to help you understand what information we gather from our website
and what we do with that information. Because we will continue to implement
new technologies and improve the services and features we provide on
our website, this policy is subject to change without prior notice.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc. (HSF) is the sole owner of any information
collected on this website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information
to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. HSF
may collect information from our users at several different points on our
site. We intend to give you as much control as reasonably possible over your
personal information. In general, you can visit this website without telling
us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times
when we may need information from you in order to service your needs. If
you choose to give us personal information we may use that information to
correspond with you or provide you with requested materials. Any personal
or contact information will be updated per your request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis
for further contact, we will respect your wishes. We may analyze this data
for trends and statistics, but we will not share the information with third
parties unless necessary to provide services to you or as may be required
Logging Site Traffic
HSF maintains log files of the site traffic on hs-foundation.org. We do not
link any information gathered in these log files to personal information.
Log files are used to manage traffic loads, identify the content most commonly
accessed, and information technology requirements for providing reliable
service. Information collected includes IP addresses and browser types.
"Cookies" can be used to provide you with tailored information from
a website. This website uses "cookies" so that we can better serve
you when you return to our site. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your
hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only
be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies
cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Most Web
browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser
setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be
able to fully utilize all features of this website. You have the ability to delete
cookie files from your hard drive at any time.
or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the website. Your
use of this site constitutes acceptance of our policy. If you do not agree
to the terms please exit from this site immediately.
our website. By using the HSF website, you agree to follow and be bound by
will continue to implement new technologies and improve the services and
features we provide on our site, this statement is subject to change without
prior notice. For that reason, we encourage you to review this statement
at that time.
Advertising Policy/Donor Recognition
The HSF does not accept nor host advertisements or link/banner exchanges. Corporate donations in support of HSF programs and meetings shall be actively sought. Recognition of corporate and private donations will be included in the annual financial report. Acknowledgment of donations may also be displayed within the website and clearly indicated and easily identifiable.
Use of Website
The HSF website may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information,
the terms of which must be observed and followed. Information on this site
may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may
be changed or updated without notice. HSF reserves the right to refuse service
in its discretion, including, without limitation, if HSF believes that customer
conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of HSF.
No information or material provided to HSF by you through our website may contain
vulgar, obscene, threatening or otherwise unlawful language or material.
HSF will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted
materials or other information to us unless we obtain your permission to
use your name or we are required to do so by law. Please review our Privacy
Policy for a complete description of how we handle personal information.
Content of Website
The materials on this website are designed for research purposes only. HSF
does not practice medicine or provide medical services or advice, and the
information on this site should not be considered medical advice. Medical
advice, suggestions and/or recommendations for treatments, medications, or
other medical procedures should always be discussed with a knowledgeable
and competent medical professional. The information provided on this site
is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between
a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
Links to other Websites
The HSF website contains links to other websites. HSF is providing these links
to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply
endorsement by HSF of the site or any association with its operators. HSF
does not have control over, and is in no manner responsible or liable for,
the availability and content of the websites to which the HSF site is linked.
HSF makes no representations whatsoever about any other site you may access
through hs-foundation.org. Any concerns regarding any information provided
by a website to which the HSF site is linked or the link itself should be
directed to the operator of that specific website and not to HSF.
The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all
content on this site is the exclusive property of HSF and protected by U.S.
and international copyright laws. HSF grants you permission to view and use
content and software made available to you on the site in connection with
your use of the site. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification,
distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the
content and software on this site is strictly prohibited without the express
written consent of HSF.
All trademarks not owned by HSF that appear on this website are the property
of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected
to, or sponsored by HSF. If you use the materials or trademarks on this website
your agreement with us and may be violating copyright, trademark, and other
laws. In that case, we automatically revoke your permission to use this website.
Title to the materials remains with us or with the authors of the materials
contained on this website. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE
INTERNET GENERALLY. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY HSF ON AN "AS IS" BASIS.
HSF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR
PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS WEBSITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE
LAW, HSF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHER PROPRIETARY
RIGHTS, AND FREEDOM FROM ERRORS, VIRUSES, BUGS, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
HSF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF
THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA,
OR PROFITS, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED
WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, ANY DELAYS ON THE WEBSITE, OR THE INABILITY
TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER
BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN
IF HSF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the website.
do not agree to these terms, please exit from this website immediately.
having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not
shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of
Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition
or any other term or condition.
harm to others, you agree to hold HSF harmless against any liability for that
harm. By using this website, you agree that the only proper jurisdiction and
venue for any dispute with HSF, or in any way relating to your use of this
site, is in the state and federal courts in the State of California, U.S.A.
of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles, and the
federal laws of the United States.