I understand that the granting of a franchise is at the sole discretion of Orange Leaf Holdings LLC, DBA Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt LLC (“Franchisor”). I understand further that I must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to purchase a franchise and that I must otherwise be qualified to purchase a franchise.
I understand that any information I receive from the Franchisor or from any employee, agent or franchisee of the Franchisor or its affiliate is highly confidential (“Confidential Information”), has been developed with a great deal of effort and expense by and for the Franchisor, and is being made available to me solely because of this franchise application. I agree that:
- I shall treat and maintain all Confidential Information as confidential.
- I shall not, at any time or without the express written consent of the Franchisor, disclose, publish, or divulge any Confidential Information to any person, firm, corporation or other entity, or use any Confidential Information, directly or indirectly, for my own benefit or the benefit of any person, firm, corporation or other entity, other than for the benefit of the Franchisor.
I authorize the Franchisor or its designee to procure an investigative consumer report, a general background search and an investigation in accordance with anti-terrorism legislation, such as the USA Patriot Act and Executive Order 13224 enacted by the US Government (collectively referred to as “Investigations”). I understand that these Investigations may reveal information about my background, character, general reputation, mode of living, association with other individuals or entities, creditworthiness, litigation history and job performance (collectively referred to as “Investigation Data”). I understand that, upon written request, within a reasonable period of time, I am entitled to additional information concerning the nature and scope of these Investigations. I hereby release any and all representatives of the Franchisor or any affiliate of the Franchisor, credit bureau, security consultant or other investigative service provider selected by the Franchisor, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and/or servants (collectively referred to as the “Investigator”) from any liability arising from the preparation of these Investigations.
This authorization for release of information includes but is not limited to matters of opinion relating to Investigation Data. I authorize all persons, schools, companies, corporations, credit bureaus, law enforcement agencies or other investigative service providers to release such information without restriction or qualification to the Investigator. I voluntarily waive all recourse and release them from liability for complying with this authorization. This authorization/release shall apply to this as well as any future request for these Investigations by the above named individuals or entities. I authorize that a photocopy or facsimile of this release be considered as valid as the original.
I agree that I will settle any and all previously unasserted claims, disputes or controversies arising out of or relating to my application or candidacy for the grant of an Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchise from Franchisor, pursuant to the laws of Oklahoma, USA, and by binding arbitration only. The arbitration shall be administered by an accredited arbitrator selected solely by the Franchisor. Arbitration shall be undertaken in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
I understand that the Franchisor collects, uses, holds or discloses personal information (“Information”) about prospective franchisees for the purpose of evaluating prospective franchisees and granting franchisees. Files containing such Information are kept at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt’s offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I understand that I withdraw my application at any time by contacting Franchisor at:
14201 Caliber Dr., Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK., 73134
Everything that I have stated in this application is true and I understand that the information provided by me will be relied upon by the Franchisor. In the event any information I have provided in this application changes, I agree I will immediately notify the Franchisor of such changes. In accordance with anti-terrorist legislation, I understand that I will not be approved to purchase a franchise if I have ever been a suspected terrorist or associated directly or indirectly with terrorist activities. I read, understand, and agree to all of the above. I understand that I may be required to provide proof of amounts listed as Liquid Assets above by providing copies of my bank statements for the past three (3) months as verification.