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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:CaringBridge
Web address:http://www.caringbridge.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct657184
Date of initial review: 19 Oct 2010
Validity of certificate07 Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

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.

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
Senior Leadership
* Sona Mehring, Founder and CEO
* Gary Ablan, Vice President of Technology
* Carolyn Egeberg, Vice President of Development
* Darla Nemec, Vice President of Finance & Administration
* Sami Pelton, Director of Program Strategy
* Mike Stadelman, Director of Marketing and Outreach
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
CaringBridge Inc. (“CaringBridge”) operates the CaringBridge.org website as a free online service (this “Service”) to help families and friends stay in touch during important life events, such as medical treatment or childbirth.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

Audience: General public.
Millions of families turn to CaringBridge each year for love, hope and compassion during a significant health challenge.
You can create a website for yourself or someone you love. It’s a meaningful way to help family and friends during life-changing events such as:
* Cancer treatment
* Chronic illness
* Hospice care
* Hospitalization
* International adoption
* Military deployment
* Organ transplant
* Premature birth
* Recovery
* Rehabilitation
* Spinal cord injury
* St...
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
This Service is not intended to provide medical information or replace the advice of a health professional. Comments posted on a CaringBridge Site should be designed to support, not replace the relationship that exists between a CaringBridge Site User and his/her existing physician.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
Effective Date: January 19, 2011
Information You Volunteer. CaringBridge collects the personal information you and others knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use our Service, for example, the personal information you provide when you create, update or visit a CaringBridge Site, complete a survey, make a donation, or use our “tell a friend” feature.
Email Communications from the Site. We will occasionally send you information about products, services, newsletters & promotions on our site. You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration page....
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Terms of Use
Effective Date: January 19, 2011
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
If you have any questions regarding this these Terms of Use, please contact us by email at CaringBridge, 1715 Yankee Doodle Road, Suite 301, Eagan, MN, U.S.A. 55121.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
CaringBridge prides itself on remaining nonprofit and completely family–centered.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
We do not sell banner ads or pop–ups that distract people and clutter patients’ CaringBridge sites.
  (25 Jan 2011) - Link

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