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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
BabyCenter Canada
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:BabyCenter Canada
Web address:http://www.babycenter.ca/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct576667
Date of initial review: 31 Mar 2010
Validity of certificate28 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit07 May 2013
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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
The BabyCenter Canada Editorial Team


The BabyCenter Canada Editorial Team includes writers and editors with a background in service journalism, online and in print, and women's health.

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Hamed Al-Taher

Area of expertise: consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

Hamed Al-Taher is a senior consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, in Norfolk. His specialities include fertility and urogynaecology. He studied at Cairo University, Egypt and Liverpool University.
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All users on site are automatically considered to be non-medical professionals. 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. We also ask you to post only information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:

BabyCenter's overall mission is to help parents make the most of one of life's greatest experiences by helping to calm their worries and save them time. We try to represent multiple points of view, knowing that no two pregnancies, no two births and no two children are alike. We believe that there are many different and reasonable ways to approach the same problem.
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Audience:
BabyCenter's overall mission is to help parents make the most of one of life's greatest experiences by helping to calm their worries and save them time. We try to represent multiple points of view, knowing that no two pregnancies, no two births and no two children are alike. We believe that there are many different and reasonable ways to approach the same problem.
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Purpose of the website

• We cannot offer you any medical advice. Our 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 health-care professional.

Read more: http://www.babycenter.ca/about/whatwecantdo/#ixzz2AhEcBXbA

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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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For the collaborative platform:

Your personal privacy is extremely important to us. However, this website is accessible by anyone with an internet connection, so bear that in mind when posting comments, photos and videos in groups.

You'll notice that on your profile page there are dropdown options to choose whether your recent activity, groups are viewable to "Everyone" or "Only me". You can double check what's public and what's not by selecting "My public profile" in the left-hand column. It's completely up to you how much of your profile you decide to share.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
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.
(30 Oct 2012) - Link

Last reviewed July 2012
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For the collaborative platform:

VanBarrett1 - 28 Mar, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

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
you may contact a representative of BabyCenter by e-mail at
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Our Sponsors
JOHNSON'S® Baby
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HEAD TO TOE®
NO MORE TEARS®
NO MORE TANGLES®
The Mom Show
Touching Bond
Sleep Tool
PENATEN®
Nestlé Baby™
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For the collaborative platform:

The community is moderated by the BabyCenter Team, who work to ensure that BabyCenter is a friendly and supportive place for you to share experiences and ideas. The BabyCenter team has the ability to delete or edit comments and posts that breach our guidelines.

The site is also moderated by the many users, known as group owners, who create groups on BabyCenter. They are not employed by BabyCenter and they moderate on a purely voluntary basis. These moderators are able to remove comments and posts in their own groups, but they are not able to modify or edit other users' messages. ...
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8. Advertising policy
Advertisement
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BabyCentre editorial content is free of any commercial influence.
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# Advertisement content is distinguished by the word "Advertisement".
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For the collaborative platform:

includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail to people or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings
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