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All IndieCommerce sites are PCI Compliant, and credit card information is safely encrypted using an SSL Certificate. No credit card data is ever stored on our servers, and is instead stored securely by one of the most trusted payment gateways on the web, Authorize.net.
That said, from time to time, stores might unknowingly engage in activity that can endanger their PCI Compliance. Please follow these tips to help ensure the security and compliance of your site.
SSL Certificate: SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol designed to enable applications to transmit information back and forth securely. Your SSL Certificate makes sure that all of your customer data, including credit card information, is transmitted securely.
PCI Compliance (PCI DSS): Short for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), PCI DSS is a standard that all organizations, including online retailers, must follow on sites that store, process, or transmit their customer's credit card data.