Monday, April 16, 2007

Check Your Merchant Account!

At the Spring IT Roundtable in Houston today we heard a lot of great information from some wonderful vendors. Something mentioned by Tim Whitehorn with ServuceU Corporation is important to relay to as many ministries as possible.

Visa has issued PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standards (DSS) that those processing credit cards online must comply with to avoid carrying a lot of liability. The key for ministries is that their merchant account vendors need to be in compliance. Those who are in compliance are listed on Visa's website (click here). Once on their site, follow the quick link in the right column to check your vendors.


shannon said...

when you're first setting up your business to accept credit cards, it's really important that all the laws are studied and, sometimes even legal counsel considered because there are SO many laws and regulations out now in an attempt to protect the security of people's identities.

Nick Nicholaou said...

Well said, Shannon!