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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:MedicineNet
Web address:http://www.medicinenet.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct594277
Date of initial review: 12 Jul 1996
Validity of certificate04 May 2011 - May 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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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
MedicineNet.com Medical Writers & Editors
We are a network of U.S. Board Certified Physicians and Allied Health Professionals working together to provide the public with current, comprehensive medical information, written in easy to understand language.
  (18 Jan 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.
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You should be aware that the Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13.
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Purpose of the website
The contents of the MedicineNet Site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the MedicineNet Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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3. Confidentiality
If you use our Web site without registering, the only information we collect will be Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons. If you choose to register with our Web site for certain Interactive Tools or other services, we require you to submit Personally Identifiable Information. Depending on the tool or service you have selected, we may also collect Personal Health Information. (...) Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, WebMD will not disclose any Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information it gathers from you o...  (18 Jan 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
SOURCES: American Society of Clinical Oncology news briefing, May 20, 2010.
Karen Mustian, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of radiation oncology and community and preventive medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus.
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Last Updated: August 18, 2010
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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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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Since we launched WebMD, we have regularly sought sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our award-winning content at no cost to you.
MedicineNet, Inc. - Owned and Operated by WebMD and part of the WebMD Network
  (04 May 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
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MedicineNet.com does not accept payment for medical content, or content-production areas, from any commercial interests unless specifically identified as such on the site.
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As used herein, the terms "Advertising" and "Advertisements" include third party banners, badges, contextual Advertising, Sponsored Content, and Promotions. The guidelines in this policy govern issues like acceptance of Advertisements and Promotions by WebMD, how Advertisements and Promotions are displayed on the WebMD Network, and the removal of Advertisements and Promotions from the WebMD Network.
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WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. All Advertising, promotional, sponsored or marketing content on the WebMD Network will be clearly and unambiguously identified. WebMD will not allow any Advertising on the WebMD Network that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement."
The advertisements will be clearly marked as 'Advertisement', 'Sponsored', 'Sponsored Links' or 'Sponsored Results'.
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