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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
World Allergy Organization Web site
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:World Allergy Organization Web site
Web address:http://www.worldallergy.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct586668
Date of initial review: 21 Oct 2002
Validity of certificate02 Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Date of last visit02 Jun 2011
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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
2010-2011 Board of Directors

  (18 May 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The WAO website is an up-to-date compendium of information about allergy, asthma and immunology for all physicians, including specialists, other health care professionals and patients. It also provides a network for global contacts in the field.
  (18 May 2011) - Link

Audience:
The WAO website is an up-to-date compendium of information about allergy, asthma and immunology for all physicians, including specialists, other health care professionals and patients. It also provides a network for global contacts in the field.
  (18 May 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The materials and other information provided by the WAO websites are for professional medical educational, communication and information purposes only and are not intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments.
  (18 May 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy

  (18 May 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
References
General reviews
Graft DF. Insect sting allergy. Med Clin North Am 2006;90:211-32.

Bonifazi F, Jutel M, Bilo BM, Birnbaum J, M?ller U, EAACI. Prevention and treatment of Hymenoptera venom allergy: guidelines for clinical practice. Allergy 2005;60:1459-70.

Golden DBK. Insect sting allergy and venom immunotherapy: A model and a mystery. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005;115:439-47.

Freeman TM. Hypersensitivity to Hymenoptera stings. N Engl J Med 2004; 351:1978-84.
  (18 May 2011) - Link

Website last updated: May 23, 2011
  (02 Jun 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
E-mail for all WAO questions
  (18 May 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Website sponsored through an
unrestricted educational grant from

  (18 May 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Sponsors who partially fund WAO educational programs are acknowledged through the placement of their logos and a statement about their funding. These acknowledgements are placed separately from editorial content in a clearly visible location on the WAO page(s) so that they are easily distinguished from editorial content
  (18 May 2011) - Link

Advertising Policy
The WAO websites do not accept advertising in the form of banners or advertorials. Any banners present on the site are promotions of WAO meetings, journals or other WAO information.
  (18 May 2011) - Link

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