Alopecia World strongly encourages all of its members to adhere to the following safety and privacy guidelines:
1. Report all suspicious and inappropriate conduct to Alopecia World: http://www.alopeciaworld.com/main/index/report
2. Review your privacy settings at least once a week: http://www.alopeciaworld.com/profiles/profile/privacySettings
3. If you need additional privacy, you may also use an alias or hide your age, gender and birthday: http://www.alopeciaworld.com/profiles/settings/editProfileInfo
4. If you are AGE 17 OR YOUNGER, do not share your personal email address, your phone number, your home or work address, or any other personal contact information with anyone without your parent or guardian's permission.
5. If you are AGE 18 OR OLDER, exercise extreme caution when anyone requests your personal contact information.
6. Keep your personal email address private by making full use of the communication features on the site itself: Comments, blogs, discussion posts, groups, chat, event postings, and private messaging via the site itself rather than your personal email account: http://www.alopeciaworld.com/profiles/blogs/protect-your-email-addr...
7. If someone needs counseling, encourage them to seek professional help or to attend a NAAF support group meeting in their area (see http://www.naaf.org for more information).
8. Select the appropriate viewing and privacy options whenever you post a personal photo, video or blog.
9. Monitor your Alopecia World friends list to make sure the people on it are people you want on it.
10. Never respond to spammers. Report them to Alopecia World: http://www.alopeciaworld.com/main/index/report
If you have questions or comments about any of these safety and privacy guidelines, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions.
Appreciative for your cooperation in this matter,
Cheryl and rj jones, Founders
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