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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Marshfield Clinic Online
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Marshfield Clinic Online
Web address:http://www.marshfieldclinic.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct122651
Date of initial review: 24 Jun 2000
Validity of certificate12 Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Date of last visit12 Sep 2013

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
HONcode status

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative

The Clinic was incorporated under Wisconsin law in 1916 and operates as a charitable corporation with all of its assets held in a charitable trust. It ...
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education with more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.​​
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

Our Web sites are provided by us for the benefit of our patients, the general public and health professionals.
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided on our Web sites should not be viewed as medical advice or medical diagnosis of any sort. No doctor-patient relationship is established between us and you by reason of your using our Web sites or us sending you information through e-mail. Only a health care professional can provide medical advice or a medical diagnosis. The information provided on our Web sites are not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of treatment for a particular patient. If you use the health information provided on our Web sites for any self-...  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
DATE: Wednesday, December 01, 2010
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
e-mail Webmaster
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Website of clinic
Copyright © 1995-2009 Marshfield Clinic. All Rights Reserved.
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Marshfield Clinic neither hosts nor receives any funding for hosting advertisements or other commercial content of third parties on its websites.
  (12 Sep 2013) - Link

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