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    Age verification

Confidently verify the age of your users

Leading the world in innovative, responsible age verification.

Trusted by governments and businesses

About Age Verification

A personalised approach to age verification

Our innovative age tools give you the assurance you need to make sure you’re delivering your services to the right people.

Add up to six methods of age verification to your website in a matter of hours with our web portal. Or for a custom-built verification process, you can embed our proprietary age solutions in your website, app or device – for age checks that satisfy regulatory requirements without impacting the user experience.

“The innovative mechanism that Yoti has developed opens new ways for a contemporary and effective protection of minors in Germany”

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    Martin Drechsler,
    Managing Director of FSM

AGE ASSURANCE TOOLS

Offer your customers six ways to prove their age

We use a combination of AI technology, liveness anti-spoofing and document authenticity checks so you can be confident in the age of your customers.

 Based on facial analysis

Facial age estimation

Users simply look at the camera on a device and have their photo taken.

Our algorithm instantly estimates their age based on their face, certified for use in a Challenge 25 policy area.

Reusable digital ID

Yoti app

Users scan a QR code using their Yoti app and share a verified “Over” attribute.

Users add an ID document to the app, which we verify is real using automated and manual processes.

One-time document verification

ID document

Users scan their ID document and take a biometric selfie using the camera on their device.

We match the user to their ID document using automated and manual processes.

 Credit card check

We verify if your customer is over 18 using their credit card details.

 Mobile provider check

We verify your customer is over 18 using their mobile provider details.

Database check

We verify your customer’s name, date of birth and address against a database.

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    Age account

Once users have verified their age once, they can create a free, anonymous age account to easily access your site on a different browser or device without proving their age again.

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Pick and choose the age tools that suit your requirements

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to age verification. Our configurable portal lets you adapt to different regulatory requirements and strike the perfect balance between speed, age assurance, and accessibility.

Receive just the information you need for a data-minimised age check

All of our approaches have been designed to minimise data to protect user privacy and reduce the risk of storing customer information on your systems. You can receive just an “over” or “under” age or the date of birth, in line with your requirements.

Online portal

Deliver a branded experience that links seamlessly from your website

Add any number of our age tools to your website in just a few hours with our portal. Customise the portal to your branding and receive data minimised results in the same format no matter what method the user chooses.

“The API is simple yet effective and allowed us to add age verification to our site within a matter of hours.”

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    Adultworks.com

Reduce the age checks for returning users

It doesn’t make sense for your users to perform an age check every time they use your website. That’s why we created age tokens. They act as digital proof of an age check and can be customised to meet your industry and regulatory requirements.

1. A user proves their age using one of the verification methods in the portal.

2. An age token is added to their browser, acting as digital proof of the age check.

3. The user can access your site with this age token for as long as you define.

4. To access your site on another device, users can create a Yoti Age Account and pass their age tokens across to a new browser.

Embedded verification

Or build your own custom integration

Alternatively, you can embed our verification technology directly into your website, app or terminal to make age checks a seamless experience within your existing flow.

Age gate your services with minimal impact to user onboarding 

You can use our age estimation algorithm during or after the onboarding process to detect users who are the wrong age for your services. Flagged accounts can then prove their age by uploading an ID document to your platform or sharing a verified age from their Yoti app.

Customer-driven proof of age 

Your customers can prove their age at the self-checkout independently of staff by having their age estimated or by sharing a verified age from their Yoti app.

Streamlined age verification across online purchases and home delivery

Customers can use their Yoti app to prove their age when purchasing age-restricted goods online. They simply scan a QR code on your website or tap a button on mobile, and share a verified age from their Yoti app.

When your drivers deliver the items to their house, they can show a verified “Over 18” screen with a tamper-proof hologram.

Secure parental consent for children

Our age estimation technology can also be used to help kids safely access content with their parent’s permission. 

Any child accessing your services will be asked to provide a parent or guardian’s email address. The parent will be prompted to prove they’re over the required age using our age estimation technology before they can provide their consent.

User onboarding

Age gate your services with minimal impact to user onboarding 

You can use our age estimation algorithm during or after the onboarding process to detect users who are the wrong age for your services. Flagged accounts can then prove their age by uploading an ID document to your platform or sharing a verified age from their Yoti app.

Self-checkout and lockers

Customer-driven proof of age 

Your customers can prove their age at the self-checkout independently of staff by having their age estimated or by sharing a verified age from their Yoti app.

Ecommerce

Streamlined age verification across online purchases and home delivery

Customers can use their Yoti app to prove their age when purchasing age-restricted goods online. They simply scan a QR code on your website or tap a button on mobile, and share a verified age from their Yoti app.

When your drivers deliver the items to their house, they can show a verified “Over 18” screen with a tamper-proof hologram.

Parental consent

Secure parental consent for children

Our age estimation technology can also be used to help kids safely access content with their parent’s permission. 

Any child accessing your services will be asked to provide a parent or guardian’s email address. The parent will be prompted to prove they’re over the required age using our age estimation technology before they can provide their consent.

Tech for good

Responsibly designed, developed and applied

Transparently developed

We consult with industry experts, regulators and NGOs in roundtable discussions to make sure we develop our technology in the right way. We’ve designed our solutions in a way that means users share the least amount of data possible and we’ve developed our age estimation algorithm with a consented dataset.

Protecting children online

We’re working in the ICO’s Regulatory Sandbox to develop a tool that enables age-appropriate content moderation and deters grooming. As part of our #share2protect education campaign, we’re working to build a consented opt-in data set to extend the age range for age estimation to include under 13s.

Internationally recognised standards and accreditations

AVPA

We’re a member of the Age Verification Providers Association (AVPA), maintaining high standards in age verification.

ACCS

Our age estimation technology has been approved by the internationally recognised standards of the Age Check Certification Scheme (ACCS).

OSTIA

We’re founding members of the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA).

FSM

Age solutions approved by the German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media (FSM).

KJM

Age estimation and the Yoti app approved by the German regulator for the protection of minors on online media.

Point de Contact

We’re a member of France’s internet hotline and internet safety forum.

PAS1296:2018

Our age-check services are validated as being in compliance with the British Standards Institution’s PAS 1296:2018 code of practice.

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