Certificate of compliance

About IBS

is in compliance with the HONcode

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5 Years

Certificate validity: 15 May 2013 - May 2015

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

28 Jan 2008

Certificate validity:

15 May 2013 - May 2015

Date of last visit:

25 Feb 2014
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

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.



(20 Nov 2012) - Link

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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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.
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Online credit card transactions are secured by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect against interception or theft.
SSL is a high-level security protocol that protects the confidentiality and security of data while it is being transmitted through the Internet. Web addresses that use an SSL connection start with "."
Our sites offer protection for your transactions of up to 256-bit AES encryption, the highest grade of protection commercially available, as supported by your Internet browser.
Browser Privacy
A cookie is a small file created by an Internet site to store information on your computer. It serves helpful purposes, such as remembering your sign-in information or saving items to your shopping cart.
IFFGD sites use session (temporary) cookies for site visitors. When you register and sign in using your login and password, the cookie retains your identity across the site. Once your browser is closed, the cookie is deleted, unless you choose the "Remember Me" option when signing in. The cookie is also deleted when you log out. We respect your privacy; this cookie is not shared with any third parties.
Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here: www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html
IFFGD, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, is a Public Charity designated under the U.S. IRS code 501(c)(3). We are a registered nonprofit education and research organization. Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.
IFFGD is a Wisconsin nonstock, nonprofit, corporation.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

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

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This principle is not applicable to this site 


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Web Site Support
This IFFGD web site is self supported by the foundation.

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This IFFGD web site does not host advertisements.

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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