Certificate of compliance

SANE Australia

is in compliance with the HONcode

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2 Years

Certificate validity: 21 Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

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Date of initial review:

02 Apr 2014

Certificate validity:

21 Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

Date of last visit:

06 Feb 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

The Editor in-Chief of SANE websites is Philippa Costigan, BA (Language and Literature), the Head of Content and Information Services. All medical information published by SANE Australia has been reviewed and approved by appropriately qualified medical practitioners unless otherwise stated.

(21 Aug 2016) - Link

This Website is intended to provide general information onlyIt does not provide specific advice, which should be sought from an appropriately qualified professional person.

(19 May 2016) - Link

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Please note: SANE Forums are peer-to-peer support services. The information provided is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their health care professionals.

(26 Feb 2017) - Link

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATIONPersonal information held by SANE is not disclosed, sold or otherwise supplied to any third party, including any third party situated overseas, unless that disclosure is to provide the services offered by SANE or the SANE Australia Website, or that disclosure is to one of our charity or other partners in connection with the Forum or any other online forums SANE operates.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please click here.

(19 May 2016) - Link

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Read some discussions
The entire Forum is publicly available to read (...)
How can I delete one of my posts?
To delete one of your posts:
make sure you’re logged in on a tablet or desktop computer
find the post you wish to delete
under the title of the post, click ‘Request Removal’
fill in the form asking for information about the post. Be sure to include the URL of your post.
Your request will be sent to the team. Moderators will respond to your request as soon as possible, but there could be a delay, especially outside of business hours. If your need is urgent, edit your post and remove its contents.

(26 Feb 2017) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

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All statements outside your personal experience — for example, about statistics, data, studies or medicine — should have trustworthy sources. Please include a link or reference to the source of the data within your post.

(21 Mar 2017) - Link

Last updated: 29 September, 2015

(12 Nov 2016) - Link

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21 Feb 2017 09:52 PM

(26 Feb 2017) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

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post information that is true and correct to your best knowledge

(21 Mar 2017) - Link

Contact us

(19 May 2016) - Link

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SANE Forums Feedback

(26 Feb 2017) - Link

This website is funded internally by SANE Australia as part of its Community Education program, with external support from Gandel Philanthropy. Further support is also provided by the Australian Government Department of Health for the SANE Media Centre; Colonial Foundation and Lithium Technologies for the SANE Forums; and from other Supporters for Helpline Online.

(21 Aug 2016) - Link

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Forums moderators are health professionals who are employed by SANE Australia and partner organisations. All moderators are identified as either a ‘moderator’ or ‘community manager’.

(26 Feb 2017) - Link

This website is free of all advertisements as a matter of policy.

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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