Data Security and Privacy

Secure Data handling

At Free Geek we take the utmost care to ensure complete data destruction of all user data that is donated to us.

  • Monitoring

    Our facility is monitored via a closed circuit camera system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Secure storage

    The moment devices that contain private data enter our facility, the hard drives are removed by staff and placed into a secure / locked cage accessible only to authorized staff

  • Secure erase

    Hard drives that meet our specifications for reuse are wiped by authorized staff in our locked/secure hard drive sanitation banks. The process we use is Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) for data destruction. DBAN overwrites sectors of the hard drive 3 times using a destructive write which ensures that ALL data on the drive is completely destroyed and totally unrecoverable.

  • Secure destruction

    Hard drives that are below our specifications for reuse are physically destroyed on site.

Data destruction certificates

If requested, a certificate of data destruction can be provided to the donor of equipment. The certificate will contain the following information:

  1. Number of data storage devices (hard drives/SSDs) that were securely erased
  2. Number of data storage devices that were physically destroyed

The certificate will be provided once all the devices have been processed.