GRC Wireless has developed a unique hybrid approach to data security & erasure, based on the specific needs of our diverse participants. We offer a Standard Data Erasure option and a Certified Data Erasure option, which are explained as follows:
*Under our Standard Data Erasure policy, we data erase or physically destroy most devices, but we may sell selected older, damaged, no power & locked devices to third party refurbishment companies who specialize in these devices and erase the data when applicable. The resale of these devices allows us to maximize our recycling proceeds, which in turn maximizes the financial payout to our participants. Our Standard Data Erasure process is an integral part of our Incentive Based RecyclingSM system, which holds that the only solution to sustainable, long term device recycling is strong financial incentive to the recycling entity.
Under our Certified Data Erasure service, we data erase or physically destroy all devices. If we cannot data erase a damaged or locked device at our facility, it will not be sold ‘for parts’ to a refurbishment company. These devices are shredded. As such, no recycling proceeds are realized from the sales of the devices, which may reduce our payout by up to 20%. The actual payout reduction depends on the condition of the devices.