PCI Compliant Page
Flashecom has always been dedicated to protecting the
safety of its online customers. If you use a credit card
online, you need to make sure that your details are transmitted
and stored safely.
To ensure that every transaction you make with Flashecom
is safe and secure, Flashecom uses the latest in Industry
standards to protect your confidential information such
as your credit card details. Flashecom is PCI compliant,
meaning that we meet the Payment Card Industry Security
Standards Council’s (PCI SSC) gold standard for safety.
Here are some Frequently
What is PCI?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI
DSS) is a worldwide information security standard for
online credit card security. The standard was set up to
help the payment and credit card industries and organizations
put a stop to online credit card fraud. PCI Compliance
means increased controls around any electronically transmitted
data such as credit card payment information, which helps
prevent it from being intercepted or compromised.
How Does It Help Me Keep
My Credit Card secure?
The PCI requirements were put into effect to make sure
that ALL businesses, companies and online stores which
handle credit card information follow a stringent set
of industry rules in order to keep their customer’s financial
and personal data safe. The PCI standard applies to all
organizations that accept, transmit, process, store or
exchange cardholder information from any card branded
with the logo of one of the major card brands.
What is the Payment Card
Industry Security Standards Council?
The PCI DSS was set up in 2006 to take control of the
rapidly evolving Payment Card Industry (PCI) security
standards. Their goal was to improve payment account security
throughout the whole electronic transaction process. The
PCI DSS is controlled by the PCI SSC (www.pcisecuritystandards.org),
a joint venture between the major payment card brands
(Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.).
Do all Online Stores have
to be PCI Compliant?
Yes. All business that store, process or transmit payment
cardholder data must be PCI Compliant, including any merchant
that has a Merchant ID (MID).
Is PCI Compliance a Federal
PCI Compliance is currently
not a federal law, but there are state laws already
in effect (and some which are currently pending) to
force components of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI
DSS) into law. In addition, there is a big push by legislatures
and industry trade association to enact a federal law
around data security and breach notification.
can I find the complete PCI Data Security Standards
The Standard can be found
on the PCI SSC's Website:
For further information,
visit the PCI Compliance Guide website at: http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pcifaqs.php