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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
WebMD Gateway
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:WebMD Gateway
Web address:http://www.webmd.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct298987
Date of initial review: 29 Feb 2000
Validity of certificate20 Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Date of last visit27 Mar 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
Meet the WebMD Health Senior Staff and Editorial Team.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
WebMD News is an independent media service designed to provide news, information, and educational material to consumers and physicians.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

Audience:
WebMD News is an independent media service designed to provide news, information, and educational material to consumers and physicians.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The contents of the WebMD Site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the WebMD Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the WebMD Site!
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Part 2: About This Privacy Policy and Using Our Site and Tools

This Privacy Policy applies to Web sites owned and operated by WebMD, including WebMD.com, the WebMD Health Manager, Medicinenet.com, and RxList.com.

Reference to "WebMD" means WebMD, LLC., including any company that WebMD, LLC. controls (for example, a subsidiary that WebMD, LLC. owns). "WebMD Web sites" include any site that WebMD owns or controls (for example, Medicinenet.com). WebMD may share information among its subsidiaries or sites that it owns or controls, but is always protected under the terms ...
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
By R. Morgan Griffin
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

Reviewed on February 04, 2011
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
WEBMD IMAGE POLICY:

WebMD's before and after pictures come from reputable physicians and medical text books with the full consent of each patient. Photographs have not been altered or enhanced in any way, except to crop them to fit our space or for modesty. Each set shows the same person. No doctor can guarantee the same results because cosmetic surgery produces a unique outcome for each individual.
  (05 Jul 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Send an Email
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Since we launched WebMD, we have regularly sought sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our award-winning content at no cost to you. WebMD provides opportunities for sponsors to bring you their marketing message and information about their products and services by publishing their information or links within our site.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
ADVERTISEMENT
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

There are certain categories of advertisements that WebMD will not permit on the WebMD Network at any time. These categories include but are not limited to the following:
illegal or objectionable products
fraudulent, deceptive, illicit, misleading or offensive material
material that misrepresents, ridicules, discriminates (real or implied) or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other status deemed inappropriate for the WebMD Network
alcohol
weapons, fire...
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. All Advertising, promotional, sponsored or marketing content on the WebMD Network will be clearly and unambiguously identified. WebMD will not allow any Advertising on the WebMD Network that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement."
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

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