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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
American Chronic Pain Association
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:American Chronic Pain Association
Web address:http://www.theacpa.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct225479
Date of initial review: 09 Aug 2008
Validity of certificate26 Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Date of last visit26 Nov 2010

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.

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1. Information must be authoritative
Advisory Board
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Our Mission

* To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.

* To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

* To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.
* To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.
(11 Nov 2009) - Link

Audience:
Our Mission

* To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.

* To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

* To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.
(11 Nov 2009) - Link

Purpose of the website
The contents of our website and communications are provided for informational purposes only and as a benefit and service in furtherance of the ACPA’s mission. This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition.
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The information contained in the ACPA website and in communications from ACPA is made available with the understanding that ACPA is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The contents of our website and communications are provided for informational purposes only and as a benefit and service in furtherance of the ACPA’s mission. This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding... (11 Nov 2009) - Link

3. Confidentiality

Privacy Policy

ACPA is committed to protecting the privacy of its website users. We occasionally request that you provide personal information, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and other information from which your identity can be discerned. ACPA does not rent, sell, lend, or give personally identifiable information collected from you on its web site to marketers or other parties. We may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires. We do record how often various pages are visited...
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
REFERENCES
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

Last Updated: 11/23/2010
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

5. Justification of claims
1. http://www.webmd.com/drugs
2. http://www.druginfonet.com/drug.htm
3. http://www.pdr.net
4. http://www.medscape.com/druginfo
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Email:
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The site is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Purdue Pharma. Purdue has no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The site is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Purdue Pharma. Purdue has no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.
(11 Nov 2009) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The ACPA does not accept or host any advertising of any type from any organization, corporation or individual.
  (26 Nov 2010) - Link

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