Certificate of compliance

Healthline Networks

is in compliance with the HONcode

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7 Years

Certificate validity 09 Jul 2015 - Jul 2016

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

14 Nov 2007

Certificate validity

09 Jul 2015 - Jul 2016

Date of last visit:

11 Aug 2016
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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.

Original Article Process
A board-certified physician reviews every original article that contains medical information for accuracy, appropriateness of medical language, and proper characterization of the findings. An editor then edits the article for style, flow, punctuation, and readability. Finally, the story moves from editing to publishing, where it is converted to HTML and published to the site.
Our editorial philosophy is to use relevant and accurate content to promote a healthy lifestyle and facilitate disease prevention, as well as to offer clinically significant, medically re...

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

On the footer of every page of the website.

Healthline is for informational purposes and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations.

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

Finally, Healthline utilizes Google Analytics to count, track, and aggregate visitors' activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g., tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within Healthline properties). For more information on Google Analytics privacy practices, see: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. For more information on the Trade Desk, see: thetradedesk.com/general/privacy-policy.

(25 Sep 2015) - Link

Links provided in the content
Name of the author and reviewer provided on the top of articles

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

Published on September 24, 2015

(25 Sep 2015) - Link

All information about drugs is provided

Amoxicillin Side Effects

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

On the footer of every page of the website

Your feedback is important to us.
Whether you have a question about our content, feedback about our site, or if you’d like to advertise on Healthline.com, get in touch. While we can’t respond to all inquiries, we do incorporate feedback when possible to make our site more relevant and useful to people like you

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

Funding Disclosure
Healthline.com is owned by Healthline Networks, Inc., and is funded through advertising. Read more.

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

However, we are absolutely inflexible about our editorial autonomy and we never allow funding to influence the content we create.

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

Funding from our advertisers allows us to use much more powerful tools–including video, expert input, animations, and in depth coverage–than we could afford without such sponsorship.
In order to be consistent with our mission, we have developed the following guidelines about the types of advertising we accept.

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

We clearly distinguish sponsored and non-sponsored content.

(17 Sep 2015) - Link

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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