2017 Maryland Code
Commercial Law
Title 13 - Consumer Protection Act
Subtitle 3 - Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices
§ 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.
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