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What is PCI compliance?

Is our built-in payment processor PCI Compliant? PCI-DSS compliance, acknowledging PCI compliance

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Written by Travis Truax
Updated over a week ago

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What is PCI Compliance?

PCI-DSS Compliance is a credit card industry acronym that stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard:

  • These standards ensure a level of protection for consumers, businesses, and banks from online fraud and data breaches.  

  • This means that all businesses should practice a set of PCI standards as well as host their data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider.

  • The PCI compliant hosting provider for Schedulicity is our Payment Processor, Clearent, Adyen, & Stripe.

  • PCI compliance is required by credit card companies to make online transactions secure and protect consumers against identity theft.  

  • Any business that wants to process, store, or transmit credit card data is required to be PCI compliant, according to the PCI Compliance Security Standard Council.  

Clearent: Do I need to acknowledge my PCI compliance?

❗ For Clearent Users:

  • A banner asking you to acknowledge your PCI compliance once a year, requires you to acknowledge SAQs once a year.

  • Each year you'll need to confirm your PCI compliance

  • This helps Clearent know that your transactions are being run safely

  • To acknowledge compliance, Clearent has what's called a SAQ-A.

What's a SAQ-A?

  • SAQ stands for Self Assessment Questionnaire

  • It's a handy self-validation tool intended to assist businesses and service providers evaluate their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

  • SAQs are designed to help you report the results of your PCI DSS self-assessment

To Acknowledge Clearent's PCI Compliance follow these steps:

  1. On the banner, click on the Acknowledge Here button

  2. If you wish to view your SAQ-A before acknowledging, click on the View SAQ-A button

  3. Otherwise, select the checkmark and click Agree to acknowledge

❗Clearent requires you to acknowledge PCI compliance each year.

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