What Does it Mean to be PCI Compliant?
Processing payments through Gather is a seamless integration and can be trusted because we can guarantee that our portal is Level II PCI compliant. PCI stands for the Payment Card Industry that regulates the security standards around accepting, processing, storing and transmitting credit cards.
The 3rd party payment gateways that Gather integrates with are Level 1 compliant. To be Level 1 compliant is the highest level of security offered to our clients, and this provides a level of confidence to all of our partners and their guests. What this means for your guest and your business specifically can be summed up in the following points:
- After the guest inputs their card information, they can trust that their complete card information cannot be viewed by any user at any point. Their card info is coded into a unique identifier which does not allow it to be transferred to any other party or person!
- The guest can rest assured knowing that Gather has never experienced a financial information breach.
- Level 1 PCI Compliance requires that we are verified by both Visa and Mastercard as a merchant that has minimal risk to their processing systems.
- Gather hosts hundreds of thousands of successful transactions a year, all trusted by the guest's bank as well as the processor with whom our clients are integrated.
At Gather, we understand the importance of being secure and trustworthy, especially when it comes to processing payments. This is why we invest in ensuring the absolute highest level of security for both our clients and their guests.
For more information on PCI Compliance, feel free to check out the PCI Compliance website. Here is where you'll find commonly asked questions and best practice regarding the Payment Card Industry.