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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Web4health
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Web4health
Web address:http://www.web4health.info/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct293728
Date of initial review: 02 Jun 2004
Validity of certificate13 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
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
Web4Health Medical experts
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Web4Health personnel will monitor the discussions and may remove obviously unsuitable texts. These moderators are not medical specialists.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The aim of Web4Health is to give good and useful free medical advice, help and self help in the areas of mental health, psychology, personality disorders, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, substance abuse, sexual abuse, types of mental illness, etc.



  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Forum where you can discuss life, psychology and psychiatry problems.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

Audience: General public
 
The aim of Web4Health is to give good and useful free medical advice, help and self help in the areas of...
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Everyone is free to join the forum and participate in the discussions. Participation is not limited to medical specialists.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Disclaimer:The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. The material in this web site cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment.

  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy and Anonymity in Web4Health
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Web4Health is intended for serious exchange of information and experience on eating disorders. If you want to discuss your own problems, or those of your friends or relatives, you can participate in internet web conferencing by pseudonym. (your real name is secret), but you still have to adhere to these rules.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Written by: Wendy Moelker, Psychologist in charge, tutor, Emergis center for mental health care, Goes, the Netherlands
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

If possible, indicate the source of your information, such as a wewb page, book or scientific paper. If the information is your personal experience, post in your personal profile who you are, what education and work you have done.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

All posts provide a date of last revision
 
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest revision: 07 Jul 2010.
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated.

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:54:43 +0200
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
We do not want to promote one individual method of therapy or medication. We offer unbiased information and are not influenced in any way by commercial companies or intertests.

  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Only post information which is true and correct to your knowledge.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact us
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Originally, Web4Health was developed with financing by the European Commission. At present, Web4Health is financed by Google ads and by voluntary, unpaid work by some of the medical experts. The ads and the buyers of ads do not in any way influence the medical content. Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems sciences (DSV), provides the technology used. The QuickAsk natural-language question-answering-system was originally developed by DSV but is now provided by Cention. The KOM2002 multi-lingual content management system is used to manage the data base.
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

These moderators are not medical specialists. They are paid for by the income from advertisements in the web site.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement - Ads Choices - Non-Google advertisements
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

The ads and the buyers of ads do not in any way influence the medical content.
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

At present, Web4Health is financed by Google ads and by voluntary
  (29 Jul 2009) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

You may not use Web4Health for commercial marketing without permission from the Web4Health owners or from Google Adwords.
(13 Jul 2011) - Link

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