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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
International Adhesions Society
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:International Adhesions Society
Web address:http://www.adhesions.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct398162
Date of initial review: 25 Jul 2002
Validity of certificate23 May 2012 - May 2014
Date of last visit25 May 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
The author and editor of this web site is Dr. David Wiseman, whose biographical sketch can be viewed here.
Dr. Wiseman is a registered pharmacist in the United Kingdom and has a PhD in Cell Biology/Experimental Pathology, ... Content, including links to external sites is reviewed and approved by the editor.
  (23 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Our forums are moderated by paid employees as well as volunteers who review each message prior to posting. There may be a delay of several days from the time of posting to allow for review of each message so we appreciate your patience. In the interim, you will still see messages in the daily digest and individual versions if you would like to sign up for those. All users are by default considered as non-medical professionals and that nothing posted should be construed as medical advice. ....
(23 May 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The mission of the International Adhesions Society (IAS) is to:

1. Provide information on ARD, its treatment and prevention, to patients, doctors and other professionals.
2. Provide support to patients suffering from ARD (It does not diagnose or treat specific health problems.)
3. Promote research in the prevention and treatment of ARD.
4. Serve as a forum for public education; to raise the level of awareness among doctors, healthcare providers, government, and the public at large to prompt a more comprehensive and integrated care for adhesion suffer...
  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The mission of the International Adhesions Society (IAS) is to:

1. Provide information on ARD, its treatment and prevention, to patients, doctors and other professionals.
2. Provide support to patients suffering from ARD (It does not diagnose or treat specific health problems.)
3. Promote research in the prevention and treatment of ARD.
4. Serve as a forum for public education; to raise the level of awareness among doctors, healthcare providers, government, and the public at large to prompt a more comprehensive and integrated care for adhesion suffer...
(30 Dec 2009) - Link

Audience:
to patients, doctors and other professionals.

  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This forum is international and freely available to anyone with access to a computer.

(04 May 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The contents of the Sites, (including but not limited to information contained on message boards, in text, in text files, in chats, graphics, images, information obtained from our licensors, and other material ("Content") contained on the Sites) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice in any field, including, but not limited to financial, medical, or legal matters. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a physical or mental medical condition. Never...  (04 May 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
In order to ensure that visitors to our site enjoy their time with us, please read the following Privacy Policy.
  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Please consider VERY CAREFULLY before posting any information that will allow others to identify you, such as your name, email address, phone number etc., as once your post this information it will be available to anyone that has access to the Internet and you will not be able to erase or modify the post.
(23 May 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Sources are provided when necessary.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Source: SeattleInsider.com / Adam.com, Inc. / Illustrated Health Encyclopedia
Overviews
  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

We request that if you are going to post health/medical information when it is not personal experience (symptom, test, treatment etc. that the person or a close family member has undergone himself/herself) or general knowledge you should provide sources (references, links) whenever relevant and possible.
(23 May 2012) - Link

Updated February 2012

  (23 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
Posts are automatically dated.

Tue Apr 24 20:47:25 2012
(04 May 2012) - Link

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

For the collaborative platform:

you agree you will have materially breached these Terms and Conditions if: (...) You post material known to be false.
(04 May 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact our Webmaster
  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Forum coordinator is (email)
(04 May 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
List of sponsors is provided at the right column.
Due to our continued growth of patient support groups and needs, we seek donations from IAS members, interested individuals, members of the medical community and for-profit organizations to help defray operating costs and provide additional programs and offerings to our members.
  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Our forums are moderated by paid employees as well as volunteers who review each message prior to posting.
(23 May 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Sponsors:
  (04 May 2012) - Link

For the purposes of full-disclosure, please note that Synechion, Inc., the owner of this web site, consults for a number of companies or entities with financial interests in the commercialization of products or services for the prevention or treatment of adhesions and related conditions. No client of Synechion has any influence over the editorial content of this web site.
  (23 May 2012) - Link

Should for some reason the use of a banner not be appropriate, an advertisement will be distinguished by the word ĎAdvertisementí.
  (23 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

you agree you will have materially breached these Terms and Conditions if: (...) You use the Sites for commercial purposes, by soliciting for business; or advertising goods or services;
(04 May 2012) - Link

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