Privacy Policy

Welcome to The Card Association. We understand the importance of privacy online, particularly in matters concerning financial transactions. This privacy policy governs our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information from users of our website (“Site”), including those who visit without transacting business (“Visitors”) and those who register to transact business on the Site and utilize our services (“Authorized Customers”). 

Introduction:

TCA Commerce LLC, dba The Card Association (“Company”), is an independent, for-profit entity specializing in facilitating connections between small business owners and registered wholesale Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) operating on various processing networks, including but not limited to Fiserv and Global-TSYS. Our services serve as a bridge between small business owners and our network of registered wholesale ISOs. Our services are designed to facilitate and expedite the underwriting process, offering a bridge between small business owners and our network of registered wholesale ISOs. It is important for all clients and potential clients to understand that The Card Association does not represent any form of governmental authority, nor does it claim to operate under the auspices or endorsement of any government agency. Our role is strictly limited to that of a commercial intermediary.

Personal Information Collection:

At The Card Association, we acquire contact information through various channels, including publicly available databases and referrals from our existing clients who have had positive experiences with our services. Our intention is to assist businesses like yours in optimizing their payment processing and potentially reducing costs. We prioritize respecting your preferences and privacy.

If you are uncomfortable with us having your information, please let us know, and we will promptly remove your contact details from our database. Our goal is to provide you with valuable information and services while honoring your preferences and privacy choices.

Information Collected:

We collect personal information, including basic user profile information, from Visitors and additional details from Authorized Customers to facilitate our services effectively. This information may include names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other business-related data. For additional information please refer to our Terms of Use 

Third-Party Involvement:

In addition to direct collection, third-party service vendors, such as credit card companies, clearinghouses, and banks, may also collect information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. While we do not control how these third parties use such information, we require them to disclose their use of personal information provided to them.

Opt-Out Policy:

We respect your right to control your personal information. If you prefer not to have your information stored in our database or wish to opt out of receiving communications from us, please inform us, and we will promptly honor your request. We are committed to ensuring that your preferences are respected and acted upon accordingly.

Security Measures:

The Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected from our users is securely stored within our systems, with stringent measures in place to prevent unauthorized access by third parties or employees. Our commitment to data security extends to regular audits of our systems and processes to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Additionally, any information provided to us that does not pertain to our business operations or services is promptly identified and securely discarded. We employ robust disposal procedures to safeguard against unauthorized access or misuse of such data, thus upholding our commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users’ information. To learn more about keeping your financial data secure click here.

Changes to Privacy Policy:

We are deeply committed to upholding transparency in our operations, particularly concerning the handling of personal information entrusted to us by our users. As part of this commitment, any updates or modifications to our privacy policy will be promptly communicated to our users through notifications posted on our website.

In the event that changes to our privacy policy have implications for how individuals’ personal information is managed or processed, we will take proactive steps to ensure affected parties are adequately informed. This may include providing clear and concise explanations of the changes, as well as offering options and mechanisms for individuals to exercise control over their data in accordance with their preferences and requirements.

Links to Other Websites:

Our website may contain links to other sites. We encourage visitors to review the privacy statements of linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.

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