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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
About IBS
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:About IBS
Web address:http://www.aboutibs.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct256648
Date of initial review: 28 Jan 2008
Validity of certificate15 May 2013 - May 2015
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

Articles that appear in IFFGD publications are written by members of our Advisory Board or other professionals. Many of these are referenced or reprinted on our web sites. All articles published by IFFGD are subject to review by members of our Editorial Board.


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2. Presentation of the site
Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal disorders.

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people affected by gastrointestinal disorders.

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Purpose of the website
he information on this site is provided for information purposes and is in no way intended to replace the knowledge or diagnosis of your doctor. Our intention is to focus on overall health issues or strategies. For specific guidance regarding personal health questions, we advise consultation with a qualified health care professional familiar with your particular circumstances. We advise seeing a physician whenever a health problem arises requiring an expert's care.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy & Security

All names and addresses of our visitors and members are kept confidential. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we do not disclose individual personal information.

We invite you to share information with us when you register or join. This is at your option. Information gathered is for the purpose of helping us identify topics that are most relevant for our visitors, and to help clinicians, regulators, investigators, and manufacturers as they determine directions for research and treatment development.
Credit Card Security
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
About the Authors
Lin Chang, MD
Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCLA Department of Medicine - Division of Digestive Diseases, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Co-Director, UCLA Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women's Health, Los Angeles, CA
Douglas A. Drossman, MD
Drossman Gastroenterology, Chapel Hill, NC
William F. Norton, Publications Editor, IFFGD
Co-founder, IFFGD, Milwaukee, WI
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Last modified on November 15, 2012 at 11:53:17 AM
Last modified on December 19, 2010 at 06:19:51 PM
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Web Site Support

This IFFGD web site is self supported by the foundation.

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8. Advertising policy

This IFFGD web site does not host advertisements.

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