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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
About: Cystic Fibrosis
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:About: Cystic Fibrosis
Web address:http://cysticfibrosis.about.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct641279
Date of initial review: 01 May 2009
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
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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
From Lori Alma, former About.com Guide
About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
With nearly 800 Guides, About.com helps users find solutions to a wide range of daily needs – from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

With nearly 800 Guides, About.com helps users find solutions to a wide range of daily needs – from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information, facts, and opinions provided are no substitute for professional advice. Always consult your primary care physician for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and before undertaking a new diet or exercise plan. This Service and the Sites are for informational purposes and should be used in conjunction with health care professionals.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

3. Confidentiality
About.com will never share, rent, or sell your personal information without your consent, unless it is required by law. (...) Updated October 2009
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

McCool, F. D. MD, FCCP and Rosen, M.J. MD, FCCP. “Nonpharmacologic Airway Clearance Therapies: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines”. Chest. 2006;129:250S-259S. 8 November 2008.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

Created: July 12, 2009
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Guides engaged by About.com, or About.com Guides, don't give preferential treatment to any outside resource (publication, video, affiliate, website), based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

6. User support and adequation
7. Disclosure of funding sources
©2010 About.com, a part of The New York Times Company.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
"Advertisement" "Sponsored Links" "Cystic Fibrosis Ads"
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Advertising Policy
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads.
  (28 Sep 2010) - Link

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