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Certificate validity: valid until Apr 2017

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Date of initial review:

28 Jan 2013

Certificate validity:

valid until Apr 2017

Date of last visit:

21 Nov 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Ruben Dondeyne, Executive Director
Professor Marc Van Ranst (chairman editiorial board)
The editorial board of VacciNews.net is composed of the following independent experts and leading researchers:
Professor Marc Van Ranst (Belgium) - Biography
Professor Roman Prymula (Czech Republic) - Biography
Professor Carlo Giaquinto (Italy) - Biography
Professor Nicole Guiso (France) - Biography
The executive director in close collaboration with the Chairman of the editorial board is selecting the news items for the blog. The main criteria for selection are the content of the information; the accuracy of the information and the potential interest for the visitor.
All the other content on VacciNews.net is selected and uploaded as the outcome of an editorial meeting under the leadership of the Chairman of the Editorial Board.

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided on VacciNews.net is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical care or medical advice. It is not a replacement for medical care or advice given by one's own physicians or trained medical personnel.

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

VacciNewsNet provides this website as a public service. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
VacciNewsNet may collect and process data about the use of this website, including the domain name, the number of hits, the pages viewed, and the duration of the user's session. This data may be collected by means of a cookie. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer's hard disk by your webpage-server. The user may choose whether or not to accept cookies by adjusting the browser settings. A cookie allows users to access the website more quickly and easily. We also do collect some general data via Google Analytics about your visit to our website to help us better understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful. VacciNewsNet never collects information for commercial marketing.
VacciNewsNet provides links to other Internet sites that provide health information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.
VacciNewsNet uses Twitter to send short messages (up to 140 characters), which are also known as "Tweets," to share information, news, program activities, and other items that may be of interest to you.
VacciNewsNet will never share personal information with third parties, unless requested by law.

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Source: The History of Vaccines (A project of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia) (www.historyofvaccines.org) - October 15th, 2012 (last updated)

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

Latest update: February 6th, 2013

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 


(08 Apr 2016) - Link

VacciNews.net accepts funding & support from groups that support our mission. Editorial control of the site rests entirely with editorial board members.
Corporate contributions are in the form of educational grants. Agreements with corporate contributors specify that donors do not have control over the content of VacciNews.net.

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

VacciNews.net does not accept advertising on its site.

(08 Apr 2016) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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