Retention & Destruction

  1. Policy and Purposes 
     

This Policy represents the policy of The RedHead Solutions, LLC (the “Company”) with respect to the retention and destruction of Customer (“Users”) documents and other records, both in hard copy and electronic media (collectively, “Documents”). Purposes of the Policy include (a) retention and maintenance of User documents. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company reserves the right to revise or revoke this Policy at any time. 

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information on the manner in which Company collects, uses, discloses and otherwise treats your personal information. The Privacy Policy is fully incorporated herein by reference. 
 

2. Administration 
 

2.1 Responsibilities of the Administrator. The Company’s CFO shall be the administrator (“Administrator”) in charge of the administration of this Policy. The Administrator’s responsibilities shall include supervising and coordinating the retention and destruction of User documents pursuant to this Policy and particularly the Document Retention Schedule included below. The Administrator shall also be responsible for documenting the actions taken to maintain and/or destroy Company documents and retaining such documentation. The Administrator is also authorized to periodically review this Policy and Policy compliance with legal counsel. The Administrator may also appoint one or more assistants to assist in carrying out the Administrator’s responsibilities, with the Administrator, however, retaining ultimate responsibility for administration of this Policy. 
 

3. Suspension of Document Destruction; Compliance. 
 

The Company becomes subject to a duty to preserve (or halt the destruction of) documents once proper notification of litigation has been received. Proper notification must be made in writing, and mailed with tracking information available to verify delivery to the address below. Additional notification or tracking information may be electronically mailed to the below email address, although is not effective until written notification is received. 
 

The RedHead Solutions, LLC 
Attention: Legal Administrator 
Email: hello@TheRedHeadSolutions.com

4. Electronic Documents; Document Integrity 

Documents in electronic format shall be maintained just as hard copy or paper documents are, in accordance with the Document Retention Schedule. Due to the fact that the integrity of electronic documents, whether with respect to the ease of alteration or deletion, or otherwise, may come into question, the Administrator shall attempt to establish standards for document integrity, including guidelines for handling electronic files, backup procedures, archiving of documents, and regular checkups of the reliability of the system; provided, that such standards shall only be implemented to the extent that they are reasonably attainable considering the resources and other priorities of the Company. 

5. Privacy 

It shall be the responsibility of the Administrator, after consultation with counsel, to determine how privacy laws will apply to the Company’s documents from and with respect to employees and other constituencies; and to establish reasonable procedures for compliance with such privacy laws. 
 


 

6. Emergency Planning 
Documents shall be stored in a safe and accessible manner. Documents which are necessary for the continued operation of the Company in the case of an emergency shall be regularly duplicated or backed up and maintained in an off-site location. The Administrator shall develop reasonable procedures for document retention in the case of an emergency. 
 

7. Document Creation and Generation 
The Administrator shall discuss with staff the ways in which documents are created or generated. With respect to each employee or Company function, the Administrator shall attempt to determine whether documents are created which can be easily segregated from others, so that, when it comes time to destroy (or retain) those documents, they can be easily culled from the others for disposition. 
 

8. Document Retention Schedule 
 

Document Type

Retention Period

-Accounting and Finance-

Accounts Payable                                                                                                         7 years

Accounts Receivable                                                                                                    7 years

Annual Financial Statements and Audit Reports                                                          Permanent

Bank Statements, Reconciliations & Deposit Slips                                                       7 years

Canceled Checks – routine                                                                                           7 years

Canceled Checks – special, such as loan repayment                                                   Permanent

Credit Card Receipts                                                                                                     3 years

Employee/Business Expense Reports/Documents                                                       7 years

General Ledger                                                                                                             Permanent

Interim Financial Statements                                                                                        7 years

-Corporate and Exemption-

Articles of Incorporation and Amendments                                                                   Permanent

Bylaws and Amendments                                                                                             Permanent

Minute Books, including Board & Committee Minutes                                                  Permanent

Annual Reports to Attorney General & Secretary of State                                            Permanent

Other Corporate Filings                                                                                                Permanent

IRS Exemption Application (Form 1023 or 1024)                                                         Permanent

IRS Exemption Determination Letter                                                                            Permanent

State Exemption Application (if applicable)                                                                  Permanent

State Exemption Determination Letter (if applicable)                                                    Permanent

Licenses and Permits                                                                                                   Permanent

Employer Identification (EIN) Designation                                                                    Permanent

-Correspondence and Internal Memoranda-

Hard copy correspondence and internal memoranda relating to a particular document otherwise addressed in this Schedule should be retained for the same period as the document to which they relate.

Hard copy correspondence and internal memoranda relating to routine matters with no lasting significance- Two years

Correspondence and internal memoranda important to the Company or having lasting significance- Permanent

 

-Electronic Mail (E-mail) to or from the Company

Electronic mail (e-mails) relating to a particular document otherwise addressed in this Schedule should be retained for the same period as the document to which they relate but may be retained in hard copy form with the document to which they relate.

E-mails considered important to the Company or of lasting significance should be printed and stored in a central repository.- Permanent

E-mails not included in either of the above categories- 12 months

-Electronically Stored Documents-

Electronically stored documents (e.g., in pdf, text or other electronic format) comprising or relating to a particular document otherwise addressed in this Schedule should be retained for the same period as the document which they comprise or to which they relate, but may be retained in hard copy form (unless the electronic aspect is of significance).

Electronically stored documents not included in either of the above categories- Two years

-Employment, Personnel and Pension-

Personnel Records employment ends                                                                          10 years after

Employee contracts termination                                                                                   10 years after

Retirement and pension records                                                                                  Permanent

-Insurance-

Property, D&O, Workers' Compensation and General Liability Insurance Policies        Permanent

Insurance Claims Records                                                                                           Permanent

-Legal and Contracts-

Contracts, related correspondence and other supporting documentation                     10 years after

Termination legal correspondence                                                                               Permanent

-Management and Miscellaneous-

Strategic Plan                                                                          7 years after expiration

Disaster Recovery Plan Replacement                                     7 years after

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