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Age Check Policy Evaluation

The purpose of policy evaluation is to explore and examine your policies to check that appropriate decisions have been made about your approach to age check practices.

Policy Evaluation is part of our certification process. It is usually carried out at the location of your principal place of business or where your decision makers are based.

Your policies must be consistent with the law, regulations and standards applicable in the jurisdictions that you operate in; must be compatible with the rules of our scheme and must reflect, support and enhance best practice.

How do we evaluate policies?

Our auditors will conduct an evaluation of your age check policies by building a detailed understanding of your approach to age checks, your practice statements, your approach to data privacy, protection and security, your approach to age validation, your commercial model(s) and your management of age attributes. Our policy evaluation will explore the approach you take to the provision of age check services and the decisions that you have made on the application of your age check policies and procedures.

What standards, laws or regulations apply to age check policies?

PAS 1296:2018 Code of Practice for Online Age Check Services is the framework that we use for policy evaluation.

How do I get our age check policies evaluated?

The first stage of gaining certification for your system is for us to undertake an Application Review in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012. There is no fee for the completion of an application review.

During the application review:

  • Define the scope of certification;
  • Confirm the means available to perform all evaluation activities;
  • Confirm our competence and ability to perform the certification activity;
  • Confirm a plan for audit and evaluation;
  • Provide an Estimated Fee for our Certification Services

Useful information about policy evaluation

Age Verification Providers Association

Guidance on Policy Evaluation



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