By my/our signature above:
I/We represent and warrant that all of the statements made by me/us in the above application are true and correct. I/We understand that if I/we make a false statement, such action will terminate my/our application for consideration or may cause Southern Steer to revoke any signed agrement.
I/We authorize Southern Steer or its designee to check my/our credit with one or more a credit bureaus and to conduct a background search, a criminal background check and an investigation in accordance with anti-terrorism laws (“Background Check”). I/We understand that these investigations may reveal information about my/our background, character, general reputation, lifestyle, mode of living, finances, association with other persons or entities, creditworthiness, litigation history, criminal history, driving record, educational history, job history, and job performance. I/We understand that, upon written request and within a reasonable period of time, I am entitled to information concerning the nature and scope of these investigations and what they reveal. I/We hereby release any representative of the Franchisor or its designee, a credit bureau or consumer reporting agency, security consultant or other investigative service provider selected by Southern Steer, its designee, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and/or servants (collectively referred to as the “Screener”) from any liability arising from the preparation of the Background Check.
I/We agree that this application shall be and shall remain the property of Southern Steer whether or not it is approved.
I/We hereby authorize all corporations, former employers, credit agencies, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, city, state, county and federal courts and agencies, and military services to release all information they may have about me/us including criminal and driving history.
I/We understand that a copy of this authorization is as valid as, and will be treated as, an original.
I/We understand that this application does not obligate either party to engage in a business transaction in any manner. I/We waive, release, and discharge Southern Steer from any claims or actions, known or unknown, whatsoever existing prior to the date of this application, except those arising from representations in Southern Steer’s franchise disclosure document and exhibits and amendments thereto.
I/We understand that information received by Southern Steer or its employees, agents, franchisees or affiliates is highly confidential and valuable and has been made available to me solely because of this Application. I/We agree to treat and maintain such information as confidential and will not at any time disclose, publish, divulge, disseminate or share with any person, firm, corporation or other entity that confidential information directly or indirectly, for any reason.