Certificate of compliance

BrightFocus Foundation

is in compliance with the HONcode

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15 Years

Certificate validity 07 Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct619602

Date of initial review:

21 Feb 2000

Certificate validity

07 Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Date of last visit:

07 Sep 2015
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Each BrightFocus program has its own Scientific Review Committee (SRC), composed of established, well-regarded investigators from universities and research institutes worldwide.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Program
Chairs:
Edward Koo, M.D. (University of California, San Diego, La, Jolla, California)
David R. Borchelt, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida)
(...)
Macular Degeneration Research program
Chair:
Joe G. Hollyfield, Ph.D. (The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio)
(...)
National Glaucoma Research progra...
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

The information provided is a public service of the BrightFocus Foundation and is not intended to constitute medical advice. It should not in any way substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Please consult your physician for personalized medical advice; all medications and supplements should only be taken under medical supervision. BrightFocus Foundation does not endorse any medical product or therapy.
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

The Information We Collect
BrightFocus collects aggregate data (total numbers of those visiting the Site) from web server traffic reports. These reports also provide data such as length of stay on the Site and which pages are visited most frequently, without identifying individual users. By collecting this information, we are able to develop a website that will be most helpful to users. Information on general traffic, Site usage and length of stay is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated, not on an individual, basis.  

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Expert
Gayatri S. Reilly, MD
Retina Specialist
(...)
Contact Information
Gayatri S. Reilly, MD
Retina Specialist
The Retina Group of Washington
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

Last Review: 02/01/15
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
By Phone
Phone: 1-800-437-2423
Fax: 301-258-9454
By Email
Email:
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

BrightFocus Foundation receives its funding primarily from donations and not from advertising or government sources. It is, however, the policy of BrightFocus to acknowledge financial or in-kind sponsorship of BrightFocus programs by foundations, governmental entities, or corporations, and it may infrequently allow for the advertisement of materials that are consistent with and related to the charitable purposes of BrightFocus. BrightFocus' public acknowledgement of such sponsorship is done by display of the sponsor's logo, slogan, general website address, and/or description of materials or s... 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

BrightFocus does not provide banner advertising or pop-up window advertising. Any links to another's site is provided with an indication of that sponsor information as a web-link.
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication.
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

BrightFocus maintains a distinct separation between editorial and advertising content. Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication. Editorial content originates from an external entity or source is clearly identified by the primary affiliation of the author.
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

BrightFocus maintains a distinct separation between editorial and advertising content. Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication. Editorial content originates from an external entity or source is clearly identified by the primary affiliation of the author.
 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

BrightFocus Foundation receives its funding primarily from donations and not from advertising or government sources. It is, however, the policy of BrightFocus to acknowledge financial or in-kind sponsorship of BrightFocus programs by foundations, governmental entities, or corporations, and it may infrequently allow for the advertisement of materials that are consistent with and related to the charitable purposes of BrightFocus. BrightFocus' public acknowledgement of such sponsorship is done by display of the sponsor's logo, slogan, general website address, and/or description of materials or s... 

(07 Aug 2015) - Link

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