All Rice purchased devices (computers, hard drives, flash drives, printers, etc) capable of storing information must be purged of all information (user data, software licensed to the university, etc) before the transfer of ownership. This includes devices both being transferred from one department to another and those leaving the campus through the Rice Classifieds or recycling.
Rice University uses several procedures to clean information from these devices. The OIT Help Desk can provide guidance on how best to remove data depending on the device.
Once the computer is cleaned, it can be transferred or put on Rice Classifieds. For devices valued over $5,000.00 should follow University Policy 809-03, Property Control, Responsibility and Procedures.
Please contact the Information Security Office if you have a personal device that needs to be cleaned.