Several U.S. states require manufacturers to provide programs for the recycling of certain electronic equipment that they manufacture and sell. Electronic equipment includes computer systems and/or some types of computer peripherals.
UTC RETAIL participates in a number of recycling programs, including programs in certain states where individuals can ship their UTC RETAIL logoed products and peripherals through UPS back to UTC RETAIL for recycling at no charge. The information below provides specific instructions for each state where a UTC RETAIL Electronic Recycling Program is established. If your state is not listed, please email UTC RETAIL at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on whether UTC RETAIL has a program for your state.
Instructions for Returning Product Carrying the UTC RETAIL Logo
Delete Confidential Data (all States)
Prior to returning your electronic equipment for recycling, you are responsible for removing all personal or confidential information from the system hard drive. The customer acknowledges that UTC RETAIL is not responsible for confidential data that is not removed from the returned equipment.
The customer is responsible for deleting all confidential data maintained in the returning hardware. This is known as "disk wiping". Many disk wiping software applications exist and are available as freeware or for purchase. Some examples of these applications can be found on About.com PC SUPPORT and we are providing the following link for review purposes only: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm.
UTC RETAIL has provided the above information as a possible source for disk wiping software as a convenience to our customers. UTC RETAIL does not warrant the results of disk wiping software nor have we qualified these applications and we assume no responsibility for the results of their use.
Shipment of Product for Recycling (by State)
Maryland - Click here for more information
All Other States - Contact UTC RETAIL via email at email@example.com