Website requirements as per Visa and MasterCard regulations

Website content requirements are important to ensure a satisfactory shopping experience

For consumers and to minimize cardholder disputes and chargebacks.

Merchant Website Checklist of minimum requirements


General Website content


Website content reflects the merchant licensed business activity, the website URL must be the one provided in the application, and no other website can be used.


Website must not contain nor show prohibited products/services


Website shows the items/ Products/Services description and pricing and the transaction currency.


Website shows the logo of the accepted cards on the Home page        


About Us


The nature and description of the business must be clearly mentioned


Terms and Conditions (T&C) (must mention the below information)


“United Arab of Emirates is our country of domicile” and stipulate that the governing law is the local law.


‘’Visa and Master Card and which (currency) will be accepted for payment’’


‘’We will not trade with or provide any services to OFAC and sanctioned countries’’


‘’Customer using the website who are Minor /under the age of 18 shall not register as a User of the website and shall not transact on or use the website’’


‘’Cardholder must retain a copy of transaction records and Merchant policies and rules’’


‘’User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his account’’


Privacy Policy (PP) (must mention the below information)


‘All credit/debit cards’ details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties’’


‘’Merchant will not pass any debit/credit card details to third parties’’


‘’Merchant takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, (COMPANYWEBSITE.COM) cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online’’


‘’The merchant is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.’’


“The Website Policies and Terms & Conditions may be changed or updated occasionally to meet the requirements and standards. Therefore, the Customers’ are encouraged to frequently visit these sections to be updated about the changes on the website. Modifications will be effective on the day they are posted”.


Delivery Policy – Products (must mention clearly the process)

Please keep the proof of delivery receipt signed/confirmed by the registered customer


·        Process of shipping the items/goods conditions,

·        Delivery fees or Free Delivery

·        Delivery time to local/ International

or Payment Confirmation - Services


Must mention the process of how the customer will receive the payment confirmation (ex; by email or SMS or mail) and the time the payment confirmation will reach the customer


Refund Policy


Refunds will be made onto the original mode of payment and will be processed within 10 to 45 days depends on the issuing bank of the credit card.


Merchant must detail the return, refund, and cancellation policy clearly on the Website to inform Cardholders of their rights and responsibilities

·        The wrong product was sent by the merchant.

·        The product is defective.

·        The product was damaged in shipping.

·        The product is tampered.


If No refund policy, this must be very clearly communicated to Cardholders before the purchase decision is made, to prevent misunderstanding and disputes.


Cancellation Policy


The expected time span for the reporting an item, goods or services ordered to be cancelled/replaced and the related conditions.


The conditions under which cancellation & replacement will be allowed


Contact Us


Website must have the

·        Name of the company,

·        E-mail address,

·        Phone numbers,

·        P.O. Box and

·        Office Address

·        Country as UAE