The AboutFace Online Community is a place for people with facial differences to connect with others who share common experiences. It provides the opportunity for people around the world to discuss issues, ideas and lend support. Like all AboutFace programs it is based on the self-help model which encourages respect for and value of the individual experience.
We ask you to read and accept the following Guidelines to order to participate in our Online Community.
Our Teenage Discussion Board is designed to give young people, ages 13 -18, their own forum. Our minimum suggested age for participation is 13 and we reserve the right to remove or block participants who are younger. We strongly discourage the use of this discussion board by children. All registrants under the age of 18 must have the approval of a parent or guardian to participate. This consent will be required upon registration.
The AboutFace Online Community is organized into a series of four discussion boards designed for distinct audiences. Please choose and post in the forum that is most relevant to you and your experience.
Safety is important, so we ask you to think carefully before sharing personal information. We advise you not to disclose your telephone number, home address or other information online to strangers.
We value the experiences of all people and request that participants in our Online Community respect this principle. Bullying and disrespectful behaviour and language will not be tolerated. You may not harass, threaten or abuse others. Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, and insulting comments are prohibited; we reserve the right to remove any such posts. We will also remove posts that are inappropriate or off subject.
While the AboutFace Online Community discussion boards are monitored on a regular schedule, we CANNOT review all posted messages. If we learn of communications that may be harmful to others, or that impinge upon the rights of other visitors, we will take appropriate action. We may delete any communication that we deem to be inappropriate, and may send you a warning and/or terminate your access immediately. We reserve the right to close the accounts of violators of our Guidelines and take other appropriate action if necessary. We ask members to assist us by reporting abuse to email@example.com.
Occasionally, opinions or comments posted on the discussion boards may be integrated into advocacy, marketing and communications activities of AboutFace International. This will assist our mission to provide emotional and social support, resources and educational programs for people with facial differences and their families.
No commercial usage, solicitations or advertisements are allowed in the discussion boards.
Visitors use the information on this site at their own risk. The information provided in the Online Community is to be used for informational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional advice and/or medical diagnosis, treatment and care.
The opinions, advice and all other information expressed on the Online Community represent the individual's own views and not those of AboutFace International. AboutFace International assumes no liability for any posts on the Online Community, and all posts are published at the sole risk of the author.
You may obtain access to other sites on the Internet through these discussion boards. AboutFace International does not undertake any responsibility or liability for information or publication by third parties on the Internet even if you access them through these discussion boards.
Enjoy the AboutFace Online Community! If you have any questions or feedback about our discussion boards, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.