At Aspire we recognise that many of the items donated to us have the potential to contain sensitive data of one kind or another and we take our responsibility to protect this data very seriously.
We are proud that our commitment has been recognised by ISO 27001 certification of our processes for “Secure data erasure, recycling and refurbishment of data storage devices”.
All donated equipment is first examined by us for data-bearing items such as hard drives and memory cards. These items are removed and passed to our secure data destruction unit where they are wiped according to internationally recognised standards.
We prefer where possible to reuse serviceable items after secure wiping but will undertake secure physical destruction if that is a donor’s preference.