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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Web address:http://www.msfocus.org/
Mirror address(es):http://www.msfacts.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct766937
Date of initial review: 11 Jun 2001
Validity of certificate12 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit17 Mar 2014

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
Our Leadership

Executive Directors
Jules Kuperberg

Healthcare Advisory Panel
The Healthcare Advisory Panel is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and relevance of all medical and health-related information the MSF provides.

Ben Wade Thrower, MD - Neurology, MSF Senior Medical Advisor
Daniel Kantor, MD - Neurology
William Lowe Mundy, MD - Internal Medicine
Traci Seidman, PhD - Psychology
Ellen Whipple Guthrie, PharmD - Pharmacology
Jennie Q. Lou, MD, MSc - Neurology, Occupational Therapy
Rob Godsall...
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2. Presentation of the site
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.

Our resources assist people who have MS, their families and caregivers, regional support groups, and healthcare professionals. Access to our programs and services is available through our interactive web site or our national, toll-free helpline staffed by caring case...
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helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being.
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Purpose of the website
Terms and Conditions of Use Please Read Carefully

The content as presented in the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. (MSF) web site is provided for informational purposes only to those visiting its web site (YOU). The MSF makes no express or implied warranties or representations of any kind regarding any of the information and/or referrals contained in this web site. All information and/or referrals are offered solely for the purpose of helping those affected by multiple sclerosis make informed decisions about their healthcare options. Although the MSF strives to present only c...
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The study is published in the September issue of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology.
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(Last reviewed 7/2009)

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

6. User support and adequation
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7. Disclosure of funding sources

Founded in 1986, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. (FEIN: 59-2792934), a publicly funded non-profit corporation, qualified for the 501(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service as evidenced by the Notice of IRS Exempt Status Recognition below. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

The MSF follows established accounting standards and is audited annually by an independent CPA firm. The MSF maintains a voluntary Board of Directors to carry out its purposes. The MSF devotes the majority of its efforts as...
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8. Advertising policy
To provide an objective resource for people with MS, this site contains no advertising of any kind.
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