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Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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Terms of Use The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation makes no warranties, express or implied, concerning any portion of this site. By your use of this website, you agree to these terms.

Information Recieved Any information, photographs, statements, or other communications with the VBF whether by electronic mail, discussion forum, or through one of our contact forms, becomes the sole property of the VBF and may be displayed on this website or any one of our chapter websites.

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Sensitive Medical Information The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation does, by its nature, sometimes become aware of sensitive medical information through the Ask the Expert 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.

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Disclaimer Information accessed through the VBF is presented in summary form in order to impart general information relating to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks. Such information is not complete and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your physician or other health care provider. Information accessed through VBF website is not exhaustive and does not cover every aspect of vascular birthmarks. VBF makes no warranty as to the information's completeness, reliability or accuracy. Should you have any health care related questions regarding this matter, please see your physician or other health care provider promptly.

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