Due to the involvement of the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) in the development and maintenance of this website, certification of this website with the HONcode of conduct will not be possible. Although HON could perform an objective review of the Encyclopedia, a situation could arise where people would question this objectiveness due to HON’s involvement in the development and maintenance of the website.
However, the Encyclopedia does take into account the HONprinciples to ensure trustworthiness of the medical and health content. Below you can find an overview where to find the information showing the commitment of the Encyclopedia to comply with the ethical principles improving the quality of medical and health websites on the internet.
Principle 1. Authoritative
See editorial policy
Principle 2. Complementarity
Principle 3. Privacy
Principle 4. Attribution
Medical and health information and legal information are provided with dates of publication and dates of last revision. Medical and health information are provided with sources and references.
For more information: see editorial policy
Principle 5. Justifiability
If any claims are made on the KAAHE website, these claims will be provided with references to scientific evidence. Moreover, they will be balanced, objective and alternatives will be given where possible.
Principle 6. Transparency
Principle 7. Financial disclosure
Principle 8. Advertising policy