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HONcode status The health Website
The Butter Compartment
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:The Butter Compartment
Web address:http://www.thebuttercompartment.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct557581
Date of initial review: 18 Dec 2008
Validity of certificate22 Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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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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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 Butter Compartment is a personal blog owned, written and edited by me, Lee Ann Thill. I’m a type 1 diabetic, master’s level art therapist, writer, speaker, and advocate.
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For the collaborative platform:

This blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly buy me, Lee Ann Thill. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
This is my personal blog where I share my thoughts, feelings and experiences of living with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes has not always been easy and I have not always managed it well, but now that I’ve made peace with it, I hope I can provide some insight along with a little education and a lot of inspiration for people living with diabetes or anyone with an interest in it.

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Audience: General Public - People living with diabetes
 
I welcome readership and comment participation by all, but the intended audience of this blog is people living with diabetes, their family and friends, and any other non-medical professionals interested in diabetes.
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Purpose of the website
The information here is not intended to replace the professional advice and recommendations of your medical or mental health service providers.

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For the collaborative platform:

Comments posted on this Blog should be 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 Statement
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For the collaborative platform:

Please remember that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Website written and moderated by the owner
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reference List

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For the collaborative platform:

You are invited to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant. Links that are relevant to posts and related discussions are allowed, but I will determine whether or not it is relevant based on the subject and its context.

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All pages have a date of last modification.
 
Last modified: December 2009
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts are dated

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5. Justification of claims
The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. I am self-employed at The Center for Art, Play & Traditional Therapy as an art therapist & psychotherapist, specializing in services for people with diabetes (information at the preceding link is about my practice). I am a professional member of the following organizations: the American Art Therapy Association, the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association, and the American Diabetes Association. Plea...  (22 Jun 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Please leave comments that are honest and relevant to the topic at hand. Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

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6. User support and adequation
Email me
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Butter Compartment is a personal blog owned, ... This blog accepts forms of cash advertising and sponsorship of products and services relevant to people living with diabetes. I also accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. Additionally, I accept compensation for writing, speaking and consulting. This website hosts BlogHer sponsored ads and links. ... The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a sig...  (22 Jun 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement
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The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
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Any conclusions offered on products, services, or treatment options are my own, based on my knowledge, personal experience and research, where applicable. My method(s) for arriving at conclusions will be clearly stated. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
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The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Any paid advertisement will be identified as an “Advertisement”. Any unpaid banner links to sites providing diabetes or mental health-related products or services will be identified as a “Helpful Link” or a “Friendly Link”. I do not participate in link exchanges.
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For the collaborative platform:

I will edit comments to remove links to commercial sites as I do not want to explicitly or implicitly endorse a product or service of which I have no personal
knowledge and/or first-hand experience

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