Toronto (Tuesday, February 02, 2010) Inquiry Management Systems (IMS) announced today that it
has achieved PCI-certification under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards – for its
Minerva Fundraising Services Division. Minerva Fundraising Services is one of Canada's leading
providers of database management products and services to fundraisers across North America. IMS is
responsible for processing and securing information on hundreds of thousands of credit cards each year
on behalf of its clients.
Payment Card Industry regulations require that by September 2010 all businesses are to be in full
compliance with the PCI Security Standards. Standards include: building and maintaining a secure
network, protecting cardholder data and maintaining an information security policy.
"Our clients trust us with their most precious asset, their donors," said Martin Hochstein, president of
IMS. "Keeping the donors personal information secure is our top priority. That is why we've worked hard
to achieve PCI Compliance; because without data security for our clients and their donors, charities would
not be able to fully support their vital causes."
IMS is now in a position to extend its services to assist additional Canadian and American fundraisers in
becoming compliant by offering to manage the credit card components of their operations.
About Inquiry Management Systems
Established in 1979, Inquiry Management Systems (IMS) is a full-service database management company
that helps acquires, maintain, grow and enhance customer relationships. The Minerva Fundraising
Services Division provides fundraisers with complete donation processing and database management
services including Mobile Donation processing.
Today, with offices in Toronto, New York, London and Goa, India, IMS services over 1400 customers in
the publishing, fundraising and business services industries.
For more information on IMS and Minerva, please contact:
Director, Business Development
416-620-1965 ext. 178