How safe is your password?
The first step in protecting your online privacy is creating a safe password - i.e. one that a computer program or persistent individual won't easily be able to guess in a short period of time. To help you choose a secure password, we've created a feature that lets you know visually how safe your password is as soon as you create it.
Tips for creating a secure password:
Things to avoid:
- Include punctuation marks and/or numbers.
- Mix capital and lowercase letters.
- Include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter 'O' or ' for the letter 'S'.
- Create a unique acronym.
- Include phonetic replacements, such as 'Luv 2 Laf' for 'Love to Laugh'.
Tips for keeping your password secure:
- Don't use a password that is listed as an example of how to pick a good password.
- Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, username, birth date, etc.)
- Don't use words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
- Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
- Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters.
- Don't use repeating characters (aa11).
- Never tell your password to anyone (this includes significant others, roommates, parrots, etc.).
- Never write your password down.
- Never send your password by email.
- Periodically test your current password and change it to a new one.
An Affiliate Website
SDSC.com is a trade name for SM.com. This Policy is governed by and part of a Service Agreement. Please read this Policy and the Service Agreement carefully before registering as a Member of the SDSC.com Service by checking the box at the end of SM.com's Service Agreement and agreeing to the terms and conditions of this Policy and the Service Agreement. Capitalized terms in this Policy are defined in the Service Agreement. If you agree to become a SDSC.com Member, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of the Service Agreement and this Policy.
Your Personal Information
SM.com is committed to ensuring that your personal and profile information ("Personal Information") is protected, but you must also take necessary steps to protect your Personal Information from access by persons whom you do not wish to view it, including anyone who is a SDSC.com Member. This Policy was created to demonstrate SM.com's commitment to protecting your Personal Information and to inform you how SM.com handles information it receives from you. This Policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data which is gathered on the SDSC.com website (including double blind email communications between SM.com or SDSC.com Members) but does not apply to any non-Affiliate website or offline point of contact or any other company or consumers with whom you may interact and which SM.com does not control.
Your IP Address
Each time you visit the site, SM.com automatically collects your IP address, SM.com Cookie information and the web page from which you entered the site. SM.com uses that information and your IP address to identify you and to gather demographic information about you to diagnose problems with SM.com's site and to administer and optimize the SDSC.com website for your use.
Your Personal and Financial Information
SM.com collects Personal Information from you to better serve your needs. SM.com does this in order to operate the SDSC.com website and occasionally to display advertisements about products or services that may be of interest to you. Personal Information is personally identifiable information like your name, address, email address, or phone number that is not otherwise publicly available. We also collect "Financial information" such as your credit card numbers or passwords. Further, SM.cm collects certain demographic information that is neither Personal Information nor Financial Information,which may include, but is not limited to, zip code, gender, username, and age/birth date.
SM.com does NOT knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of18. SM.com requires that all Members affirm that they are at least 18 years old.
Information About You And Others
SM.com may collect and store Personal Information that you provide to us about other people, such as their name, address and email address. This information will be used solely for the purpose for which it is provided, such as your referral of our service to others, or to manage your product purchase information. If you use the SDSC.com website to send a product or a gift to others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.), SM.com may store your Personal Information, including your product purchase history, product preferences, and product recipient information, in order to process those requests and facilitate your future purchase activities.