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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
NC Health Info
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:NC Health Info
Web address:http://www.nchealthinfo.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct298433
Date of initial review: 08 Sep 2006
Validity of certificate17 Jan 2013 - Jan 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

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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
NC Health Info contains links to many other health Web sites, each of which is first reviewed and evaluated according to NC Health Info's content guidelines. These guidelines are as follows:

Links on NC Health Info must provide accurate, science-based information.
Noncommercial sites are strongly preferred over commercial sites whenever available.
Sites inclusive of commercial information are eligible for inclusion only when the content is independent of advertising. A page including advertisting will be selected only if its content is unique and unbiased.
The primary purpose of the Web page is educational and not to sell a prodcut or service. Content is available at no charge.
The content must current.
Links must be reliable and relevant.

NC Health Info is managed by the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the product of a collaborative effort, led by librarians from academic, medical and public libraries across the state.

NC Health Info is built by North Carolina librarians who are interested in consumer health and volunteer to serve as topic editors who find the best health and medical links to present on the site.
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2. Presentation of the site
NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians and leading users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand.
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NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians [..]
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Purpose of the website
The information provided in this Web site is offered for general informational and referral purposes only; it is not offered as and does not constitute medical advice. In no way are any of the materials presented meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such.

You should not act or rely upon any of the resources and information available in or from this Web site without seeking the advice of a physician or other healthcare provider.

Specific medical advice cannot be provided by the...
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3. Confidentiality

NC Health Info is committed to preserving the privacy of our users. We do not collect personal information such as name, address, telephone number, or email address unless you voluntarily submit it to complete a form, participate in a survey, or send us an email message. This information will be collected and used solely for the purposes of responding to requests for information by the user, to track comments and recommendations regarding the Web site, and to process and track other user-initiated transactions.

All personal user information will remain confid...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Resources compiled by Bonnie Poston, Coy C. Carpenter Library, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
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Page last updated on August 31, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
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NC Health Info makes 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. Be sure to include in your message, along with a description of the problem, the URL of the page where you encountered the problem.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funded by and a service of the UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library
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8. Advertising policy
NC Health Info does not accept or host any advertisement.
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