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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
National Kidney Foundation
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:National Kidney Foundation
Web address:http://www.kidney.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct627563
Date of initial review: 30 Mar 2001
Validity of certificate30 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit30 Aug 2011
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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.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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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
Scientific Advisory Board
The National Kidney Foundationís Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is made up of physicians, scientists and other health professionals and provides advice and guidance to the President on NKFís activities related to medicine and health. The duties of the NKF Scientific Advisory Board include:

Reviewing and approving documents and educational materials submitted by NKF staff or volunteers to assure accuracy, validity and the non-baised nature of its content.
Overseeing the Foundationís scientific publications and providing guidance regar...
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
  (30 Aug 2011) - Link

Audience:
The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
  (30 Aug 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Patients and consumers reading articles posted on this site should review the information carefully with their professional health care provider. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians.

  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
All the page
Privacy

Data relating to visitors browsing this Web site is not collected. The confidentiality of visitors browsing this Web site, including their identity, is respected. The National Kidney Foundation, owners of this Web site, undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and all other requirements of medical/health information privacy in the U.S.

  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Links to original documents.

Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
For more information about high blood pressure, click here
  (30 Aug 2011) - Link

Revised 8/18/08
  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Form online

Contact Us

  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
See "fundraising" section.
Annual Report
  (30 Aug 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This Web site does not accept advertising

  (13 Jul 2011) - Link

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