With regards to PCI DSS, a merchant is defined as any entity that accepts payment cards bearing the logos of any of the five major card brands (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa) as payment for goods and/or services. A merchant can also be a service provider, if the services sold result in storing, processing or transmitting cardholder data on behalf of other merchants or service providers.
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- How do I become PCI Compliant?
- What are the PCI compliance levels and how are they determined?
- If I only accept credit cards over the phone, does PCI still apply to me?
- My business has multiple locations; is each location required to validate PCI compliance?
- Are debit card transactions in scope for PCI?
- Am I PCI compliant if I have an SSL certificate?
- What are the penalties for noncompliance?
- What is defined as ‘cardholder data’?
- What is the definition of merchant?
- What constitutes a payment application?