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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Prostate.net
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Prostate.net
Web address:http://www.prostate.net/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct811114
Date of initial review: 15 Mar 2011
Validity of certificate19 Jun 2011 - Jun 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.

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
Contributors are listed.
All editorial content is reviewed by one or more members of the Editorial Board for accuracy and clinical references.
  (31 May 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
By providing tools and information on everything from prostate treatments and erectile dysfunction to meditation, recipes, meal plans and nutrition this website aims to be the leading resource for men, and their partners and loved ones, seeking a holistic and integrative approach to ongoing health and wellness.
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

Audience:
By providing tools and information on everything from prostate treatments and erectile dysfunction to meditation, recipes, meal plans and nutrition this website aims to be the leading resource for men, and their partners and loved ones, seeking a holistic and integrative approach to ongoing health and wellness.
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
This Website (including its Content) is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, other qualified health provider or expert with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, health care options and health-related services. Always consult a medical or other professional before starting any exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information.
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
References are listed on a particular page, the board of contributors can be consulted in the following page : http://www.prostate.net/site-pages/prostate-medical-board-of-advisors/
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Site References
  (31 May 2011) - Link

Dates also visible at the end of articles.
 
[This page was last modified 23 Jan, 2011]

  (06 Jun 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Different treatments and possible side effects are mentioned.
Side Effects of Hormone Therapy
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact form available online.
Contact
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

Possibility to increase/decrease font size.
 
Text Size
  (17 Mar 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Site funded by the owner and advertising.
Funding for http://www.prostate.net and all company websites is 100 % provided by CHG.The CooperativeHealth Group is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California. CooperativeHealth (CHG) operates and owns a number of websites in specific health verticals with a focus on men’s health. CHG does not accept any third party funding for the site outside of advertising it receives in accordance with the Advertising Policy
  (31 May 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement are at the top, at the bottom and in the right side bar of the pages.
Advertisement
  (19 Jun 2011) - Link

This site may publish special sections that contain content created or selected by the CooperativeHealth editorial team and funded by an advertising sponsor. The content is subject to CooperativeHealth’s editorial standards for accuracy, objectivity, and balance. The sponsor does not edit or influence the content but may suggest the general topic area.
These sections will typically be labeled “Sponsored by” an advertiser at the top of the page to indicate that an advertiser has paid for association with the article or service on the page, but the content or service is not editorially ...
  (18 Mar 2011) - Link

See "ad policy" page.
CooperativeHealth sites do not endorse products, services or companies

CooperativeHealth does not evaluate the products and services advertised on this site. The fact that certain products and services are advertised on our site is not an endorsement of those products and services by CooperativeHealth.
Advertisers are prohibited from placing any advertising that:

* Contains false, deceptive, or misleading claims
* Promotes products that are illegal or whose distribution would violate the law
* Promotes the sale of fireworks, firearms, am...
  (18 Mar 2011) - Link

“Advertisement” is used to label the most common form of advertising displayed on our site. The content of this form of advertising is controlled by the advertiser. Ads are labeled with the word “Advertisement” adjacent to or within the advertisement.
In the case of advertisements served by third party ad servers, these ads are clearly distinguishable by terms such as “Ads Provided by Google”.
  (18 Mar 2011) - Link

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