Cash and Treasury Services

Payment Cardholder Data Processing and Handling Policy

Effective: 1/10/15
Revised: 4/1/16

See related procedures.

Policy Statement

Clemson University must take all appropriate measures to secure cardholder data when accepting credit card payments to the University. Credit card transactions have become the preferred method for making payments to the University. All departments that accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa payments are required to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). To comply with PCI-DSS, employees who work directly with cardholder data are required to review this policy and associated PCI training materials on an annual basis.


Cardholder data elements include:

  • Cardholder Name
  • Primary Account Number
  • Expiration Date
  • Service Code