Privacy Policy

This is the web site of Melges Performance Sailboats, located at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, WI 53195. We can be reached via e-mail at or via telephone at +1 (262) 275-1110.

For each visitor to our web site, our web server automatically recognizes the consumer's domain name (where possible) and e-mail address (where volunteered and logged in). We collect the domain name (where possible) from visitors to our web site, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations, name and address, telephone number, and purchase information (e.g., ordered items and billing address). The information collected is used to improve the content of our web site, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our web site and may be used by us to contact consumers who volunteer for marketing purposes.

With respect to financial data: We do not collect or store the following financial data, credit card numbers, credit card expiration dates, or credit verification numbers. We do however collect the following pieces of data produced during a financial transaction, billing address, address verification statement (AVS), card verification statement (CVS), and the last 4 digits of a credit card. This data is analyzed so that we may complete legitimate transactions quickly while protecting ourselves and keeping our prices competitive. Please note that the AVS and CVS are not personally identifiable numbers but rather a statement of pass (information provided by user matches bank), fail (information does not match), or partial (some information matches).

With respect to cookies: We use cookies to store visitors preferences, record session information such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart, user specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, customize web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies also provide us the ability to interact with users who do not wish to provide us with their email address. For example, both registered users an non registered users are equally capable of using our shopping cart to place orders.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from Melges Performance Sailboats in the future, please let us know by sending us an e-mail to webmaster@melges.com or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195.

From time to time, we make the e-mail addresses of those who access our site available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your e-mail address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at webmaster@melges.com or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195.

If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at webmaster@melges.com or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195. We will be sure your name is removed from the list.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new order fulfilment via melges.com, existing phone orders, or when a call is requested.

With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes at our web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our web site periodically.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending us an e-mail at webmaster@melges.com, calling Melges Performance Sailboats at +1 (262) 275-1110 or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195.

If you register with melges.com a unique username (your email address) and password enables you to have access to all information [including proprietary information] and transaction information (e.g., dates on which you made purchases, amounts and types of purchases), contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) as well as a description of information that we maintain about you. You can also access this information by sending us an e-mail at webmaster@melges.com, calling Melges Performance Sailboats at +1 (262) 275-1110 or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195. Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, financial information, transaction information, communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to the site. Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us an e-mail at webmaster@melges.com, calling Melges Performance Sailboats at +1 (262) 275-1110 or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195.

With respect to security: We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us by calling Melges Performance Sailboats at +1 (262) 275-1110 or writing to us at P.O. Box 1, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195.