§ 899-AAA Definitions
§ 899-BBB Document destruction contractors

Terms Used In New York Laws > General Business > Article 39-G - Document Destruction Contractors

  • Certificate: means a certificate of registration issued under this article. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the New York state department of state. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Document: means any record kept, held, filed, produced or reproduced by, with or for a person or business entity, in any physical form whatsoever including, but not limited to, reports, statements, examinations, memoranda, opinions, folders, files, books, manuals, pamphlets, forms, papers, designs, drawings, maps, photos, letters, microfilms, or computer tapes or discs. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Document destruction: means the burning, pulverizing, or shredding of a record, or any action taken to render the personal identifying information contained on a record unreadable and incapable of reconstruction. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Document destruction contractor: means a person, firm or corporation that owns or operates a business, the principal purpose of which is to destroy records containing personal identifying information for a fee, and for whom the total cash price of all of his, her or its document destruction contracts exceeds five hundred dollars during any period of twelve consecutive months. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal identification number: means any number or code which may be used alone or in conjunction with any other information to assume the identity of another person or access financial resources or credit of another person. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Personal identifying information: means personal information consisting of any information in combination with any one or more of the following data elements, when either the personal information or the data element is not encrypted, or encrypted with an encryption key that is included in the same record as the encrypted personal information or data element:
    (a) social security number;
    (b) driver's registration number or non-driver identification card number; or
    (c) mother's maiden name, financial services account number or code, savings account number or code, checking account number or code, debit card number or code, automated teller machine number or code, electronic serial number or personal identification number. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Personal information: means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, personal mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify such natural person. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Record: means any information kept, held, filed, produced or reproduced by, with or for a person or business entity, in any physical form whatsoever including, but not limited to, reports, statements, examinations, memoranda, opinions, folders, files, books, manuals, pamphlets, forms, papers, designs, drawings, maps, photos, letters, microfilms, or computer tapes or discs. See N.Y. General Business Law 899-AAA
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.