Why Do I Need to Shred My Documents?
First of all, it is a great way to save money! You can throw your current shredder out the window!!! Wouldn't that feel great after all of the paper jams, repairs, and replacements? Not to mention all of the time that has been spent standing over the groaning machine, feeding it 3 pieces of paper at a time...if you are lucky! I'd bet you could have been doing something more important with your time.
When this tedious task is left up to employees, do you think everything gets shredded? Your guess is as good as mine!
Most importantly, there are regulations that specify how you must handle information that you obtain during the course of business, which apply to all businesses. FACTA Regulations are a great place to learn more about the very specific criteria you must meet.
ARCO Shred can help you obey the laws, protect customers and employees from identity theft, protect the privacy of others, protect your company shareholders, and safeguard proprietary trade information...not to mention remove the risk of civil liabilities. Call us to find out more information: Missy Fleming (318)372-7817
BBB Document Retention Schedule
Is Your Business in Regulatory Compliance?
- FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions)
- HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- FERPA (Family Education & Rights Privacy Act)
- SEC (Securities Exchange Commission)
Arco Shred Can Help
“Information security’ often makes you think of passwords, firewalls, or anti virus software. Of course, these are very important steps in securing the information stored on your computer. But, truth be known, the greatest risk of exposing confidential information is stored on paper and very simply goes into office wastebaskets.
U.S. businesses lost more than $7 billion to corporate espionage last year. A wealth of information can be obtained from business plans, marketing and product plans, price lists, legal documents, medical records, contracts, payroll records, employee information such as, performance reviews, salary plans, insurance/disability records, and more.
In addition, with crimes such as identity theft rampant, your customers regard privacy of their personal information of the utmost importance. As of June 1, 2005 you’re now required by a new federal regulation the Federal Trade Commission’s “disposal rule” to shred many documents you’ve routinely thrown away. This applies to every business and individual. The regulation is part of FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions) and is designed to combat the growing frequency of identity theft.
Many industries and markets are seeing increasingly stringent regulations on how they dispose of confidential information. For example FERPA, Fair Credit Reporting, Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), SEC regulations, and many other industry and state-specific laws require companies to take additional steps to protect client information.
ARCO SHRED can help your business meet regulatory requirements and specific state laws throughout Northeast Louisiana while you take the next step in safeguarding your customers and employees confidential information. While your business moves into the next step of security you are also providing employment training opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities who receive support through ARCO’s Supported Work Program.
Today, not only are individuals working in over 60 local businesses, but they are providing this important Confidential Document Destruction Service to over 80 businesses like yours.
ARCO SHRED’s Document Destruction Team can provide weekly, monthly, or as needed service based on a customized plan to meet your business needs. This includes transportation of your confidential material to a local destruction site where it is shredded, baled, and recycled. This service is essential in properly destroying confidential information while providing viable employment training opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
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