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HONcode status The health Website
Pregnancy Risk Network
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Pregnancy Risk Network
Web address:http://www.pregnancyrisknetwork.org
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct998396
Date of initial review: 18 Feb 2013
Validity of certificate26 Feb 2013 - Feb 2015
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.

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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
Text for this site provided by Erin Houghton, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor and Lindsey Morse, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor Ferre Institute, Inc.


  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The Pregnancy Risk Network is a program of Ferre Institute, Inc. whose mission is to promote the health of individuals and families by providing information and education about genetics, infertility, environmental exposures, and family history; and integrating advances in these areas into personal health management.
  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

Audience:
Pregnancy Risk Network is a free telephone information service for women, men, and healthcare professionals in New York State and is funded by the New York State Department of Health.

Pregnancy Risk Network provides evidence-based information and risk assessment about exposures that may affect pregnancy or breastfeeding. These exposures can include prescription or over-the-counter medications, illicit substances or substances of abuse, infectious diseases and other environmental agents.
  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of Ferre Institute's privacy policy. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.Last Modified: March 12, 2012




  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Information Collection and Use
We collect information through our online contact form, which is authorized by you when you voluntarily provide this information. We require that you provide us with certain specific personal information while also offering you choices for providing other information. You may decline to provide us with the required information, although our online contact form may not function properly as a result. [...]
  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Last Modified: October 12, 2012
  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
secure contact form
  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
we rely on support from donors like you. This important resource is funded in part by a small grant from the NYS Department of Health. We are not able to offer a full time service without additional support.
  (18 Feb 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertising Policy

Our mission is to provide you with accurate and current information. We do not have advertisements, sponsorships or links to any products on our site. We do not endorse products or companies, although we do link to other teratogen information services, which are members of OTIS, to assist you in locating a service within your area. We provide medical information on our site and offer a free service providing tailored information to consumers and health care providers who initiate contact through our online contact form. We also make available our phone number f...
  (26 Feb 2013) - Link

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