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HONcode status The health Website
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior
Web address:http://rawarrior.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct781969
Date of initial review: 11 Jun 2010
Validity of certificate15 Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
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.

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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
Kelly Young writes Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior
Kelly is a student of Rheumatoid Arthritis because of the axiom: Know your enemy. Since her diagnosis in 2006, she has relentlessly worked to learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  (15 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
Comments moderation : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/

All opinions in regular posts on this website are the sole responsibility of the site owner, Kelly Young, and are not the opinions of any other organization, business, employer, spouse, kids, church, or any other agency.
Please be polite. Remember the Golden Rule. Discussions are welcome, but keep it nice.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is the sole arbiter of whether a comment is libellous, hurtful, or otherwise inappropriate.
If you’re using a comment to sell something (also known as spamming) or to encourage someone to visit your site for the purpose of selling medications, ...
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: What is the purpose of this website? Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is dedicated to helping those who suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis to fight this fierce disease with a fierceness of their own.
URL: http://rawarrior.com/about/rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior/
 
The Goals of this site have always been clear:
- Help patients find information and encouragement so they can live the best life possible.
- Increase awareness about Rheumatoid Arthritis and correct common misconceptions.
- Present the patient story in a way that may increase understanding of the disease by doctors and researchers.

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Audience:
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is dedicated to bringing news and articles of interest to Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, their loved ones, and care givers worldwide.
  (15 Sep 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
What I write here is not to be taken as medical counsel or endorsement of any treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis or any other disease. I am not a medical doctor. My words are not the replacement for professional medical advice.
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For the collaborative platform:

Information provided in comments is designed to complement, not replace, that provided by a patient’s own physician.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy
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For the collaborative platform:
Confidentiality : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/

By leaving a comment on this site, you understand that the words you write are viewable by the public, including your doctor, spouse, or mother-in-law.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Links to external sources provided, e.g.:
http://rawarrior.com/methotrexate-and-rheumatoid-arthritis/
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is dedicated to bringing news and articles of interest to Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, their loved ones, and care givers worldwide. The site makes heavy use of news articles found online.
  (15 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Commenters should post information which they believe to be true, providing source for medical information unless it is their personal experience.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

Legal pages are dated. Pages with medical content are dated.
 
This page was created 9/24/2009.
  (15 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
All posts and comments are automatically dated.

September 15th, 2011 by Kelly Young
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

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

For the collaborative platform:

Commenters should post information which they believe to be true, providing source for medical information unless it is their personal experience.
(26 Sep 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Email provided.
I need to contact Kelly
  (15 Sep 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funding policy : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/
This site has been fully funded by its author with the following exceptions.
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For the collaborative platform:

All opinions in regular posts on this website are the sole responsibility of the site owner, Kelly Young.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
All advertisements are labelled as such.
Advertisment
  (26 Sep 2011) - Link

Ads policy : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is free from any commercial influence on the content portions of the site
  (18 Jun 2010) - Link

Ads policy : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is free from any commercial influence on the content portions of the site.
  (15 Sep 2011) - Link

Ads policy : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/
The ads are distinguished by the word “Advertisement.”
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For the collaborative platform:
no ads permitted in comments : http://rawarrior.com/disclaimer-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-warrior-website/

If you’re using a comment to sell something (also known as spamming) or to encourage someone to visit your site for the purpose of selling medications, insurances, etc., your comment will be removed immediately and your IP address will be banned.
(15 Sep 2011) - Link

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