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HONcode status The health Website
International Osteoporosis Foundation
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:International Osteoporosis Foundation
Web address:http://www.iofbonehealth.org
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct515676
Date of initial review: 03 Oct 2011
Validity of certificate12 Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
Date of last visit09 Nov 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



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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 / Health information

Medical or scientific information and advice is reviewed by IOF Science Manager Dr. Denys Wahl in cooperation with members of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA).
CSA Chair: Prof. Cyrus Cooper, Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton, and Chair of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Oxford.
CSA Vice-Chair: Prof. René Rizzoli, Professor of Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Head of the Service of Bone Diseases at the Department of Rehabi...
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
IOF Website:

The purpose of the IOF website is to provide credible and up-to-date information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. This information is intended for the general public, healthcare professionals and policy makers. All medical and scientific information is reviewed by the IOF Science Manager in collaboration with members of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors. More information here.
  (12 Oct 2011) - Link

Audience:
Patients and Public
Health Professionals
Policy and Advocacy
Media

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Purpose of the website
IOF works to ensure that the information provided on the IOF Web Site is accurate, timely and useful. However, the information contained on http://www.iofbonehealth.org should not take the place of professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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3. Confidentiality
Web Privacy Policy

IOF respects the privacy of personal information and complies with the current legislation for online data according to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act. In order to safeguard the privacy of our members, readers and conference attendees, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has instituted the following privacy policies to protect personal information. This policy explains the data processing practices for all IOF congress registration websites as well as for the online journal Progress in Osteoporosis (collectively referred to herein as “IOF Web...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Worldwide, an osteoporotic fracture is estimated to occur every 3 seconds, a vertebral fracture every 22 seconds (218).
Reference: associated with osteoporotic fractures. Osteoporos Int 17:1726.
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Last Updated:
August 31, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
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6. User support and adequation
Contact information

If you have any questions about this Policy or the IOF Website, please feel free to contact the Administrator by e-mail at
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website section is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AMGEN in collaboration with GSK
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8. Advertising policy
IOF does not accept or host paid advertising and does not promote or endorse commercial products or services on its website. IOF acknowledges corporate sponsors for any unrestricted educational grants and financial sponsorship. The appearance of corporate logos solely acknowledges this sponsorship and does not constitute an endorsement by the IOF for the products of sponsoring companies.
  (05 Oct 2011) - Link

IOF does not accept or host paid advertising and does not promote or endorse commercial products or services on its website. IOF acknowledges corporate sponsors for any unrestricted educational grants and financial sponsorship. The appearance of corporate logos solely acknowledges this sponsorship and does not constitute an endorsement by the IOF for the products of sponsoring companies.
  (05 Oct 2011) - Link

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