Augusta Data Storage, Inc. realizes the importance of laws such as HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley, as well as the implications that could result if security and confidentiality are breached. Augusta Data Storage, Inc. imposes strict policies and procedures to ensure the protection and security of our customer’s records.
Pre-employment screening is performed on all applicants. Our pre-employment screening includes criminal, employment history, credit, workers compensation, Social Security as well as Motor Vehicle Records checks. All results from the screening process are reported back to our office within 24 hours.
Upon employment, all employees are trained on the proper policies and procedures regarding the sensitivity and confidentiality of our customer’s information. Upon completion of this orientation, all employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement between themselves and the company.
Unauthorized or unescorted access to our facility is prohibited. All visitors are required to register upon arrival and are escorted at all times in secure areas of our facility.
Loading and unloading areas are secure. The loading and unloading areas are located inside our facility and are not accessible by the general public. When our vehicles are being loaded or unloaded the vehicle is secure at all times.
Once the material is retrieved from storage, the items are loaded onto our delivery vehicles for prompt delivery. Small items such as computer tapes are placed into a lockable container. Individual files are placed into a security pouch that is sealed for protection.
Augusta Data Storage, Inc. resides on a single tenant facility located on 9 acres. The complex is completely fenced with a single entrance and exit. Perimeter lighting is used on the complex for additional security and safety purposes.
Augusta Data Storage, Inc.’s storage facility and offices are centrally monitored for fire and intrusion 24/7. The storage facility is protected by a “Dry” fire suppression system. This means that the fire suppression system does not contain water until an actual fire has been detected. This eliminates the chance for accidental discharges or freezing. In addition to central monitoring, there is onsite security during non-business hours.