Fax Center Privacy

When I send a fax from a fax center, does that fax center have the right or ability to view its contents?

Well, yes and no. Copy offices and service centers such as FedEx, Kinkos and Staples have fax machines that can send and receive faxes. Therefore, if you have someone fax information to Fedex, they’ll hold it for you until you come pick it up, giving them the ability to view it.

However, most service centers make an attempt to maintain the user’s privacy. There are self-service machines at most fax centers, they’ll provide a complimentary cover sheet for you to use, and, in most cases, they don’t store copies of faxes sent or received. What it amounts to is Ability: Yes. Right: Perhaps, in some circumstances. Inclination: Not likely.

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