchase CDs or downloadable tracks from sites with which JosephCalleja.com has an affiliate relationship, you will provide your credit card or other payment information directly to the Merchant. As those sites may have different privacy practices, we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Do we ever make your personal data available to third parties?

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Please note that online services of other providers that are accessible through our websites and collect data in conjunction with newsletter subscriptions, sweepstakes, fan articles, product offers etc. are individually responsible for adhering to the legal requirements pertaining to data protection and, as a rule, have their own data protection guidelines. We assume no responsibility or liability in these cases. Your right to alter and delete stored personal data

You have the option at any time of rescinding your consent to the processing and use of your personal data or to alter your data. If you so desire, please write to us at the e-mail contact address given on the website. Our right to alter this data protection declaration

We reserve the right to alter this data protection declaration at any time in accordance with the currently applicable data protection regulations. Please return to this page to make informed decisions about how to use our website and what information to share.

Joseph's Blog

May 16th, 2016

Quo Vadis Eurovision and other stories

Malta did not win the Eurovision but lo and behold the sun still rose and the island (the center of the known universe) still spun…

My two cents is that Ira Losco gave a really good performance and that the whole presentation was excellent. She shouldn’t have performed cause she is pregnant? Come off it – I have performed repeatedly with pregnant opera singers well into their 7th and 8th month of pregnancy and trust me when I say that rehearsing and performing for a full opera production is much more physically demanding than a couple of days at the Eurovision. Of course there are those who know much better than the undersigned and who went on to say that the presentation was a tad “camp”…oh the irony when one considers that the Eurovision is the campest of them all.

Meanwhile, this wouldn’t be Malta and the Eurovision wouldn’t be the Eurovision unless its politicized to the exhaustible hilt. The inevitable “mud slinging competition,” which we will see a lot of in the coming 22 months, ensued and even yours truly (inexplicably) ended up in the midst of the fray, in yet another “supernova” in a tea cup. The Eurovision suddenly became an interchangeable bullet to be used ad nauseam by both sides much like bitter parents who use their innocent children during disputes.  I have always found sycophants interesting, even amusing but they will not be getting the much desired Streisand effect from me, thank you very much. It is part of human nature after all to conjure conspiracies and we are not going to let the simple truth get in the way of some exciting and convenient fiction.

Speaking of “conjuring” is it me or is a company advertising real estate using a chap “connected” with the tragic and unnecessary death of an underage girl? It must be a clone or a”doppleganger”, otherwise this would be the epitome of bad taste and a 100 shades of wrong. Don’t get me wrong I am all for “second chances” and all of that but shouldn’t there be due process first? After all Lisa Marie didn’t get a second chance did she?