Financial Information. Do we store your credit card information?
We do not store any of your credit card information.
The actual credit card details are not stored on our servers or the servers of our e-commerce provider. Instead, the information is tokenized, and a unique identifier (a token) is stored to represent the card.
Shopify Payments is our payment processor. They adhere to strict security protocols. More details below regarding the security of your payment information.
When a customer enters an order on a Shopify-based online store, the credit card information is processed and stored securely. Shopify is a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant platform, which means it adheres to a set of strict security standards to protect customer payment data.
Shopify offers various payment options, including their built-in payment gateway called Shopify Payments, as well as third-party payment gateways. If the customer chooses to use Shopify Payments, the credit card information is securely processed by Shopify. The actual credit card details are not stored on Shopify servers. Instead, the information is tokenized, and a unique identifier (a token) is stored to represent the card. This token can be used to charge the customer for future orders or for order refunds, but it does not contain the complete credit card information.
If the online store uses a third-party payment gateway, the credit card information is typically processed directly by the payment gateway service provider, and Shopify doesn't store the card details. The payment gateway handles the transaction securely and returns a response to Shopify indicating whether the payment was successful or not.
It's important to note that the specific details and processes related to credit card information storage and handling can be subject to changes and updates over time. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about how credit card information is handled on Shopify, I recommend referring to the official documentation or contacting Shopify's support team directly.
Updated on: 06/18/2023