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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
DermNet NZ
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:DermNet NZ
Web address:http://www.dermnetnz.org/
Mirror address(es):http://www.dermnet.org.nz/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct455993
Date of initial review: Summer 1996
Validity of certificate07 Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
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
DermNet Development Group
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
DermNet NZ is provided by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated to present authoritative facts about the skin for consumers and health professionals in New Zealand and throughout the world. It was launched in March 1996.
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

Audience:
DermNet NZ is provided by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated to present authoritative facts about the skin for consumers and health professionals in New Zealand and throughout the world. It was launched in March 1996.
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information compiled in the section about skin conditions and their treatment should only be followed at the direction and under the supervision of a medical practitioner. They are valid for New Zealand only.
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors, including their identity, is respected by DermNet. The DermNet Development Group undertakes to honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in New Zealand.
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
References:

Skin Pathology (2nd edition, 2002). Weedon D
Pathology of the Skin (3rd edition, 2005). McKee PH, J. Calonje JE, Granter SR

On DermNet NZ:

Dermatopathology glossary

Other websites:
Books about skin diseases:

See the DermNet NZ bookstore

Author: Dr Ben Tallon, Dermatologist/Dermatopathologist, Tauranga, New Zealand.

  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

Created 2011. Last updated 21 Jul 2012

  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Contact us
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
DermNet NZ is funded by advertising, non-directed sponsorship, members' directory listings, image sales and Amazon Associate /PharmacyDirect product sales.
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
DermNet NZ accepts advertising providing it is relevant to dermatology, ethical, and the DermNet Development Group has approved its format and content.
  (15 Oct 2009) - Link

Acknowledgement of a sponsor or advertiser does not imply any endorsement or recommendation of that company’s products by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. Sponsors and advertisers do not influence DermNetNZ's content.
  (07 Aug 2012) - Link

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