By accessing Auckland Challenge's Online Resource Network (ACORN) accessible via you agree to the following terms of service.



ACORN is owned and operated by Auckland Challenge Inc (


Auckland Challenge does not guarantee the availability of ACORN at any given time and accepts no liability from loss caused by the lack of availability to ACORN. Auckland Challenge reserves the right to at any time make unavailable or discontinue the use of ACORN without notice. 


Auckland Challenge reserves the right to restrict access to ACORN by any business, individual or entity for any reason and without notice, Auckland Challenge may, at it's discretion, delete any user account or data without warning.


The ACORN platform and code base is built off the Open Source project MOODLE ( any changes to this code base by Auckland Challenge Staff and licensed under the same unless otherwise specified. The content on ACORN is copyrighted to Auckland Challenge Inc or it's authoring party unless specified. By using ACORN you agree not to copy, share, distribute, show to an audience or in any way attempt to duplicate any content on ACORN, whether for private or commercial use unless permission granted in writing by Auckland Challenge Staff. You agree not to share your login with or show content to any person other than yourself. Auckland Challenge reserves the right to charge compensation for any loss in any form by breach of copyright or release of intellectual property.

Course Results

Courses on ACORN may be graded either by ACORN, an Auckland Challenge Staff member or appointee, if you disagree with your results you may request a review by emailing

Privacy and use of information

You agree any information provided in ACORN or to Auckland Challenge staff for ACORN may be stored and referenced by Auckland Challenge for the purposes of providing courses, technical assistance, coordination of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, analytics and in any way Auckland Challenge deems fit. Your data may be stored by Auckland Challenge including offsite on hosted servers. Auckland Challenge may share any information provided, including results with The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award or partners of Auckland Challenge.


Auckland Challenge accepts no liability for any harm that is a result of the use of the ACORN platform, including but not limited to, malicious software, information theft, physical injury or destruction of property as a result of information provided by Auckland Challenge or it's affiliates.


If you are a DofE Participant in an Auckland Challenge Operated or Supported Award Unit or a member of an Award Unit partnered with Auckland Challenge you agree that and grant permission for ACORN to access your DofE Online Record Book for the provision of ACORN's service. Unless you are a member of an Auckland Challenge Operated or Supported Award Unit Auckland Challenge staff cannot access your Online Record Book by way of this permission.


Auckland Challenge may updated these terms of service at any time without notice, your continued use of ACORN constitutes acceptance of these terms  

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