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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.
Web address:http://www.aamds.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct791156
Date of initial review: 05 Jul 2000
Validity of certificate22 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 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

HONcode status
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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
Medical Advisory Board
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

AA&MDSIF provides answers, support and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information on this Web site is for informational purposes only. Some of the information on this site discusses medical issues; however, it is not intended as medical advice and should not be construed as such. Inclusion of information on the AA&MDSIF Web site does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the AA&MDSIF of any medical care provider, treatment practice, medication, product, or manufacturer.
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy Statement
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Material is written and/or reviewed by the Medical Advisory Board.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
a distinguished and internationally-respected Medical Advisory Board will advise the Board of Directors on decisions about grants for research and will review medical information before publication by AA&MDSIF
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

Originally published on 03/17/2011 - 2:38pm. Last updated on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 8:29pm.
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Mailing Address, phone and email can be found at the footer of every page.
Contact us
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The sponsors are enumerated at a special page on Financials.
AA&MDSIF's Board and staff are committed to being truthful in all fundraising materials, respecting the privacy concerns of individual donors, expending funds consistent with donor intent, and disclosing important and relevant information to potential donors. Some of the unrestricted educational grants that AA&MDSIF receives are from pharmaceutical companies. Such grants are used to support the mission of AA&MDSIF. While AA&MDSIF accepts such grants, AA&MDSIF does not agree to provide grant donors with any special access to AA&MDSIF Board members, staff, Medical Advisory Board members, volunt...  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
We will not deliver targeted advertisements from others to you. We provide no mechanism for an advertiser to reach you, unless you sign up directly with an advertiser or outside vendor.
  (22 Jul 2011) - Link

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