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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Diabetes Directory
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Diabetes Directory
Web address:http://www.mendosa.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct744785
Date of initial review: 24 Apr 1998
Validity of certificate08 Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
Date of last visit19 Aug 2014
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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.

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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
David Mendosa

About me

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: Information on Diabetes
On-line Diabetes Resources
  (23 Apr 2012) - Link

Audience: General public
General public
  (23 Apr 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
I never forget that I am a journalist — not a medical professional. I even have a canned message that I need to send out every once in a while that says, “Your doctor would be the best person to address your concerns. I wish that I were free to help, but if I did, it could be construed as practicing medicine without a license.”

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Your privacy is important to me. To better protect your privacy, I provide this notice explaining my online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What information do I collect? Each web page access is recorded. This information can be analyzed to determine how many visitors, what pages visitors look at, and from where they connect. That’s all.

Do I use cookies? “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. I don’t use cookies. However,...
  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Part 6: Publications Web Sites
  (14 May 2012) - Link

Last modified: January 29, 2011

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Contact details

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funding and Advertising
I have never made money from this website and never intended to profit from it. This site is my gift back to the Internet community from which I have learned so much. A few banner ads and targeted Google ads that provide relevant information help defray a small portion of the costs.

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

our editorial content is free of any commercial influence.

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

My website hosts HealthCentral sponsored ads and links. I do not control HealthCentral ads content and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence.

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

My website hosts advertisement banners and sponsored links. Advertisement is distinguished by the word "Advertisement," which can be found either above or right below an ad banner.

  (08 Jun 2012) - Link

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