Certificate of compliance

WebMD Health services

is in compliance with the HONcode

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17 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Dec 2019

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Date of initial review:

09 Apr 2002

Certificate validity:

valid until Dec 2019

Date of last visit:

25 Feb 2019
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Medical Review

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

Footer of site

WebMD Health Services does not advertise, market or promote products or services to end users, except for our products and services which are paid for by plan sponsors and provided to end users without charge.

Privacy Policy

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

WebMD reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
Record the dialogue in public chat rooms;
Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s);
Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms of Use;
Terminate a user's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Site upon any breach of these Terms of Use;
Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas; or
Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Medical Review

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

Collaborative platforms:
Commenting not possible so not applicable

December 3, 2018

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

December 3, 2018

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

Understood that funding by WebMD

2018 WebMD Health Services

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

On the footer of every page of the website.

Anyone who serves on the WebMD News staff must fully disclose any financial or other interests that he or she may have in any drug, biotech, medical device, or other company perceived to have influence in the healthcare industry. Such disclosure must be made to the individual's immediate supervisor at the time of hiring or at the time that the financial or other interest develops. The supervisor will determine whether the interest presents a conflict and, if so, what must be done to eliminate it.

Currently, WebMD does not accept advertising on WebMD Personal Health Manager or WebMD Health Manager.

(21 Dec 2018) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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