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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
The Cleveland Clinic
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:The Cleveland Clinic
Web address:http://my.clevelandclinic.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct985351
Date of initial review: 24 Jun 2001
Validity of certificate18 Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
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
This website is provided by Cleveland Clinic to benefit patients, the general public and healthcare professionals.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
This website is provided by Cleveland Clinic to benefit patients, the general public and healthcare professionals.
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Audience:
This website is provided by Cleveland Clinic to benefit patients, the general public and healthcare professionals.
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Purpose of the website
The information provided on http://www.clevelandclinic.org/ is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy & Security
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and approved by Cleveland Clinic physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.
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Reviewed: 01/2011
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5. Justification of claims
Medications have complete information
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER.

IF THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL (911) TO GET PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION. DO NOT RELY ON ELECTRONIC COMMUNICIATIONS OR THIS WEBSITE FOR ASSISTANCE IN REGARD TO YOUR IMMEDIATE, URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS. THIS WEBSITE IS NOT DESIGNED TO FACILITATE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. CLEVELAND CLINIC CANNOT GUARANTEE RESPONSE TIMES IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS WEBSITE IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

MATERIALS, SERVICES AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” BY CLEVELAND CLINIC F...
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6. User support and adequation

Contact Us
Appointments

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Chat online with a Health Information Search Specialist

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Submit a Question Online
Phone Directory


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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website is sponsored solely by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Portions of our site were created with the support of unrestricted educational grants
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8. Advertising policy
This website is sponsored solely by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Portions of our site were created with the support of unrestricted educational grants. The granting organization is noted at the bottom of the applicable page(s). This support does not influence the content of the health information on our website.
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