PCI Compliance Guidelines

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has established a set of requirements for businesses that
accept payment by credit card over the Internet. In addition to maintaining a secure hosting
environment, merchants must meet additional requirements to ensure the privacy of cardholder
data. As your business grows, you might be required to file a compliance report on an annual
basis. PCI reporting requirements increase in proportion to merchant level, but are waived for
businesses that process fewer than 20,000 credit card transactions per year.

Every merchant who handles customer credit card information is required by the Payment Card
Industry to conduct business within the following guidelines:

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