Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

The VBF considers your privacy with the utmost importance. Please know that, due to the nature of the Internet, communications with the VBF cannot be made totally private. If you wish to write to us, use our online Discussion Forum, or communicate by email, the VBF is not responsible for your privacy. In our Discussion Forum, information that you put in may be public. The VBF may contact you, by email or regular postal mail, but will not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise make your information public.


Always seek the advice of a physician or other medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. The VBF and/or Vascular Birthmark Foundation are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information, advice or links on the site. In case of links that go outside of this site, the VBF or the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information on other site.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use
The VBF is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Log Files
We may use IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to administer the site, track user movement and gather demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to identifiable information. This information is only used to upgrade and maintain our web site.

This website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. Read the privacy statements of each website that collects identifiable information. The VBF does NOT pass on identifiable information in links.

This website takes every precaution to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.

Sensitive Medical Information
The VBF does, by its nature, sometimes become aware of sensitive medical information through the Ask the Doctor feature. This information is used internally and not sold, shared, or rented by the VBF. Any photographs, drawings, descriptions, or other visual means of representation of medical conditions remain the property of the patient and will not be displayed on this web site without permission from the owners or guardians.

Discussion Forum
The use of the discussion forum is voluntary. This forum is public and provided to the users as an informational and support tool. The VBF cannot be held liable for any information, photographs, or personal information displayed there.

Site Usage
The VBF makes this site available for the sharing of information. All information contained herein is the sloe property of the VBF, including, but not limited to, the information on the Discussion Forum. It may not be copied, distributed, or used in any print, online media, or any other media vehicle without our express permission.