PodVapes takes its legal, moral and health responsibilities very seriously and we comply strictly with the legal requirements in each jurisdiction in which we operate.
We have a mandatory Age Gate on our website, use mandatory AgeChecker Verification technology, require an Adult Signature on all deliveries, and also display prominent nicotine warnings for all products containing nicotine.
You must be 21 or older to enter the PodVapes.com website and use the PodVapes.com online store. As you enter our site, you must confirm that you are 21 years old or more.
You must also agree to be ‘age verified’. This will happen prior to any purchase you may choose to make in the PodVapes online store.
PodVapes uses the AgeChecker.Net age verification technology. AgeChecker provides us with a legally accepted record showing that you have been age verified. We do this in a way that is as unobtrusive as possible to you.
For most customers, we only require name, date of birth, and address. If AgeChecker.net cannot verify your age automatically, the system will prompt you to submit an image of your government-issued photo ID - the same one you would present in a retail store to buy the same product.
Please note that the AgeChecker software is often able to retrieve your name and address and age automatically from your payment or shipping credentials. AgeChecker can verify about 90% of US customers instantly using just their name, address, and date of birth.
If you cannot be verified automatically using basic order information, you will be prompted to submit an image of your photo ID. If you need to upload photo ID, AgeChecker has three options:
- Take a picture using your webcam directly from the popup.
- Upload an image saved on any device.
- Enter your mobile phone number and the system will text you a link to complete the process on your phone.
Once you have submitted a photo ID, it usually takes 10 to 30 seconds to verify you, depending on the number of requests in our queue.
You can cover any sensitive information on your photo ID. As long as we are able to clearly see your name, date of birth, the expiration date, and enough of the ID to verify that it is real, you may cover other information such as your driver's license number and address.
If you've uploaded an ID once and use the same name, address, and date of birth for your next order, you won't be asked to submit an ID again. If one of those three things changes or is entered inaccurately, the system won't recognize you, and will trigger the ID prompt.
Outside the US?
Customers outside the USA are still required to submit their information for our records. AgeChecker uses IP geolocation to determine if you are outside the USA, and then refers to rules for international orders to your specific country. Depending on those rules, we may block the purchases, require a verified foreign ID for every international purchase, or ask you to self-certify your age.
Deliveries Require Adult Signatures
All deliveries of PodVapes products require an adult to sign for them prior to the delivery being completed.
Please note, in this current COVID19 environment, this requirement is carefully managed by our delivery agent DHL and they decide the safest and most appropriate method to legally make the delivery to you.
Our vaping and e-cigarette products are often used as a nicotine replacement therapy for smokers. Our products contain nicotine which is an addictive chemical.
Nicotine warnings are prominently displayed on our website, in our online store and on all products we provide. These are important and should not be ignored.
Effects of Nicotine
Nicotine can cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, flow of blood to the heart and a narrowing of the arteries. Nicotine can also contribute to hardening of the arterial walls, which may lead to a heart attack.
Pregnant Women Should Not Vape
As a special note, nicotine should not be consumed by pregnant women. According to the CDC, nicotine is a health danger for pregnant women and developing babies, and can damage a developing baby's brain and lungs. Also, some of the flavorings used in e-cigarettes may be harmful to a developing baby. As such, pregnant women should not consume our products.