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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Spine-health.com
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Spine-health.com
Web address:http://www.spine-health.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct109374
Date of initial review: 17 Jan 2000
Validity of certificate11 Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Date of last visit11 Sep 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
Each name with qualifications :
Dr. Gunnar Andersson, MD, PhD, Chicago, IL,
http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/orthopedic-surgeon/gunnar-andersson-chicago-il

Dr. Jack Zigler, MD, Plano, TX
http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/orthopedic-surgeon/jack-zigler-plano-tx



Spine-health Medical Advisory Board
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Our forums are moderated on a daily basis.
The system moderators (dilauro , tamtam, liz, jellyhall and sandi) are volunteers. In addition, there are a number of Spine-Health employees who also
monitor the forums.
(11 Sep 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: Ok.
 
Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions.
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
see HC2 - HCmission



Audience:
Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions.
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
see HC2 - HCmission



Purpose of the website
The information in Spine-health.com is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding back pain.
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The information provided on this forum is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.
(15 Nov 2010) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Spine-health Privacy Policy
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all. Any post can be used or reproduced for usage outside the forums on Spine-health.com or on external websites, emails or printed materials.

You do not have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderators to do so. The references you provide for your posts cannot be deleted. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post.
(11 Sep 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
The medical content on this site has been reviewed by health professionals. Our approach requires the authors to base their writing on verifiable facts and to clearly note when stating an opinion or reviewing a topic that is controversial. (See also Editorial Process). At least one member of our Medical Advisory Board reviews every article prior to publication on the site, and many areas of the site are reviewed by 5 or 6 Medical Advisors.
http://www.spine-health.com/about-us
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Article written by: Judith Frank, MD
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

By using our forums, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc) whenever it is relevant and possible.
(08 Oct 2010) - Link

Published: 09/07/2011
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

New clinical trial for chronic low back pain!
03/23/2010
(08 Oct 2010) - Link

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

For the collaborative platform:

The moderators and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty
(08 Oct 2010) - Link

6. User support and adequation
'smarten@spine-health.com.'
'admin@spine-health.com'
Contact Spine-health
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
see HC6 - Website contact details



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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Doctors support this site by subscribing (for an annual fee) to provide patient education to their patients and for a web page in our Doctor Directory; Spine Centers support this site by joining our Spine Center Directory; commercial companies advertise and/or list their clinical trials on our site for a fee; and we have teamed up with Google.com to participate in Google's AdSense program (whereby Google's advertisers can advertise on some pages of our site). Also, we have just recently added the ability for visitors to find a chiropractor in our growing chiropractic directory.
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The administrators (dilauro and tamtam) and the moderators (haglandc, dave and jeauxbert) are volunteers.
(08 Oct 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Ads by Google, separated as "advertisement"
  (10 Nov 2009) - Link

Spine-health.com maintains a clear separation between editorial and sponsorship/advertising process and decision making; current or potential sponsors and advertisers may not dictate the form or substance of the editorial content appearing on Spine-health.com.
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

Spine-health.com maintains a clear separation between editorial and sponsorship/advertising process and decision making; current or potential sponsors and advertisers may not dictate the form or substance of the editorial content appearing on Spine-health.com.
  (11 Sep 2013) - Link

All the advertisements banners are identified, however we asked to locate the ads outside the content itself. The advertisement identification should be easily visible.
 

For the collaborative platform:

You are not allowed to post advertisements, commercial solicitations, or recruitment of any kind, whether in the form of text links, banners or other methods.
(08 Oct 2010) - Link

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