WELCOME TO THE AVPA

The Age Verification Providers Association

Maintaining high standards in age verification

Welcome

The Age Verification Providers Association is a not-for-profit trade body representing organisations who provide age verification services.

The AVPA believes that age verification provides significant benefits to consumers, businesses and society.

As an association, we work to:

  • Inform and educate the public, industry, and media, on age verification solutions and technology.
  • Promote a positive image of effective age verification and the age verification industry.
  • Represent the industry to regulators and law makers for the advancement of best practice, socially-responsible age verification policy.
The AVPA was formed in 2018 from organisations involved in the UK’s Digital Policy Alliance age verification working group, and created in response to a need for a uniform voice for of the industry.

The AVPA is governed by a representative Board drawn from its member organisations.

WHY AGE VERIFICATION?

Protection

It is a natural instinct to safeguard our children as they grow up. We place limitations on our children for their own safety, protecting them, restricting their access to activities or content that are deemed unsuitable for their age.

Law

Protections are already written into law – hundreds of categories of products and services are age-restricted, from products such alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets through to medicines and fireworks. Law-makers worldwide are catching up with the offline world and affording the same protections for children online.

Social Responsibility

It is not only parents’ responsibility to protect their children, but all adults. The most vulnerable children in our society are often those whose parents are not in a position to protect them. One would have little sympathy for a merchant selling alcohol or cigarettes to children on the grounds that their parents were not there to stop the transaction.

Technology

To ensure that children do not get access to things they should not, organisations of all kinds need to confirm the age of the individuals they interact with. Our members provide the technologies that allow organisations selling age-restricted goods and services to stay compliant.

MEMBERS

Associate Members

Associate Members support the objects of the Association and its code of conduct, but are not direct providers of Age Verification services themselves.

Age Check Certification Scheme

AgeGo

AgeID

ServeLegal

 

 

CONTACT

Membership enquiries: please use the form above.

Press enquiries: avpa@avpassociation.com 07811 409769

Technical enquiries: technical@avpassociation.com

Press

Press enquiries: avpa@avpassociation.com 07811 409769