- Scope of Policy. This Policy applies to all clients of Future Shredding, including payees of invoices, signatories or receivers of services rendered, and those who provide documents to us for destruction.
- Compliance with Laws. Future Shredding complies with the following Federal and State laws, which are designed to protect the privacy and security of client information:
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) – 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164, which establish standards for the privacy of individually identifiable health information and security standards for the protection of electronic protected health information.
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act: 15 U.S.C. 1681m(e) 681, App. A(I.), which requires financial institutions and creditors to design their programs to control reasonably foreseeable risks to customers or to the safety and soundness of the financial institution or creditor from identity theft, and to incorporate their existing policies and procedures as appropriate.
- The Federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 – 18 U.S. Code section 1028, which makes it a federal crime to produce or possess false or unauthorized identification documents, or to use another person’s identity to commit an act that violates Federal law or is a felony under state or local law.
- The Federal Privacy Act of 1974 – 5 U.S. Code section 552a, which applies to the access to, and disclosure of, records of individuals held by federal executive and regulatory agencies. It requires such agencies, subject to certain exceptions, to limit disclosure, provide access to the individual, and to comply with the basic Fair Information Practice Principles with respect to records containing the personal information of U.S. citizens and legal alien residents.
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) – 20 U.S. Code section 1232g, which restricts the disclosure of educational records maintained by educational agencies and institutions that receive federal funding.
- Document Destruction. Future Shredding provides document destruction services to its clients. When clients provide documents to us for destruction, we destroy the documents on-site by means of document shredding, and a team member employed by Future Shredding oversees the operation.
- Information Collection, Use, and Disclosure. Future Shredding does not collect or sell client data, and does not store credit card information directly. We will not use client information for any purpose other than providing document destruction services to our clients.
- Privacy Rights. Future Shredding recognizes and upholds the privacy rights of its clients, as set forth in the California Constitution, Article 1, section 1. The California Constitution gives each citizen an “inalienable right” to pursue and obtain privacy.
- Contact Information. If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please contact us at the following email address: [insert email address].
This Policy was last updated on [insert date]. Future Shredding reserves the right to change this Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Your continued use of our services following the posting of any changes to this Policy means that you accept those changes.