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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
About: Back and Neck Pain
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:About: Back and Neck Pain
Web address:http://backandneck.about.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct514937
Date of initial review: 07 Mar 2001
Validity of certificate21 Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Date of last visit14 May 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

HONcode status
HONcode status

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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
Anne Asher
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2. Presentation of the site
At About.com, we provide advice and information that are not only practical but trustworthy.
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About.com is a friend to beginner and expert alike
our users'
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Purpose of the website
The material in this site is provided for personal, non-commercial, educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any company or product.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Deyo, R., & Weinstein, J. (2001). "Low Back Pain". New England Journal of Medicine, 344, Retrieved February 19, 2007.

"Adult Low Back Pain". Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), (June 1994 rev. Sept. 2006). Retrieved February 28, 2007, from National Guideline Clearinghouse Web site.

"Low Back Pain Fact Sheet". National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Retrieved: June 15, 2006.

"Lost-worktime Injuries and Illnesses: Characteristics and Resulting Time Away From Work". 2005. Bureau of Labor Statistics. R...
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Updated: May 31, 2007
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
You can email me at

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
About, Inc., A part of The New York Times Company
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8. Advertising policy
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