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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
Web address:http://www.esmo.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct821528
Date of initial review: 10 Jul 2001
Validity of certificate02 Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Date of last visit24 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

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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
The names and qualifications of all the persons involved are provided.

ESMO organizational structure

  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Our mission
•To improve the quality of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care, as well as the follow-up of patients with malignant disorders
•To advance the art, science, recognition, and practice of oncology
•To disseminate knowledge in oncology to cancer patients and the public
•To educate and train persons involved in clinical cancer care and research
•To promote education in oncology in order to ensure a high standard of qualification of medical oncologists within the multidisciplinary team
•To facilitate equal access to op...
  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

Audience: ok, added
The site http://www.esmo.org is intended for health professional in the domain of oncology.
  (02 Jul 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
The component information of the ESMO Web Site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or medical care. The advice of a medical professional should always be sought prior to commencing any form of medical treatment. To this end, all component information contained within the web site is done so for solely educational purposes.

  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
ESMO respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your personal information. This policy explains how ESMO collects and uses Member, customer and site visitor information, and how it protects your privacy. It also explains how you can manage your own personal information held by ESMO in the ‘My ESMO’ area on the ESMO website. (....)
  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
ok, hardly any medical information

Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Annals of Oncology Editorial Board

  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

ok, added
Last update: 27 June 2013
  (02 Jul 2013) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
contact form
  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
ok, Association with yearly fee membership.

ESMO is a Swiss-registered not-for-profit organization. All funding for this site is provided directly by ESMO.

  (20 Jun 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
  (20 Sep 2011) - Link

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