Control your data
Data is the most important part of any business and organization and it should always be in your organizational control. This is why it is absolutely critical to have written agreements in place with anyone or organization that comes into contact with your confidential and protected materials.
What are your vendor's obligations?
What measures do they follow?
If you suspect shortcomings int their service what options do you have?
You should and in some case must have a written agreement in place with your vendor but your organization should still remain in control. If you are not comfortable with your vendor you should be able to cancel rather than waiting and waiting for a particular term in a agreement expires.
Diablo Paper Shredding offers month to month agreements on all shredding service contracts to make sure you the owner of the protected data remains in control.