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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Web address:http://www.aafa.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct236968
Date of initial review: 24 May 2001
Validity of certificate19 Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
Date of last visit19 Oct 2011
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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
The names and qualifications of the members are provided.
Editorial board - Chief Medical-Scientic Editor:
  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
MISSION STATEMENT: AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.
AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support to people through a network of Regional Chapters, Support Groups and other Local Partners around the U.S.
  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

...for people with asthma and allergies,...
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Purpose of the website
Information accessible on this site is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice and information. Information provided is general in nature and may be helpful to some people but not others, depending upon their personal medical needs. This is why you should always consult with your personal physician prior to changing or undertaking a new diet, exercise program or following advice designed for general audiences only.
  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy policy
  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
References are provided when it is necessary.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Allergy Facts and figures
  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

All pages are individually dated.
(Updated April 2010)

  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Email and phone are provided.
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Sponsors & supporters are presented.
Funds for Web site operations are derived from the overall annual operating revenues of the organizations. See the list of our supporters.

  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Site Advertising
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization currently does not accept paid advertising on our Web site. Funds for Web site operations are derived from the overall annual operating revenues of the organizations. See the list of our supporters.

  (19 Oct 2011) - Link

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