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Terms of Use

Melissa Data provides public access to this web site as a convenience, but subject to the following terms of use. By accessing, viewing, using or downloading materials from this web site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, if you do not agree with these terms of use do not use this web site.

Use of Materials on the Melissa Data Web site

Unless otherwise specified, you may view and download the materials on this web site only for your personal, informational, and noncommercial purposes, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials on this website in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose without written permission by Melissa Data.

Use of Downloadable Software

Any software that may be downloaded from this website is licensed subject to the terms of the applicable license agreement. Except for rights granted pursuant to such license agreement, Melissa Data reserves all intellectual property rights, title and interest in such software.

Third Party Descriptions

This website contains information concerning various third parties (often referred to as "partners") who offer products or services compatible with Melissa Data products. This information is provided for your convenience only. Melissa Data is not responsible for and does not warrant any third party product or service or the accuracy of any description.

Trademark Information

See Trademark Information

Linking to Melissa Data's Web Site

Melissa Data permits linking to the Melissa Data's web site after a review and approval of the linker's site by Melissa Data, as well as subject to the linker's compliance with the following terms and conditions:

A site that links to Melissa Data's web site:

  1. Must agree to the condition that Melissa Data is not under any obligation to place reciprocal links on the Melissa Data web site.
  2. May link to, but not replicate, content contained in Melissa Data's site;
  3. Must not create a border environment or browser around content contained in Melissa Data's site;
  4. Must not present misleading or false information about Melissa Data's services or products;
  5. Must not misrepresent Melissa Data's relationship with the linker;
  6. Must not imply that Melissa Data is endorsing or sponsoring the linker or the linker's services or products;
  7. Must not use Melissa Data's logos or trade dress without prior written permission from Melissa Data;
  8. Must not contain content that could be construed as obscene, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, or inappropriate for all ages;
  9. Must not contain materials that would violate any laws;
  10. Must agree that the link may be removed at any time upon Melissa Data's request pursuant to Melissa Data's reserved rights to rescind its consent to allow the link.

Changes to these Terms of Use

Melissa Data may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Information on this web site may be changed or updated without notice, may contain factual inaccuracies or typographical errors, or be incomplete or out of date. Melissa Data may make changes and/or improvements in the products described in this web site at any time without notice. Except as otherwise expressly provided in a written agreement between you and Melissa Data, all materials provided at this web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind.

In no event shall Melissa Data be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or damages from business interruption or loss of profits, revenue, data or use, arising from your access to, or use of, this web site or any other linked website.

Applicable Laws

This web site is controlled by Melissa Data from its offices in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Melissa Data makes no representation that materials at this web site are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who access this site from other jurisdictions do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use or access or otherwise related to this website shall be finally settled by a competent court of California.

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 1985 - 2014 Melissa Data, Inc., 22382 Avenida Empresa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-2112. All rights reserved.

Trademark Information

Copyright© Melissa Data Corp. 2014

The following trademarks are owned by Melissa Data Corporation®: Melissa Data; Address Object; Data Quality Web Service; Email Object; GeoCoder Object; ListWare; MAILERS+4; MatchUp; Mellissa Data logo; Name Object; Phone Object; Presort Object; RightFielder; SmartMover; ZIP*USA; ListWare; Personator; and Contact Zone . All rights reserved.

The following trademarks are owned by the United States Postal Service®: ACS; CASS; CASS Certified; DMM; DPV; DSF2; eLOT; First-Class; First-Class Mail; Intelligent Mail; IM barcode; LACSLink; NCOALink; PAVE; PO Box; Postal Service; POSTNET; Standard Mail; SuiteLink; United States Postal Service; USPS; ZIP; ZIP Code; ZIP + 4. This list is not exhaustive of the trademarks belonging to the Postal Service.

Melissa Data is a nonexclusive NCOALink Interface Distributor and Full Service Provider Licensee of the USPS. Melissa Data receives weekly NCOALink updates. The prices for NCOALink processing are not established or controlled by the USPS. DSF2 processing is performed by a nonexclusive licensee of the United States Postal Service. AD#1.01

To view PAVE Gold presort categories:

Melissa Data is a nonexclusive NCOA Licensee of Canada Post. The following trademark is owned by Canada Post Corporation®: NCOA. All prices are subject to change without notice.

The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of Melissa Data’s trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

This list includes updates as of May 25, 2011.

Privacy Policy


This policy covers how the Licensor treats personal information that the Licensor collects and receives, including information related to your past use of Melissa Data Corporation products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, credit card number or other payment information, and that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that the Licensor does not own or control, or to people that the Licensor does not employ or manage.

Personal Information Collection and General Use

Licensor may gather information related to the use of its products and services. Personal information is collected from customers only after obtaining consent, which is obtained when customers are prompted for information when requesting product information, downloading a trial version of a product, registering a new user account, registering a product, purchasing a product or subscription service, or contacting customer support. Licensor may collect usage statistics to enable Licensor to improve user experience and allocate internal resources.

Enrolling in a Melissa Data subscription service may require a customer to provide certain personal information and enter into a Subscriber Agreement. Nothing herein is intended to modify the terms in the Subscriber Agreement.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The Licensor does not rent, sell, or share personal information about the Licensee that is provided in purchasing, registering and using the Software, except when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

a) We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
b) We transfer information about you if the Software is acquired by another company. In this event, we will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information Collected During Data Processing

Information transmitted by Licensees to the Licensor’s servers as part of data processing functions of Licensor’s software and services is retained to the limited extent necessary to complete the associated functions of the software and services. Anonymized data may be retained by Licensor for purposes of usage analysis, quality assurance and improvement of database service functionality, and further incorporated and aggregated into the Licensor’s databases. Such anonymized data shall not be associated with the Licensee in any way.

Your Account Information

Licensor reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Software, such as service announcements, administrative messages, feedback requests, that are considered part of the Agreement; however if you do not wish to receive important notices regarding the Software contact the Licensor.


Our products, services and website are directed to general audiences age 18 and above. Children under the age of 18 are not entitled to use the Software, even with their parents’ consent. Any information gathered that does not meet the requirements of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) will be promptly removed upon reasonable notice.


The Licensor uses industry-standard SSL encryption to protect and secure its data transmissions and takes appropriate steps to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, whether in transmission or storage.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Licensor may update this policy and will post notification on Melissa Data Corporation website.

Privacy policy last updated: July 08, 2014