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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Library and Internet services - Botsford General Hospital
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Library and Internet services - Botsford General Hospital
Web address:http://www.botsford.org/library/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct462646
Date of initial review: 29 Dec 1998
Validity of certificate09 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit29 Sep 2011

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
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
Medical librarians of Botsford Hospital are responsibles for organizing links to health information.
Diane Piskorowski, MLS
Medical Librarian
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: The page "Staff & Services" displays a list of services provided by the Botsford Hospital Library and the name of people in charge of each service.
Botsford Hospital provides resources for informational purposes.
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

Botsford Health Care Continuum physicians, employees, medical residents, medical interns, and base students.
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Library Services
Health Information Disclaimer
Botsford Hospital provides resources for informational purposes. Health information should always be carefully reviewed with your health care provider. Botsford Hospital will not be held responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources.
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy and Security on Our Web Sites
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only news on the blog are dated. Other pages do not include the last update.
Mobile Access to Library Resources
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
In addition to an e-form, the web site also provides a postal address, a phone and a fax number.
Contact Library Staff
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Clarification requested.
  (09 Aug 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
BHC does not contract with any advertising or marketing agencies to gather individual or group profile information on our visitors.
  (29 Sep 2011) - Link

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