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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Web address:http://library.med.utah.edu/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct413855
Date of initial review: 04 Jul 2010
Validity of certificate02 Nov 2011 - Nov 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 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
The names and qualifications of all the members of the staff are provided.
Faculty and Staff Directory
Steadman, Matt Web Developer
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
To support and promote the education, research and service programs of the Eccles Health Sciences Library and the communities it serves by providing a state-of-the-art web presence that allows for easy access to the wealth of resources available through the Library.
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

The library serves the educational, research, and clinical needs of health professionals, students and researchers at the Health Sciences Center, the University of Utah, the State of Utah and surrounding areas, and of the Internet.
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Information accessed through this Web site is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical care. The Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) is an information service only, and does not diagnose medical conditions, offer medical advice, or endorse specific products or services.
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy and Confidentiality
It is the policy of the Eccles Health Sciences Library to safeguard the confidentiality of transactions between the Library and its borrowers, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah Privacy Policy, and the American Library Association's "Policy concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users."
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Each page is individually dated.
Page updated: Thu, 2011-05-19
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Mailing address, emails and phones are provided.
Contact us
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funded by the university of Utah
Funding for the Library's website is provided by the University.
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The Library website does not host or receive funding from advertising, nor does it participate in any banner/link exchanges.
  (02 Nov 2011) - Link

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