After an average service life of up to 24 months unused corporate mobile phones are still of great value: Devices contain important personal and proprietary data and have an economical value as being part of a company’s circulating assets. However, instead of secure further use, devices often end up in drawers, online auction platforms or at peddler markets. Personal and proprietary data is not deleted reliably by resetting the device to its factory default settings as reading out data is still possible out of the device memory.
With Teqcycle’s Secure Take Back a secure and DEKRA certified data deletion is available. All data is deleted securely - and moreover, by further processing, enterprises get money back for its mobile terminal devices.
This applied take back process was developed by Teqcycle in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom and stands alone in Germany. The whole process is DEKRA certified and is consistently audited by Telekom. Teqcycle mainly uses Blancco as data deletion software which is the world’s leading company for data deletion. A deletion certificate is created for every single device which was processed by Blancco as proof for a data-protection-compliant deletion of the device memory. In case of an unsuccessful data deletion, the device will be recycled and all device memories will be destroyed.
This process was defined as Europe-wide standard in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom.
Devices can be sent to Teqcycle or data can be deleted directly at the customers premises. Three different options are available for the Secure Take Back Process (Basic, Premium and Premium+):
When choosing the Basic option, used devices are sent back to Teqcycle in cardboard boxes provided by the client. A shipping label can be created on the Teqcycle Public Collections Website in order to provide free shipment to clients. Proceeds resulting from selling/recycling are then donated to charity projects.
When choosing the Premium option, Teqcycle provides special shipping container as well as seals. Once used devices are packed, the container will be sealed to prevent manipulation. This method of shipment is also free for clients as shipping labels can also be created via Teqcycle‘s Business Take Back Portal. Proceeds resulting from selling/recycling are paid out to the client.
The Premium+ option offers an on-site service. Upon request, devices can be data deleted on site at the customers premises before leaving the client for selling/recycling. Devices are packed and transported in compliance with data protection by trained logistics partners. Proceeds resulting from selling/recycling are used for covering costs, the surplus is paid out to the client.
Upon consultation, firm-specific processes can be realised.