Administrative Policy 91: Credit Card Payment Security Policy

Issued: 05/20/2013
Revised: 02/19/2019

Reference: Payment Card Procedures
Institution Approval:
Deborah L. Ford

Campus Technology Services
Cashier's Office

Maintained By:
Cashier's Office

91.0 Introduction

The payment card industry has developed technical and business standards that affect the way credit card business is conducted.  In order to continue accepting credit card payments, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside must prove and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS). The Cashier’s Office and Campus Technology Services are responsible for assuring compliance and providing guidance to all departments accepting credit card payments.  A security breach of credit card data jeopardizes the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s ability to continue to conduct transactions.  Moreover, a breach could result in significant fines.

91.01 Purpose

To reduce institutional risk associated with the administration of credit card payments by providing campus departments with compliant, reliable, and supportable methods for securely accepting credit card payments.

91.02 Background

All campus departments and contracted services accepting credit card payments are affected and must follow UW System 350, Payment Card Compliance Policy and UW Parkside Procedure 91A.

91.03 Policy Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside requires all departments and contracted services that accept credit card payment to do so only in compliance with credit card industry standards and in accordance with the procedures.

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