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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


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


Title of the site:Orthogate
Web address:http://www.orthogate.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct246124
Date of initial review: 14 Apr 1998
Validity of certificate14 Nov 2011 - Nov 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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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.

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
The names of the members of the Editorial Board and the Development team are provided.
Editorial Board
  (08 Aug 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Orthogate reserves the right, but is not obligated, to review materials posted to this site and to remove any such materials and/or edit such materials in its sole discretion, without notice at any time.
(30 Sep 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The mission of the OrthoGate Project is to improve orthopedic care, education and research using Internet technologies. We facilitate access to orthopedic information using the Internet and strive to improve the quality of orthopedic information and musculoskeletal health on the Internet by providing a gateway.
  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

Audience:
an educational service to the public and to orthopaedic staff, fellows and residents
  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Members should remember that this board is aimed at a professional audience of medical students, residents, and orthopedic staff and that it is read routinely by laypeople, students, medical students, residents, and orthopedic staff.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
OrthoGate presents the information on this website as an educational service to the public and to orthopaedic staff, fellows and residents. While the information on this site is about orthopaedic surgery, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific advice or assistance regarding musculoskeletal related problems should contact an orthopaedic surgeon.
  (08 Aug 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This forum is not for medical advice. It is for orthopedic residents, students, and staff to discuss orthopedic education. Posts requesting for medical advice will be deleted.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy policy
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

You acknowledge that the community services are public and not private communications, therefore your communications may be read by others without your knowledge.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Editors: Chris Oliver
  (08 Aug 2011) - Link

Pages Updated On: Sun Aug 07 2011
  (08 Aug 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
All posts are automatically dated.

Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:32 am
(10 Aug 2011) - Link

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

For the collaborative platform:

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal materials.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Mailing address, phone and contact form provided.
Contact us
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Currently there is no major direct financial support for Orthogate and the whole enterprise is run by a group of keen orthopaedic surgeons who have donated their own time, computer and servers to the Orthogate project.
  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Sponsored Listings


  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

The financial commitment from the sponsor to this educational project, gives him no right to influence the content of this website.
  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

The Orthogate project would like to invite all commercially interested companies to sponsor the project with educational grants under the following rules:

Advertising and other promotional material will be presented to viewers in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original material created by the Orthogate team or author submitted material approved by the Editorial Board.
  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

Advertising and other promotional material will be presented to viewers in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original material created by the Orthogate team or author submitted material approved by the Editorial Board.
  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes posts advertising new orthopedic products and services, spam blogging, etc...
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

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