Computer Storage Device Recycling Policy

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General Description


To establish a policy for properly disposing of computer equipment and other media which contain data in order to ensure that sensitive data are rendered unrecoverable. Computer hard disks (including those on copy machines) may contain personal, confidential, and legally protected information that is still readable even when the files have been erased or the hard drive reformatted.  Failure to destroy this information could lead to unauthorized access, identity theft, and liability to Trinity University.


This policy applies to the recycling of all personal computers that are owned or leased by Trinity University, including without limitation data storage media in workstation computers, laptops, servers, cell phones, and multi-function printer/copiers. This policy applies to all departments, units, faculty, and staff.
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Performance Evaluation

Consequences of Policy Violation:

Violation of policies in regard to this policy may result in loss of computer privileges and other disciplinary action as described in the various handbooks issued by the University to students, faculty, and staff.Any behavior in violation of this policy is cause for disciplinary action. Violations will be adjudicated, as appropriate, by the CIO, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Housing and Residential Life, and/or the Office of Human Resources.
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8/21/2020 8:03 AM
Holly Warfel
12/4/2019 7:58 PM
Courtney Cunningham

Vice President Approval:

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Gary Logan
Vice President for Finance & Administration