Some of you may be wondering why you need to verify your age when entering and buying from SOURCEvapes.com. We're here to clear up any questions you may have, and to set the record straight about age verification and how it works when purchasing from SOURCEvapes.
Why do I have to verify my age on SOURCEvapes?
The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") requires that all eCig or vape product companies verify the age of all customers. Customers must 21 years or older in the state of California, and 18 years or older elsewhere.
Age verification is important because it helps ensure that our products don't end up in the hands of minors. We require an age verification process for all customers because we don't want minors using our products.
How old do I have to be to buy from SOURCEvapes?
18 years or older, and 21 years or older in the State of California.
Just like if you were buying cigarettes from a gas station or tobacco shop, you need to be of legal age to purchase from SOURCEvapes.
If a customer is under the age of 27, SOURCEvapes must verify their age with a photo ID.
What is BlueCheck?
BlueCheck is a leading 3rd party age verification system that we use as a database to verify our customers. We use BlueCheck in compliance with the FDA and to ensure that our products don't end up in the hands of minors.
When purchasing from SOURCEvapes, all orders go through a BlueCheck process that's in compliance with state protocols and the FDA. Once your order is verified by BlueCheck, you can receive your SOURCEvapes.
The FDA requires that purchases can only be made to persons 18+ (or 21+ in California). If we cannot verify your age, we cannot process your purchases.
Which forms of ID verify my age?
• State issued driver's license
• State issued identification card
• USA passport
• Military identification
• Official foreign passport
• Foreign government issued identification (driver's license/consulate card/etc.)
Which forms of ID do not verify my age?
• College/student identification card
• Credit card
• Library card
What other information do I need to provide when verifying my age?
• Name (We must be aware of any name changes)
• Date of birth
• Phone number
• Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (optional)
How often do I have to verify my age?
If it is your first time purchasing from SOURCEvapes, and you are under the age of 27, you are required to provide a government issued photo ID, as well as a selfie of you holding the same ID.
Anytime BlueCheck is unable to verify anyone's age, no matter the age, the individual must provide a government issued photo ID, as well as a selfie of them holding the same ID.
Once your age and identification has been verified, you shouldn't have to to go through this process again with future purchases. However, if any of your information changes (like an official name change), you will be required to go through the age verification process again.
We know it seems like a bit of an inconvenience, but we have to do this to ensure that minors don't use our products.
Can I make purchases without government issued ID?
Is my information safe with 3rd party age verification databases, like BlueCheck?
Yes. BlueCheck follows US government DHS-4300-A Sensitive Systems standards.
Who has access to my personal information? Who is verifying my photos?
SOURCEvapes and DC8 Distribution, Inc. does not have access to your personal information.
BlueCheck employees have access to your personal information because they are the ones who verify your age. BlueCheck only informs us if age verification is legitimate or not, and if we can go forward with processing purchases.
What happens after my age is verified?
We send you your purchases, and you'll be enjoying your SOURCEvapes products in no time!
Age verification is just a small but quick inconvenience we all have to comply with to ensure that minors are protected and don't end up using our products.
We thank you for your compliance. For more information, you can read more about age verification.
- January 06, 2017
- SOURCEvapes Team