2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 13 - CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Subtitle 3 - Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices
Section 13-317 - Use of consumer identification information in connection with credit card payments.
§ 13-317. Use of consumer identification information in connection with credit card payments.
(a) Prohibition.- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, as a condition of accepting a credit card or device as payment for consumer credit, goods, realty, or services, a person may not record the address or telephone number of the credit card holder.
(b) Exceptions.- A person may record the address or telephone number of a credit card holder if:
(1) The information is necessary for:
(i) The shipping, delivery, or installation of consumer goods; or
(ii) Special orders of consumer goods or services;
(2) Authorization from the credit card issuer as to the availability of credit is not required by the issuer to complete the credit card transaction; or
(3) The person processes credit card transactions by mailing transaction forms to a designated bankcard center for settlement.
(c) Request for identification.- A person accepting a credit card or device as payment for consumer credit, goods, realty, or services may request that the credit card holder display a form of identification.
[1990, ch. 171; 1995, ch. 505.]
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