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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:EmpowHER
Web address:http://www.empowher.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct884166
Date of initial review: 06 Nov 2010
Validity of certificate13 May 2011 - May 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
Dr. Archelle Georgiou is the Chairman of EmpowHER's Medical Advisory Board.
EmpowHER has several different types of content included in our Editorial Board review process:
* News & HER Articles: Content written in house (by our team of health writers) or syndicated through a news provider;
* Videos: Created in house by our content production team;
* Sponsored Content: Educational resources created by EmpowHER sponsors;
* Medical Encyclopedia Supportive resources provided by EBSCO, whose Publishing Medical Review Board is comprised of physicians or medical professionals (RD, RN, etc.) with expertise in a wide range of areas, i...
  (25 Mar 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
EmpowHER's mission is to improve womens' health and change their lives by providing credible health content; answers to their health questions; a community of women like themselves with whom they can share their personal health stories, and advocacy tips and tools that empower them to take charge of their own health and wellness.
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Millions of women visit EmpowHER.com every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness.
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Purpose of the website
Nothing contained in the Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You should not rely on anything contained in the Site, and you should consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.
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3. Confidentiality
We collect personal and non-personal information to customize the content and advertising you see, fulfill your requests for products or services, and improve our services to you. There are many aspects of our site that can be enjoyed as a visitor, but you need to register in order to take full advantage of the services we provide.
When you register for the site, we collect personal information from you such as your email address and password. Registering allows you to access health content whenever you come to our site.
When you search on our sit...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Acute laryngitis. Johns Hopkins Medicine website. Available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health_information_library/index.html?ArticleID=19423#whatis . Accessed December 9, 2008.
Aphonia. American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Random House Reference; 2003;187-187.
Borowski M, Carson-DeWitt R. Conversion Disorders. EBSCO Publishing Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) website. Available at: Link

Created: 2006-10-13 14:25:13.0
Modified: 2008-05-03 04:48:46.0
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Your feedback is so important to us, and we appreciate you sharing it with us!
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
26. HW, LLC. d/b/a EmpowHER Media is a privately held company that is funded through its investors and sale of advertising and sponsorship products to providers of women's health services and products.
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8. Advertising policy
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We accept advertising that complies with our Advertising & Promotions Policy.
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So all of the advertising, promotions and sponsorships for which we receive compensation are clearly labeled as such.
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