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Complete Responsibility

DMD takes full accountability for your ITAD outcomes today, tomorrow and always.
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Complete Responsibility Means COMPLETE RESPONSIBLITY

Responsibility. Accountability. Liability. Whatever term you prefer, we are there for you. We look across your entire ITAD solution - Security, the Environment, and Compliance - to assure and ensure your protection and protection for our world.

Two of our DMD values are Accountability and Protection.

Accountability means we answer for our actions and decisions, but more importantly, for our outcomes and results.

Protection means we are guardians and caretakers to our environment, our customers, and our teammates.

 

Complete Responsibility for

Environmental

DMD protects our environment. By putting the environment first, we ensure you and your IT assets are never put in a compromised position or a situation in which you are directly or indirectly harming our environment. 

DMD adheres to a zero-landfill policy and follows all R2 standards (at a minimum), with special handling procedures for all hazardous materials.

We attempt to maximize asset reuse as the number one way to limit environmental damage and reduce carbon emissions. We will provide you EPA reporting, so you can see the impact your reuse or recycling contributes to our world.

 

Complete Responsibility for

Security

DMD protects you, your data, and your clients. We do this by guaranteeing our data erasure results to eliminate risk to you and your reputation.

We offer you different levels of security options pertaining to your equipment and data to provide you the choice of balancing risk, cost, timing, and other constraints including access.

Included with our options is $10M in insurance to cover Cyberliability and security risk.

The end result is your confidence and peace of mind.

 

Complete Responsibility for

Compliance

DMD stays up on the legislative requirements across the country to ensure our practices and methods comply. We understand the details and governance you may be subject to under:

  • HIPAA
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • PCI Compliance
  • GDPR and CCPA 

We guide you through the options and the risks, to help you make the appropriate choice so you are both aware and covered.

 

DMD doesn't forget

Social Responsibility

DMD believes strongly in the role of businesses as a mechanism to improve society. While we have been active with charitable foundations and other philanthropic endeavors over the years, we decided to formalize our belief and opinion.

We formalized our belief by becoming a Certified B CorporationTM in 2020. This is a commitment to operate our business to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

The formal B Corp Declaration of Interdependence:

The B Corp
Declaration of
Interdependence.
We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good.
This economy is comprised of a new type of corporation—the B Corporation—
which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe:
• That we must be the change we seek in the world.
• That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
• That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do
no harm, and benefit all.
• To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are dependent upon
another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

 


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Responsibility Demonstrated

One of the keys to our complete responsibility adherence is the use of our portal to track many responsibility components and tangibly provide demonstration.

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Asset Reporting
Asset Reporting

You can see the status of each and every asset throughout the disposition lifecycle.

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Certificate of Destruction
Certificate of Destruction

Every data bearing device receives its own certificate which can be tied back to a physical wipe log.

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Certificate of Recycle
Certificate of Recycle

A certificate of recycle provides a paper trail for every asset and testament to its responsible disposition.

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Regulations by State

There are very few federal regulations requiring specific data or environmental guidelines. However, the individual states have stepped in, generating their own legislation and policies. This makes adherence a bit more difficult as you must navigate different rules for different locations. We take out the guesswork. We are the experts so you don't have to be. 

But, if you are interested in reading more, just scroll down to see the state and federal guidelines relating to IT Asset Disposal from both a data and electronic waste perspective. With a bonus section on common regulations we are asked about by our clients.

  • Federal e-Waste
  • States e-Waste
  • States Data
  • Common Regulations

Federal E-Waste Laws

Wastes, including electronic waste, are subject to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Some electronic wastes contain hazardous materials and are classified as hazardous waste like CRTs. But may be exempted from the definition if they are sent for recycling. 

Because of this, it’s legal to export almost all electronic waste from the U.S. to developing countries. There are rules around this, but because of the structure of exemptions, there is very little e-Waste export rules except of the federal CRT Rule. Note that the 2014 changes in the CRT rule go into effect as of Dec. 26, 2014.

The EPA’s website on e-waste regulation is here.

Many states have enacted e-Waste and recycling laws to fill this void..

California (SB 20 Chapter 526)
Effective Date: July 1, 2005
View a copy of the final bill language.

Connecticut (HB 7249)
Effective Date: January 1, 2009 
View a copy of the final bill language.

Hawaii (SB 2843) 
Effective Date: July 1, 2008
View a copy of the final bill language.

