Terms and Conditions

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Terms and Conditions

The update service is specifically for individual applicants to subscribe to. Applicants should not share their subscription ID number with anyone else. This is because anyone who has access to this number will be able to view the status of the applicant’s certificates and amend the applicant’s contact details without their knowledge or permission.

If the e-mail address or any other information contained within the subscription does not belong to the applicant, then they must update this information with their own details. Applicants must include a unique e-mail address that only belongs to them and is not accessible by any other person.

By subscribing to use this service you agree to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) using the information provided to continue to identify possible matches to your records held by government and law enforcement bodies. When the DBS receives a valid request to provide an update on the status of your DBS Certificate it will provide a response to the requestor and your Subscription will be updated. For a third party to request an update to your Certificate status you will need to provide them with your Certificate number, Date of Birth, Surname and your consent to undertake the check. Once you have provided your details and consent to a third party to access your status updates you cannot remove that access, but you may withdraw your consent directly with them. To remove access to a particular third party you will need to remove the DBS Certificate from your subscription. You may submit a new Application for a check and add the new DBS Certificate to your subscription to enable other third parties to continue to access your status updates.

Fair Processing Notice

The Disclosure and Barring Service will refer the details provided to government and law enforcement bodies in accordance with any relevant legislation. The details provided to these bodies will be used for identifying possible matches to records held by them.

Where such a match is established, data may be released to the DBS for inclusion on any certificate issued. The details provided may be used to update the records held by the bodies specified above.

The DBS may use any information provided by the DBS on a certificate or otherwise held by the DBS to inform any of its barring decisions made under its powers within the safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.