Franchise Screening Consent Declaration

We Love Pets works with a company called ‘Know your Candidate’ to carry out reference, credit and police checks. 

Please read the following statements carefully and then confirm your consent by ticking the box on your form.

I understand and agree that my personal information will be used for the purpose of franchisee screening as set out below. This information will not be disclosed for any other purpose without my express permission.

I understand that Know Your Candidate will process my data in accordance with its privacy policy which can be viewed at

I authorise you, Know Your Candidate Ltd and your representatives to carry out the following background checks where specified by my current / prospective employer or organisations working on their behalf:

  • Checks on my employment history, education, professional qualifications / memberships
  • Take up employment and character references; and
  • Other background checks specified which could include a credit check, identity check, criminal record check, sanctions check, directorship check, adverse media check and passport check.

Where a Criminal Record Check is specified you give Know Your Candidate consent to:

  • Use your personal data for the purpose of obtaining a disclosure;
  • The exchange of electronic data between Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and the responsible organisation and Know Your Candidate which may indicate the presence, or otherwise, of information on central records;
  • You have read and understand the DBS Statement of Fair Processing and Privacy Policy for Applicants.
  • The Responsible Organisation to receive an electronic notification once the application has been processed. The electronic notification will state either ‘clear’ or ‘see paper disclosure’.
  • For Know Your Candidate to pass the result (clear/see paper disclosure) to my current/prospective employer or organisations working on their behalf.

I authorise all previous employers, educational institutions, professional institutions, credit reference agencies, government organisations and others to provide information about me (including information about my employment, education, credit history, criminal records and other public records) to Know Your Candidate, and for Know Your Candidate to pass on this personal information to my current / prospective employer or organisations working on their behalf. Where my application is to an organisation based overseas or their head office is based overseas I consent to this information being transferred to them at their specified location. 

Where a credit check or identity check is specified we use credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies who may supply to us public information and fraud prevention information. A search ‘footprint’ will be recorded on your credit report; this will have no impact on your ability to obtain credit in the future. If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is suspected or identified this may be recorded and may be passed to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations involved in crime and fraud prevention.