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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

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

Title of the site:About: Breast Cancer
Web address:http://breastcancer.about.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct184265
Date of initial review: 24 Jul 2001
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
Pamela Stephan was diagnosed with breast cancer (DCIS Stage 2 with invasive) in March 2002, and survived a year of treatment.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
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2. Presentation of the site
At About.com, we provide advice and information that are not only practical but trustworthy
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Whether your interest in Breast Cancer is from the perspective of a newly diagnosed patient, concerned family member or friend of a patient, or someone who wants to reduce their risk of breast cancer, this site is for you.

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Purpose of the website
The material in this site is provided for personal, non-commercial, educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any company or product. You should seek the advice of a professional regarding your particular situation.

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3. Confidentiality
Sometimes we will give you the opportunity to opt in to offers from third parties not affiliated with About. If you decide to accept these offers, we will provide, with your consent, your information to the third party.

We may extend offers to users on behalf of our partners about a particular product or service that may be of interest to you, but we will never give out your name or personal information at any time without your permission.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Updated: Mon May 15 2006
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
You can email me at

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
2007 About, Inc., A part of The New York Times Company
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8. Advertising policy
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