Parallels Product Expert Program Rules and Regulations

Thank you for your interest in the Parallels Product Expert Program, a program operated by Parallels and its affiliated companies (“Parallels”). The Parallels Product Expert Program is designed to recognize outstanding thought and technical leadership in Parallels dedicated community portal known as the Parallels Technology Network (the “PTN”).

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All applications for membership to, and all participation in, the Parallels Product Expert program, are subject to these Parallels Product Expert program Rules and Regulations (these “Rules”). Additionally, all participation in the Parallels Product Expert program is subject to the Parallels Terms of Use available at http://www.parallels.com/about/terms/ (the “Terms of Use”), which are hereby incorporated into these Rules by reference. In the event of any conflict between these Rules and the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will govern.

1. Application and Invitation

Membership in the Parallels Product Expert program is on an invitation-only basis. Candidates for the Parallels Expert Program include PTN members who have a track record of participating actively in the PTN’s forums to share their technical expertise, real-world knowledge, and experience of working with the Parallels product.

Existing Parallels Product Expert members may nominate PTN members as Parallels Product Expert candidates from time to time. To be considered for membership in the Parallels Product Expert program, a PTN member (whether or not nominated by a member of the Parallels Product Expert program) must prepare and submit an application. Existing Parallels Product Expert members and Parallels will review the candidacy of those who have submitted an application. All invitations to join the Parallels Product Expert program will come from Parallels, and Parallels will determine whom to invite to join the Parallels Product Expert program in its sole discretion.

2. Participation

The Parallels Product Expert program does not require any involuntary commitments from its members. Generally, however, Parallels Product Expert program members are expected to (a) actively contribute to the PTN’s forums; (b) provide positive contributions to help other users be successful with Parallels products; (c) identify issues regarding Parallels products, and raise them to Parallels support and development personnel; (d) identify other issues on the PTN’s forums that should be raised to Parallels; and (e) participate in the nomination of other PTN members, and the review of applications submitted by PTN members, for the Parallels Product Expert program.

3. Benefits

In addition to being permitted to participate in Parallels Product Expert program activities described in Section 2 of these Rules, Parallels Product Expert program members will be permitted to display a Parallels Product Expert program graphic on their signature in the PTN’s forums. All use of the Parallels Product Expert program graphic is subject to brand guidelines and any other rules for use of the graphic that Parallels may make available to Parallels Product Expert program members from time to time.

4. Termination of Membership

Parallels Product Expert program members may terminate their membership in the Parallels Product Expert program at any time by notifying Parallels at ppeteam(at)parallels.com. Additionally, Parallels may terminate the membership of any Parallels Product Expert member at any time in Parallels’ sole discretion.

5. No Fees, Costs, or Payment

Parallels presently does not charge any fees or other amounts to Parallels Product Expert program members for their participation in the Parallels Product Expert program, and does not pay any fees or other amounts to Parallels Product Expert program members for their membership in the Parallels Product Expert program or their participation in any related activities. Like all other provisions of these Rules, Parallels may change these provisions from time to time at Parallels sole discretion. If Parallels seeks to implement changes to these Rules that would cause Parallels Product Expert program members to be required to pay Parallels any fees or other amounts for their participation in the Parallels Product Expert program, Parallels will provide notice to then-existing Parallels Product Expert program members of any such changes and allow them a period of time to cease their participation in the Parallels Product Expert program before any such requirement to pay fees or other amounts to Parallels is implemented.

6. No Sponsorship or Endorsement

Parallels’ extension of an invitation to a person or entity to join the Parallels Product Expert program, and a person or entity’s participation in the Parallels Product Expert program, does not imply that Parallels sponsors or endorses such person or entity or any products or services offered by such person or entity or any third party with which such person or entity may be affiliated. Other than displaying a Parallels Product Expert program graphic in the PTN’s forums in the manner permitted by Section 3 of these Rules, Parallels Product Expert program members may not make any statements, use any Parallels trademarks, or otherwise take any actions, in a manner inconsistent with the foregoing in this Section 6.

7. Changes to the Rules and to the Parallels Product Expert program

Subject to Section 5 of these Rules, Parallels reserves the right to modify, update, and otherwise change these Rules and the Parallels Product Expert program from time to time in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, by adding or removing features or benefits of participating in the Parallels Product Expert program, and by terminating or ceasing to operate the Parallels Product Expert program in whole or in part). If Parallels makes a change to these Rules, it will post the updated Rules on Parallels’ Web site and will update the “last updated” date set forth at the top of these Rules. The updated Rules will then apply to all participation in the Parallels Product Expert program from and after the time on which the updated Rules are posted.

8. Indemnification

Parallels Product Expert program members agree to indemnify and hold Parallels, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your participation in the Parallels Product Expert program in violation of these Rules or the Terms of Use.

9. Questions

If you have any questions about the Parallels Product Expert program, please contact us at ppeteam(at)parallels.com.

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