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Thank you for your interest in the Parallels Product Expert program,  which is operated by Parallels and its affiliated companies (“Parallels”). The program is designed to recognize outstanding thought and technical leadership in dedicated Parallels Forums: forum

Rules and Regulations

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 parallels.com/about/legal/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 Product Expert program include Parallels Forum members who have a track record of participating actively in the Parallels Forums to share their technical expertise, real-world knowledge, and experience of working with Parallels products.

Existing Parallels Product Expert members may nominate Parallels Forum members as Parallels Product Expert candidates from time to time. To be considered for membership in the Parallels Product Expert program, a forum member (whether nominated by a member of the Parallels Product Expert program or not) must prepare and submit an application. Existing Parallels Product Expert members and Parallels staff 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 at 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 Parallels Forums; (b) provide positive contributions to help other users be successful with Parallels products; (c) identify issues regarding Parallels products, then raise them to Parallels support and development personnel; (d) identify other issues in the Parallels Forums that should be raised to Parallels; and (e) participate in the nomination of other Parallels members and the review of applications submitted by Parallels 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 Parallels 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 social@parallels.com. Additionally, Parallels may terminate the membership of any Parallels Product Expert member at any time at 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 Parallels 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, do 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 Parallels 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 at 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 the Parallels website 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 social@parallels.com.