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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
ECCO - The European CanCer Organisation
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:ECCO - The European CanCer Organisation
Web address:http://www.ecco-org.eu/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct598347
Date of initial review: 05 Nov 2008
Validity of certificate22 Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Date of last visit19 Oct 2012
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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

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.

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
This is the protected area of ECCO website for various partners and users.

Once logged in you will find an overview of:

Board Members information
  (19 Oct 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The primary purpose of this website is to disseminate information. Therefore, information presented, as well as publications, technologies, products and/or services discussed, are intended to inform about the knowledge, techniques, and experiences of physicians who are willing to share such information with colleagues.
  (19 Oct 2012) - Link

The information provided on the ECCO website is addressed to medical practitionners. The "Patient Information" section is intended for cancer patient advocates/organisations.

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Purpose of the website
The advice of a medical professional should always be sought prior to commencing any form of medical treatment. To this end, all component information contained within the web site is done so for solely educational purposes.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy statement

ECCO the European CanCer Organisation collects general operational statistics about the users, but these are limited to country of origin and most popular pages. Where personal details are submitted by users registering to participate in ECCO educational activities, the information is used only and carefully for the promotion of oncology educational opportunities. It is not shared with any other party.


Cookies are small text files websites can use to recognise repeat users and facilitate users' ongoing access to and preference...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
RSS news from ecancer.org
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Page last modified: 11 June 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
ECCO staff
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funding of this Site

This website is financed entirely by ECCO - the European CanCer Organisation and receives no external funding or sponsorship.

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8. Advertising policy

This site does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.
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