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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Healthline Networks
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Healthline Networks
Web address:http://www.healthline.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct694855
Date of initial review: 14 Nov 2007
Validity of certificate23 May 2012 - May 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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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
The Healthline Editorial Team
Elijah Wolfson, Editorial Director
George Krucik, MD, Director, Clinical Content
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Healthline’s mission is improve health through information.
We focus our efforts on offering readers and visitors to our site objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information, guided by the principles of responsible journalism and publishing.
  (23 May 2012) - Link

Audience: General Public
...our users ...
  (23 May 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The Contents of the Healthline Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Healthline's licensors, and other material contained of the Healthline Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any question you may have regarding a medical condition.
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
Internet privacy is an issue that we take very seriously. Healthline is committed to protecting your privacy. We believe it is important for you to know what information is being collected about you, how that information is being used, with whom it is being shared, and how to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns.
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Written by Alice Oglethorpe | Reviewed by George Krucik, MD Article Sources: (...)
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

Published March 1, 2012
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
All relevant information is provided.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Emails, addresses, phones and fax are provided.
Contact us
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Healthline.com is owned by Healthline Networks, Inc., and is funded by advertising. This disclosure is meant to help you easily differentiate between advertising and independent, editorial content on Healthline.com.
  (23 May 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

Healthline recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between Advertising content and editorial and decision-making content.
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

For further information visit the Advertising policy
Healthline has sole discretion for determining the types of Advertising that will be accepted and displayed on the Healthline Site, and under no circumstances shall Healthline's acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes such product(s) or service(s).
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

Healthline recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between Advertising content and editorial and decision-making content. All Advertising content on the Healthline Site shall be clearly and unambiguously identified as such, and Healthline will not run any Advertising on the Healthline Site that is not so identified. Clicking on the ad will link you to an advertiser's site, to relevant information on Healthline, or to a Sponsor's Resource Center on Healthline. Sponsored Resource Centers are labeled as being sponsored and the name of the sponsoring entity is displayed.
  (07 Mar 2012) - Link

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