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Hepatitis C Association

This website is under reassessment for recertification

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7 Years

Certificate validity 14 Sep 2010 - Sep 2012

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct286928

Date of initial review:

18 Dec 2002

Certificate validity

14 Sep 2010 - Sep 2012

Date of last visit:

27 Jun 2012
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Medical/Scientific Advisory Council
Joel Levinson, MD
Digestive Diseases Association
Springfield, NJ
Diana Sylvestre, MD
OASIS
Oakland, CA
Marcelo Kugelmas, MD
University of Colorado
Hepatology Department
Denver, Co
 

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

The platform is moderated no less frequently than daily. The moderators are not medical professionals. And, by default, all users are considered as non medical professionals. On the occasion that a health or medical professional gives medical information as a platform user, his status and qualifications as a medical professional must be identified. Such a posting in the absence of the user’s medical status and qualifications will be deleted by a moderator. Platform users and moderators must behave at all times with honesty and respect for all users. Failure to comply with the above stated p...

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

The information provided on this site is intended to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her physician.
 

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

The information provided is intended for support only, and should not replace the relationship between a patient and his/her physician.

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Hepatitis C Association site to any third party. Any information provided to Hepatitis C Association by users of the Hepatitis C Association site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have not explicitly consented. Hepatitis C Association employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorize... 

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

Users of the forums (message board) are not permitted to modify or delete the messages that they post.

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

Postings that are represented as personal experience means anything that the person has undergone him/herself. Users should provide references (i.g.; links) to health/medical information that they post that is not based on their own personal experience.

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Collaborative platforms:

Feb 4 2012, 02:05 PM

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Collaborative platforms:

Users of the Forum (Message Board) must only information that is true and correct to their knowledge.

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

CONTACT US
 

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Funds to support this website are provided by direct public support from individuals and corporations in the form of grants and donations to the Hepatitis C Association. More details are publically available in the corporation’s IRS990 filings or at www.guidestar.com.
 

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

Hepatitis C Association does not display commercial content or receive funding from advertising products or services.
 

Collaborative platforms:

Commercial advertisements for healthy or medical services and/or products (links, banners, content, etc.) are not permitted on the message board and will not be posted anywhere on the site.

(12 Feb 2012) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site’s certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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