DATA SECURITY

My device holds my personal data should I be concerned about sending it to Zapper?

This is a good question; one you should be asking. You are right to be concerned about the security of your data; data security is a big problem in today’s increasingly electronic world.

If you are worried you should delete all the data. However if you don’t wish to do this or are not confident about doing so Zapper will guarantee that any and all devices (PDA devices, Smart phones, old laptops, computers and IT equipment) sent to Zapper are securely data-wiped and the data on the device destroyed beyond any chance of recovery. The only way to permanently destroy data, without physically destroying a computer hard disk, is by overwriting the existing data across the entire drive and resetting the file size to zero.

Zapper’s customers benefit from the data erasure solutions provided by http://www.blancco.com/. The technology used to ensure complete data eradication of hard drives and smartphones/tablets is of the very highest global standards and is approved by amongst others the Ministry of Defence in the UK and the US military.

Blancco supports the widest range of international overwriting standards, including:

  • BSI (German overwrite standard by Federal Office for Information Security/ Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik)
  • HMG Infosec Standard No. 5 (lower) [Certified versions: 4.10 HMG, 4.8 HMG and 3.7r1]
  • HMG Infosec Standard No. 5 (higher) [Certified versions: 4.10 HMG, 4.8 HMG and 3.7r1]
  • US Department of Defense Sanitizing (DOD 5220.22-M, DOD 5220.22-M ECE)
  • NIST 800-88/ATA secure erase
  • Extended NIST 800-88

Zapper uses a specialist partner company, who are accredited to ISO27001 for quality data management and security process to complete and manage the data wiping process.

When you send your equipment to Zapper you can be sure that your data will go nowhere and will be comprehensively destroyed.

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WHAT THEY SAY

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11 Jul
Great Company i have sold my items to …
Great Company i have sold my items to them for over 2 years now and never had a problem 5* Read more
nigel bowkett
9 Jul
Prices and processing
I used Zapper and a similar company to dispose of a large volume of books and CDs. Price offered was variable between the two. My only real complaint about Zapper is the process time - between dropping off at the collection point to receiving a cheque seemed to take weeks. Read more
Charlotte Brett
17 Jun
Overall service was first class
Overall service was first class. From downloading app, receiving postage labels and being kept up to date with progress of transaction. The only fly in the ointment was I had to chase you up for payment. Payment was made in each case but only after a call was made. When that part is smartened up there will be no problems at all. I will not have a problem in recommending you to everyone. Read more
Martin