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The introduction of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has changed how data is collected, stored and destroyed.
Non-compliance with the GDPR can result in hefty fines and charges, so it is now not only necessary to handle data with care, it is also important to dispose of it in the same manner. QDataShred knows and understands this, treating the data that they collect with the upmost care.
Julie Mazzoni – Centre Manager – tells our team exactly how QDataShred works:
“QDataShred can safely dispose any of your confidential waste, i.e paperwork, branded items, USB sticks, data discs, hard drives.
“It’s a collection service as well, we can attend your house, your business or you can even drop it off to us; we’re really flexible in that way. Anything you need to get rid of safely and securely, will receive a confidential destruction certificate, to say we’ve done it for you.”
QDataShred will provide a service tailored to your business – lockable consoles, loose hessian sacks or a one off bulk collection.
Julie explains in more detail the services available:
“A console is a lockable wooden box with a cloth sack inside; it has an entrance lip so that you can just pop paper through whenever you need to dispose of it, these can be rented off QDataShred at a very reasonable monthly cost.
“A loose hessian sack can hold two archive boxes of paperwork and are FREE of charge from QDataShred – but if you pre-pay for the destruction of the hessian sacks, QDataShred will discount the shredding cost on purchase.
“We can come to your home or your business and replace the cloth sack or dispose of the hessian sacks when you want us to. Whether you require shredding services to dispose of personal or business data, QDataShred can handle your needs safely, compliantly and quickly.”
The company operates a mobile pick-up service, so if you feel that it’s out of your way, they can come and collect any unwanted data and dispose of it for you. They will go anywhere in the South West.
“We cost each request by the sack but if you asked me to visit your home/business to have a look at your archive boxes or items for destruction, we can advise that two standard archive boxes would fit in one hessian sack.”
QDataShred are a green company; they take their environmental responsibilities as seriously as they do your compliance.
Julie tells us how their company recycles all of the data that gets shredded:
“All of the paperwork, cardboard etc is recycled and made into for example, toilet rolls. Trees are also planted, so depending on how many tonnes we destroy, a tree native to England will be planted. Computer equipment and plastics too, once it’s shredded and it’s signed to say it’s gone, it’s gone.”
Once QDataShred have gotten rid of your old data, they will give you a certificate of destruction to say that they’ve done it for you, safely and securely.
The company has a large transit 125 van which collects 150 bags a visit; the team currently collect on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday’s in Plymouth and surrounding areas. Julie said that last week they went out to 32 businesses in and around Plymouth.
Julie also mentioned that they’ve been offering the confidential shredding service for seven years so they know what they’re doing, but GDPR has caused the business to expand massively, which is why they’ve made the data shredding its own personal brand.
The company is also very flexible with their collections. Julie explains how they won’t charge you for collection if you don’t need it:
“We can do it weekly, fortnightly, monthly – we’re very flexible.
“We don’t insist on a collection that is up to you, if you have nothing to collect then just let us know, we won’t charge you.
“Our collection days are currently Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, so if you let us know 24 hours before collection day advising you don’t need a collection, that’s absolutely fine – 24 hours notice is all we need.
“We’re a service that’s flexible and we’ll be there if you want us. If you want to change from weekly to fortnightly, or even monthly, that is fine by us, we know that you may not always generate a lot of confidential waste and we will accommodate that.”
QDataShred 100% promise to price match or beat the price
“I will always price match or on most occasions, beat the costs that the client is already paying” says Julie. ‘It’s not difficult; I am just making sure I’m doing what’s best for the client.
“We’re local, we’re reliable, we’ve been told our customer service is second to none and we are flexible, that is so important.”
QDataShred’s prices are based on whether you drop off or whether you have the company collect. Collection is currently priced at just £1 more than dropping off to QDataShred and if you have 50 sacks plus, they will do you a fantastic deal – the prices will keep dropping!
QDataShred is for everyone – even for people at home who are looking to get rid of personal data.
“Anybody can use it.” Julie explains, “We haven’t previously received as much personal destruction as we do from business destruction, but we have seen a change in that. People are becoming more security conscious; one of our clients is a lady with personal destruction and we only attend every four months, it just gives her peace of mind.”
So if you’re unsure about what to do regarding your confidential data shredding needs, give QDataShred a call; they’re sure to help you out, quickly and safely. Contact them through any of the details listed below.