Should you decide to update your contact information or make a donation, you will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and credit card billing information. All of this information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology. This encryption is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. SSL encryption is indicated on your Web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar.
This Web site collects your email address for the sole purpose of sending donation confirmations or updating contact information for school directories. SMES will not disclose, sell, trade, rent, or otherwise reveal your email address to any entity.
In addition to utilizing SSL encryption for all transactions, SMES stores encrypted credit card numbers and passwords, as well as other donor information, on servers that are kept in a physically secure environment with strict policies that minimize staff access to the information contained therein. The Card Security Code is only used for credit card processing and is not stored on SMES's servers.