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HONcode status The health Website
Foundation Fighting Blindness
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Foundation Fighting Blindness
Web address:http://www.ffb.ca
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct415428
Date of initial review:29 May 2013
Validity of certificate29 May 2013 - May 2015
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
Scientific Advisory Board
  (29 May 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
This web site is intended to provide our community with information about current advances in vision research and the research initiatives being funded by our donors. We strive to provide clear information about all of our activities and events and about today's vision science.
  (29 May 2013) - Link

Audience:
This web site is intended to provide our community with information about current advances in vision research and the research initiatives being funded by our donors. We strive to provide clear information about all of our activities and events and about today's vision science.
  (29 May 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
Information about these and other conditions provided on the FFB web site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional. Please talk to your retinal specialist about what you learn here, and how it applies to your own health.
  (29 May 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
The Board of Directors has enacted a Policy for the Protection of Personal Information and a Privacy Officer has been appointed to ensure compliance.

Our Policy reflects the requirements of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) to limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information to only that which is needed to manage our relationships with our constituents.

FFB may, on occasion, compile and use data in an anonymous, aggregate form to produce statistical data for planning and research purposes and to meet rep...
  (29 May 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
This section has been reviewed by Dr. Peter Kertes, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto and Dr. William Stell, FFB Director of Research Programs and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Calgary.
  (29 May 2013) - Link

Updated: September 15, 2010.
  (29 May 2013) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
footer of every page

  (29 May 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
8. Advertising policy
Does the FFB web site accept paid advertising?
No, the Foundation Fighting Blindness does not accept paid advertising on this web site.
  (29 May 2013) - Link

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