Certificate of compliance

BabyCentre

is in compliance with the HONcode

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6 Years

Certificate validity 26 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct241828

Date of initial review:

22 Mar 2006

Certificate validity

26 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Date of last visit:

15 Jan 2015
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

ll of our medical articles are written by experts and reviewed by a medical advisory board composed of experts in women's and children's health and development.
As well as our Medical Advisory Board, many of our articles and features are written by leading experts in the field. These include doctors, midwives, health visitors, breastfeeding specialists, and authors of best-selling health and baby books.
The BabyCentre Editorial Team
Area of expertise: health writers
The BabyCentre Editorial Team includes antenatal teachers, as well as writers and editors wi...
 

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

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Please note: BabyCentre reserves the right to delete any post and ban any member at any time for any reason, with or without warning. We have no obligation to delete content that you find personally objectionable or offensive. We reserve the right to modify these rules with or without notice at any time.

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

We can't offer you any medical advice. This internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a doctor or other healthcare professional.
 

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YOU SHOULD NOT UTILISE SUCH CONTENT AS MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE ADVICE, MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION.

(26 Apr 2012) - Link

Privacy & Security
 

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

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Public Areas
Our site also has public areas such as chat rooms and message boards. Please remember that any information you share in these areas becomes public, so you should be careful about what you disclose. If you post comments about BabyCenter services on our site, there's a chance we'll publish them for editorial purposes or in promotional advertising and/or marketing materials.

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References are provided.

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Approved by the BabyCentre Medical Advisory Board
 

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

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When posting please give references (that is, links to reports and so on) to any health or medical information you provide, if it is not your own personal experience. By personal experience, we mean symptoms, tests or treatment that you, or close family members, have gone through.

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

Last reviewed: August 2010
 

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All posts are dated.

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

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We also ask you to post only information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.

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A contact form is provided.

Contact Us
 

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

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Group admins are volunteers who help to keep our community running smoothly. They do not work for BabyCentre, so if you have any concerns or worries you should always contact the BabyCentre Community Managers for assistance.

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To help you along the way, JOHNSON'S® Baby is happy to sponsor BabyCentre, the UK's leading parenting site, filled with valuable insights from trusted sources and fellow mums.
 

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

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The community is moderated by BabyCentre staff, who work to ensure that BabyCentre is a friendly and supportive place for you to share experiences and ideas. BabyCentre staff have the ability to remove or modify posts and threads if they breach our guidelines, or if they deem them to be offensive. The site is also moderated by the many users, known as 'Group Owners' or 'admins', who set up groups on BabyCentre. They are not employed by BabyCentre and they moderate on a purely voluntary basis. These moderators are able to remove posts and threads in their own groups, but they are not...

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Advertisement
 

(26 Apr 2012) - Link

We never allow advertisers to influence editorial content, and all advertising is either clearly separated from editorial content (in standard placements such as banner ads and right-hand units), or clearly labelled "advertisement" or "from our sponsors."
 

(14 Apr 2013) - Link

We never allow advertisers to influence editorial content, and all advertising is either clearly separated from editorial content (in standard placements such as banner ads and right-hand units), or clearly labelled "advertisement" or "from our sponsors."
 

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* Advertise or sell products or services to others (unless posted in a journal marked ‘commercial’ or the Parent-owned business group).

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site’s certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

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