will be effective from February 29, 2012, and will replace the existing
On the Net
Foundation (HON) is committed
to honoring and respecting the privacy
and anonymity of the individuals using its website(s) and/or services.
The purpose of this
the collection, processing and protection of information done by HON;
information we collect, why we collect this information and how we use
applies to all the websites
and services owned and/or managed by HON (listed below).
be reviewed regularly
to reflect the up-to-date practices of HON.
information and limitations
information only when it
is voluntarily provided for a particular service of HON. The
collected concerns primarily communication details, such as names,
numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses. For the HONcode
process, the webmaster might provide a login/password in order to
restricted areas. This information is used mainly during the HONcode
Certification process, but also when submitting a complaint or
subscribing to our newsletters, participating in a survey and/or
applying for another
service we provide.
personal information voluntarily
provided to HON by users and
visitors of HON’s websites is kept in the strictest
information is stored in the HON database. Only HON staff members, and
the duration of their contracts, have access to the information stored
database. Personal information provided voluntarily by you is used only
purposes it was provided for. HON will ask individuals to explicitly
their personal information being used for any other reason than the one
to confirm and to ask to
remove your personal data
have the right to
ask if HON
personal information about
you, to ensure that it is accurate and to have access to it, as
provided by law.
To protect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your
before granting you access to, or making corrections to, your personal
information.Any time, you may opt out altogether of
having us to collect, use, or
disclose your personal information, subject to reasonable notice and
you want to withdraw from any of our
services, please contact us via http://services.hon.ch/Contact/contact.pl
and storage of personal
collected by HON will be
removed from HON database upon your request and in case the reason for
the personal data had been collected is terminated.
a copy of the
personal information collected
during the HONcode certification will be stored and will be permanently
within two years after the removal of the HONcode file from the HONcode
of information to
does not share,
or trade any
personal information with
any third party and the personal information will be kept confidential,
if otherwise explicitly agreed or if it is otherwise provided by law.
parties have access to the HON database.
of impersonal information
data for different
services and purposes. Impersonal information can be used for
statistical and research purposes. HON ensures that all shared
made anonymous. The impersonal information is subject to scientific
(including url addresses
and abstracts copied from certified websites and similar information)
collected for all theHONcode certified websites and/or for websites
that are included
in a search engine managed by HON. The impersonal information collected
used also for research purposes.
participating in a
survey, you consent to HON
collecting your personal information (if any is asked). When we publish
information, we do not disclose any personal information. If the
includes any identifying details such as your name and address, we will
your explicit permission.
is always collected when
someone visits one of HON’s websites to analyze how users use
the website and
improve our websites and services. For further information, see below
has developed a dynamic and active HONcode
Seal which allows changing the real-time status according to the
a website to the HONcode Principles. This Seal shows the last date of
the website and is automatically updated after every review or biennial
Seal collects only impersonal information such as your Internet
address, browser type, browser language etc. which cannot be used to
identify you. We do not sell, transmit, share
or divulge this information to
any third party and it is safely stored on the HON web servers used
only by the
HON collaborators and system manager to improve our services.
HON website uses
Google Analytics to help
analyze how users use the site. This tool uses "cookies," which are
text files placed on a computer, to collect standard Internet log
information as well as visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The
information generated by the cookie about the use of the website
(including the IP
address) is transmitted to Google. After this the information is used to
visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on
activity for the HON website.
will never (and will
not allow any third
party to) use this statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of the visitors of the HON site.
Google won't associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity
computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site
Personally Identifiable Information from any other source, unless you
provide this information to us.
can set your
not to accept HON
cookies. Disabling the cookies does not affect navigation to HON
Learn more about Google
to third parties
applies to HON websites and
services only. We do not exercise control over the sites listed in our
engines or sites that include HON applications, products or services,
within our various services (e.g. HONcode certified sites). The
other sites may place their own cookies
or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal
from you. We encourage you to always read the confidentiality statement
website you may visit.
does its utmost to
provide trustworthy and
reliable information. If you find any mistakes, please notify us as
possible and we will try to correct them in the shortest delay possible.
agree that your use
of the HON websites is
at your own risk. The website, including all content, software,
services, materials, and/or information made available or accessed
website, is provided "AS IS," without warranty of any kind. In no
event shall HON be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special
consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the
the website or with the delay or inability to use same, or with
graphic links to third parties, or for any information and services
through the website.
adheres to Swiss
privacy principles and
commits to respect the Swiss laws on protection of personal data.
of this Privacy
If any translation has been provided for your convenience, you agree
and HON. If there would be any contradiction between the English
version and a translated version, then the English version shall take
time to time. We recommend checking
this information on a regular basis.
managed by HON
details cannot be completely erased for the duration of HONcode
They can only be replaced and updated.