If you are concerned about your alcohol use, need help in cutting down or feel that you are unable to stop using alcohol on your own, you can sign a purchase ban agreement with Alko to support your decision to cut down or quit alcohol use.
The agreement restricts your purchases of alcoholic beverages from a specific Alko store or several nearby stores. Alko’s online shop can also be included in the purchase ban agreement.
The purchase ban agreement can be a total ban on the purchase of alcohol or other restriction
The purchase ban agreement can be used to agree on varying degrees of restrictions, including
- limiting the frequency of purchases
- limiting the number of alcoholic beverages that can be purchased
- banning the purchase of strong alcoholic beverages
- a total ban on alcohol purchases.
Purchases from Alko’s online shop can also be included in the purchase ban agreement. In the online shop, the ban is always a total ban on alcohol purchases.
The agreement is valid for a fixed term determined by the customer.
Other reasons to visit Alko stores, such as to purchase alcohol-free beverages or return empty bottles is permitted while the purchase ban agreement is valid.
The purchase ban agreement supports your decision
You can sign a purchase ban agreement to support your personal decision if you are having difficulties controlling your alcohol use or the use is no longer under your control.
By signing the purchase ban agreement, the customer agrees to the restrictions set in it for the entire duration of the agreement. If Alko’s employees identify the customer at a store, they will refuse to sell the customer alcohol according to what is restricted in the agreement.
The initiative or suggestion to sign the purchase ban agreement can come from persons close to the customer, but the agreement is always made at the customer’s request and with his or her consent. An exception to this is a legal guardian, who has the right to sign a purchase ban agreement on behalf of and without the customer’s consent.
The purchase ban agreement can help limit purchases by a person with a memory disorder
A purchase ban agreement can be signed even without problems with alcohol use. This may be helpful in the case of a customer with a memory disorder, for example, who may visit a store several days in a day or week without remembering. The agreement cannot be made without the customer’s consent even if he or she suffers from a memory disorder. If a person suffering from a memory disorder has a legal guardian, the guardian can sign the agreement on the customer’s behalf.
The agreement is signed at the Alko store
The purchase ban agreement is signed at the Alko store to which the agreement will apply.
The agreement can be ended at any time
The customer can choose to end the purchase ban agreement at any time. The agreement is terminated at the Alko store. When terminating the agreement, the customer must meet the Alcohol Act’s criteria for eligibility for purchasing alcohol. In other words, the customer may not behave disruptively or be clearly intoxicated. The agreement ends on the next weekday following the signing of the termination notice.
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