How it Works
Here’s a step-by-step guide to your data destruction partnership with DataShield:
1. Secure From the Start
Destruction-ready data can either be dropped off at our facility or picked up by DataShield. We track all hard drives and electronics by recording the serial numbers and the date each was received. The transfer of custody documents are signed by both parties, confirming materials received.
2. The Choice is Yours
Based on your preference, data can be destroyed on-site while you watch or in our secure facility.
3. Trusted Transportation
If you choose to have your data picked up from your facility, you can rest easy knowing that your data is secure before it even leaves your door. Once serial numbers are recorded, hard drives and other sensitive materials are placed in locked carts and moved to a locked, GPS-equipped truck for transportation to DataShield.
4. Data Destruction
Your data is destroyed according to NAID standards at DataShield’s security-focused facility. DataShield’s facility is controlled access with 24-hour security and surveillance. Data is destroyed with a shredder intended for complete destruction of hard drives and other electronic media so that your important information is unrecoverable. Plus, unlike other companies, we never resell hard drives.
5. Secure to the Finish
Once your data is completely destroyed, you are issued a Certificate of Destruction, itemized by serial number and drive description, confirming that the hard drives have been physically destroyed in an environmentally safe manner and in accordance with universal waste regulations.
DataShield’s dedication to keep your data safe extends past destruction. We recycle your old computers, phones, copiers, and other equipment because the information stored on them should never fall into the wrong hands.
That’s why we always physically shred hard drives and storage components then recycle the material so that your data is safe and irretrievable.
We are committed to doing our part to preserve the environment by ensuring that every piece of your old equipment is properly recycled. Electronic scrap contains hazardous and non-biodegradable material such as lead, lead solder, plastic, copper, chromium, beryllium, cadmium, barium, nickel, zinc, and older models may contain mercury. We properly dispose of these hazardous materials and recycle the rest according to the strict guidelines set by universal waste regulations.