Online and E-Commerce
Anyone selling age restricted goods, content and services online needs to take action to prevent children from being able to access those products.
You may be needing to carry out age verification through your online checkouts or at the point of delivery to the customer or both. Implementing the technical age verification systems is only part of demonstrating compliance for your online services.
How can the Age Check Certification Scheme help online and e-commerce services?
We test that age check systems work. We do this through audits, test purchasing and mystery shopping. We also provide the training that you need for your staff and all of the industry standard signage and materials for a professional approach. We can help with age verification policies and if you have an online store, we can test this against PAS 1296:2018.
Why do I have to get this done?
Local laws place obligations on e-commerce services to take steps to prevent the underage sale of age restricted goods. The penalties for failing to comply can be substantial including the forced closure of your business. You can find out more about the local laws that apply here.
What information and warning notices do I need to be compliant?
What training do I need for our staff?
Can the Age Check Certification Scheme provide our age verification system?
We don't provide age verification services, but we do certify and check that they work. We recommend that you use members of the Age Verification Providers Association and check that they have PAS 1296:2018 certification, which we can provide.
How do I get my age check systems tested?
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