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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
BabyCentre
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:BabyCentre
Web address:http://www.babycentre.co.uk/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct241828
Date of initial review: 22 Mar 2006
Validity of certificate26 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
Date of last visit14 May 2014
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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



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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.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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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
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 writer...
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For the collaborative platform:

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.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:

BabyCentre is the UK's number one pregnancy and parenting website. Every month, nearly 5 million parents and parents-to-be visit us for helpful information, expert advice and friendly support. Find out why!
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For the collaborative platform:

Our community is a place of personal expression, where we value an honest and supportive exchange of ideas and experiences.

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Audience:
This Web Site is directed to adults in the United Kingdom and is not intended for children under the age of 13.
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Purpose of the website
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.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy & Security
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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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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
References are provided.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Approved by the BabyCentre Medical Advisory Board
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For the collaborative platform:

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.
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Last reviewed: August 2010
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated.

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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for 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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6. User support and adequation
A contact form is provided.
Contact Us
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For the collaborative platform:

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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7. Disclosure of funding sources

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.
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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...
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8. Advertising policy
Advertisement
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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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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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