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Certificate validity: valid until Dec 2012

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Date of initial review:

01 Dec 2003

Certificate validity:

valid until Dec 2012

Date of last visit:

25 Feb 2014
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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.

Ross Joel, CEO – Co-founder Ross holds a B.A. in Political Science from Union College and a Master’s degree in Journalism from New York University. He is also a graduate of the Kursverksamheten School of Language at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Peter Gailey, President – Co-founder Peter holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from American University and an M.A. in Cinema from Ohio State University, where he also served on the faculty of the College of the Arts.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

The information provided on this site is presented for educational purposes. It is intended to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

Active Information Collection
Like many Web sites, this site actively collects information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or chat rooms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).
Some areas of this site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as members only live or on-demand videos and subscribing to channel RSS feeds) or to participate in a particular activity (such as providing feedback or CME testing). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.(...) Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection (e.g., the page from which you accessed our site). (...) Use and Disclosure of Information
Regardless of how information about you is gathered or used on this site, we have made every effort to conform with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which, among other things, protects the privacy of a person’s health history and current medical condition.
Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.
If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We will take reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from being combined with passively collected information, unless you consent otherwise.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to our associates worldwide that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In addition, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, located in the United States and/or any other country, but only (...) This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 23, 2010.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

Originally Aired: October 4, 2006

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact ORLive, Inc.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

This website is owned and operated by OR-Live, Inc.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link


(05 Nov 2010) - Link

Advertisers will not influence the way any search results for specific information by keyword or topic are displayed on ORLive.com. We will post all of the variables used to determine relevance ranking and the order of search results presented to ORLive.com users. We reserves the right to feature original ORLive material or content within search results, and any such hierarchy of search results will be free of any influence from advertisers. However, we will target advertising or sponsored health information content to users based on information about them or their use of ORLive.com, including searches they conduct. In addition, we provide a separate area on the search results page in which sponsors and advertisers may purchase space to list their content or advertising.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

ORLive, Inc. currently accepts advertisements on ORLive.com, and an overview of our policy is provided here.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

We will clearly distinguish advertising from health information content, using identifying words, design, or placement.

(05 Nov 2010) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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