Why Shred? It’s the Law!
When asked why a company or home should shred documents rather than simply throw away or recycle their documents - we will tell you that that is "risky business" because there are severe civil penalties in many industries for failing to dispose of information correctly.
We are more than a shredding company. We are your security service as well, and this is why:
Federal Mandate: HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) is a federally mandated law which requires health care providers to destroy patient health information in order to protect their privacy and security. FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) requires any disposed document which contains consumer and credit information to be shredded as well. Stiff penalties for failure to dispose of this kind of information correctly and liability in court are both possible consequences of failing to shred your documents.
State Law: California law states that any business that deals with personal information must take all reasonable steps to destroy customer's records that are no longer of value by shredding, erasing or otherwise modifying the records so they are no longer readable. The law allows for severe civil penalties if someone is harmed by improper disposal of their personal records.
Identity Theft and Information-Based Fraud: These are the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Considering that the United States Supreme Court has ruled that you give up ownership of information when it is casually discarded - document destruction becomes an important part of your company's security program.
Employee Confidentiality: This means that your employees have the right to have their personal information protected. Their insurance paperwork, time cards, accident reports and attendance records should always be destroyed when they are disposed of.
Corporate Ethics: In this day and age, consumers and shareholders show high loyalty to businesses that show high ethical standards.
Protect Trade Secrets: Courts have ruled many times that they will not recognize information as a trade secret if it is casually discarded. This kind of information might include sales reports, proposals and leads; as well as, database lists, accounting, insurance, market and shipping and scheduling information.
Improve Security & Prevent Identity Theft
Your home and business are two important aspects of your daily life, don't take it for granted by throwing sensitive information into the trash can or dumpster and think; it's taken care of. People do go dumpster diving and identities are stolen every day from something as simple as a bank statement to an incomplete credit card application.
If you run a business where you keep client information on hand, then it's imperative that you destroy your documents the right way. You're not only protecting your business but also protecting their information; and in turn taking steps to prevent information leaks that could lead to you being sued or even facing criminal charges.
Protect yourself and your business by implementing a one-time purge or ongoing document shredding schedule, with a regularly scheduled pickup from us we provide free secure document shredding consoles or carts. This will help to improve your security and prevent identity theft. Total Shredding can help take the worry out of your document shredding needs, give us a call today, 1-888-986-8688, and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you!
Save Time and Money!
You and your employees need to focus on running your business, not sitting in front of a small paper shredder, pushing in piece after piece of paper. Total Shredding on-site shredding typically only takes ten to fifteen minutes of your time and then you're free to getting back to what you do, sell your products or services!
We'll come to your location, pick-up the bins, take them out to the truck and shred them right there in front of you. Our off-site shredding is convenient if you don't need to be present for the shredding. We'll come and pick up your boxes of documents and take them away to be securely destroyed. Both of our shredding services come with a certificate of destruction when you receive your invoice.
Pick up the phone and call us today, 1-888-986-8688, to find out how implementing a shredding plan into your home or business can help save you time and money! We'll help you determine whether or not off-site shredding or on-site shredding will be a better service to your company or residence.
We Shred More Than Just Paper
Our shredding service can handle:
What You Should Be Shredding
Our shredding service can help destroy: