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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
Web address:http://www.apfed.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct163859
Date of initial review: 02 Nov 2004
Validity of certificate08 Mar 2012 - Mar 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.

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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
Our Medical Advisory Board reviews all of the medical information APFED publishes for its content and accuracy.
Medical Advisory Panel: Our Medical Advisory Board is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of leading physicians and scientists who donate their time to the organization and its mission. These dedicated professionals are integral to APFED's success as a patient advocacy group.

Medical Advisory Panel
MAP Chairperson
Margaret H. Collins, M.D.
Associate Professor Pathology, Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati Staff Pathologist
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is a non-profit organization dedicated to patients and their families coping with eosinophilic disorders. APFED strives to expand education, create awareness, and support research while promoting advocacy among its members.
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is a non-profit organization dedicated to patients and their families coping with eosinophilic disorders.
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided on the APFED website, newsletter and message board are designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/APFED member and his/her physician.
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), browser type, screen resolution, what type of search engine brought you to our site only to give us an idea how to improve the web pages.
Our database contains private information including name, address, contact information and medical information. If you provide any private or nonpublic information it will be restricted to site administrators and individuals on a nee...
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Revised 4-10-2011. Authors: Wendy Book MD, Harvey Leo MD
URL: http://apfed.org/drupal/drupal/diagnosis_of_EGIDs
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
EGID References
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

Last modified on Fri, 12/30/2011
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Postal address, phone and email provided.
Contact Us
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
APFED is a volunteer run organization. Our organization does receive support in the form of educational grants from corporate sponsors.
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Our website does not accept advertisements.
  (08 Mar 2012) - Link

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