Illinois (SB 2313)
Effective Date: Effective immediately
View a copy of the final bill language.

Indiana (HB 1589) 
Effective Date: April 2010 
View a copy of the final bill language. 

Maine (LD 1892)
Effective Date: January 18, 2006
View a summary of Maine's e-waste law (24kb pdf)

Maryland (HB 575)
Effective Date: January 1, 2006, expires in 2010
View a summary of Maryland's e-waste law
Link to updated HB 488 law.

Michigan (HB 6714-6715; SB 896-897)
Effective Date: 2008 
Read final version of the law.

Minnesota (HF 854)
Effective Date: August 2007
Read final version of the law.

Missouri (HF 854)
Effective Date: August 28, 2008
Read final version of the law.

New Jersey (A3572)
Effective Date: Immediately
Link to the bill language for A3572.

New York State (A11308)
Effective Date: April 1st, 2011
Read the final version of the law.

New York City (Intro. No. 728)
Effective Date: Immediately
Read the full bill here.

North Carolina (S 1492)
Effective Date: January 1, 2009
Read the final version of the law.

Oklahoma (SB 1631)
Effective Date:  January 1, 2009 
Read final version of the law. 

Oregon (HB 2626)
Effective Date: January 1, 2009
Read final version of the law.

Pennsylvania (H 708)
Effective Date: Jan 23, 2011
Read the final version of the law

Rhode Island (SB 2631 & HB 7880)
Effective Date: January 1, 2009
Read the final version of the law SB 2631(Sosnowski)
Read the final version of the law HB 7880 (Handy) 

South Carolina (H4093)
Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Read the final version of the law.

Texas (HB 2714)
Effective Date: September 1, 2008
View the final version of the law.

Vermont (SB 77)
Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Read the final version of the law.

Virginia (HB 344)
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
Read the final version of the law.

Washington (SB 6428)
Effective Date: January 1, 2009
View a summary of SB 6428
Read the Chaptered Legislation

West Virginia (SB 746)
Effective Date:  July 2008
Read the Chaptered Legislation

Wisconsin (SB 107) 
Effective Date: February 1, 2010
View a copy of the final bill language.

 

Alabama Statute - SB 318

Alaska Statute - AS 45.48.500

Arizona Statute - A.R.S. §§ 18-551 and 18-552

Arkansas Statute - § 4-110-103 & 104

California Civil Code - §§ 1798.81

Colorado Revised Statutes - Title 6 Article 1 Part 7 § 6-1-713

Connecticut Code – 42-471

Delaware Code – Title 6 Chapter 50C § 5001C

Florida – Title XXXIII Statute § 501.171

Georgia Code - Section§ 10-15-2

Hawaii Revised Statute - §§ 487R-1-3

llinois Statute - ILCS 815 ILCS 530/45 - Sec. 45. Data security

Indiana Statute - IC 24-4.9-2-2

Kansas Statute - § 50-7a03

Kentucky Rev. Statute - § 365.725

Massachusetts General Laws - Chapter 93I, § 2

Maryland Personal Information Protection Act - §14- 3501

Michigan Statute Act 452445.72a Sec. 12a

Montana Code Annotated - § 30-14- 1703

Nevada Revised Statute - § 603A.200

New Jersey Statute - § 56:8-162

New Mexico Statute - Data Breach Notification Act – Section 3

New York General Business Law - § 399-H

North Carolina General Statute § 75-64

Oregon Revised Statute § 646A.622

Rhode Island General Laws - § 6-52-2

South Carolina Code - § 37-20-190

Tennessee Code - § 47-18-2107

Texas Business and Commercial Code - § 72.004

Utah Code - § 13-44-201

Vermont Statutes Amended - § 2445

Code of Virginia - § 18.2-186.6

Washington Revised - § 19.215.020

Washington DC Code - §  28-352

Wisconsin Statute - § 134.97 

  • Department of Defense (DoD) 5220.22.M
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-88, 800-18
  • Gramm-Leach-Bailey Act (GLBA)
  • Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA) 130-1
  • Navy Staff Office (NAVSO P-5239-26) for RLL
  • OPNAVINST 5239.1A
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) G2-003
  • State Data Privacy laws (currently in 46 states, D.C., PR, and U.S.V.I.)
  • State Data Disposal Laws (29 states and counting)
  • National Computer Security Centre (NCSC-TG-025)
  • US Army AR380-19
  • Health information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)