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We provide information on our websites (the content) with the understanding that the Foundation is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendation. We make this information available for educational and informational purposes only, and as a benefit and service in furtherance of our mission. The information we publish is no substitute for expert medical care, and should not replace necessary consultation with a qualified health care professional who is familiar with your medical condition and health status.
Always consult with your doctor or health care professional before making any change to your medical care.
Social Media Policy
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) maintains social media channels to further its mission and programs.
We occasionally promote posts by individuals and organizations whose mission aligns with the LFA’s and with whom we have an affiliation.
We do not promote, acknowledge or endorse posts that provide medical advice, unless its authors are licensed to provide such information, or posts that contain information we believe is inaccurate, misleading, out-of-date, offensive, inflammatory, libelous or inappropriate.
We do not promote, acknowledge or endorse advertisements, promotional materials, third-party fundraising links, pyramid schemes or solicitations.
While the LFA does not censor ideas or experiences on our social media channels, we reserve the right to remove content from our social media channels if it includes (but is not limited to) promoting the sale of herbal medications, drugs or healthcare products; spamming posts with unsolicited messages; posting comments that are threatening or argumentative in nature; violating any of the social media platforms’ guidelines.
The LFA also reserves the right to block/ban users from our social media channels if they exhibit inappropriate behavior.
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You further agree that you will not post any copyrighted material without the express permission of the copyright holder unless you own such copyright. Advertisements, promotional materials, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are prohibited.
The Foundation reserves the right to remove content from our social media channels if we feel it fails to adhere to any of these guidelines. The Foundation also reserves the right to block/ban users from our social media channels if they exhibit inappropriate behavior.
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Website Advertising Policy
The appearance of advertising on our websites does not constitute or imply endorsement of any advertised product, service or company by the Foundation or any of its affiliated chapters. People with lupus should consult with their doctor or health care professional before using any medicine, product or therapy.
The Foundation accepts no responsibility for claims made in any advertisement that appears on our websites. We reserve the right to reject any ad for any reason. Advertisers have no control over any editorial content published on our sites.
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