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The Health On the Net Foundation offers one of the world's best healthcare information portals on the Web. Our mission is to help people get better by guiding them and their care providers to reliable medical information. Access to trustworthy health websites and other services are free of charge to all users. To support its mission HON has developed the HONcode certification for health websites. The initial HONcode certification is completely free of charge for health site responssibles, after which follows an annual HONcode re-evaluation and re-certification which is a contribution-based service for the health sites.
Please note: There is no conflict of interest with regards to the re-assessment process being a paid service. Payment for conducting the re-assessment process in no way guarantees the renewal of your HONcode certification. If the expert review team finds that your website is not fully HONcode compliant, you will be requested to make the necessary changes to make it compliant. Only after the website reaches full compliance with the HONcode will your HONcode certification be renewed.
Note: Donations are subject to the following rules:
Any financial commitment from public or private sector entities to the HON Web site or to a dedicated project under the responsibility of HON, gives him/her no right to influence the content of this Web site. HON is completely independent on all the published material content in the HON's Web site. There is no influence at all from donating parties or partners funding any part of a project or section of the HON Web site. If any such pressure should at any time occur, the partnership agreement with the partner in question will be immediately nullified to safeguard the credibility of this site.
Support and contribution
As a not-for-profit organisation, Health On the Net Foundation relies on external funding and support in order to remain operational.
The following parties have contributed to our creation and development:
The Foundation wishes to thank the Provisu foundation for its contribution and its support for the development of the eye diseases and the prevention of blindness platform.
The Foundation wishes to thank the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) for its support.
The certification of Health French website is funded by the French National Health Authority.
The HON Foundation also wants to thank:
We thank our advisors for their precious contributions.