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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:KidsHealth.ORG
Web address:http://www.kidshealth.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct322521
Date of initial review: 21 Dec 1997
Validity of certificate10 Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
Date of last visit10 Aug 2012
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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.

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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
Articles have an author with a link to the reviewer page. Example : "Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD" on http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/concussions.html#
Medical Editor
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

Audience: 3 Portals for Parents, Kids and Teens.
One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens.
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website Sentence on all the pages
Note: All information on KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
The Nemours Foundation does not collect identifying information about You (such as Your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless You voluntarily submit that information to us through our Contact Us page, our newsletter subscription pages, or other means.

Please do not provide any confidential information (including health information) about you or anyone to us via electronic communication. Any information you do submit will not be sold to any third parties. If we publish any information you provide to us on the website, we will not disclose personally identifiabl...
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reviewed by: Yamini Durani, MD
Date reviewed: November 2010
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

Reviewed by: Yamini Durani, MD
Date reviewed: November 2010
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Complete info on medications
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Please fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

It is posible to change the size of the text on the top of each page
Text Size
  (03 Apr 2009) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Link to the partners : http://kidshealth.org/parent/kh_misc/partners.html
Most of KidsHealth's funding comes from Nemours, one the nation's largest nonprofits dedicated to children's health care, research, advocacy, and education. Additional support through partnerships with children's health care providers, corporations, foundations, and other groups that support the mission of KidsHealth — as well as individual donors — helps to fund additional KidsHealth educational programs for families.
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
As a commercial-free, trusted resource for children's health information, KidsHealth relies on the support of strategic partners and individual donors to help fund the development of new programs while also providing content to families through additional channels (school programs, brochures, and more).
  (10 Aug 2012) - Link

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