I’m part of a team that plans to create a website on Squarespace for a client. Client is said to be giving our team their credit card info to set up the monthly billing required for Squarespace. The site is going to be set up under the team leader’s Squarespace account, with the client being the co-owner. I’m told that at any point in time this site created under the team’s Squarespace account can be moved to a new, different Squarespace account, if the client so chooses. That last part sounds fine to me.
What doesn’t sound fine is being given client’s credit card info to set up the monthly billing for the website to Squarespace. I get that as private contractors or businesses, clients at times provide their credit card #s over the phone so we can bill them. Myself, I’ve always received payment without having to ask or be given a client’s cc #. So I’m very reluctant to be handling customer’s credit card information, and having to type in their full name, full billing/home address, phone number and credit card # at the Squarespace checkout page, as if I’m the credit card holder. Is this normal for website designers to do? I would think that the right thing to do would be to have the client do that themselves, at the very least, for their own protection. However, if we as the design team have access to the website account, whether it be under the team leader’s Squarespace account or one created for the client, couldn’t we still potentially see client’s cc information, and potentially still be liable if client said they didn’t agree to a charge? You had access to my cc information, so you could have done it!
And I have an aversion to even the idea of putting in all that information as if I were the cc holder when I’m not. Am I overthinking this, and this is just normal for non-web/tech savvy clients who don’t want to be bothered to do this stuff for themselves? Or is this something of a potential red flag/future litigious problem?
Thanks in advance for any advice.