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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
WellSpan Health
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:WellSpan Health
Web address:http://www.wellspan.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct164764
Date of initial review: 15 Aug 2000
Validity of certificate13 Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
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
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.

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
Biographies are visible when clicking in the names of the members.
Management Team Bruce M. Bartels
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: Modifications asked.
WellSpan Health provides this web site as a community service.
  (08 Oct 2009) - Link

Audience: General audience.
WellSpan Health provides this web site as a community service
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information it contains is offered to you with the understanding that it should not be considered medical or professional advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should seek the services of an actual health care professional.
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Although we make every reasonable effort to protect personal information and health-related personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information via the Internet and that hackers or thieves do find ways to thwart security systems.
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

Legal and medical pages are dated.
Last updated: 2010
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Different contact services available from the contact page.
Contact Us
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
WellSpan Health directly funds the operation and hosting of wellspan.org.
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
It does not accept or display advertising.
  (13 Nov 2010) - Link

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