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eCommerce, or electronic commerce, is typically the online transaction of business featuring linked computer systems. All payments whether they are credit card, debit card, electronic check, ACH, or wire transfer that flow on electronic rails for payment input, processing, or storage are referred to as electronic payments and are therefore classified as eCommerce. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) acts as the basis for regulatory compliance for payment card transactions and is governed by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
At UNC Charlotte, the eCommerce department acts to enable, support, and secure electronic payments. It manages the establishment of and support to all eCommerce units, or Merchants, on campus. It provides guidance to and oversight to those campus eCommerce units on industry, national, state, and University compliance regulations and standards. It develops and implements changes as necessary to University policy and procedures related to eCommerce. It also acts as the contact point or interface for third party eCommerce applications and state and regulatory agencies as they relate to that function.
It's that time of year again for merchants to complete annual SAQs, training, and submission of process documentation! All documentation must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 17th. We had great participation and completion rates last year, and we hope to continue that trend this year. We truly appreciate all our merchants who help us in our compliance efforts. The dates for annual training and lab sessions for help with completing SAQs are as follows:
Session 1: Wed., May 1st, 9:30-11am (Training); 11am-12:30pm (SAQ Lab) - Woodward 140
Session 2: Wed., May 1st, 1:30-3pm (Training); 3-4:30pm (SAQ Lab) - Woodward 140
Session 3: Fri., May 3rd, 9:30-11am (Training) - CHHS 145
Session 4: Tues., May 7th, 1:30-3pm (Training) - CHHS 145
Please remember that you must obtain approval from Business Affairs to use any third party vendors other than TouchNet for accepting electronic payments to the University. See Policy 311.1, Credit/Debit Card Processing Regulation Section IV.A., and Credit/Debit Card Processing Procedures Sections V. A -D. Contact Becky Smith for related questions.
Requirements for Payment Card Processing (New! Oct. 2012)
Other Links of Interest
North Carolina Daily Deposit Act (G.S. 147-77)