We take our responsibilities to ensure that nobody under the age of 18 purchases alcohol very seriously. For this reason, we will seek to verify the age of all customers the first time they make a purchase from us. Once you have completed this process, you will not need to complete it again.
How will my details be collected, used and stored?
As part of our regulatory obligations to ensure our products are not sold to those under the age of 18, Beers of America Ltd verify the age of our customers using services provided by AgeChecked Ltd and blubolt Ltd.
AgeChecked Ltd and blubolt Ltd take our customers’ privacy extremely seriously. This statement informs you of their general policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Identifiable Information (“Customer Information”) when you use our service.
We constantly strive to minimise the requirement for our customers to disclose personal information. It is possible to use our service without disclosing your information in some instances. However, in order to meet the requirements of regulators, it is sometimes necessary for us to process your information to provide the service.
AgeChecked Ltd and blubolt Ltd will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this statement. They do not retain personal identifiable information, only anonymised data.
Unless otherwise defined in this statement, terms used in this statement have the same meanings as in Age Checked Terms and Conditions, accessible on their website https://www.agechecked.com.
While we send AgeChecked Ltd and blubolt ltd your account information to check suitability for accessing our age-restricted products or services (“Age Checking”). AgeChecked Ltd and blubolt Ltd will always only return the results of the Age Check to Beers of America Ltd and will never send any customer information to us.
For clarity, Beers of America Ltd will only receive data from AgeChecked and bluebolt Ltd so that we can ascertain our customer’s suitability to access the age-restricted service, and not customer information itself.
Information that AgeChecked Ltd and bluebolt Ltd may collect on you, and use to ascertain your suitability to access our age-restricted products and services could be:
- date of birth or age
- telephone number
- email address
- IP address
- payment card information
- Information derived from Government issued documentation
- Politically exposed persons (PEPs), sanctions and exclusions data
Once an age check has taken place any of your information that may have been gathered by AgeChecked Ltd and bluebolt Ltd during the age checking process is removed from their system, apart from:
- date of birth or age
- Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), sanctions and exclusions data (if applicable).
Thus, the information that remains is anonymised and used to ascertain your suitability to access age-restricted services.
AgeChecked and blubolt Ltd create data to enable you to anonymously verify your age without having to disclose your identity via anonymised accounts. They maintain these accounts for client compliance purposes and other valid purposes.
Anonymised accounts can be deactivated at any time by a user through the AgeChecked user portal or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Importantly, for GDPR compliance, when you place an order on our store, AgeChecked Ltd will need to notify via email that you have been age checked using their service through www.beersofamerica.co.uk This will happen only the first time that you are age checked.
AgeChecked employ the following third-party companies to facilitate their Service, to provide the service on their behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist them in analysing how their service is used:
- Equifax Ltd
- GB Group Plc
- TransUnion Ltd
- Verime Ltd
What if my age can not be verified?
If AgeChecked are unable to verify your age we will contact you and ask you to supply us with proof of your age. If you are unable to do so, we will cancel your order and refund any payment you have made.