Secure Medical Certification Program and the “Secure Certified” Seal
As a payment processor, Secure Medical provides its services and secure data centers only to companies/websites that meet the strict requirements of its Certification Program. Secure Medical’s processing capabilities and data centers have been utilized by select clients since 1998. In order for a company to partner with Secure Medical, they must meet or exceed a number of strict requirements as outlined in the Secure Medical Certification Program. Once a company is in compliance with these standards, they may obtain our services and display the “Secure Certified” seal on their websites. Clients must also pass a quarterly compliance test to maintain their certification.
Certification Program Requirements to Display Seal
|Website Support/Doctor/Pharmacy Are Located in the United States||Yes|
|Valid Customer-Service Phone Number Appears on Website||Yes|
|Website/Pharmacy Provides Only FDA-Approved Medications||Yes|
|Physicians and Pharmacists Are Licensed in the United States||Yes|
|Physician Issues a Prescription Based Upon Patient’s Medical Questionnaire and Medical History||Yes|
|Physicians/Pharmacists Are Accessible to Speak During Business Hours||Yes|
|Website Does Not Sell Prescription Pain Medications or Controlled Medications||Yes|
|Patient Identity is Verified Electronically or Via Phone||Yes|
|Signature Required at Delivery||Yes|
The Certification Program also requires clients/websites to meet compatibility standards with regard to Secure Medical’s secure data centers and processing procedures.
|Safe and Secure Data Centers||Yes|
|PCI DSS Compliance||Yes|
|Age & Address Verification||Yes|
Safe and Secure Data Centers – Secure Medical utilizes the latest data encryption systems to protect customer medical records and keep customer information safe and secure. Secure Medical’s data centers include firewalls, intrusion detection systems, other industry-leading hardware, 24-hour monitoring and a dedicated staff of IT engineers that are always on-call. As the latest technology updates become available, Secure Medical continually performs system upgrades to further ensure the safety of consumer data.
PCI DSS Compliance – Secure Medical complies with PCI DSS, which stands for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). It was developed by the major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud, hacking and other security issues. Any company that processes, stores and transmits credit card numbers must be PCI DSS-compliant or they lose the ability to process credit cards. The PCI DSS reflects the combined interests of VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and JCB, the five credit card brands that agreed on this common set of security standards.
Age & Address Verification – Secure Medical uses IDology’s ExpectID® age and address verification service to identify a valid age and current address for customers. ExpectID® uses a patented process to access thousands of data sources that contain billions of public records. This returns an ID validation. This verification service was designed to validate and protect a customer’s identity while maintaining consumer privacy.