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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Community Health Information Service
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Community Health Information Service
Web address:http://www.pbclibrary.org/health.htm
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct147899
Date of initial review: 16 Nov 2010
Validity of certificate11 Jul 2011 - Jul 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
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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.

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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
Rachel Mick, Community Health Information Service Coordinator
Mindy Rose, Community Health Information Service Librarian
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The mission of the Community Health Information Service is to contribute to the quality of life of Palm Beach County residents by improving their access to health-related information.
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

Audience: General public
This website is designed with you, the consumer, in mind.
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Disclaimer: The information provided by the Community Health Information Service (CHIS) or any other health-related information provided by the Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS) does not imply medical recommendation, endorsement or approval by either the CHIS or the PBCLS. The CHIS and the PBCLS do not provide medical advice or interpretation of information. Information and materials provided are intended for use as general information and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider.
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy: You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this web site. We do not ask for information that will allow us to identify you personally unless you choose to provide such information to us.
To help us improve the site, we collect statistics about its usage. None of this information identifies individual users or associates individuals with the pages they visit. When inquiries are e-mailed to us, we store the question and the e-mail address so we can respond electronically, if required. We may ask users to volunteer information for statistical purposes rela...
  (11 Jul 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
All pages are dated.
Updated: June 10, 2011
  (11 Jul 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Contact details for specific questions - General contact information at the footer of every page
Contact us
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Community Health Information Service (CHIS) is a service of the Palm Beach County Library System.
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The site does not host or receive funding from advertising.
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

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