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    Posted: 25/March/2013 at 6:45pm

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Alopecia UK reserves the right to remove any message from the discussion board which it judges to be inappropriate in any way and block that user. This means an entire thread may and will be deleted.

Users of the forum agree that they will respect all forum moderators. The moderators all volunteer siginificant amounts of their own time to help support the AUK forums.

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Do not rely on information or opinions exchanged via the forums to replace advice or guidance from qualified health or medical professionals.

The AUK forum is not the appropriate place to make complaints about the activities of the charity. Please see our complaints policy in 'About Us' on the website. Posts will be removed.

Remember that what's right or has worked for one person may not be what's right for you.

Edited by AUK_moderator_1 - 28/February/2014 at 6:31pm
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