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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Genetics Education Center (GEC) at KUMC
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Genetics Education Center (GEC) at KUMC
Web address:http://www.kumc.edu/gec/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct789233
Date of initial review: 01 Feb 1999
Validity of certificate18 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 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.

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
Debra L. Collins, M.S., CGC

  (27 Jun 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The web site includes links to a variety of other Internet sites. The presence of a link to an online resource does not represent an endorsement of that site. These links are a starting point to explore other genetic sites and related resources on the Internet.
  (27 Jun 2011) - Link

Audience: Professionals
For educators interested in human genetics and the human genome project

  (27 Jun 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The genetics web site at the University of Kansas Medical Center is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Individuals requiring diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment, or who have specific questions are urged to contact their local genetic counselor or health care provider for appropriate care.

  (27 Jun 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
The Genetics Education Center web site ( including Genetic and Rare Conditions Site and Information for Genetic Professionals), at the University of Kansas Medical Center, respects the privacy and anonymity of its users. We do not use cookies or require users to register at our site.
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to this Web site is respected by this Web site. Information (names, e-mail addresses or any other contact information, personal or medical data) provided voluntarily by visitors in their communications ...
  (27 Jun 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Revised Tuesday January 18 2011
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact form and email address
Genetics Web Pages Evaluation / Feedback
  (27 Jun 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is sponsored and funded by the Medical Genetics Department, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
No advertising is used on the site.
  (18 Jul 2011) - Link

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