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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Pollen.com
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Pollen.com
Web address:http://www.pollen.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct662661
Date of initial review: 08 Mar 2009
Validity of certificate05 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit05 Jul 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.

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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 the Pollen People at Pollen.com - information you can use every day. Edited by Glenn Connery, Associate Director of the Web Department at SDI Health LLC.
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For the collaborative platform:

ll Pollen.com Blog users are expected to behave with respect and honesty at all times. The Pollen.com Blog is not moderated, and all users are assumed to be non-medical professionals.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Pollen.com provides allergy information and weather forecasts you can use everyday.

If you suffer from allergies like hay fever, you need accurate, reliable, timely information that allows you to consistently manage your symptoms and take control of your life! Pollen.com is the revolutionary new online resource that provides you and all allergy sufferers with essential tools to do just that.
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For the collaborative platform:

Pollen.com provides allergy information and weather forecasts you can use every day. If you suffer from allergies like hay fever, you need accurate, reliable, timely information that allows you to consistently manage your symptoms and take control of your life! Pollen.com is the revolutionary new online resource that provides you and all allergy sufferers with essential tools to do just that.

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Audience: General public - patients
 
assist all allergy sufferers.


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For the collaborative platform:

assist all allergy sufferers.

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Purpose of the website
The information on Pollen.com is meant to compliment and not replace any advice or information from a health professional. Pollen.com respects the legal requirements, including those concerning medical and personal information privacy, that apply in the United States of America.
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For the collaborative platform:

The information provided on Pollen.com Blog is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Your trust and privacy is of the greatest importance to Pollen.com.
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For the collaborative platform:

All user-contributed posts and comments to Pollen.com Blog are visible to everyone visiting Pollen.com. User-contributed posts and comments are not able to be modified once posted.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Any medical or health information included on Pollen.com is provided by SDI Health LLC, a non-medical professional organization. Information from external sources included on Pollen.com, including HealthDay News, are the responsibility of the third-party provider and not of SDI Health LLC.
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For the collaborative platform:

Please provide a reference for any health and/or medical information provided in posts and comments that does not come from personal experience.
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Page Last Modified: 1/7/2011
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 12:00 AM
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
A contact form is provided
Contact us
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For the collaborative platform:
A contact form is provided

Contact
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Website of a private company
Pollen.com is provided by SDI Health LLC, a privately owned company that performs qualitative and quantitative primary research in the health care field, prepares syndicated healthcare related studies, and consults for the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries worldwide since 1982.

SDI developed Pollen.com’s proprietary forecasts and also manufactures Rotorod®, the leading tool for pollen count measurement. SDI does not generate the weather forecast that is available on our 4-day Forecast page; this comes from NOAA.
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For the collaborative platform:

Pollen.com is provided by SDI Health LLC, a privately owned company that performs qualitative and quantitative primary research in the health care field, prepares syndicated healthcare related studies, and consults for the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries worldwide since 1982.

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8. Advertising policy
All ads are labelled.
Advertisement
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For the collaborative platform:

Advertisements (links, banners, content, etc) are not permitted in user-contributed comments and posts.
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All advertising is subject to approval from POLLEN.COM regarding subject matter, form size, wording, illustrations, animation and typography. The publishers reserve the right to edit, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, before or after placement. POLLEN.COM does not accept online advertising for massage, escort services, astrology, (900) numbers, gambling, alcohol (including beer), tobacco, tea or coffee, NC-17 or X-rated movies, or any site deemed to contain pornographic material.
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Advertisements placed on the POLLEN.COM web site can direct or "link" people/users/visitors traffic to your Web site and increase brand awareness.

Rates
Please call SDI Health LLC at 610-834-0800 and ask for Pollen.com Sales.

Advertising Rates and Policies All advertising rates are due upon ad approval. Checks can be mailed to: POLLEN.COM, 220 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Spyware
POLLEN.COM strictly prohibits the delivery of Spyware on its sites. A partial definition of Spyware is a software based trigger or program that m...
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For the collaborative platform:

Advertisements (links, banners, content, etc) are not permitted in user-contributed comments and posts.
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