Nokia Optical Network Certification (ONC) Program and Confidentiality Agreement
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. APPLYING TO ENROLL IN ANY ONC COURSE AND/OR TAKING ANY ONC EXAM INDICATES YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND ACCEPT ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT APPLY TO ENROLL OR TAKE ANY ONC EXAM.
You agree, in consideration for, and as a prerequisite to, taking any Nokia ONC course and/or exam, to the following terms and conditions. If you are not in agreement with the following, you will not be able to take Nokia ONC courses or exams:
- “Optical Network Certification Program” or “ONC Program” means any optical network certification program offered by Nokia now or in future, and includes but is not limited to the Courses and Exams offered thereunder.
- “Certification” means Nokia conferring on you the designation of being certified as having satisfied Nokia's then-current requirements for a particular ONC Certification.
- “Course” means any Nokia ONC course.
- “Exam” means any Nokia ONC exam.
2. Confidentiality and Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that, as part of your participation in the Nokia ONC Program, you will be exposed to certain confidential and/or proprietary information and materials of Nokia, its affiliates, suppliers and business partners (collectively the “Nokia Confidential Information”). Nokia Confidential Information includes but is not limited to: course materials, including content, diagrams, questions & answers, lab activities; and exam materials, including content, length, structure, style, questions and answers, diagrams, and worksheets.
You agree to: (i) protect the Nokia Confidential Information, (ii) not use the Nokia Confidential Information except for your participation in the ONC Program; (iii) not disclose the Nokia Confidential Information to anyone else; and (iv) not reproduce the Nokia Confidential Information.
All rights, title and interest, including all intellectual and industrial property rights, in and to any ONC Program information or materials, including but not limited to: course materials, including content, diagrams, questions & answers, lab activities; and exam materials, including content, length, structure, style, questions and answers, diagrams, and worksheets, shall remain vested in Nokia, its suppliers or licensors. You may not copy, modify, or translate any ONC content.
3. Code of Conduct
You hereby certify that you are at least 18 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to participate in any aspect of the ONC Program, unless enrolled by their parent or legal guardian.
You will not at any time hinder or cause any disruption during the delivery of any ONC class, or during the provision of any ONC exam. If you do so, you acknowledge and agree that if required by Nokia or its agents, you will immediately leave the class, exam and/or premises, in addition to the other rights and remedies available to Nokia under this Agreement.
As a participant in the ONC Program, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information provided to Nokia for the ONC Program may be shared with: Nokia offices globally, suppliers who are used to deliver aspects of the ONC Program, in order to better provide the Program to you and to others. In addition, Nokia may freely disclose to anyone who requests, what Certifications you have achieved, and/or whether any Certifications have been revoked. In addition, if you participate in Nokia's ONC Program as an employee of an organization, you agree that Nokia may freely disclose to your employer any and all aspects of your participation in the ONC Program, including exams, marks and other information related to your involvement in the ONC Program.
To obtain an Nokia ONC Certification, an individual must complete all of the then-current requirements of the particular Certification defined by Nokia, which includes but is not limited to, passing all of the required exams of the identified certification.
Nokia reserves the right to change any aspect of the ONC Program at any time without prior notice. Changes can include but are not limited to: adding or deleting Certifications from the Program, suggested course prerequisites, exams, Certification requirements, courses, lab equipment, and lab materials.
6. Certification Revocation; Termination of Participation
You acknowledge and agree that Nokia may immediately terminate, without refund, your further participation in the Program, bar you from taking any other Course, bar you from taking any other Exam, and/or revoke any of your Certifications already obtained, at any time without prior notice if any of the following are discovered:
- You did not meet, or do not continue to meet, the then-current requirements for Certification;
- You obtained your Certification, or assisted others in obtaining their Certification, in a dishonest, fraudulent and/or unethical manner;
- You compromised, or participated in the compromising of, any aspect of the ONC Program; and/or
- You have breached, or assisted others in breaching, any other term or condition of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement with respect to the ONC Program and supersedes any other agreement or discussions, oral or written.
This Agreement may not be changed or waived except by a written amendment signed by you and an authorized representative of Nokia. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of the term for the future, or of any subsequent breach of it.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and shall be treated in all respects as an Ontario contract. Any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be brought in the courts of the Province of Ontario and each of the Parties hereby irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. The parties expressly exclude the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the Vienna Convention, 1980), from the terms of this Agreement. Each party waives any right and agrees not to have any dispute under this Agreement tried or otherwise determined by a jury, except where required by law. Les parties aux présentes confirment que c’est leur volonté que cette convention de même que tous les documents, y compris les avis s’y rattachant, soient rédigés en anglais seulement. The parties hereto confirm that it is their wish that this Agreement as well as all other documents relating thereto, including notices, have been and will be drawn up in English only.