Premise that I don't particularly want to discuss: I have some simple Yes/No questions, or possibly questions with a 1-short-sentence answer, for which the wrong answer will irrevocably rule out an employer - nothing can conceivably make me want to work here.
e.g. (As a programmer) Will I have admin rights on my work machine.
Note this is NOT a question like "would you agree to this minimum salary", since there are an enormous laundry list of things that could conceptually be negotiated to replace salary.
These are questions that the admin team aren't capable of answering, but which any remotely senior manager would be able to answer immediately, in less than 10 seconds. I have a list of maybe (EDIT: 2-4) of these, in addition to a bunch of more subtle questions that WOULD need a discussion.
I could apply and sit through an interview, and then in the last 5 minutes when I'm asked "do you have any questions" I could ask my list of checkbox questions.
But if I do, and one of the questions gets a "No" then I've completely wasted all of the application time and effort, and the travel time, and the interview time.
I've also wasted the company's time for the duration of the interview.
So it seems to me that it's in both party's interests for me to get answers to those first few simple questions before the interview.
My instinct is that a naive approach of emailing my questions to the recruitment email address is unlikely to achieve anything.
How can I go about getting answers to these questions, without giving the potential employer a bad impression about me?