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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:Healthmonitor
Web address:http://www.healthmonitor.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct433295
Date of initial review: 01 Jul 2010
Validity of certificate26 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Date of last visit26 Jan 2012

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
Editorial Team
Natalie Vavricka
Digital Content Manager
Education: Lafayette College, BA English
Experience: 8 years in the digital space, specializing in consumer health, wellness, and lifestyle marketing and content.
URL: http://www.healthmonitor.com/content/editorial-team
Health Monitor Medical Advisory Board
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Our Mission: provide timely, trusted, user-friendly medical/health information and tools to our readers.
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

Welcome to Healthmonitor.com, the leading online health destination for patients, condition sufferers and caregivers.
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
All material provided on the Health Monitor Web site is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice or treatment. Consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reviewed by Health Monitor Medical Advisory Board
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News)
URL: http://www.healthmonitor.com/node/15205
Updated October 15, 2010

  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Postal address, phone and fax provided.
Contact Us
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Healthmonitor.com is funded by advertising programs from third parties such as pharmaceutical and consumer packaged good companies.
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8. Advertising policy
Ads are labeled with the word “Advertisement” in the top or along the side of the advertisement.
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Advertising has no influence on Health monitor’s content. We do not allow advertisements to affect the quality, accuracy, and relevance of information provided on Health Monitor site.
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Health Monitor uses the label “Advertisement” to distinguish sponsored offers and advertisements from content.
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To support this mission of providing quality health, Healthmonitor.com is funded by advertising programs from third parties such as pharmaceutical and consumer packaged good companies.
  (26 Jan 2012) - Link

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