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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
About: Pediatrics
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:About: Pediatrics
Web address:http://pediatrics.about.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct106768
Date of initial review: 01 Nov 2005
Validity of certificate21 Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Date of last visit14 May 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
Vincent Iannelli, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the author of The Everything Father's First Year Book.
  (19 Jun 2009) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
About.com, we provide advice and information that are not only practical but trustworthy.
  (19 Jun 2009) - Link

About.com is a friend to beginner and expert alike.
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Purpose of the website
The information, facts, and opinions provided are no substitute for professional advice. Always consult your primary care physician for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and before undertaking a new diet or exercise plan. This Service and the Sites are for informational purposes and should be used in conjunction with health care professionals.
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3. Confidentiality
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
By Vincent Iannelli, M.D., About.com
  (19 Jun 2009) - Link

Updated: May 24, 2006
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
You can email me to Ask a Question or use this submission form to offer feedback, comments, and tips, etc
  (19 Jun 2009) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
2007 About, Inc., A part of The New York Times Company.
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8. Advertising policy
All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads. We do not accept illegal advertisements or any advertisement that About.com feels is objectionable or in bad taste.
  (19 Jun 2009) - Link

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