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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc.
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc.
Web address:http://www.hs-foundation.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct473432
Date of initial review: 03 Oct 2005
Validity of certificate24 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
Date of last visit24 Apr 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

HONcode status
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
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc.
Medical & Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB)

  (24 Apr 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc. (HSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life and quality of care for individuals and families affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). [...]
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individuals and families affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
  (24 Apr 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The materials on this website are designed for research purposes only. HSF does not practice medicine or provide medical services or advice, and the information on this site should not be considered medical advice. Medical advice, suggestions and/or recommendations for treatments, medications, or other medical procedures should always be discussed with a knowledgeable and competent medical professional. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

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

6. User support and adequation
Contact the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation
  (24 Apr 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc.
Financial Reports & Founding Documents
URL: http://www.hs-foundation.org/aboutus/financial.htm
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8. Advertising policy
The HSF does not accept nor host advertisements or link/banner exchanges.
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