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


Title of the site:About: Chronic fatigue
Web address:http://chronicfatigue.about.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct237917
Date of initial review: 01 Nov 2005
Validity of certificate21 Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Date of last visit14 May 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
Adrienne is an experienced journalist who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in November 2006.
All original Articles are created by expert Guides and are reviewed by our medical review board prior to publication.
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For the collaborative platform:

This forum is monitored by Adrienne, Your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to the Forum Guidelines and About.comís User Agreement. I work to monitor this forum and check the forum at least 2 times a week.
Disruptive messages that attack other members of the forum or the forum community as a whole are not permitted.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
With nearly 800 Guides, About.com helps users find solutions to a wide range of daily needs Ė from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others.
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For the collaborative platform:

I hope you'll find that it's a great place to ask questions and meet other people who understand what it's like to live with these complicated and often confusing illnesses.
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Audience:
With nearly 800 Guides, About.com helps users find solutions to a wide range of daily needs Ė from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others.
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For the collaborative platform:

You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old.
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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
About.com will never share, rent, or sell your personal information without your consent, unless it is required by law. (...) Updated October 2009
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For the collaborative platform:

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member generated pages, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Source:
"Psychosocial factors and rheumatic disease" UpToDate. Accessed: February 2009.
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For the collaborative platform:

If you post health/medical information that is not related to your personal experience, please cite a reference (for example, provide a link to an online source).
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Updated March 10, 2010
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For the collaborative platform:

Monday September 27, 2010
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

You agree to only post information that is true and correct in light of your knowledge.
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6. User support and adequation
I'd love to hear what's on your mind! Please send me email me at
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For the collaborative platform:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me directly at chronicfatigue.guide@about.com.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
©2010 About.com, a part of The New York Times Company.
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For the collaborative platform:

This forum is monitored by Adrienne, Your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, according to the Forum Guidelines and About.comís User Agreement.
(27 Sep 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
"Advertisement" "Sponsored Links" "CFS Ads"
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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads.
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Advertising Policy
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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads.
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For the collaborative platform:

No advertising: Commercial messages, spam or solicitations are prohibited.
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