Acquia Certification Test Taker Terms and Conditions
Last update date: March 15, 2023
BY CLICKING THE “NEXT” BUTTON ON THE PAGE OF ANY ACQUIA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM EXAMINATION,
YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS ACQUIA CERTIFICATION TEST TAKER TERMS AND CONDITIONS,
INCLUDING ANY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS POSTED ON THE PROGRAM WEBSITE, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED INTO
AND FORM PART OF THIS AGREEMENT (THE “AGREEMENT”). YOU ALSO REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ AND
UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THE TERMS OF
THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED TO CLICK THE “NEXT” BUTTON AND/OR SCHEDULE THE TEST.
In this Agreement, the following terms will have the meanings set forth below:
“Acquia” refers to Acquia Inc., a Delaware corporation having its principal place of business
at 53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.
1.2. Certified or Certification
“Certified” or “Certification” means an individual who has successfully met the Certification
Requirements and has received written confirmation of such from the Acquia Certification Program Office.
1.3. Certification Requirements
“Certification Requirements” means any one of those sets of requirements established by Acquia that
an individual must meet to become Certified and must continue to meet to maintain Certification for
the associated Track. The Certification Requirements are set out on the Program Website.
“Designation” means any one of the titles established by Acquia, which you may become authorized
to use after becoming Certified by Acquia for the Track associated with that title.
“Logo” shall mean any one of the Program logos established by Acquia which you may become
authorized to use by becoming Acquia Certified for the Track associated with the Logo.
“Program” means the Acquia Certification Program.
1.7. Program Website
“Program Website” means the website located here. The Program Website provides additional
tools and information about the Program, including the Certification Requirements for each
Track, as well as any other Program and operational requirements as determined by Acquia.
“Track” means any one of the then current tracks established by Acquia under the Program
in relation to which an individual may become Certified.
Each Track has an associated set of Certification Requirements. Current Certification
Requirements for the Tracks are available at the Program Website. To become Certified,
you must meet all the requirements of the Program, including the Certification Requirements
for the relevant Track. You are allowed to become Certified for more than one Track.
For information about Acquia Certification offerings, see Professional Services Product Guide.
2.2. Maintaining Certification
To maintain Certification for a Track, you must maintain compliance with your obligations under
this Agreement and with the then-current Certification Requirements for that Track, as may be
specified or modified by Acquia from time to time. You agree to meet the Certification Requirements
and other Program requirements, as updated from time to time, as a condition of obtaining and
maintaining your Certification.
2.3. Certification Revocation
Acquia may, at its sole discretion, revoke any and all Certifications, and permanently ban you from
earning any future Certifications, under any one of the following circumstances: (a) if you fail to
maintain compliance with the Certification Requirements, as well as any other Program requirements;
(b) you breach the terms and conditions of this Agreement; or (c) Acquia determines, in its sole
discretion, that you have taken any action that compromises the integrity and confidentiality of
a certification exam or the Program.
3. RIGHT TO USE LOGO AND DESIGNATION
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, upon your successful
completion of the Certification Requirements for a Track, Acquia shall grant you a non-exclusive,
limited, non-transferable, non-assignable, royalty-free license to use the Logo and Designation
associated with the Track for which you are Certified solely in connection with publicizing that
you have met and continue to meet all Certification Requirements for that Track only as long as
you maintain Certified status in relation to the relevant Track(s).
3.2. Limitations on Use
You agree not to use the Designation or Logo in a manner that (a) damages or infringes Acquia’s
rights in the Designation or Logo, (b) reflects negatively on Acquia or otherwise injures Acquia’s
reputation, (c) misrepresents your relationship with Acquia or gives the impression that Acquia
endorses or recommends your business or services, or (d) gives the impression that the Designation
or Logo applies to your employer or to any other individual other than yourself.
3.3. Compliance with Guidelines
You agree that you shall use only Acquia supplied Logo and that your reproduction and use of the
Designation and Logo shall be in strict compliance with the Usage Guidelines which shall be made
available to you upon your Certification. Upon request, you agree to promptly provide Acquia with
representative examples of your materials using the Designation or Logo.
3.4. Reservation of Rights
You acknowledge the value of the goodwill associated with the Designation and Logo and acknowledge
that such goodwill exclusively inures to the benefit of and belongs to Acquia. Acquia retains all
rights not expressly conveyed to you by this Agreement, and shall have the right to grant licenses
to others to use the Designation and Logo.
3.5. Protection of Mark
If necessary to aid Acquia in the protection of Acquia’s rights in or to a Designation or Logo, you
agree to provide reasonable cooperation and assistance to Acquia.
