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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The Food Allergy Network & Anaphylaxis Network
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The Food Allergy Network & Anaphylaxis Network
Web address:http://www.foodallergy.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct974121
Date of initial review: 02 Dec 1999
Validity of certificate10 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

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

HONcode status
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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
Medical Advisory Board
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The mission of FAAN (the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network website provides information, resources, referrals, and data intended to assist the public in managing life-threatening food allergies. The website also provides information for healthcare professionals and offers opportunities for volunteering in the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network fundraising events.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

Our websites provide food allergy information for patients, caregivers, volunteers, and health care professionals as part of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network’s mission to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Are Food Allergies on the Rise?
by Vaishali S. Mankad, M.D. and A. Wesley Burks, M.D.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

Privacy Policy
Last updated: Mar 15, 2011
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Treatment of Anaphylaxis
(...) Epinephrine is available by prescription in self-injectable devices (i.e., EpiPen®, Twinject®). It is important to administer epinephrine as soon as one detects the symptoms of anaphylaxis.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
FAAN is funded through membership dues, sale of materials, donations, and grants.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network does not host any form of advertisement.
  (10 Aug 2011) - Link

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