According to Wikipedia…
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to help payment card industry organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise. The standard applies to all organizations that hold, process, or exchange cardholder information from any card branded with the logo of one of the card brands.
Validation of compliance can be performed either internally or externally, depending on the volume of card transactions the organization is handling, but regardless of the size of the organization, compliance must be assessed annually. Organizations handling large volumes of transactions must have their compliance assessed by an independent assessor known as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), while companies handling smaller volumes have the option of demonstrating compliance via a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). In some regions these SAQs still require signoff by a QSA for submission.
What Does This Mean For Our Shoppers?
As a valued Party Zone USA shopper it simply means that the security around our data center and software is certified as rock solid. Please visit our Online Security page for details about how to keep your personal information safe when shopping online.