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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Efforts: Emphysema Foundation For Our Right To Survive
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Efforts: Emphysema Foundation For Our Right To Survive
Web address:http://www.emphysema.net/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct396728
Date of initial review: 17 Feb 2000
Validity of certificate05 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.

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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 herein comes from many sources on the Internet as well as from our members and Medical Professionals. http://www.emphysema.net/mmedinfo.asp
Our Professional Staff
Thomas L. Petty, M.D.
Henry Yeager, M.D. Pulmonologist
Ron Karpick, M.D., F.A.C.P. , F.C.C.P. Pulmonologist
  (05 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
We are an open list where folks can ask and respond to situations to learn more. (...) Usually good judgment of the individual controls this, sometimes that individual might lose that good judgment temporarily and post carelessly to the list. At that time, management will exercise whatever measure necessary to regain control and to maintain the dignity of the list. http://www.emphysema.net/ours.html

a. Extend politeness to other members and to any contacts.
b. Exhibit tolerance for opinions and feelings different from yours. If offended by innocent remarks, please direct it to the individual, not to the list.
c. Refuse to get into aggressive arguments or verbal conflicts with other members or contacts.
d. Language which is foul or obscene, abusive, or otherwise offensive to the group, will not be tolerated.
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2. Presentation of the site
As well as providing a very vital support, through a joint email discussion list and educational resource for its members, we are also working to educate and inform patients and care providers as well as promote deeper research for more effective treatment and hopefully a cure for Emphysema and other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Be an activist in managing your own disease and join our EFFORTS to help promote vital medical research and education. If we don't do this, who will?
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patients and care providers
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Purpose of the website
The information on (or referenced by) the EFFORTS' website and discussion lists is not intended or implied to be a substitute for the professional medical advice of your own healthcare providers.
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3. Confidentiality
Routine Information Collection
All Web servers have access to basic information about their visitors. This information includes things such as IP addresses, referring page, browser type and version and date and time of visit. None of this information can be used to identify a visitor to this site. EFFORTS does not record this information except when a request is made to join or leave one of our lists. In this case, the information is recorded in an email sent to our list manager; the email itself is deleted after we have processed your request.
When you apply for list membership, ...
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For the collaborative platform:
Not applicable, as since email is sent, it cannot be changed

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The information herein comes from many sources on the Internet as well as from our members and Medical Professionals.
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For the collaborative platform:

If you find an interesting COPD-related article on the Internet and want to share it, do not post the entire article unless it is very short. Rather, just briefly describe it and include the web address where it can be read by others. If the article is copyrighted or you think it might be subject to copyright, please do not send the whole article. Instead, briefly describe it and provide a link.
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Last Revised May 19, 2011
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For the collaborative platform:
The dates are displayed for all emails received and sent.

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

For the collaborative platform:

All posters to the EFFORTS list are requested and advised that information posted to the list must be accurate to the best of their ability.
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6. User support and adequation
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
EFFORTS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that was formed, funded and is operated by patients with the disease. Membership is free. All contributions are tax-deductible and gratefully accepted. Click here for information on sending contributions to EFFORTS. We do have Pay-Pal and credit card availability.

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8. Advertising policy
EFFORTS does not use or allow any third party advertisements. We provide pages that list items in which you may be interested such as our books page and our oximeter page. These pages are provided as a convenience and EFFORTS is not compensated for any listing. We may occasionally announce on our main page the availability of an item and provide a link. Again, we are not compensated for those announcements, rather we provide them as a convenience to our users.
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For the collaborative platform:

No advertisements for personal or monetary gain is permissible.
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