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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Alzheimer's Association Web site
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Alzheimer's Association Web site
Web address:http://www.alz.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct336200
Date of initial review: 14 Aug 2001
Validity of certificate05 Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
Date of last visit05 Oct 2012
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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.

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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
Medical and Scientific Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Content on our site is written by Alzheimer's Association staff members. It is reviewed by subject matter experts that include physicians, researchers and clinicians.
  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The Alzheimer's Association website provides information on the symptoms and signs, seven stages, diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Get support from our 24/7 Helpline, message boards and your local Alzheimer's Association Chapter. We also provide updates on Alzheimer's Association programs, partners and events.
  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

Our audience includes caregivers; people living with dementia and their families; care professionals and researchers; Alzheimer advocates; and the general public.

  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
Alz.org provides general information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and does not take the place of professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have noticed possible symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in yourself or someone else, please see a doctor.
  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Use of personal information
The Alzheimer's Association collects information on our Web site. We do not sell, trade or rent our Web site visitorís personal information to others other than those outlined in this section.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Image credit: 3D4Medical.com/Getty Images
  (08 Jan 2011) - Link

Last Updated: 10/05/2012
  (05 Oct 2012) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation

  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Alzheimer's Association and its Web site is supported by the generosity of our donors.

  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
We do not accept or host paid advertising on http://www.alz.org.

  (13 Sep 2012) - Link

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