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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
HealthInfoIowa
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:HealthInfoIowa
Web address:http://www.healthinfoiowa.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct395664
Date of initial review: 16 Oct 2001
Validity of certificate06 Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 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
Final editing is done by Pamela Rees, M.A.L.S, A.H.I.P, Medical Reference Librarian at the State Library of Iowa.
  (26 May 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
It is a gateway to a wide range of health resources available on the World Wide Web.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

Audience: General public
 
HealthInfoIowa is designed as an education resource for Iowa residents.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
If you have personal health concerns, information found over the Web may be educational. But it cannot substitute for medical advice from a licensed healthcare provider who knows you, your medical history, and your medications. HealthInfoIowa's disclaimer should be considered when using information on our site:
HealthInfoIowa is designed as an education resource for Iowa residents. We do not endorse and are not responsible for information found at sites to which we link. Please consult your personal physician or other healthcare professional for issues related to your own health.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Statement
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Last modified Jun 02, 2011 09:20 AM
  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
If you need assistance in using this site or if you need help in finding additional information that you don't find here, click on Ask a Librarian or contact ...
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

Accessibility
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
HealthInfoIowa is a quality-filtered website sponsored by the State Library of Iowa.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement Policy: The HealthInfoIowa website does not host any form of advertisment.
  (26 May 2011) - Link

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