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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Healthfinder.gov
Web address:http://www.healthfinder.gov/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct898345
Date of initial review: 22 Apr 1997
Validity of certificate07 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit07 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.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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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
The healthfinder.gov Steering Committee meets regularly to make sure the healthfinder.gov is accurate and up-to-date. ... Members of the committee include experts from the federal government, consumer health information specialists, librarians, and others committed to offering quality online health information.
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2. Presentation of the site
healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.
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Audience: Genera public
Welcome to healthfinder.gov, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
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Purpose of the website
The information on healthfinder.gov is not meant to take the place of health care or services you may need. Please see your primary health care provider about any personal health concerns.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
For all links they give the source and has been reviewed by Steering Committee
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
American Cancer Society
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Page last updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Postal address and email provided
Contact Us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is maintained by the U.S. Government....healthfinder.gov is sponsored by the National Health Information Center
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8. Advertising policy
When visiting our Web site, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other Web sites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer.
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