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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
NIHSeniorHealth
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:NIHSeniorHealth
Web address:http://www.nihseniorhealth.gov/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct117410
Date of initial review: 29 Jul 2005
Validity of certificate28 Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Date of last visit20 Sep 2013

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
This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  (20 Sep 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
This website will open the valuable resources of the NIH to great numbers of people over 60 who use the Internet to learn more about their health and aging."

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Audience:
This website will open the valuable resources of the NIH to great numbers of people over 60 who use the Internet to learn more about their health and aging."

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Purpose of the website
It is not the intention of NLM to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and NLM urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
NIHSeniorHealth features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this web site.
  (25 Mar 2011) - Link

Last reviewed: 17 November 2008

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

6. User support and adequation
Thank you for visiting NIHSeniorHealth.
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The National Library of Medicine is making every effort to ensure that the information available on our Web site is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know.
  (25 Mar 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The U.S. Government maintains this site.
  (25 Mar 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
NLM does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services.
  (20 Sep 2013) - Link

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