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Certificate validity: valid until Jul 2012

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

14 Nov 2000

Certificate validity:

valid until Jul 2012

Date of last visit:

10 Feb 2012

Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

irishhealth.com is an independent health website for the Irish public, owned and staffed by professional healthcare journalists. (...) While we work closely with many medical professionals and health groups, irishhealth.com follows an independent editorial line and is not a lobby group for the medical profession or health service.

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

The Irishhealth.com website is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a medical professional.

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

Our Privacy Policy

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Articles on the site have been reviewed by our panel of healthcare professionals. The medical content has been developed in Ireland by medical writers in conjunction with medical professionals. Our news and features service is produced by a team of experienced medical journalists.

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

Last modified: July 07 2011.

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

E-form provided

Email message

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

Funding of irishhealth.com

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

Banners include the word "Advertisement".


(19 Aug 2011) - Link

In line with best editorial practice, the carrying of an advertisement or the acceptance of sponsorship of any section on irishhealth.com does not imply endorsement on our part of any product or service, nor does it influence us in the choice of content on the site

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

Banner advertising is accepted on the homepage and sections and is clearly identified as such, as it appears in a pre-designated format and position throughout the site.

(18 Aug 2011) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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