Age-Restricted Products Policy
Our company is unwavering in its commitment to prevent the sale of age-restricted goods to individuals who are not legally permitted to purchase them. The following policy delineates the measures we have implemented to ensure strict compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations. We take our responsibility to safeguard against the sale of age-restricted goods to minors seriously and will continuously assess and update this policy to align with the evolving legal landscape.
This policy provides guidelines for the sale of age-restricted goods, aiming to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Applicable to all employees, contractors, and individuals engaged in the sale of age-restricted goods, this policy covers items such as tobacco products, e-cigarettes, vaping products, alcoholic beverages, and any other goods identified as age-restricted by law.
Employees and contractors involved in processing and delivering age-restricted goods must verify the customer’s age before delivering an order to a minor. Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license, passport, state identification card, or military identification card for in-store order pickups. Age verification software and services will be utilized for online or phone sales of age-restricted goods.
Goods falling under the age-restricted category include tobacco products, e-cigarettes, vaping devices and accessories, alcohol, and lottery tickets.
All personnel engaged in selling or delivering age-restricted goods must undergo training on proper age verification procedures, as well as understanding the laws and regulations governing the sale and delivery of age-restricted goods.
Selling age-restricted goods to individuals below the legal age is strictly prohibited. Any employee or contractor found making such a sale will face disciplinary action, potentially leading to termination. It’s crucial to note that while measures are in place to restrict minors from ordering age-restricted items, any deliberate attempts by a minor to order and receive such items will be reported to the appropriate authorities and may result in prosecution.
The company will maintain detailed records of all age-restricted sales, including the purchaser’s name, address, date of birth verification, and the date and time of the transaction. These records will be available for authorized government agencies upon request.
All employees and contractors are expected to adhere to this policy and all relevant laws and regulations. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
This policy will undergo an annual review to ensure ongoing compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations.
Customers violating this policy will face disciplinary action, potentially leading to a permanent ban from our website. Our company will also report any illegal orders of age-restricted goods to the appropriate authorities.