Certificate of compliance


is in compliance with the HONcode

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17 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Mar 2019

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

30 Jul 2000

Certificate validity:

valid until Mar 2019

Date of last visit:

07 Mar 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

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VH believes that advertising on the Internet is more interesting to the user when it is relevant. Therefore, through the use of your non-personally identifiable information and technologies such as cookies, IP's, Device ID's, Etc. (each described below), we and our business partners may deliver advertisements that are targeted towards your particular interests and your behavior on the Internet. This is sometimes called behavioral advertising.
Advertising may be delivered to you based upon information you have provided to us (such as your interests and demographic data) and non-personally identifiable information we collect ourselves from you (such as the pages you have viewed on the Sites or articles you have accessed). For instance, if you expressed an interest in a specific topic or have been reading articles on the Sites about a specific topic, we may serve advertisements specifically to you that are related to this topic. These targeted advertisements may appear on any number of Sites owned or controlled by VH that you visit, and may also appear on the Web sites of VH's business partners which are not owned or controlled by VH. If you do not want to receive such targeted advertisements, then follow the instructions below in the section titled "Managing Cookies."

(07 Mar 2018) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

How SpineUniverse Generates Funding
We believe it's important to be transparent in how our website generates funding. SpineUniverse generates revenue from various commercial activities, including:
the sale of banner advertisements, primarily to medical companies
fees paid by physicians, medical practices, and healthcare institutions for listings in the Find a Spine Specialist tool
fees paid for Sponsored Content, such as sponsored case studies and Technology Centers. (You can learn more about Sponsored Content in our Editorial Guidelines.)

(07 Mar 2018) - Link

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Vertical Health recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between Advertising and Sponsored Content and Editorial and decision-making content.

(07 Mar 2018) - Link

All Advertising, Sponsored, or Marketing Content on any Vertical Health site will be clearly and unambiguously identified. Vertical Health will not allow any Advertising on its Vertical Health network that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement."

(07 Mar 2018) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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