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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Migraine.com
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Migraine.com
Web address:http://www.migraine.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct849357
Date of initial review: 25 Nov 2012
Validity of certificate17 Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
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



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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
More information about the physician and healthcare writers and contributors is given on http://migraine.com/physician-experts/.
Our content is written by professional medical writers and published only after review by board-certified neurologists. Our independent editorial board is composed of practicing physicians with expertise in treating headaches and migraine disease.
  (03 Dec 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Migraine.com strives to provide you with tools and resources to help manage your disease.
  (27 Nov 2012) - Link

Audience:
At Migraine.com we empower patients and caregivers to take control of migraine disease by providing a platform to learn, educate, and connect with peers and healthcare professionals.
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Purpose of the website
This information is not designed to replace a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. Migraine.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy

At Health Union we take your privacy seriously. We protect your information by encrypting all your personally identifiable information.

Health Union’s Privacy Policy has been established to help consumers understand the information we may collect or gather when you use and visit Migraine.com. By using or visiting the site you agree to comply with the Terms of Use and certify that you have fully reviewed and understand the Privacy Policy of Migraine.com.

Keep in mind that the Privacy Policy applies only to Health Union-owned and -operated s...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Written by: Otesa Miles / Reviewed by: John-Claude Krusz, PhD, MD | Last review date: November 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

References
Seasonal variation in migraine, Cephalalgia, Alstadhaug, 2005
Lack of seasonal variation in menstrually-related migraine, Cephalalgia, Bekkelund 2008
Migraine, as compared to other headaches, is worse during midnight-sun summer than during polar night. A questionnaire study in an arctic population; Headache; Salvesen; 2000

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Last updated June 6, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us

For General inquiries

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For all other inquiries (link to us, editorial question, etc.)

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Written Correspondence can be sent to:

Health Union, LLC
1 International Plaza
Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19113
  (27 Nov 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Migraine.com accepts responsible advertising and sponsorships, however sponsors will not influence editorial content in any way.
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Revenue generated from these sponsorships helps us continue developing and improving the site to meet your needs with the most current information and tools available.

Migraine.com is brought to you by Health Union, LLC, which does not manufacture, distribute, market or sell any product to cure, diagnose or prevent migraine disease or headaches. Health Union, LLC is an independent company solely funded by it’s founders and is not owned ...
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8. Advertising policy
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Migraine.com accepts responsible advertising and sponsorships, however sponsors will not influence editorial content in any way. Advertisements and any sponsor-provided content will be clearly and unambiguously marked and thus easily distinguishable from Migraine.com editorial content.
  (14 Jan 2013) - Link

Migraine.com accepts responsible advertising and sponsorships, however sponsors will not influence editorial content in any way. Advertisements and any sponsor-provided content will be clearly and unambiguously marked and thus easily distinguishable from Migraine.com editorial content.
  (03 Dec 2012) - Link

Advertising Policy

From time to time Health Union accepts responsible advertising from external advertisers. Additionally, Health Union may run “internal ads” which are advertisements for Health Union offerings such as specific Migraine.com features, mobile apps or other Health Union websites. Whether from an external advertiser or from Health Union, all advertising on Migraine.com is clearly identified and surrounded by clearly viewable statements such as “ADVERTISEMENT,” “SPONSORED LINKS,” “SPONSOR RESOURCE CENTER” or other such distinctions.
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Because Migraine.c...
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