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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
MOST (Mothers of Supertwins)
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:MOST (Mothers of Supertwins)
Web address:http://www.mostonline.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct582645
Date of initial review: 06 Dec 2007
Validity of certificate06 Jul 2012 - Jul 2014
Date of last visit06 Jul 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.

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1. Information must be authoritative
MOST Professional Advisory Board

Amy Alvarez-Perez, MD - Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Sterling Surgical Center, NY

Tuvia Blechman, MD - Chief of Neonatology, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics Howard County General Hospital, John Hopkins School of Medicine MD

Jennifer Brout, Ed.M, PsyD - Clinical Child Psychologist/Founder of Positive Solutions of New York

Sharon Buckwald, MD - Neonatologist Pitt County Memorial Hospital, NC

Leland M. Deane, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Long Island Plastic Surgery, NY
  (28 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), all participants on the MOST forums and other interactive features of the MOST website are required to be 13-years of age or older. Participants should assume that other participants are not medical professionals by default, and any health professional who gives medical information must clearly indicate his or her status as a medical professional. See our forum information page for specifics on qualifications for the MOST Family Support Forums.

When participants register for the MOST forums, they can create ...
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
MOST's mission is to advocate for quality prenatal care, promote healthy deliveries, and supply information to all multiple birth families in order to support successful parenting through every phase of their children's development.
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Audience:
a community of families, volunteers and professionals
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Purpose of the website
Note however, that information on this site is not intended to replace the advice of qualified health care providers.
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For the collaborative platform:

Information in postings on the MOST website is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional; therefore MOST advises all forum participants not to make treatment decisions based on information posted to the forums or received in related communications without the guidance of a qualified health care provider.
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3. Confidentiality
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5. Our Disclosure of Your Information

We never share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described in this Privacy Policy without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. MOST will never willfully sell, lease, or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.

MOST offers features and services on our site where information you send is publicly available, such as the public forums on the MOST Family Support Forums. Should you ch...
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For the collaborative platform:

Participants on the MOST website must keep in mind that:

Any postings made in one of MOST’s public forums, blog, or other public feature are available to be read by anyone!
Postings in any of the member-only forums are available to all MOST members.
Postings in a special group forum, like Special Needs or Lost Angels, are available to all MOST members who qualify to participate on those forums.

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

Amy Alvarez-Perez, MD - Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Sterling Surgical Center, NY

Tuvia Blechman, MD - Chief of Neonatology, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics Howard County General Hospital, John Hopkins School of Medicine MD

Jennifer Brout, Ed.M, PsyD - Clinical Child Psychologist/Founder of Positive Solutions of New York

Sharon Buckwald, MD - Neonatologist Pitt County Memorial Hospital, NC

Leland M. Deane, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Long Island Plastic Surgery, NY
  (28 May 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Postings that reference health/medical information that is not related to the poster’s personal experience must also provide proper reference, links, and/or citation. (Personal experience refers to any symptom, test, treatment, etc. that the person or a close family member has undergone himself/herself.)
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Last updated: 8/21/11
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

MOST requires that all participants, including moderators, disseminate only information that is true and correct to the best of their knowledge, and that they behave at all times with respect and honesty.
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6. User support and adequation
MOST (Mothers of Supertwins)
P.O. Box 306
East Islip, NY 11730-0306


(631) 859-1110

Fax: (631) 859-3580
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
How is MOST Funded?

Revenue for MOST (Mothers of Supertwins) may be derived from:

Corporate sponsor grant Alere LLC
Project grants from private foundations
Direct donations from multiple birth families and individual supporters
Sponsorship opportunities such as publication of parenting booklets, survey and marketing material distribution, member database searches, MOST events, continuing education for professionals, public outreach programs, speaking engagements, and more.
Advertisements on the MOST website and MOST’s free ...
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For the collaborative platform:

The MOST Forums, Stories from the Heart blog, and other features are moderated by MOST staff members and volunteers who check them each week to ensure compliance with these terms of agreement. Moderators are required to read and understand these terms of agreement, are given training on how to use the forum and blog software by MOST, as well as training on key communication skills as part of the MOST Volunteer Training Program.

Moderators must be members of MOST for 1-year in good standing and parents of multiple births. Like all other participants, moderators are identified ...
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8. Advertising policy
Advertisers do not influence any of our editorial decisions
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All advertisements must clearly identify the advertiser
by trademark or signature, and all advertising
that appears on the MOST website and MOST e-
News will be clearly distinguished from editorial content
through the use of the terms “Advertisement”,
“Advertisor”, “Affiliate Program”, or “Sponsor.”
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For the collaborative platform:


Terms of Agreement for the MOST Forums and Other Interactive Features of the MOST Website MOST Family Support Forums

Below are specific terms of agreement related to use of the:

MOST Family Support Forums
MOST Stories from the Heart Blog
Other Interactive Features

These terms provide rules governing the use of those forums in conjunction with the MOST Website Terms of Use and MOST Privacy Policy. We encourage participants to familiarize themselves with all 3 policies.

This policy has the following sections:
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