Keeping Credit Card Information Secure
Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance
IEEE follows Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards. These standards were created by the major credit card companies to protect cardholder information and to prevent credit card fraud. Even if your software is PCI compliant, credit card data can be compromised if you neglect to keep it secure when entering or storing it outside the software system.
Any registration or payment software that you use that holds credit card data must be PCI compliant. Conference volunteers must follow PCI compliance regulations when processing credit.
- Conferences are not allowed to hire non-compliant third parties to electronically collect or store credit card information.
- Volunteers can only access the last four digits of credit card numbers in the registration software.
- Conferences should contact their registration company if they have any issues or questions about credit card activity. The registration company will have the detailed information to assist you with reconciling daily batched transactions posted to the conference's merchant account and the registration system.
Handling credit card information
Any credit card information that you receive must be handled with care. Follow these guidelines:
|IEEE strongly discourages sending credit card information via e-mail. Sending by fax is the preferred method.|
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|On site: paper|
Credit Card Verification Codes (CVC)
The credit card verification code (CVC) is used by merchants for transactions that occur over the Internet, by mail, by fax, or over the phone.
The CVC is the 3-digit code found on the back of a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card or the 4-digit code found on the front of an American Express credit card. CVC is a security feature for credit card transactions that increases protection against fraud. CVC can also be referred to as CVC1, CVV1, CVV2, CVC2, CSC, or CCID.
The CVC should only be used for verification. Never store the CVC in an online database or paper record, as this makes credit card fraud possible.
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