Privacy policy

BlueMelt respects the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.

Why we value your privacy

We value your privacy as much as we do our own, so we’re committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We’re uncomfortable with the information companies, governments, and other organisations keep on file, so we ask for only the bare minimum from visitors and subscribers. We’ll never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and We’ll never give anyone access to it unless we're forced to by law.

How we collect information

We use Clicky to log and analyze the traffic to this web site. You may review Clicky’s privacy policy at A “Unique ID” cookie is used for the “legitimate purpose” of identifying unique visitors, but otherwise no “personal data” is logged and we cannot (to our best knowledge) access details on individual visitors (see cookie policy below).

When you sign up for the newsletter we collect your name and email address. These details are stored with Mailchimp which is the platform we prefer. MailChimp will tell us if a subscriber has opened an email or clicked a link. We rarely look at individuals. Our primary concern is whether the content We are producing is of interest. That said, that data is available to us.

If you contact us by email, We store your name and email on our computers, which are encrypted and protected by a strong password. A copy of your messages and address is stored by our provider Fastmail.

What we use your information for

Your data will not be shared with anyone. We will use your contact information to reply to your inquiries and for newsletter management. Our newsletter does not contain direct marketing or advertising other than BlueMelt activity. It may contain reviews of software and music products we find useful or promote our music and that of artists we like.

The steps we take to keep your information private

Where we store your information in third-party services, Vito Tardia is the only person who has access. Passwords are stored in 1Password, an encrypted password manager, and a different, randomly generated password is used for each service. We never use the same password twice.

The computers we use are all encrypted using Apple FileVault and are protected by a strong passcode (We do not trust fingerprint access). These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re started or after 5 minutes of inactivity. Our mobile devices are also encrypted and protected by strong passcodes.

By providing your data you declare to accept this policy.

You can request the update or deletion of your data anytime.

Cookie policy

In order for this site to function correctly, we sometimes install small data files called “cookies” in your device.

A cookie is a small text file that websites store in your computer or mobile device while you are visiting them. Thanks to cookies, the website remembers your actions and preferences (e.g. login, language, font size, and other visualisation settings) so that you do not need to reinput them each time you come back to the site or navigate from one page to the other.

This site does not use navigation cookies.

This site uses the following third party cookies:

Clicky Analytics

This type of web analysis service is provided by Clicky, a service provided by Roxr Software Ltd to collect aggregate statistical information useful to assess the website use and visitors’ actions. Clicky stores information collected by cookies on servers that may be located outside Europe. Clicky reserves the right to transfer information collected through its cookies to third parties when required by law, or when such third parties process information on its behalf. Clicky will not link your IP address with other data owned by Clicky in order to obtain a more detailed user profile. Further information on privacy management and/or on the procedures to reject or eliminate this type of cookie are available at the following URL:

Embedded content

The website sometimes uses Youtube and Vimeo videos, contents from Slideshare and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and in general, when necessary, contents which may be embedded from other platforms. This site cannot control cookies used by third party websites. Therefore, we suggest to ask information directly to each third party, if you want to control these cookies. Here below you find useful links to the cookie policies of the above-mentioned third parties:

For more information on this statement you can contact the site owner, Vito Tardia, by email at vito(at)bluemelt(dot)co(dot)uk.