Goldman Sachs International (“GSI”) operates the Programme along with the other Programme Providers (as defined in the Programme Expectations available here) in order to identify suitable high-growth small businesses and social enterprises to provide with high-quality, practical education and business support within the UK. As part of the assessment process for the Programme, the Programme Providers need to understand the identity and the background of those involved with these small businesses and social enterprises.
As a result, GSI requests your consent to the completion of the background verification and screening process described below and your consent to the results of such process and any other information relating to criminal convictions or offences that you provide to us during the application being shared with and used by the Programme Providers for the purposes of your application to the Programme.
Processing information relating to criminal records, including carrying out the background verification and screening process, is necessary to satisfy the Programme Providers as to your suitability for selection and participation in the Programme and to help protect the Programme Providers against potential reputational, legal and economic risks. GSI will process the data collected in connection with the Programme. GSI will procure that the Programme Providers also process your personal data for this purpose, including in order to process your application and to make decisions with respect to the Programme.
- You will be asked a number of questions relating to your background as part of the application process. This will include questions relating to criminal convictions and offences. These responses will be managed in accordance with the Data Protection Notice shared with you.
- In order to complete the background verification and screening process, GSI instructs a third party supplier, Hireright Limited, to assist the Programme Providers with the background verification and screening process. This process involves carrying out checks to verify the identity of you (the applicant) and other relevant parties. These include checks relating to these parties':
- Credit and solvency history
- Criminal background and record
- Regulatory sanctions
- Media profile
If you consent to these checks, you will be required to complete an Application Form (including, without limitation, in the Section entitled “Other Information About You and the Business
”). This will be passed to the third party supplier to complete the checks. To undertake the checks, the third party supplier will connect with the relevant governmental agency, which will involve the disclosure of your personal data to that agency. The results of the checks will be provided to the third party supplier and only made available to GSI or the Programme Providers to the extent permitted by law. During the process, your personal data information will be managed in accordance with the Data Protection Notice.
You should provide information that is complete, accurate and true. The provision of misleading, false or inaccurate information, or the omission of material facts, may result in the withdrawal or termination of your selection and participation in the Programme.
If you provide your consent to this processing, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. Please see the Data Protection Notice for further information.