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HONcode status The health Website
The National association for continence
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:The National association for continence
Web address:http://www.nafc.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct384536
Date of initial review: 07 Jun 2008
Validity of certificate30 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
Date of last visit03 May 2012

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
The names and qualifications of the Advisory Council and the staff are provided.
Project Advisory Council
  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Moderated by NAFC

(30 Apr 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
... mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options, and management alternatives for incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas
  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

Audience:
to educate the public

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
Always consult your doctor before trying anything recommended on this or any other Web site that speaks to general health issues.

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
NAFC regards all personal information as confidential. Therefore, we do not sell our database records or e-mail addresses to anyone for any purposes. Our Web site visitors' privacy and identity are always preserved and protected. Furthermore, we have implemented policies to protect the confidentiality of personal information.

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.

(30 Apr 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
All medical information presented on http://www.nafc.org has been reviewed by our past or present Board, Advisory and/or Editorial Committees.

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Please provide references for any medical or health information you provide that is not based on your personal experiences. For example, if you are posting information about a therapy with which you have no personal experience, please cite your source of information on that therapy.

(30 Apr 2012) - Link

Pages individually dated.
 
Updated: Sep.18.2011
  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

07-15-2011 06:10:29
(30 Apr 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Information provided in a balanced manner.

Consumers need as much information as possible about symptoms and general habits to discuss circumstances with their healthcare providers so they can diagnosis the condition. As mentioned above, a two-day diary must be maintained.

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

As a user of this forum, you must only post information which you know to be true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
(30 Apr 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Online Form
Contact
  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Please e-mail (email) is you suspect that another user is posting false information or information that is inappropriate and/or rude.
(30 Apr 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
NAFC is broadly funded by consumers, healthcare professionals and industry (namely, pharmaceutical and medical device companies).

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The NAFC Web site is free of paid advertisements.

  (30 Apr 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

There is no advertising allowed on the forum. This means that the forum may not contain logos, banners, links, or references to commercial entities or web sites. We will delete references and links to all commercial web sites/entities, whether they appear as part of a posting, signature or user profile.

(30 Apr 2012) - Link

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