Terms of Service
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This website is in no way affiliated with, authorized, maintained, sponsored or endorsed by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. This includes the PCI SSC’s founding members, namely American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc.
This website is an independent, unofficial site. All information on this site is unofficial and subject to change without notice. Please visit the PCI SSC website directly (https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/) to confirm all information provided within this website.
In order to prevent misunderstandings PCIDSS.com has the following disclaimers:
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PCIDSS.com is not intended to be a source for professional advice. Visitors to PCIDSS.com should always seek the advice of an appropriately qualified professional, such as a Qualified Security Assessor. PCIDSS.com assumes no responsibility for information contained on this web site and disclaims all liability in respect of such information. In addition, none of its content will form any part of any contract between us or constitute any type of offer by PCIDSS.com. Specific disclaimers may apply in addition to certain content or parts of the site.
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All content and information at PCIDSS.com might be changed or updated without notice. PCIDSS.com might also make changes or improvements at any time without notice.
This web site is provided “as is” and PCIDSS.com expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, to the extent permitted by law, including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the service or any materials.
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Disclaimer of Endorsement
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The views and opinions of the authors of content published at PCIDSS.com do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of PCIDSS.com or its owners, and cannot be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
References to books, software, web sites, or products as “Recommended by PCIDSS.com” are specific suggestions only and do not necessarily constitute or imply an endorsement.
Disclaimer for Links to External, Third Party Web Sites
Links to external, or third party web sites, are provided solely for visitors’ convenience. Links followed to other sites are done so at your own risk and PCIDSS.com accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. When you access an external web site, keep in mind that PCIDSS.com has no control over its content.
Any link from PCIDSS.com to an external web site does not imply or mean that PCIDSS.com endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such web site. PCIDSS.com does not give any representation regarding the quality, safety, suitability, or reliability of any external web sites or any of the content or materials contained in them. It is important for users to take necessary precautions, especially to ensure appropriate safety from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other potentially destructive items.
Unlawful or Prohibited Use
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Copyright and Trademark Information
PCIDSS.com is in no way associated with the PCI SSC or any of its affiliates, however we do make every effort to honor their intellectual property and copyrighted material.
E-Mails and Submitted Material
Any communication or material you transmit or submit to this site or its operators by electronic mail or other means, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, will be treated as non confidential and nonproprietary. Anything you transmit, submit or post to this site may be used by PCIDSS.com for any purpose, publication, broadcast and posting without any further consent from, or notice to, you. PCIDSS.comis free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, marketing products or services using such information.
By communicating with PCIDSS.com you grant a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant PCIDSS.com the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you submit; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless, PCIDSS.com for all claims resulting from content you supply. PCIDSS.com has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. PCIDSS.com takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
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