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UNDERGROUND VAULTS & STORAGE OPENS NAID CERTIFIED DESTRUCTION FACILITY

LOUISVILLE, KY – Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc. (UV&S), a privately-held records and information management company announces the opening of a NAID AAA Certified facility in Louisville for offsite destruction services. Located in the Louisville Underground cavern, UV&S has been providing the ultimate in secured…

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UV&S Opens NAID Certified Destruction Facility in Topeka

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 TOPEKA, KS – Document Resources, a division of Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc. (UV&S), a privately-held records and information management company announces the opening of a NAID AAA Certified Transfer Processing Station in Topeka for both offsite and mobile…

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HITECH and HIPPA

In 2009, as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was passed.  It is more commonly known as the HITECH Act.  The bill was introduced to increase the use to Electronic Health Records…

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Shredding and Regulations

Underground Vaults & Storage has invested our time to remain informed of the laws and regulations regarding the destruction of private information.  Some of these regulations include HIPAA, GLBA, FACTA, SOX, HITECH, and the RED FLAG Rule.  Our Policies and Procedures have been created with…

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Red Flag Rule

In December 2010 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) added the Red Flag Rule to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). Congress had charged the FTC with developing regulations to help combat Identity Theft.  The rule requires creditors to address the risks of Identity…

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HIPPA and Shredding

We have all heard about HIPPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed in 1996 but do you know what it says about the destruction of protected health information (PHI)?  The first rule is the HIPPA Privacy Rule and it stipulates that…

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FACTA

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) legislation was passed in December of 2003.  The law was created to help prevent consumer fraud and Identity Theft.  In 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) added the Disposal Rule to FACTA.  The Disposal Rule states sensitive…

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Secure Document Destruction

Our Document Resources Division provides secure and confidential destruction of records and information through shredding. With our comprehensive shredding method, a customer does not need to sort their paper material by color or remove staples and paper clips. There are some items that do need…

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For Immediate Release

Underground Vaults & Storage relocates destruction operations New building and equipment increase efficiency, capacity and security WICHITA, KS  — Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc. announced today that they are relocating their Wichita destruction services division, which operates under the name of Document Resources, to a…

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What is NAID?

The National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) is the established international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Their mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of the member companies. Not all destruction providers are NAID certified; it…

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E-Waste Management

Do you have any old computers or office electronics you are ready to discard? Are you worried about the confidential information on the devices or all the regulations governing how electronics should be disposed of? The shred division of Underground Vaults and Storage has a…

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Community Shred Events

Help Prevent Identity Theft The shred division of Underground Vaults and Storage hosts Community Shred Day events throughout Kansas using our fleet of mobile shred trucks. Our clients or local businesses can sponsor the Shred Day to help create awareness of and help prevent Identity…

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Announcing our New Website

We have updated the Underground Vaults and Storage website! The UV&S website is more user friendly and easier to navigate so you can find the information you need as quickly as possible. We have also added a Document Resources section to our site. UV&S purchased…

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Underground Vaults & Storage acquires Document Resources Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Underground Vaults & Storage acquires Document Resources Inc. Underground Vaults & Storage Inc. (UV&S) announces that it has acquired Document Resources Inc., a professional document destruction and secure record storage company with locations in Hays, Manhattan, Salina and Wichita, Kan. “We are…

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The cost of improper data disposal

Companies that collect sensitive personal information have a legal duty to keep that information secure and to dispose of it properly. Not upholding that duty has serious consequences as evidenced by a $1,000,000 fine levied on one company by the HHS and FTC. Unfortunately failing…

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How long?

How long do you need to keep old records? Well, it varies. There are the fairly standard IRS rules to live by, but some industries have additional guidelines and regulations. Some feel that the best answer is to keep everything forever. Because of space and…

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