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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
BabyCenter Australia
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:BabyCenter Australia
Web address:http://www.babycenter.com.au/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct289833
Date of initial review: 05 Mar 2010
Validity of certificate11 Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Date of last visit11 Oct 2013
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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.

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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
http://www.babycenter.com.au/about/mab/
All the medical content on BabyCenter Australia has been checked by a member of our Medical Advisory Board.

Vanessa Clift

Vanessa Clift is a Registered Nurse, Certified Midwife and holds qualifications in Child and Family Health. Currently she is working within Child and Family Health Services in the community in line with NSW Health Families First Strategy.
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:


All users on site are automatically considered to be non-medical professionals.

(30 Oct 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:

BabyCenter's overall mission is to help parents make the most of one of life's greatest experiences by calming their worries and saving them time. We try to represent multiple points of view, knowing that no two pregnancies, no two births and no two children are alike. We believe that there are many different and reasonable ways to approach the same problem.
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

Audience:
help parents make the most of one of life's greatest experiences by calming their worries and saving them time
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website

SUCH CONTENT IS INTENDED SOLELY AS A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL AID. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE ADVICE, OR TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION AND BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT.
  (14 Apr 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

These moderators are able to remove comments and posts in their own groups, but they are not able to modify or edit other users' messages. As a user, you have the ability to delete or edit your own posts and comments.
(30 Oct 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Approved by the BabyCenter Australia Medical Advisory Board

  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

When posting please give references (that is, links to reports and so on) to any health or medical information you provide, if it is not your own personal experience. By personal experience, we mean symptoms, tests or treatment that you, or close family members, have gone through.
(30 Oct 2012) - Link

If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy (v 1.0) was last updated on September 20, 2005.

http://www.babycenter.com.au/e7814/privacy-policy#ixzz2hNPyNRBi

  (11 Oct 2013) - Link

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

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We also ask you to post only information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
(30 Oct 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This web site, and the information, content and services it makes available (which, collectively are referred to as the "Web Site"), is provided to you by BabyCenter, L.L.C, a Delaware limited liability company, with its principal offices in San Francisco, California ("BabyCenter" or "We").
http://www.babycenter.com.au/about/use/#ixzz1U3uEHnrZ

To help you along the way, JOHNSON'S® baby is happy to sponsor BabyCenter, Australia’s leading parenting site, filled with valuable insights from trusted sources and fellow mums.
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The community is moderated by the BabyCenter Team, who work to ensure that BabyCenter is a friendly and supportive place for you to share experiences and ideas. The BabyCenter team has the ability to delete or edit comments and posts that breach our guidelines.

The site is also moderated by the many users, known as group owners, who create groups on BabyCenter. They are not employed by BabyCenter and they moderate on a purely voluntary basis. These moderators are able to remove comments and posts in their own groups, but they are not able to modify or edit other users' messages. ...
(30 Oct 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement
  (01 Jul 2011) - Link

Our website hosts Google sponsored ads and links. We do not control Google ads content or endorse the products and services featured there.

Our website hosts advertisement banners and sponsored links. We do not endorse the products and services featured there.
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

http://www.babycenter.com.au/about/advertising/onsite/
Advertisement content is distinguished by the word "Advertisement".
  (29 Oct 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail to people or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings; or
(30 Oct 2012) - Link

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