dbt Certification Program Terms and Conditions
Last updated: May 25, 2022
These dbt Certification Program Terms and Conditions (this “Agreement”) are entered into between you (“you”) and dbt Labs, Inc. (“dbt Labs,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) as of the date you click “Agree and Continue” below (the “Effective Date”). This Agreement contains the terms and conditions that govern your participation in the dbt Certification Program and may be updated from time to time.
YOU MAY TAKE THE DBT CERTIFICATION EXAM(S) ONLY IF YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, THEN DO NOT CLICK “AGREE AND CONTINUE.”
Participation in the dbt Certification Program #
To participate in the Certification Program, you must:
- Agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
- Be at least 18 years of age and register under your full legal name (a valid government-issued photo ID is required); and
- Take the exam(s).
To obtain a dbt certification, you must receive a passing score. Each dbt certification is valid for two (2) years from the date of passing the applicable exam. All fees paid in connection with the Certification Program are in U.S. dollars.
Confidential Information #
The exams are the confidential property of dbt Labs (“Confidential Information”) and are made available to you for the sole purpose of testing your knowledge in the area referenced in the applicable exam. You agree (i) to hold Confidential Information in confidence and take all reasonable precautions to protect it; (ii) not to use Confidential Information, except as provided herein; and (iii) not to disclose, publish, reproduce or transmit any Confidential Information to any third party, in any form. dbt Labs retains all rights, title and interest in and to all information, content and data contained in exams and all copyrights, patent rights, trademark rights and other proprietary rights thereto provided by dbt Labs under this Agreement.
Personal information #
Use of name and logo #
Subject to the terms of this Agreement and dbt Labs’s Trademark Policy located at https://www.getdbt.com/trademark-guidelines (subject to change at our discretion), we grant you the non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited personal right to use the name of the specific dbt certification that you have received, the dbt Labs name, logo and the digital badge of the specific certification that you obtained, on your personal resume, website, business cards, letterhead and social media solely in relation to your current, valid dbt certification. We may revoke your right to use any dbt Labs marks at any time by giving you written notice. Furthermore, you will not misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute to you or your business endeavors), or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
The term of this Agreement begins on the Effective Date and continues until the later of (i) termination of your access to the Certification Program; or (ii) until you no longer hold a valid dbt certification.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates and licensors, and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, and representatives from and against any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any third party claim concerning: (a) your participation in the Certification Program; (b) your use of any dbt Labs logo in a manner not authorized by or consistent with this Agreement; (c) any representations, warranties, or guarantees you make to third parties with respect to dbt Labs; (d) any misrepresentation or embellishment by you of your relationship with dbt Labs; or (e) your breach of this Agreement. dbt Labs may assume control of the defense and settlement of the claim at any time.
DBT LABS MAKES AND YOU RECEIVE NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATED TO OR ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT. DBT LABS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY FOR MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
Limitations of Liability #
The certification exam(s) may be administered by an independent testing vendor. dbt Labs has no liability to you for any claim in any way related to the certification exams, including but not limited to registration, delivery of the certification exams, and the accuracy, timeliness or reporting of certification exam results.
DBT LABS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE. DBT LABS’S LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FEES PAID TO DBT LABS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
Trade compliance #
You represent and warrant that you are not subject to sanctions or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties, including but not limited to the lists maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. Government (e.g., the Specially Designated Nationals List and Foreign Sanctions Evaders List of the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Entity List of the U.S. Department of Commerce), the European Union or its Member States, or other applicable government authority.
Code of Conduct #
You will comply with all rules and regulations applicable to the administration of the certification exam(s) as set forth by dbt Labs or by a certification exam provider. You will not engage in any misconduct in connection with the certification exam, including without limitation: (a) receiving or providing unauthorized assistance, or submitting work that is not your own; (b) possession or use of unauthorized materials during any certification exam; (c) falsifying your identity or identification documents, or misusing any testing identification number, username, or other credentials that have been provided to you; (d) failing to adhere to any testing policy, procedure, or directions; (e) disclosing or disseminating the content of any certification exam; (f) use of any dbt Labs trademarks in a manner not authorized by this Agreement and the dbt Labs’s Trademark Policy; or (g) any other actions that we believe are inconsistent with the principles of the Certification Program.
Action for non-compliance #
If for any reason and at its sole discretion, dbt Labs believes your exam result does not accurately reflect your true knowledge or mastery of the subject matter of the test and/or that you have violated the compliance terms set forth herein, dbt Labs may (without refund of any kind) deny you any further participation in the certification exam, cancel a passed exam result, revoke any pre-existing dbt Labs certifications, your dbt certification status and any other rights previously conferred on you by dbt Labs, and bar you from any further participation in dbt Labs certification program.
dbt Labs reserves the right to modify the Certification Program, credential requirements, digital badges and exams from time to time without notice, This Agreement, and any claim, controversy or dispute arising from or related to this Agreement, is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to any conflicts of laws provisions. Any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its subject matter will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts of Wilmington, Delaware, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts in connection with the Agreement. A waiver by a party under this Agreement is only valid if in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party. A delay or failure of a party to exercise any rights under this Agreement will not constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of such rights. This Agreement represents the complete agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and proposals, whether written or oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect to the greatest extent permitted by law. Neither party is responsible for non-performance or delay in performance of its obligations under this Agreement due to force majeure events beyond its reasonable control, including acts of government, floods, fires, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes or other labor disruptions, internet or service provider failures, or denial of service attacks. Provisions that survive termination or expiration of this Agreement include those pertaining to limitation of liability, disclaimer of warranty, indemnification, confidentiality, and others which by their nature are intended to survive.