3.6. No Challenge of Rights
You agree not to challenge, interfere with, or bring any kind of action or legal or administrative
proceeding in relation to the rights and title of Acquia in or to any Designation or Logo.
4. CONFIDENTIALITY AND OWNERSHIP
4.1. Acquia Confidential Information
You understand, acknowledge and agree that the certification exams and all information provided to you or
obtained by you related to the certification exams, including, but not limited to, the content, including
specific questions, the structure, and organization of the exams, shall be deemed to be the confidential
information of Acquia (“Confidential Information”).
4.2. Your Confidentiality Obligations
You agree that you will, both during and after the term of this Agreement, (a) hold all Confidential
Information in confidence and take all reasonable measures to protect the Confidential Information,
(b) make no use of the Confidential Information except as expressly allowed under this Agreement,
and (c) not disclose, reproduce, disseminate or transmit, in any way, any portion of the Confidential
Information to any third party in any form, including without limitation, written, electronic or verbal.
4.3. Intellectual Property Ownership
Acquia retains all rights, title and interest in and to all Program and related information, content,
data, exams, materials, and all copyrights, patent rights, trademark rights and other proprietary rights
therein. All rights not expressly granted by Acquia to you are expressly reserved to Acquia.
5. CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
5.1. Certification Information
Acquia has certain partner programs that require employment of a minimum number of Acquia Certified
employees. For this reason, the revocation of any Certification may result in loss of partner benefits
to such employers. You agree that if Acquia revokes your Certification pursuant to Section 2.3, Acquia
shall have the right to notify your employer and respond to any inquiry by your employer about changes
in your Certification status. You have the responsibility for ensuring that your information is accurate
and that Acquia is kept aware of your current relevant information. Acquia shall have no liability for
providing incorrect information to third parties in response to a proper request to verify your
5.2. Information Processing
You agree and consent that Acquia and the Program contractors and testing vendors may process and exchange
your information in connection with the operation of the Program. To the extent such information consists
of personal information related to you, you agree and consent that Acquia and its third party contractors
may process such personal information in accordance with the Acquia Certification Test Taker Privacy Notice made available.
5.3. Usage Restriction During Examination
You agree and consent to certain usage restrictions on the computer used for taking proctored examination as
required by Acquia’s secure testing protocol and the Guardian browser used by our proctoring service provider.
5.3.1 Proctor Connection & Confirmations: Your proctor will greet you and confirm that you passed your identity
verification steps. You will review the exam rules with your proctor and they will ask to see any permitted resources
that your instructor has allowed you to use during your exam.
5.3.2 Remote System Check: Your proctor will ask to take remote control of your mouse and keyboard via the
LogMeIn Rescue applet to make sure no unpermitted programs are running.
You can see everything that your proctor is doing during this step, and it is impossible for them to access
any files without your knowledge.
5.3.3 Camera Pan: Your proctor will ask you to show the 4 walls of your room as well as your desk space via your webcam.
You may or may not be asked to show your computer monitor using a mirror or cell phone camera.
Lastly, your proctor will make sure your cell phone is out of reach.
5.3.4 Navigating to the Exam & Password Entry: Your proctor will then direct you into your LMS or exam
delivery system to unlock your exam with the password they received from your instructor.
5.3.5 Take Your Exam: Your proctor will release control of your computer, and you will begin your exam when you are ready.
6. BUSINESS CONDUCT
You agree that all business you conduct and all services you provide in your capacity as a participant in
the Program, or in connection with the promotion or selling of which you use or display a Designation or
Logo, shall be performed in a manner that (a) does not reflect negatively on Acquia or in any way harm
Acquia’s reputation, (b) avoids unethical, illegal, misleading or deceptive practices, (c) does not, and
does not appear make or appear to make any warranties, representations or guarantees on behalf of Acquia
or related to Acquia products or services, (d) complies with all applicable governmental laws and regulations
and (e) protects Acquia’s Confidential Information, copyrights and other intellectual property rights.
7. TERM AND TERMINATION
The term of this Agreement shall commence upon the date you accept this Agreement and will continue
until terminated in accordance with this Section 7.
7.2. Termination by Either Party
Either party, with or without cause, may terminate this Agreement upon thirty (30) days written notice
of termination to the other party.
7.3. Termination by Acquia
Acquia, in its sole discretion and without prejudice to any rights Acquia may have under this Agreement
or in law, equity or otherwise, may terminate this Agreement at any time upon the occurrence of any one
of the following events: (a) you fail to comply with the requirements established by Acquia for maintaining
your Certification for at least one Track, (b) you misrepresent your certification status, (c) you use a Logo
or Designation in a manner that Acquia believes could injure Acquia’s reputation or rights in the Logo or
Designation, (d) you misappropriate or disclose without authorization any Acquia trade secret or confidential
information including, without limitation, any Confidential Information as identified in 4.1 above or (e) you
fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement.
