Identity theft is a crime we are all very familiarized with by now; whether we’ve been impacted or victimized by the crime directly, or simply hear about it in the local news, there is no denying that it has become a topic of discussion across the globe.
Sadly, we read and see news stories where identity theft has targeted both individuals and organizations and, in most situations, these occurrences happen with no warning. The threat may seem insignificant to those who have never experienced it, but the statistics reveal some alarming numbers. In fact, studies reveal that approximately one in five people are under the impression that online data theft isn’t as threatening or dangerous as stealing physical property. Further studies state data theft accounted for almost 92% of all security breaches that occurred in 2016.
While theft online is continuously on the rise, it’s not the only place it’s happening on a regular basis. Credit card statements and account numbers are essentially gold mines for thieves, so if you don’t make a conscious effort to secure these private documents, they may make their way to a recycling or trash bin (the first place dumpster divers look for juicy information they can get their hands on). You can prevent this risk however, by turning to a professional document shredding company, who will shred your sensitive papers beyond a state of recovery.
A document shredding provider such as Gator Shredding, will speak to you about the status of your current disposal habits, reviewing where you may have challenges and how much paper you dispose of on an ongoing routine. Based on these findings, a collection program can be designed for you that will meet your unique needs and budget. At Gator Shredding, we will securely shred your paper and electronic media (such as CDs, hard drives, and SD cards) into tiny, indecipherable pieces, which are later responsibly recycled, all of which keeps your security protected and reduces your carbon footprint.
As a business owner, if you collect, share and/or store private information about your employees or customers, you have a legal obligation to ensure information remains inaccessible to the outside world. Gator Shredding is compliant with HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA, IRS, and FERPA; all important privacy regulations that mandate what processes must be followed in an effort to maintain privacy protection. Failing to follow these laws could leave you susceptible to legal liabilities should you be audited or if information is leaked unknowingly and used for criminal purposes. When you hire Gator Shredding however, you are totally protected; we look after the secure disposal process for you, so you don’t even have to think about it. After the shredding is complete, we will prepare a Certificate of Destruction for you; a document which clearly indicates the destruction process was carried out according to regulatory standards.
Convenient and Customized Shredding
We work with every business differently, discovering the unique needs of each and coming up with a shredding plan to meet those needs. All customers can select from a variety of shredding services based on individual preference. Keeping your Bridgeport company in mind, choose from one-time shredding for an office purge or our regularly scheduled shredding solution for organizations who collect files quickly. No need to remove staples or rubber bands; our trucks are capable of shredding over 6,000 pounds of documents an hour, shredding through staples effortlessly. We welcome clients to watch the process as it happens, giving you the chance to personally verify files have been satisfactorily shred to your liking.
If your company collects sensitive files on a weekly basis and you’re scrambling to keep things organized, you will likely benefit from our scheduled shredding service. This service also comes with the added benefit of locked collection bins, designed to fit seamlessly into any office environment. Files are locked away and protected until our team arrives to begin shredding. At your scheduled shred time, we come to you and empty your bins, shred all contained documents, and return them to you for continued use.
If you’re noticing an unnecessary pile of records taking up space at home, why not take advantage of our residential shredding option? At your convenience, drop your documents off at our secure facility at a date and time that works for you. Shredding is executed immediately, and you are encouraged to witness the process in person as it takes place.
Your hard drives can store a considerable amount of data, and typically much of this data is considered highly confidential. If you’re ready to dispose of old floppy discs or CDs, we will gladly have your electronic waste safely destroyed as well. While you may have heard that wiping a disc clean is enough to eliminate data from a drive, it does not assure permanent data removal. Because of this fact, wiping lacks security and shouldn’t be used to replace destruction. Media destruction services on the other hand, guarantees 100% data removal.
We carefully manage and track all serial numbers connected to your hard drives prior to beginning the destruction process, which includes total pulverization of hardware beyond the potential for reconstruction. Once the destruction process is complete, we’ll present you with a Certificate of Destruction that clearly specifies the associated serial numbers for your own reference. We come to your location to complete the service in a matter of minutes, so you can continue focusing on the demands of your workday, with very little disruption.
Concerned about how our services could affect the environment? We recycle all electronic parts and we offer a secure recycling program for larger office equipment such as computers and keyboards.
When you hire Gator Shredding for your destruction needs, you can have peace of mind in knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the entire process. Through professional, industry-grade shredding performed by our shred specialists, you will stay compliant with all applicable privacy laws.
Why Should Your Bridgeport Business Partner with a Shredding Company?
- Your confidential papers will be protected from unwanted exposure through professional shredding
- You will remain compliant with industry legislation surrounding privacy protection
- The risk of identity theft & fraud drops dramatically with professional shredding
- Hiring a document shredding company allows you to focus on business processes that don’t take away from employee productivity
Variety of Shredding Solutions:
- One-Time Shredding for Businesses
- On-Going, Regularly Scheduled Shredding
- Residential Shredding
- Hard Drive Destruction
Advantages of Partnering with Gator Shredding
- Contributes to Higher Productivity Levels
- Improves Security Measures
- Greater Reliability than an Office Shredder
- Shredding is Performed in a Timely Manner
- We Look After the Logistics
- All Material Shredded is Collected for Recycling
Your Reliable and Local Shredding Provider
Are you a Bridgeport business owner or a resident in the area? In either case, you will quickly learn how valuable our destruction services can be for you. Keep your private information away from the hands of thieves and enjoy how organized you’ll quickly become without the unnecessary mess of cluttered documents scattered about. Keep in mind that your garbage and recycling bins are NOT a secure solution for your old files; do yourself a favor and avoid this risky move all together. You will be glad you did!
Turn to the skilled team at Gator Shredding for document shredding solutions you can trust in. We take pride in our work and are committed to keeping your information secure beyond any chance of recovery. Protecting your privacy is our number one priority throughout everything we do!
You ready to talk to us about your document shredding requirements? Contact our team at (740) 236-0304 or request a quote online.
We are committed to protecting the environment
All shredded material is taken to our secure facility where it is baled and sent to the paper mill to be recycled into items such as paper towels, toilet paper and/or napkins. Recycling paper saves trees, conserves water and reduces the amount of waste going to landfills.