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HONcode status The health Website
Altitude.org
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Altitude.org
Web address:http://www.altitude.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct729487
Date of initial review: 21 Aug 2007
Validity of certificate03 Apr 2012 - Apr 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.

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
Author Profiles available
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
This site has been created by the Apex team, with the intention of educating the public further in the fields of high altitude medicine and physiology. The website is also the home of the International HAPE Database, a confidential record of individuals who have previously experienced high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE).
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

Audience:
the public
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The altitude.org website is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should not delay consulting your doctor.
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
E-mail addresses, names, and medical details of correspondents with this site will not be shared with any other organisation.
Altitude.org does not use cookies.

  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Refs: Hackett P and Roach RC. High altitude cerebral oedema. HAMB 2004; 5(2):136-146
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

Last modified 16th November 2010
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is wholly independent [...]
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This site is wholly independent and does not accept or host any advertising or endorsement.
  (03 Apr 2012) - Link

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