Benefits of HONcode certification
for your health website, your team and your organisation:
Offer your visitors information respecting the Health On the Net Foundation's eight ethical and transparency standards and increase your visibility.
Respect the 8 HONcode criteria
Improve the way information is presented on your site to make it accessible to all.
Add the HONcode seal to your site to promote its certification.
Engage your visitors
Give your users access to reliable and transparent information.
Engage your visitors by offering content respecting specific criteria.
Increase your site's visibility thanks to the presence of the HONcode seal on your site.
Join the international network of certified sites
The HONcode Principles
The HONcode and its eight principles (available in 35 languages) aim to improve the quality of health information available on the Internet.
To assess sites that have requested certification, our teams use the following principles:
Does the HONcode increase my site's visibility?
Your site is also listed in our search engines and thus appears in searches by users looking for reliable and transparent health information.
As a webmaster, what does the HONcode bring me?
How much does certification cost?
Are the sites assessed outside of this process?
Why certify my site?
Thus your users can trust that they are accessing information that respects ethical and transparency criteria.
How does the certification process work?
Once you have made the required changes, the expert reassesses your site.
Once the principles are respected, you will receive notice of certification and the dynamic seal that goes with it.
How long does certification last?
A site reassessment is required in order for the HON team to ensure that the site still respects the 8 HONcode principles.
Thus the site is reassesed every year.
What do the various HONcode seals mean?
Submit your comment about a HONcode certified site and our team will look into it as soon as possible.