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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Breast Cancer.org
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Breast Cancer.org
Web address:http://www.breastcancer.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct443635
Date of initial review: 12 Jun 2000
Validity of certificate14 Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
Date of last visit17 Aug 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
Professional Advisory Board
  (14 Aug 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
Ok, forum boards are moderated

Created by: Moderators
(14 Aug 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.
  (14 Aug 2012) - Link

Our mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
  (14 Aug 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or medical treatment. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and her/his existing physician. Please consult your healthcare professional on any question you may have. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking medical advice because of something you read here
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Statement
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Members of the Professional Advisory Board (PAB) provide advice and guidance to the organization as we fulfill our mission: making sense of the complex medical information about breast cancer so women can make the best decisions for their lives. Breastcancer.org relies on the PAB to help with the conception, creation and revisions of our award-winning content. They bring their professional voice to our web site.

Many PAB members participate in our Ask-the-Expert Online Conferences as they answer questions on important topics about breast cancer. PAB members also aid in our unders...
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Page last modified on: March 14, 2012
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For the collaborative platform:

Posted on: Sep 23, 2011 12:54 PM, edited Sep 23, 2011 12:57 PM by Moderators
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
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Technical Problems
Use this link to report problems you are having with the sit...
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
As a nonprofit organization, Breastcancer.org depends on the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations.
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8. Advertising policy
Breastcancer.org reserves the right to reject, cancel, or remove at any time any sponsorís banner from Breastcancer.org for any reason. In such a case, Breastcancer.org will provide prompt notice to the sponsor, together with an explanation. Breastcancer.org also reserves the right to determine the appropriate placement of the sponsorís banner on the Web site.
  (21 Oct 2010) - Link

Sponsorship may be allowed by Breastcancer.org provided certain criteria are met:

* Corporate image sponsorship or corporate sponsorship
* Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration
* Nonmedical or non-health-related consumer products and services
* Consumer products with a potential health connection
* Fitness products or services
* Medical products, devices, or services (including insurance providers)
* Health care services (clinics, hospitals, procedures) ó nat...
  (21 Oct 2010) - Link

However, this display or the sponsorship is not related to our content in any way.
  (14 Aug 2012) - Link

Breastcancer.org maintains a distinct separation between sponsor messaging and editorial content.
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