Flashecom has always been dedicated to protecting the safety of its online customers. If you use a credit card online, you need to make sure that your details are transmitted and stored safely.
To ensure that every transaction you make with Flashecom is safe and secure, Flashecom uses the latest in Industry standards to protect your confidential information such as your credit card details. Flashecom is PCI compliant, meaning that we meet the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s (PCI SSC) gold standard for safety.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard for online credit card security. The standard was set up to help the payment and credit card industries and organizations put a stop to online credit card fraud. PCI Compliance means increased controls around any electronically transmitted data such as credit card payment information, which helps prevent it from being intercepted or compromised.
The PCI requirements were put into effect to make sure that ALL businesses, companies and online stores which handle credit card information follow a stringent set of industry rules in order to keep their customer’s financial and personal data safe. The PCI standard applies to all organizations that accept, transmit, process, store or exchange cardholder information from any card branded with the logo of one of the major card brands.
The PCI DSS was set up in 2006 to take control of the rapidly evolving Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards. Their goal was to improve payment account security throughout the whole electronic transaction process. The PCI DSS is controlled by the PCI SSC (www.pcisecuritystandards.org), a joint venture between the major payment card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.).
Yes. All business that store, process or transmit payment cardholder data must be PCI Compliant, including any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).
PCI Compliance is currently not a federal law, but there are state laws already in effect (and some which are currently pending) to force components of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) into law. In addition, there is a big push by legislatures and industry trade association to enact a federal law around data security and breach notification.
The Standard can be found on the PCI SSC's Website:
For further information, visit the PCI Compliance Guide website at: http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pcifaqs.php