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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
HealthyPlace
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:HealthyPlace
Web address:http://www.healthyplace.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct153327
Date of initial review: 10 Mar 2009
Validity of certificate02 Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Date of last visit02 Feb 2012
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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.

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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
HealthyPlace Mental Health Writers

Meet some of the major editorial contributors to the HealthyPlace.com mental health website.
Dr. Harry Croft
Natasha Tracy
Samantha Gluck
Julie Fast
Allena Tapia
Debra Gordon
  (02 Feb 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

It is important to understand that HealthyPlace.com is a community of people providing mental health information, support, and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others. Much of the information on our site comes from individuals who are NOT medical or psychological professionals of any sort. Unless it is clearly stated that the author or person imparting information is a medical or psychological professional, you are to assume that they are NOT.
(18 Apr 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Everyday, for the people who work here, our goal is to provide trustworthy information and useful resources for understanding, preventing and seeking appropriate treatment of mental health conditions. In addition, we have the HealthyPlace Mental Health Support Network, where our members journal about their experiences, post on condition-specific boards, chat and support each other.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Everyday, for the people who work here, our goal is to provide trustworthy information and useful resources for understanding, preventing and seeking appropriate treatment of mental health conditions.

(16 Mar 2010) - Link

Audience:
a person with a mental health condition, or a family member or friend
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

If you are a person with a mental health condition, or a family member or friend, we invite you to participate and become a part of the HealthyPlace community.

(16 Mar 2010) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

(16 Mar 2010) - Link

3. Confidentiality
HealthyPlace.com will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information about its customers to any third party without first receiving that customer's permission.

  (09 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

You should also know that if you post anything in the HealthyPlace Support Network, you can modify that content anytime by logging in and clicking the "edit" link for your post.
(18 Apr 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
article references

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reviewed by:
Harry Croft, MD (Psychiatrist)
Medical Director, HealthyPlace.com
  (02 Feb 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

For the benefit of everyone coming to the HealthyPlace Forums and Chat, we ask all users to give references (links for ex.) to the health/medical information they provide when it is not personal experience. A personal experience is any symptom, test, treatment, etc. that the person or a close family member has undergone himself/herself.
(08 Jul 2011) - Link

Last Updated( Sep 29, 2010 )
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Jan-19-11 13:12:13
(18 Apr 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
For the collaborative platform:

Also, for the benefit of all users, we also ask that everyone post information which is true and correct to the best of their knowledge. This provides a valuable and helpful experience for everyone.
(08 Jul 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be directed by electronic mail to We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Our revenues are generated exclusively through the sale of advertising on the HealthyPlace website.
  (02 Feb 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

So everyone knows, forum “administrators” work for HealthyPlace.com and are employees of HealthyPlace.com. They are paid personnel whose job it is to make sure the forums and chat areas run smoothly. HealthyPlace also uses volunteers, from time to time, to help manage and moderate the forums and chat areas. These volunteers are labeled “moderators” and you will see that title when they post to the forums.

All individuals who help manage the forums and chat have been screened for "conflicts of interest," meaning they are free from influence by sponsors, partners, or other source...
(08 Jul 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
None of the articles are written or influenced by companies advertising on our website.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

All advertisements and sponsorships are clearly identified and labeled.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
(19 Mar 2009) - Link

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