U Relations has been asked this question from time to time, so I thought I'd try to track down the answer for you.

I emailed OIT Security and was told the following:

The first stop for anyone considering or changing methods of accepting credit cards should be the University Payment Card Compliance Office.

Here is their web page with contact info:


Once the process has been approved by the University Payment Card Compliance Office, the University Payment Card Compliance Office notifies OIT Security if credit card information will be transmitted, processed, or stored using the University Internet.

The policy that is referenced on this website can be found here: http://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/Finance/Cash/BANKING_PROC01.html

I realize that this may not be a complete solution, but perhaps the contact person for payment card compliance would have some suggestions - Greg Miller, [log in to unmask].


On Mar 31, 2011, at 8:57 AM, Amber Bailey wrote:

...sorry for the cross posting to multiple lists...

Does anyone know if there is a central University service that can help us sell an item online for an athletic fundraiser...and that can take online credit card payments?  We'd rather not have our buyers fill out simple online order form and then have to (separately) send in a check, cash or call our UMC Business Office with a credit card number (which we've had to do in the past).

If not, does anyone know if it's against University policy to set up a PayPal account and embed the "buy now" button on the page to take an online credit card payment? I'm considering the "standard" plan here: https://merchant.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=merchant/compare_wp_products

Or this there another option I should consider?

Thanks in advance!
-amber :)
Amber L. Bailey
Associate Program Director
E-Communications Manager

University of Minnesota, Crookston
2900 University Ave
139 Kiehle Building
Crookston, MN 56716
800-UMC-MINN ext. 8379
218-281-8440 (fax)

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Kathy Jensen
Web Developer
University Relations
University of Minnesota