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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.
All annual training sessions have now been completed. We would like to thank all merchants for their participation in the sessions and their completion of required documentation. Please remember to log into Skillport to complete your assigned online training modules and quizzes.
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.
Campus merchants may now access forms and helpful information on the S drive under Campus Merchants.
For interesting reading, you can check out Cyber Attacks on the Rise by Claudia Buck published in The Charlotte Observer on June 30th, 2013.
Other Links of Interest
North Carolina Daily Deposit Act (G.S. 147-77)