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I'm still a little fuzzy on how to become PCI Compliant.

 

Does this sound right?:

 

1.  I build my website

 

2.  I get my website hosted

 

3.  I call up some PCI-Compliance company and tell them I want my site to be PCI Compliant

 

4.  The company analyzes my website's code, and analyzes my hosting situation

 

5.  They give me a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down" (in which case they tell me what I need to change to get a "thumbs up".

 

Thanks :)

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So here's the FAQ: http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pcifaqs.php

 

And #2 says "PCI applies to ALL organizations or merchants, regardless of size or number of transactions, that accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data." If your company touches the customer's payment information for even a moment, you have to be PCI compliant.

 

With Stripe, the customer's payment information never hits your server. As long as you use SSL and Stripe.js, your PCI compliance is taken care of. 

 

If you're not using Stripe, here's what a small- to medium-level business would have to do: http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pcifaqs.php#6

 

You can find approved PCI compliance vendors at http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/

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