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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Lynch Syndrome International
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Lynch Syndrome International
Web address:http://www.lynchcancers.com
Mirror address(es):http://www.lynchcancers.org http://www.lynchcancers.net
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct311581
Date of initial review: 15 Feb 2011
Validity of certificate17 May 2011 - May 2013
Date of last visit06 Mar 2014

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

HONcode status
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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.

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
All the references and sources are directly linked within the content of the site.

This website is developed and maintained by Lynch Syndrome International. All medical information on this site is supported by recent studies and specific source information is linked to the direct study.

The specific section for professionals is reviewed by medical professionals and information is sourced with the specific studies. Within the section for survivors, the information has been compiled by survivors and, in some cases, in collaboration with experts. As well, specific information has been sourced.
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2. Presentation of the site
The primary mission of Lynch Syndrome International (LSI) is to serve our global communities by focusing on providing support for individuals afflicted with Lynch syndrome, creating public awareness of the syndrome, educating members of the general public and health care professionals and providing support for Lynch syndrome research endeavors.
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Survivors, Professionals, Media
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Purpose of the website
Content upon this website is for informational purposes only. It is not the intent of this organization for purposes to rely upon information for diagnosis or treatment of any condition. Individuals should seek and utilize the services of an expert, qualified, healthcare professional for consideration of any diagnosis or treatment of this and any other medical condition.
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3. Confidentiality
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
References are provided within the text via a link to the sources used or cited. The sources includes scientific articles from MEDLINE (a database of international bio-medical scientific abstracts and articles), National and governmental organization websites.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
complimentary alternative medicine linked to
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Modified 12/19/2010
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5. Justification of claims
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6. User support and adequation
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Thank you for considering donating to LSI.
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8. Advertising policy

At this point, Lynch Syndrome International is not offering advertising opportunities upon the website, however, in the future, following Board of Directors approval and development of an ethical advertising policy, advertising may be available and utilized upon this site.
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