||As a leader in consumer privacy protection,
American Express has a long-standing commitment to protect
Cardmember transaction and payment information, ensuring that data
is kept private and secure.
Compromised data negatively impacts consumers, Merchants and card
issuers. Even a single incident can severely damage a company's
reputation and impair its ability to effectively conduct future
transactions. Addressing this threat by implementing Data Security
Operating Policies can help improve customer trust, increase
profitability and enhance a company's reputation.
For over 40 years, Cardmembers have relied on American Express for
the highest level of service and protection. In continuously
addressing security issues, we have developed security operating
policies to meet this need and are working with Merchants to help
them establish appropriate security programs.
American Express knows that you share our concern and asks that you
commit to the same high level of Cardmember protection by complying
with the policies that follow, thus enabling your establishment to
help provide the degree of security, privacy and data protection
that our mutual customers expect and deserve.
The following sections outline American Express security operating