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HONcode status The health Website
Transverse Myelitis Association
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Transverse Myelitis Association
Web address:http://www.myelitis.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct369724
Date of initial review: 22 May 2000
Validity of certificate10 Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Date of last visit25 Feb 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



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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 Information on the Websites has been compiled from a wide variety of sources ranging from reputable medical publications to non-authoritative Websitess of unclear ownership. It is neither feasible nor practicable to confirm the accuracy of every piece of information compiled from all these varied sources. Information may be written, created, or compiled by people who are not medical experts. Information is not necessarily reviewed for accuracy by medical experts.
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For the collaborative platform:

You agree that “Transverse Myelitis Association Forum” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While
(10 Dec 2010) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The Transverse Myelitis Association facilitates support and networking opportunities amongst families; provides educational information; functions as a clearinghouse for articles and research literature; and investigates, advocates for and supports research and innovative treatment efforts.
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For the collaborative platform:

Information and Support for Transverse Myelitis and related neuroimmunologic conditions of demyelinating attacks of the central nervous system.
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Audience:
Persons who have these rare neuroimmunologic diseases and their families.
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Purpose of the website
The information contained in the TMA Websites is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on health and disease management topics. All information contained on the site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for information purposes only. Nothing contained in this Websites is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis, treatment, prevention, first aid or emergency medical care.

The Information should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest a diagnosis or a course of treatment for a pa...
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For the collaborative platform:

In addition, TMA does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the Websites and is not responsible for the content of these communications and materials. Any messages, advice, opinions or other information contained in any discussion area of the like should not be construed as professional advice or instruction. TMA disclaims all liability for any such content in accordance with paragraph 10 of these Terms of Use.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Statement for Transverse Myelitis Association
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For the collaborative platform:

Transverse Myelitis Association Forum - Privacy policy
(10 Dec 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Link to additional information
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts are referenced



All pages contain separate modification dates.
 
Last Modified: Sunday, 18-Apr-2010 16:25:31 MST
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated



5. Justification of claims
This Websites provides Information about complications of medical conditions, treatments or drugs. You should not rely on any information relating to complications of medical conditions contained in this Websites.
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For the collaborative platform:


You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Transverse Myelitis Association Forum” is hosted or International Law.
(10 Dec 2010) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact information can be found here.
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For the collaborative platform:

Contact information can be found here.
(10 Dec 2010) - Link

Possibility to Listen to this page
 

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Officers and the Board of Directors of the TMA are volunteers. The TMA has no paid employees. The TMA has nearly no overhead. We have no offices; the officers and board work from their homes, pay for most of their own supplies and office equipment, their own computer equipment, their own long-distance phone bills and internet access. The TMA does not use any of its funds for fundraising purposes. All of the funds we receive go directly to offering services to our members.
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For the collaborative platform:
The moderators are the members of the TMA.

The Officers and the Board of Directors of the TMA are volunteers.
(10 Dec 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Fundraisers/Advertising
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We do not allow outside advertisers to affect the quality or accuracy of information on our site, and we maintain a stringent policy of editorial independence. We maintain complete editorial independence with respect to our content in every circumstance. We do not permit advertisers or other third-party sponsors to make changes to content, or to introduce biased content into the design of our site. We clearly identify all advertisements, sponsorships, and sponsor-related material on the site. We separate this material from medical or health-related content and tools.
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Advertising, Third Party Content and Links to Third Party Websites
The Websites contains hyperlinks and other pointers to Internet Websitess operated by third parties. TMA does not control these linked Websitess and is not responsible for the content of any linked Websites or any hyperlink contained in a linked Websites. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, any endorsement by TMA of the site or the products, services or information provided at those sites.
  (10 Dec 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:


You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Transverse Myelitis Association Forum” is hosted or International Law.
(10 Dec 2010) - Link

We clearly identify all advertisements, sponsorships, and sponsor-related material on the site. We separate this material from medical or health-related content and tools.
  (10 Dec 2010) - Link

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