A payment gateway is a partner that works with Causeview to process online transactions, usually for credit cards. Payment information initially input to Causeview is securely communicated to the payment gateway, which processes one time payments and handles recurring gifts on a schedule.
Causeview is PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, and does not store credit card information. Instead, credit card information is stored at the payment gateway and Causeview stores a secure payment token in the system. Causeview works with several payment gateways, but each instance of Causeview interacts with only one of them.