Excluded Businesses

The following is a description of business models for which card acceptance is not supported or only supported subject to certain conditions.

The following business models are excluded:

  • Technical support & Web development
  • Health & Wellness Products
  • eCigarettes
  • Nutraceuticals
  • ISP and Hosting Services
  • Software & Other downloads
  • Credit Repair
  • Money Transfer
  • Banned / illegal goods and services
  • Drugs & related accessories (intoxicating substances)
  • Alcohol products & beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals and goods whose effect is doubtful
  • Sale of tobacco products
  • Outbound-Telemarketing
  • Sub-Acquiring / merchant aggregation
  • Church-like organizations or groups that do not have church status in Germany
  • Charitable societies (with the exception of known German charitable organizations)
  • Chain letters
  • High-risk telemarketing companies (horoscopes, hypnosis, astrology, spiritual, predictions, forecasts of any kind)
  • Timesharing
  • Guarantees (long-term nature of contract makes risk difficult to calculate)
  • Replicas
  • Jewelry, watches & related accessories
  • Smartphones – sale, resale & spare parts
  • Electronics
  • Car parts
  • Game codes & hacks
  • IPTV services
  • Phone locking services
  • Unregulated investments, assets & advisory
  • Massage parlors & Tattoo studios
  • Nightclubs / Cabaret bars
  • Debt collection agencies

SecurionPay reserves the right to decline any business model not mentioned above based on Compliance's general evaluation and card network guidelines.