Ensure any accounts tied to your device (such as email or iCloud accounts) are deactivated. Clear the device of personal information (ensure all memory storage areas such as pictures and videos have been cleared of private information). Finally, remove the SIM card from smartphones.
For more information about the above, consider consulting the manufacturer’s website, the device’s owner’s manual, or asking an expert.
The CSU is committed to the protection of personal information, guided by its information security procedure. All donated computer harddrives will be wiped or destroyed — they will never be reused. This procedure ensures proper handling and disposal of harddrives. The program may provide certificates of data destruction, if necessary.