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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
eHealthForum
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:eHealthForum
Web address:http://www.ehealthforum.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct668445
Date of initial review: 26 Apr 2007
Validity of certificate09 Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
Date of last visit01 Oct 2013

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
Management Team
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For the collaborative platform:

moderators
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
eHealth Forum is an online health community that attracts 4,800,000+ unique monthly visitors. The site hosts 200+ medical forums that generate user-based health information. The site is an interactive, 100% professionally moderated social network; our administrative staff reviews every post.

eHealth Forum exists to preserve and improve human life by bringing health-related information to all people via the internet.



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For the collaborative platform:

Welcome to eHealth Forum, a community for medical questions and answers
Connect with others by symptom, side effect, syndrome, surgery, or disease.
Although anyone can view answers, only registered members can ask medical questions.
To get started, browse the health forums below:

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Audience:
eHealth Forum is an online health community that attracts 4,800,000+ unique monthly visitors. The site hosts 200+ medical forums that generate user-based health information. The site is an interactive, 100% professionally moderated social network; our administrative staff reviews every post.

eHealth Forum exists to preserve and improve human life by bringing health-related information to all people via the internet.


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For the collaborative platform:

anyone

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Purpose of the website
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on eHealth Forum is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supe...  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The material presented in the Ask A Doctor segment is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified licensed medical professional. eHealth Forum and the Ask A Doctor advises all users with health problems and concerns to consult their personal doctors. Furthermore, if you have any questions or concerns about your condition, you must consult your qualified licensed medical professional before starting any treatment.
The materials in the Ask A Doctor section cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. To the fullest ...
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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For the collaborative platform:

Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
eHealthforum Doctors and Medical Experts
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information from outside sources
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This page was last updated on Sep 27, 2013.
2013 eHealthForum.com

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5. Justification of claims
eHealth Forum does not accept "advertorial" articles. In other words, our site does not display consumer health articles provided by companies who advertise on our site. More information is available about how our consumer health articles are developed can be obtained by contacting our Medical Content Editor by completing a User Comment Form online. Your message will be forwarded to the editor who will reply to you individually and in good time.

Read more: eHealth Forum - Advertising policy
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Messages that promote, advertise, offer, or ask for contact information in regard to (but not limited to), websites, personal websites, links to pictures, businesses, freebies, surveys, polls, products or services will be immediately removed.
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6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
editorial independence and website funding
eHealth Forum maintains absolute editorial independence throughout the website. eHealth Forum operates under the direction of its parent company, eForums, LLC and has its business headquarters in Coral Gables, Florida.

Like most other commercial websites, eHealth Forum receives funding from third parties who pay for the right to advertise their companies and products on our site. This funding supports eHealth Forum's efforts to develop comprehensive and credible consumer health information. At times, third parties pay for the right...
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8. Advertising policy
Ads by Google
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editorial independence and website funding
eHealthForum.com maintains absolute editorial independence throughout the website. eHealthForum.com has its business headquarters in El Segundo, CA.
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At times, third parties pay for the right to sponsor certain areas of information on our site. eHealth Forum may agree to develop information about a certain topic in return for this sponsorship. However, eHealth Forum develops this information in accordance with our editorial policy and practices; sponsors have no editorial input or influence on the information itself.


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All advertisements are clearly indicated and easily identifiable as such and are distinguished from other information. Information marked "Advertisement" on eHealth Forum may include advertisements and offers from third parties as well as "in-house" advertisements that will link you to consumer health information we wish to highlight. Each advertisement is clearly labeled.


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Like most other commercial websites, eHealth Forum receives funding from third parties who pay for the right to advertise their companies and products on our site. This funding supports eHealth Forum's efforts to develop comprehensive and credible consumer health information.



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For the collaborative platform:

2. Advertising or any attempt to sell products through eHealth Forum is strictly prohibited. You assure us that you will not solicit through your posts. If you attempt to promote or advertise any products without written authorization from the administration, we reserve the right to remove your posts and close your account.
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