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HONcode status The health Website
Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet Information at Celiac.com
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet Information at Celiac.com
Web address:http://www.celiac.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct789191
Date of initial review: 06 Jan 1999
Validity of certificate24 May 2012 - May 2014
Date of last visit24 May 2012

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.

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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
Celiac.com was founded in 1995 by Scott Adams, co-author of the book Cereal Killers, founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, and founder and owner of The Gluten-Free Mall, who had a single goal for the site: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life.
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This is a moderated bulletin board and all Moderators are volunteers who have a wide variety of backgrounds, work experience and skills. None of our Moderators should be considered trained medical professionals. At least one Moderator or Administrator visits the board on a daily basis (normally several Moderators visit this board daily).
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
single goal for the site: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life.
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To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life.
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Audience:
single goal for the site: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life.
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many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed
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Purpose of the website
The information contained in this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your doctor may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. We at CELIAC.COM are not trained medical professionals, so any advice offered by us is not intended to take the place of that offered by trained medical professionals.
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Disclaimer

The information contained in this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your doctor may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. We at CELIAC.COM are not trained medical professionals, so any advice offered by us is not intended to take the place of that offered by trained medical professionals. The goal of our site and our responses to your questions is to provide accurate information about the disease to both diagnosed and undiagnosed individuals, and to faci...
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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Forum Terms & Rules Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by using the "Report" feature on the post, or going here. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, withi... (18 Jun 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Articles with technical content are appropriately sourced.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Source:

Zanini B, Magni A, Caselani F, Lanzarotto F, Carabellese N, Villanacci V, Ricci C, Lanzini A. High tissue-transglutaminase antibody level predicts small intestinal villous atrophy in adult patients at high risk of celiac disease. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Apr; 44(4):280-5. Epub 2011 Nov 25.
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Any claims you make here should be based on legitimate sources, or be expressed as opinion, experience, or inquiry
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Diagnosing Celiac Disease is Still Not a Simple Task

By Diana Gitig Ph.D.
Published 04/6/2012
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Published Yesterday
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

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# Any claims you make here should be based on legitimate sources, or be expressed as opinion, experience, or inquiry. You should remain on topic and be consistent with the theme of the forum as a whole.
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6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Celiac.com is supported by our own advertising (including banner and text ads—see info below), Google ads, and product purchases from our store.
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Celiac.com is supported by our own advertising
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8. Advertising policy
Our banner and sponsored link advertising can be distinguished by the "Celiac.com Sponsor" or "Ads By Google" text that appears with the ads. Our current sponsors can be viewed in the Gluten-Free Food & Specialty Product Companies and Gluten-Free Food Reviews sections.

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•Do not promote your own business, Web site or products--even if they offer free services. The proper place to post your Web site, business or other services is in your profile, not in your signature block or in posts.

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All ads must be relevant and important to our site's visitors—people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and/or gluten sensitivity. All food and beverage products advertised must be gluten-free. Our goal in displaying ads on this site is to provide our visitors with additional information about products that may help their situation.
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All ads must be relevant and important to our site's visitors—people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and/or gluten sensitivity. All food and beverage products advertised must be gluten-free. Our goal in displaying ads on this site is to provide our visitors with additional information about products that may help their situation.
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The ads displayed on this site by third party advertisers such as Google do not in any way influence the content of this site
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Celiac.com Advertising Policy/Disclosure
All ads must be relevant and important to our site's visitors—people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and/or gluten sensitivity. All food and beverage products advertised must be gluten-free. Our goal in displaying ads on this site is to provide our visitors with additional information about products that may help their situation. Celiac.com is supported by our own advertising (including banner and text ads—see info below), Google ads, and product purchases from our store. Our banner and sponsored link advertising can be distinguished by ...
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Our banner and sponsored link advertising can be distinguished by the "Celiac.com Sponsor" or "Ads By Google" text that appears with the ads.
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Our banner and sponsored link advertising can be distinguished by the "Celiac.com Sponsor" or "Ads By Google" text that appears with the ads. Our current sponsors can be viewed in the Gluten-Free Food & Specialty Product Companies and Gluten-Free Food Reviews sections.

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# Do not promote your own business, Web site or products--even if they offer free services. The proper place to post your Web site, business or other services is in your profile, not in your signature block or in posts.

(18 Jun 2010) - Link

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