Processing & Technicalities

How do I know this is secure?

From Data Encryption to Approval, our credit card processing security is identical to that of the big banks that run the industry. In fact, we share the same fortress-like security tunnel with those big profit machines.

How does Giv Local handle PCI compliance?

The protection of your customers’ information is not only paramount to our business, it is our business. We know yearly compliance checks can be a headache, and that’s why we meet with you annually to review it with you. It’s our goal to help you keep it simple while striving to maintain 100% industry compliance.

Will I need a new credit card machine?

This depends on the age of your current machine (or if your old processor was super nice and locked your terminal).

Either way, we have simple solutions for you because new machines cost very little contrary to what the industry has said to you in the past. If we can’t use your older terminal, we can get you a brand-spanking new one inexpensively (and you might even be able to trade your old one).

We want you to be a part of helping your community for a long time, so we’re not looking to make a quick buck on you by overpricing the hardware. That’s why our focus is on maintaining a long term relationship with you and keeping costs low.

...and oh yeah, we don’t believe in locking “your” terminal-- when we send it to you it's yours.

Does my business get a tax donation?

We are the best at what we do, which is helping you be a champion of your community.

We can’t wait to help you get those warm and fuzzies and the pat on the back that you rightly deserve, so we will send you an annual impact report detailing how much your business supported the charity of your choice.

Send it to your accountant. ‘Cause hopefully, he/she is the expert in all that tax stuff.