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Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri accepts credit cards as payment from external parties for certain goods, services, or gifts. Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri mandates that all credit card-accepting local units, called “merchants,” do the following:

Definitions

Customer: An individual or other external entity that makes a payment to the Corporation for transactions and services

Merchant: A local unit that accepts credit and/or debit cards as a method of payment for transactions and services.

For one-time deposit, use the Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri’s approved credit card processing vendor.

For ongoing deposits, request set up through the central Cash Management office and comply with the credit card industry standards, Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri guidelines and annual certifications

Reason for Policy

Credit card data is high risk confidential information that is protected by state and federal law and Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avuaktlik faaliyetleri has a legal obligation to protect it. Credit card associations require all merchants to follow protocols titled Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (“PCI DSS”), designed to prevent cardholder fraud and identity theft. All merchants must comply with PCI DSS before accepting credit cards and must also certify their compliance annually. The risks of non-compliance include substantial fines and penalties imposed on the Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri  by the card associations, Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri liability for all financial losses incurred as a result of a security failure, and damage to the Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri’s reputation.

Who Must Comply

All our clients, Affiliate Institutions, Allied Institutions and  Initiatives that process, store or transmit cardholder data or plan to outsource the process, storage or transmission of cardholder data.

Procedures

Determine the scope of credit card needs. While accepting credit cards is a convenience for customers, it also entails legal/financial risk for merchants and requires substantial compliance activities. Local units should consider the risks and responsibilities associated with accepting credit cards, as well as credit card payment alternatives, before requesting a merchant account.

One-time events: Local units that want to accept credit cards for one-time events (such as a conference or seminar offered to the general public) must use the Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avukatlik Faaliyetleri approved vendor for credit card processing service. This service provides units the convenience of accepting credit card payments without the extensive set up required and ongoing merchant account maintenance. Contact our Customer Service at info@kernfinance.org  for details.

Contact the CMO at m.tahtaci@tkernpc.com

The CMO will provide additional guidance to units considering merchant set up. CMO can also offer alternative payment suggestions to units for whom merchant set up and maintenance is not suitable.

Plan for appropriate use.

Acceptable cards: Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avuaktlik Faaliyetleri merchants may accept major cards such as VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Annually, review existing merchant accounts and close unnecessary ones.

Responsibilities and Contacts

Financial deans or equivalent tub financial officers are responsible for ensuring that local units abide by this policy and the accompanying procedures.

Cash Management Office (CMO) within the Office of Treasury Management, is responsible for maintaining this policy answering related questions, and managing and reporting the Hukuk Danismanligi ve Avuaktlik Faaliyetleri  compliance status. Contact: info@kernfinance.org

Risk Management & Audit Services (RMAS) performs periodic merchant audits and evaluates the security levels of credit card server locations. Contact: Risk Management & Audit Services from : info@kernfinance.org

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