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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:NetWellness
Web address:http://www.netwellness.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct371643
Date of initial review: 28 Jun 2000
Validity of certificate09 Feb 2013 - Feb 2015
Date of last visit23 Feb 2013
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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
NetWellness Expert Contributors

Content is written and/or reviewed by faculty experts in their area of specific expertise and training. All faculty contributors are required to have appointments at one of the three sponsoring research universities in accord with university standards. Contributions, while not peer-reviewed, are read and reviewed by our staff for clarity and are also subject to our Quality Standards.
  (09 Feb 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The purpose of this system is to make available to the public information about health matters. Like a library, it includes information from a variety of sources--textbooks, standard medical and professional journals, and articles about treatments which have not yet been proven safe or effective. It covers drug information, disease information, standard and alternative treatment information, and general health and wellness information.
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

NetWellness is dedicated to...
improving the health of Ohioans and people worldwide through information that is scientifically sound, high quality, and unbiased.
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website

The information you will see is not intended to be medical advice. It is general health information and does not take into account your particular health status nor is it a substitute for personal medical care. Drug information will not describe every adverse effect or every possible interaction between the drugs you may be taking.
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012
  (15 Nov 2012) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
send us an email at
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
NetWellness is a commercial free resource provided by the participating universities. NetWellness supporters contribute funding and substantial monetary support. Support from the private sector comes in the form of unrestricted grants or gifts and does not influence content.
  (12 Feb 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
  (09 Feb 2013) - Link

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