Started by MokurenTattoo, April 28, 2011, 09:22:08 PM
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QuoteAs our ID policy stands, we cannot accept school IDs as valid forms of identification. Few exceptions are made for this rule, but because what we sell to members are memberships to the convention and not tickets, we need to be able to explicitly verify that the person who is picking up their badge is the same person whose name is on the the membership. School IDs are easy to forge and obtain, and as such we cannot use those for valid identification. Government-issued photo IDs (current non-expired passports, state ID cards, and driver's licenses) require more strict screening before they are issued to someone, so it's in our best interest to use those to verify a member's account when a member picks up their membership. Liability is another issue we have with school IDs; because they are easy to forge, it can be easy for a member to hide his or her identity in the case that we may have to pull them aside for questioning.With that said, our standing policy is we cannot accept school IDs, and we also cannot guarantee the release of a membership to anyone who presents us with a school ID. Granted, your friends may say exceptions were made for them or otherwise, but exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis; and again, if a member presented us with a school ID fully expecting to pick up their membership we may not be able to release it to that member because we cannot verify that they are the same person whose name, address, and other information is on the membership. The only time we can accept a school ID is if a minor who is picking up his or her membership is accompanied by a legal parent or guardian who is able to present a valid government-issued photo ID in addition to the minor's school ID.I strongly recommend that your friends obtain government-issued photo IDs and use those to pick up your memberships. I cannot stress enough that without a government-issued photo ID, we cannot guarantee that we will release a member's badge to them if they present a school ID.
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