Are merchants allowed to handle customer credit cards in Canada?

Shopifeye
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Within Canada, are merchants allowed to handle customer credit cards?  i.e can they take the customers credit card and put the card in the machine themselves 

From what I thought only the customer handles the credit card and the merchant should not even touch it.

Is there a law on this or is it merely a suggestion?

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Bailey1
Shopify Staff
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Hey there!

I took a look into this for you and couldn't find any laws stating it was not allowed to handle a customers card, it looks to be a suggestion :)

Hope that helps!

- Bailey

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PaulNewton
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Is there a law on this or is it merely a suggestion?

Not a laywer. Always check the fine print of your merchant agreements, things like comparing name on card to id, or picture to face,etc apply to this situation but not legalyl required. guidelines can apply to you keeping the card at the issuers request.

If your business has some sensitive issue that makes this relevant consult a lawyer to minimize risk.

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