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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:TuDiabetes
Web address:http://www.TuDiabetes.org
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct926398
Date of initial review:12 Apr 2012
Validity of certificate12 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
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
Content Review
Content posted by members of TuDiabetes does not undergo editorial review before being published. Our staff and volunteer team of Administrators (you can see who they are, scrolling down on the right side of the page) actively monitor new content to ensure compliance with our Values and Terms of Service. If you see content that is in violation of any of our policies, please use the "Contact Us" form available in the footer of all pages in the website.
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2. Presentation of the site
a community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation
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of people touched by diabetes...
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Purpose of the website
The contents of TuDiabetes is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, including without limitation diabetes. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on TuDiabetes.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. The Diabetes Hands Foundation does not...
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3. Confidentiality
The Diabetes Hands Foundation ("DHF", "us" or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors and members to its websites. We want you to understand the types of information we collect and what we do with that information.
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For the collaborative platform:

*** You are free to add to your profile page as much or as little information about yourself as you want, but we highly recommend: do NOT post your personal email address, your phone number, your address or any other piece of personal information that you wouldn't give to someone you trust in Real Life or any other public places in the community.

Why? Because the Forum and other public places on TuDiabetes get indexed by Google (that is how many of our members learn about TuDiabetes, while searching for a diabetes-related topic), which means your contact information may end up on...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
For the collaborative platform:

If you are providing information that doesn't come from personal experience, provide details about the sources you reference.
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All content added to the site, by every user and by administrators, is automatically dated.
Added ... on August 29, 2011 at 4:35pm
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

Please play nice with your and other people’s information.
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6. User support and adequation
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
9. Funding and Advertising Policy
The websites operated by DHF, including http://www.tudiabetes.org and http://www.estudiabetes.org, are funded by advertisements, sponsorships, donations from individuals and grants.
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For the collaborative platform:

Our staff and volunteer team of Administrators
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8. Advertising policy
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Sponsored areas of the site are labeled as such, and the sponsoring organizations are identified.

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We accept advertising campaigns and sponsorship under strict guidelines. We refuse any advertisement that we believe is incompatible with the mission of Diabetes Hands Foundation.
The presence of an ad on our websites does not imply endorsement of the advertised company, product or service. Advertisers and sponsors must not make unsubstantiated health claims or suggest that we endorse their product.

TuDiabetes maintains a distinct separation between advertising content and community-generated and editorial content.
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All advertising content on our websites is clearly labeled as an advertisement.
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For the collaborative platform:

It is NOT OK by any means, to promote a commercial product or service without the explicit consent of the Administration. Doing so can result in getting banned from the community.
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