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Age Verification Policy

Why is Holt's verifying my Age?

Holt’s Cigar Company is dedicated to servicing our customers with premium tobacco products only if they meet the legal age requirement.  We have partnered with Veratad Technologies, LLC to validate customers' ages and verify identity, thus fulfilling legal requirements for tobacco sales.  The Veratad service completes an age validation by using the customer provided personal information to search trusted data sources of public records.

How does Veratad’s Age Verification work?

Veratad’s access to public records allows them to validate the information you provide and in some cases, depending on the nature of your purchase, present a series of multiple choice questions based on non-credit related (“out-of-wallet”) historical facts about you as an individual.  These facts are obtained by instantaneously scanning billions of public records from trusted data sources containing information that would not generally be found in your wallet if lost or stolen.

Is the information I provide secure?

Absolutely, Veratad’s secure 256-bit encryption technology ensures the safe delivery of the information you provide online.  In addition, Veratad DOES NOT store your sensitive personal information or share (or sell) any data with other third parties; this practice assures you that unauthorized parties cannot gain access to your sensitive personal information.

What happens if I cannot be verified by the Age Verification process?

A small percentage of shoppers may not be verifiable due to limited availability of publicly available information contained within Age Verification databases.  If this happens, you may request “manual verification” by contacting customer service by email or phone.

I live outside of the U.S., can I be verified?

Holt's Cigar Company's use of Veratad’s Age Verification is based solely on U.S. record information and therefore verification of individuals residing outside the U.S. is unavailable. [Military Addresses outside of the US are acceptable]