WHY DO YOU NEED US?|
CONFIDENTIALITY AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE are becoming ever increasing security
problems. We've all heard the horror stories resulting from confidential
information getting into the wrong hands. Today's information explosion can be
devastating to your business. With the increased use of computers, staggering
amounts of sensitive information are being generated and carelessly discarded.
In fact, a
new study by the
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) indicates that identity theft is still
running rampant. "National and State Trends in Fraud & Identity Theft," released
in January by the FTC in cooperation with its Consumer Sentinel database and
Identity Theft Clearinghouse, shows reported incidents of identity theft jumped
to nearly 215,000 in 2003, up from slightly more than 160,000 the year before,
based on FTC complaint data.
percentage of FTC complaints, identity theft continues to grow, rising to 42
percent of total complaints last year, up from 40 percent in 2002.
these numbers, the FTC notes, "Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose
identities have been stolen can spend months or years - and their hard-earned
money - cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good name and credit
record. In the meantime, victims may lose job opportunities, be refused loans,
education, housing or cars, or even get arrested for crimes they didn't commit."
estimates corporate espionage costs U.S. businesses over $7 billion yearly!
FEDERAL PRIVACY ACT was established to ensure that government agencies protect
the privacy of individuals and businesses with regard to information held by
them and holds these agencies liable if any information is released without
INACTIVE COMPANY FILES can also become damaging. Shredding this information
protects you and your company against potential lawsuits.
DUE TO PAPER
RECYCLING LAWS many companies are finding it desirable to recycle their general
office paper and sensitive information.
INDUSTRIES, you will be getting the benefit of confidential shredding AND paper
recycling that will comply with all laws and dictates.
WHO NEEDS US?|
Any public or
private company or institution dealing with everyday business such as payroll,
personnel files, financial statements, or health records.
In fact, if
your company maintains any of the following, you need Landmark
Certificates of Destruction
are provided for all services.
Films, X-Rays etc.
Financial and Tax Records
Bids, Quotes or Proposals
Drives, Disks, Floppies
Plastic Credit Cards and ID Cards
Video and Audio Tapes, CDs, DVDs
Maps and Blueprints
New Product Proposals
Outdated Business Records
Information on Competitors
Excess, Discontinued or Defective Products
WHEN DO YOU NEED US?|
The fact is,
only you know the answer to that question. It depends on quantity and
volume, and whether you need shredding done once a week, once a month,
quarterly, or once a year. It depends on how much you need shredded, and if
you're really in compliance with all the governing laws for your particular
your needs, from weekly activity to yearly cleanouts, Landmark Industries is
here to help with free estimates and security audits, and an absolute guarantee
to meet your needs.
If you are currently
doing your own shredding, Landmark Industries may save you more than
$2,000 per year in wages alone.
And, if you're thinking of purchasing a
standard office shredder, it may very well be inadequate for your needs,
especially with all the new laws governing the types of sensitive materials,
products, and documents that need shredding.
our professionals means:
No employee wages to pay
No shredder to purchase and maintain
No wasted time feeding sheet after sheet
into noisy, dusty shredders.
No need to remove staples, binders or
No separating colors or paper grades
No special bags or supplies to buy.
No disposal of shredded material.
No dirt, dust or cleanup.
No loss of confidentiality.
IT'S THE LAW|
We help businesses and
medical facilities comply with Right to Privacy Laws and
THE 1974 FEDERAL PRIVACY
was established to ensure that government agencies protect the privacy of
individuals and businesses with regard to information held by them and holds
these agencies liable if any information is released without authorization.
order to be in compliance with the most recent legislation in
California, businesses are required to take all reasonable steps
to destroy, or arrange for the destruction of personal information no longer to
be retained, by shredding, erasing or otherwise modifying personal and sensitive
information in those records so as to make them unreadable. In fact, the law
permits civil actions and punitive damages for companies not in
the recently passed Sarbanes-Oxley legislation dealing with accounting
reform and investor protection should also be reviewed if it applies to your
business. For the 66-page pdf document describing this legislation,
which apply to
health care service plans and "contractors" such as medical groups, independent
practice associations, or "medical service organizations," have established
strict financial penalties for the improper disposal of medical records or
any other "individually identifiable" medical information, whether in written or
electronic form. They also require that any third party waste disposal service
ensures in writing that waste is shredded or disposed of in a manner that
precludes identifying anyone to whom that information applies.
Industries provides a written Certificate of Destruction that includes the
date, time, and amount of sensitive/confidential material and documents that
were shredded. The Certificate is a legal document that certifies that your
records were destroyed.
our business well, we protect your business against liability.