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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 - 2012 Melissa Data, Inc., 22382 Avenida Empresa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-2112. All rights reserved.

Trademark Information

Copyright© Melissa Data Corp. 2011

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

Website Privacy Policy

This section explains your rights and obligations on this website, It does not deal with the use of our APIs and web services.

Information Collection

When you browse the Melissa Data Web site, you do so anonymously. Personal information -- including your E-mail address-- is not collected. On certain pages, however, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your E-mail address, name and billing address, for purposes such as newsletter sign up, making a purchase, using Lookups, or participating in beta tests, and online surveys.

Information Use

We may use information you have given us to provide a service, ensure proper billing, measure consumer interest in our various services and inform you about products and services. These offers may be based on information you provided in your initial transaction with us. We do not sell or share our customer information with outside sources.


We use secure technology to keep your personal information-including your billing and account information-as secure as possible. Employees are educated about the importance of customer privacy, and we have procedures that limit employee access to personally identifiable information.

Credit Card Orders

When ordering through our Web site, all of your personal information and credit card details are encrypted before being transmitted to us across the Internet. None of your information is stored on our Web server or any other machine that can be accessed through the Internet.

Virus Free Downloads

We at Melissa Data go to great lengths to ensure that any product that you download from us is virus free. All our products are checked for viruses before we securely place them on our Web site.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Website Privacy Policy may be amended at any time, so please check back periodically.

Privacy policy last updated: December 10, 2010

APIs and Web Services Privacy Policy

This section explains Melissa Data’s procedure for collecting certain information submitted as part of data verification performed by Melissa Data web services or local data quality APIs.

Data Protection

We understand that your data is a valuable asset to your business, and we promise to keep your information secure and confidential. We safeguard data according to established industry security standards and procedures, and we continually assess new technology for protecting your information.

Data Collection

Melissa Data web service solutions collect only client IP address, customer ID and number of records processed as part of standard logging procedures. This information is used to track actual usage and compare with purchased tiers. We may occasionally enable a verbose logging mode on request from customers to capture request information used solely by our data quality engineers to troubleshoot technical issues. This information is seen on an as-needed basis by our engineers and then destroyed when the technical issue is resolved.

We do not sell or distribute any information submitted by a customer for data verification web services or processed through local data quality APIs.

Data Security

Our technology keeps your information safe. When you send us confidential or sensitive data using our site, your information is safe and secure. Every time you send us information, we mandate that a “secure session” first be established using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). After we receive your information, we process it on a secure server with firewalls.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Website Privacy Policy may be amended at any time, so please check back periodically.

Privacy policy last updated: December 10, 2010