Acceptable use policy for
the CANZ programme
The purposes to which donated hardware may be
put when placed in the hands of the programme and its refurbishers are as follows:
- In the first instance, functioning machines
which meet or exceed the industry standard are cleaned and tested, and data and software
completely removed from hard drives. Machines are then refurbished to a set of nationally
agreed baseline standards, fully licensed operating systems and other software installed
and sold through the refurbishers' normal channels
- Schools have first call on all machines.
- Not-for-profit organisations have second call
- Non-standard machines may also be sold to
schools to meet clearly defined and understood needs.
- Other machines may be donated to schools for
fundraising purposes or to those with special education needs which can be met by specific
- Any remaining operational machines may be
disposed of through the refurbishers' normal channels.
Any machines which are not functional or
below standard follow this process:
- Otherwise usable parts are stripped from the
machine and reused in other machines.
- Some parts, such as floppy drives, which are
not needed for the refurbishing process are sold through other channels to help defray the
- All remaining parts are disposed of in an
environmentally responsible manner, to standards mandated by local or national authority,
and where feasible, in excess of those standards.
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