Terms & Conditions

Welcome to our website. By accessing or using any of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation’s (NAAF’s or the Foundation’s) website, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use (Terms of Use). Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as the Foundation’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated on this website. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you must immediately terminate use of the NAAF website. These Terms of Use will take effect at the time you begin using the NAAF website. The Foundation reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the NAAF website or any portion thereof, and to terminate these Terms of Use. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the website automatically terminates.


The words ‘NAAF’ or ‘the Foundation’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refer to the owner of the website whose registered office is the National Alopecia Areata Foundation at 65 Mitchell Boulevard, Suite 200-B in San Rafael, CA 94903. The words ‘you’ or ‘user’ or ‘visitor’ or ‘viewer’ refer to the user or viewer of our website.

Copyright And Trademarks

All NAAF content including the name and logo and all related product and service names (“NAAF Content”) on this site is owned by the Foundation its licensors, sponsors, partners, content providers, or other third parties and is protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law. Reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, reprinting, or dissemination of any NAAF Content is prohibited without prior written permission from the Foundation or the other copyright owner if the Foundation is not the owner. You may not alter, delete, obscure, or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing on the NAAF Content, including any such notices appearing on any NAAF Content you are permitted to download, transmit, display, print, or reproduce from Foundation websites. Any use of NAAF Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. NAAF Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of the Foundation. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Foundation and its licensors.

Use Of Content

NAAF authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the website solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright, the National Alopcia Areata Foundation. All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the NAAF Content.

All other reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting of all or part of any NAAF Content found on this site is expressly prpohibited, unless the Foundation has expressly granted its prior consent to so reproduce, retransmit or reprint the material. All other rights are reserved.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the NAAF Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the NAAF Content.

No Medical Advice

NAAF is providing information and services on this website as a benefit and service in the furtherance of the Foundation’s nonprofit and tax-exempt status. The information posted here by the Foundation or any third party should not be considered medical advice, and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please consult an appropriate health care provider with any medical issues you may have. The foundation does not answer specific medical quesitons or refer people to a particular medical professional. NAAF is not responsible for any treatment decisions made by any individual or any health care provider.

Warranty Disclaimed

The use of the website and the NAAF Content is at your own risk. When using the website, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of the Foundation and its suppliers. Accordingly, the Foundation assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the website.

This website and the NAAF Content are provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis. NAAF, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. Without limiting the foregoing, NAAF, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the NAAF Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the website.

Disclaimer Of Liability

You assume all responsibility for the use of this website. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall NAAF or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any claim, loss, or damage (including, without limitation, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS of any kind whatsoever) in connection with, as a result of, or arising from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites that are linked to this site, including, but not limited to: (i) reliance by a visitor on any information obtained via the website; (ii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access; ) any interruption in the availability of the website or NAAF Content; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the website; (iv) any other matter relating to the website.

Any claims arising in connection with your use of the website or any of the Academy Content must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms of Use are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms of Use.

In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Disclaimer Of Endorsement

Reference to any product, service, hypertext link to a third party or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the Foundation. NAAF shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such third party content. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions with third parties.

Online Conduct

You warrant that you will abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of the NAAF website and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the NAAF website by other users or with NAAF’s operation and management of the website. You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

You agree to only post or upload media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and that do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.

To protect your privacy and/or the privacy of others, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains personally identifiable information, including protected health information as defined by the regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (including but not limited to name, phone number, address, email address or web site URL.) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.

Third-Party Content

NAAF is a distributor of content supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by third parties are those of the respective author(s), and NAAF is not responsible for any material posted by third parties. NAAF cannot and does not endorse in any way, nor does it vouch for, the accuracy or usefulness of such material. Furthermore, NAAF expressly disclaims any liability associated with material posted by third parties.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Academy, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

Governing Law/Forum

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the NAAF, or in any way relating to your use of the website, resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving the website or the NAAF or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.


If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which 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.

Entire Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the website, these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and NAAF with respect to the use of NAAF’s website and content.


Special Proprietary Notice And Disclaimer

The lists of medical professionals, support group leaders and telephone contacts are produced by NAAF as references. They are intended to provide the public with quick access to information on dermatologists who have told us they treat alopecia areata and volunteers in our community who host alopecia areata support group meetings and field support phone calls. None of the databases, nor any of their data, listings, or other constituent elements may be downloaded, republished, or duplicated, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes, for purposes of compiling mailing lists or any other lists, or for any other purposes without the prior express written permission of NAAF.

Although NAAF warrants that it undertakes reasonable efforts to keep the information contained in its lists accurate, NAAF does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or fitness for a particular purpose of the information contained in those databases, or in any way endorse the individuals described therein. The above warranty is the only warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, made by NAAF with respect to our lists. In no event shall NAAF be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information contained therein.

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America.