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With a vested interest in consumer protection, American Express has a long-standing commitment to protect Cardmember Information, ensuring that it is kept secure.

Compromised data negatively impacts consumers, Merchants, and Card issuers. Even one incident can severely damage a company's reputation and impair its ability to effectively conduct business. Addressing this threat by implementing the American Express Data Security Operating Policy can help improve customer trust, and enhance a company's reputation. Your customers can feel more secure and so can you.

Our long-standing commitment to Data Security
Cardmembers have relied on American Express for the highest level of service and protection. In continuously addressing security issues, we have developed this Data Security Operating Policy and are working with Merchants and service providers to help them establish appropriate security programs.

Our history of participating in the industry development of PCI
American Express is proud to be a founding member of the PCI Security Standards Council. The Council is designed to manage the ongoing evolution of the PCI Data Security Standard and to foster its broad adoption in the banking and payment industry. Through our participation with the Council, American Express continues our commitment to diligently pursue all aspects of data security.

Your Role in Data Security
American Express recognizes that you share our concern. You demonstrated your commitment by agreeing to accept the American Express Card under your Card Acceptance Agreement. The Data Security Operating Policy is part of that agreement, and it helps us to work together to implement the PCI Data Security Standard and make the commitment to best protect everyone. Our Data Security Operating Policy can be viewed from this website; in case of a conflict between the provisions of the website and the policy, the provisions of the policy govern.