Empathy is the ability to sense, understand and appreciate the feelings and experiences of others. It requires taking the time and making the effort to focus on someone else without judging them and without giving into the temptation to deny the validity of their perspective. Unfortunately, it is often the case in the lives of people with developmental disabilities that empathy is not embraced by those who have a direct effect on their lives.
At the Meadows, we understand that your sensitive information must be handled securely in order to protect your business interests and your customers’ privacy. Confidential data destruction is more than an individual business concern; it is often a legal mandate, and violation of privacy laws can have significant ramifications for your business or organization.
The types of information which must be kept secure and confidential vary according to the services your business offers. If this data is not disposed of securely, it can result in identity theft, release of contact information, and loss of competitive advantage. From receipt of your data through its destruction, the Meadows diligently ensures the protection of your privacy and confidentiality.
The Meadows destroys sensitive and confidential data in a variety of formats: microfilm, microfiche, plastic cards, audio and video cassettes, back-up cartridges, and magnetic tapes. We also offer hard drive shredding and pill bottle destruction.
We make data destruction as simple and convenient as possible for our customers. Your data may be dropped off at our location in Edmond, Oklahoma, or we can even pick it up for you all across Oklahoma. Our team of workers sort on-site, which means that you do not have to sort or remove folders, notebooks, paper clips, or staples. While your data awaits destruction, it is kept secure at all times in our latched and locked bins and trucks.
Our Data Destruction Services At-a-Glance
- PICK UP OF DATA:
The Meadows can pick up your data or it can be dropped off at our location in Edmond, Oklahoma. All bins are latched and locked on-site.
No sorting. No need to remove folders, notebooks, paper clips or staples.
HIGH SECURITY BINS and CONSOLES AVAILABLE:
Bin Dimensions: 32” x 27 ¾” x 37 ½”; Console Dimensions: 17 ½” x 19” x 35”
HIPAA & NON-HIPAA COMPLIANCE:
Business Associate Agreements assist in meeting privacy regulations. The Meadows guarantees confidential handling and destruction of personal information.
DATA DESTRUCTION CERTIFICATES:
Data destruction certification is issued to all customers.
WITNESSING DATA DESTRUCTION:
Appointments are necessary to witness data destruction.
The Meadows has media/data liability for a half million dollars. Data is guaranteed not to be read; it is shredded and refuse is returned to paper products.
The Meadows conducts internal security checks of personnel, and our data destruction process is monitored by closed circuit security cameras. The Meadows is linked to the Edmond police and fire departments by a central alarm monitoring system.
All employees are required to have OSBI background checks and random drug testing throughout employment. Personnel wear identification tags and shirts at all times.
The Meadows will provide references upon request.
Paper is shredded and baled in 1,500 - 1,800 pound bales. These bales are sent nationwide to be reduced to pulp and then produced as home paper goods such as napkins, toilet tissue, etc.
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED FOR DESTRUCTION:
We do not accept carbon, slick coupons, newspapers, or telephone books for destruction, nor do we accept any food, trash, or contaminants.