7.4. Effect of Termination
Upon termination of this Agreement, the license and all rights granted hereunder shall immediately terminate
completely. You shall immediately discontinue all use of Designations and Logos. Except as specifically provided
herein, you shall have no further rights or obligations under this Agreement after termination.
Rights and obligations under Sections 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4, 5, 7.5, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of this Agreement
shall survive termination of this Agreement.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL ACQUIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS) ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR CERTIFICATION,
YOUR FAILURE TO ACHIEVE OR MAINTAIN CERTIFICATION, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DESIGNATIONS OR LOGOS, OR THE
TERMINATION OF YOUR CERTIFICATION, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, EVEN IF ACQUIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to indemnify and hold Acquia harmless against any and all loss, liability, damage, cost or expense
(including attorneys’ fees) arising out of any claims or suits, whatever their nature and however arising, which
may be brought or made against Acquia arising out of or in any manner connected with: (i) any breach by you of this
Agreement including, but not limited to, your use of the Designations and Logos in any way that is inconsistent with
this Agreement; (ii) any claim alleging that your services were promoted, sold or performed in a deceptive, incomplete,
illegal, negligent, improper or unauthorized manner, (iii) Acquia termination of this Agreement pursuant to the terms
of this Agreement or (iv) your use or misuse of the intellectual property or confidential information of Acquia or any
10. CHANGES TO PROGRAM
10.1. Right to Change
Acquia reserves the right to terminate the Program or to make changes to the Program at any time. Such changes may
include, but are not limited: (a) changes to the number, scope, organization, objectives and content of the exams,
(b) additions, deletions or other modifications to the Certification Requirements, (c) addition of new Tracks,
Designations and Logos, and (d) deletion, modification or replacement of any Track, Designation or Logo.
10.2. Notice of Changes
Acquia will post a notice of any Program changes on the Program Website. If Acquia records indicate that you are
certified for a Track and any change to the Program affects the Certification Requirements for that Track, Acquia
intends, but is not obligated, to send an email notification to you at the email address on file with the Program
Office, however it is your responsibility to monitor the posted Program information and Certification Requirements
for any changes potentially affecting your Certification status.
10.3. Effect of Changes
If Acquia changes the requirements for maintaining certification for a Track for which you are Certified, you must
comply with the changed requirements within six (6) months from the effective date of such requirements change. If
you have not fully complied with the new or modified requirements within the six-month period, your Certification
for that Track shall terminate and you shall cease all use of the Designation or Logo associated with that Track.
11. OTHER PROVISIONS
11.1. No Joint Venture or Partnership
This Agreement shall not create a joint venture, partnership, principal-agent, employer-employee, or similar
relationship between the parties. You agree that you will not represent yourself as an agent, employee, consultant,
contractor or legal representative of Acquia or any subsidiary thereof based upon this Agreement.
11.2. No Warranties by You
This Agreement does not give you any right or authority to make any representation, warranty, or promise on behalf
of Acquia or Acquia’s products or services.
You recognize and acknowledge that a material breach by you of any of your covenants, agreements or undertakings
hereunder will cause Acquia irreparable damage, which cannot be readily remedied in monetary damages in an action
at law. Therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, upon an adequate showing of
material breach, and without further proof of irreparable harm other than this acknowledgment, Acquia shall be
entitled to immediate equitable relief, including, but not limited to, both interim and permanent injunctions, to
stop such damage.
11.4. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be governed and construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the substantive and
procedural laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the venue for any litigation will be the appropriate courts
in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Both you and Acquia submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts,
and specifically disclaim the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
11.5. Waiver and Severability
The waiver by either party of any default or breach of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other or
subsequent default or breach. In the event any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable
by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the other provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
11.6. No Assignment
This Agreement may not be assigned by you in whole or in part. Any attempted assignment shall be null and void.
All notices required by this Agreement to be sent to Acquia must be addressed to Acquia Certification Program at 53,
State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, with a copy to Acquia’s Legal Department. All notices to be mailed to you
will be directed to the most recent email address for you in the Program Office files. It is your responsibility to
ensure that the Program Office has your current email and postal address.
11.8. Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the complete agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous
agreements or representations, written or oral, concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may
not be modified or amended except in writing signed by a duly authorized representative of each party; no other act,
document, usage or custom shall be deemed to amend or modify this Agreement.