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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Mayfield Clinic
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Mayfield Clinic
Web address:http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct491264
Date of initial review: 11 Nov 2008
Validity of certificate19 Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
Date of last visit19 Mar 2013
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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
our team

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2. Presentation of the site
company profile

The Mayfield Clinic of Cincinnati, Ohio, has treated hundreds of thousands of patients since its establishment in 1937 by Frank H. Mayfield, MD. Internationally recognized as a leader in neurological surgery, Mayfield has forged a rich and lasting heritage through technical innovation, research, and a commitment to patient care. As part of its historical role in the training of young physicians, Mayfield works hand-in-hand with the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery to oversee faculty members, resident training and clinical fellowships.
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Purpose of the website
The information contained on MayfieldClinic.com is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment. The service is presented for the sole purpose of disseminating health information. It is not intended and must not be taken to be the provision or practice of medical, nursing or professional health care advice or services in any jurisdiction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a m...  (12 Mar 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Website Privacy Policy
Mayfield understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our patients and website visitors. We are committed to honoring your privacy, and to offering special protections for any personal health information you choose to share with us. The document you are reading is our privacy policy for our web sites, and it describes what information we may collect about you, what uses we may make of it, how you can tell us what to do with your information, and what precautions we take against unauthorized access or use of your information. This site is in ...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
reviewed by > Ron Warnick, MD, Mary Haverbusch, RN

Mayfield Certified Health Info materials are written and developed by the Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute in association with the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.
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last updated > 11.2010
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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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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is owned by Mayfield Clinic, 506 Oak Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Advertising and Sponsorship Policy
To help further its mission of making reliable health information available to the public, MayfieldClinic.com accepts advertising and sponsorship under strict guidelines

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8. Advertising policy
Advertising and Sponsorship Policy
To help further its mission of making reliable health information available to the public, MayfieldClinic.com accepts advertising and sponsorship under strict guidelines. We will refuse any advertisement that we believe is incompatible with our mission. Ads are clearly labeled and separated from our editorial content. We do not endorse any company or product. An ad appearing on our site does not mean we endorse that advertised company or product. No advertisements related to alcohol or tobacco products are accepted, nor advertising for specific health ...
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Ads are clearly labeled and separated from our editorial content.
Advertising messages are clearly labeled as such and separated from all site content.
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Advertising and Sponsorship Policy

MayfieldClinic.com does not accept commercial advertising.

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