Privacy Policy is designed to be a public awareness communication vehicle providing information about skin diseases. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) privacy policies are designed to disclose the information collected on this Web site and how it will be used. An individual may use this Web site without registering or entering any personal information. This policy applies solely to the information provided while visiting this Web site. The terms of the privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this Web site (such as by telephone or mail).

Email addresses and other personal information
The information visitors enter is done so voluntarily. It is not necessary to enter personal information such as your name, address, or email address to receive full value from this Web site. The information the visitor enters on the “Tell Us About Yourself” page will be shared with the Academy editorial staff (including some physicians) to identify the issues of interest to visitors, for use in developing future topics, and to collect comments about the usefulness of the site. This information is also shared with the sponsor of the site who may wish to contact the visitor with information about its products. The Academy will not reveal any information about an individual user to any other party except as noted above unless it is necessary to comply with applicable law or valid legal process.

A cookie is a small file stored on the site user’s computer or Web server and is used to aid Web navigation. Session cookies are temporary files created when a user signs in on the Web site or uses the personalized features. Session cookies are removed when a user logs off or when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are permanent files and must be deleted manually. Web site does not use any cookie.

This site may contain links to other sites. The Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. The user will know when he is leaving because a new browser window will open.

This Web site is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The Academy does not collect personal information from anyone the Academy actually knows is under the age of 13.

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